When preparing for a soccer game, a team will scrimmage to try out different plays and rosters until they find the best possible lineup for the real thing. In a similar vein, the Front Range Board of Cooperative Educational Services offers a program called Schoolyard Scrimmages, where school leaders are led through a day-long rapid prototyping process to solve challenges in education.
The concept behind rapid prototyping is testing out multiple ideas and getting quick feedback through applied iterations at a roundtable. Leaders work through problems such as boosting teacher morale or improving professional development experiences—getting feedback for ideas before implementing them in a school.
Is the best way to develop solutions through rapid prototyping? Or is it more effective to go through trial and error by bringing the potential solutions directly to the school? Join the discussion on Vialogues.
Excerpts from the discussion:
@00:31 Beckieb: I'd love to know what kind of problems this staff has looked at in the past. A concrete example would make for a better understanding of how a scrimmage is supposed to work.
@00:43 Kafou:The goals of prototyping depend on the phase of the development process where it is applied. It's very important because it helps understand the best approach to the problem that is being solved.
@01:40 CTerracino:Collaboration is so important and leads to the best ideas. Feedback from various perspectives makes all the difference in how well we can understand something.