Future Prize Faculty Prep Days

Co-hosted by CIS Ontario and the Future Design School, the Future Prize for Middle School is a design-thinking competition for students in grades 6 to 8 which empowers them to find technology-based solutions to pressing real-world problems.

The event involves, first, a professional development opportunity for educators to learn the ins and outs of design-thinking methodology. Then, each educator returns to their school and forms a “mini-club” quartet with three students. After a month, researching an issue and conducting interviews with real potential users of an app-based solution, they all congregate for an action-packed day, including a final pitch to a team of judges.

Teachers will: 

  • Receive hands-on professional development on how to apply design thinking tools and methods to enhance student learning - teachers learn by doing while participating on a team with students!
  • Gain access to curriculum resources to support students through the process.
  • Access curated content from around the world about education challenges 
  • Take students on a field trip that meets Ontario and MYP curriculum expectations.
  • Develop skills in creating hands-on, project-based, personalized learning experiences.


The 2024 Future Prize Faculty Prep Days occur on 

  • January 17, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., in-person, hosted by Bayview Glen, and 
  • online via Zoom on January 24, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Future Prize for Middle School Challenge Day for students will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024.

Register your school TeAM for Future Prize 2024


Learn about the Future Prize Challenge Day, watch the video below:


Future Design School – The Future of Education Report

What does the Future of Education hold? The Future of Education Report from Future Design School uncovers the defining opportunities shaping K-12 education.

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First page of the PDF file: FutureofEducationReport2023-24Digital

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