Fostering Creativity in Students

Fostering creativity and innovation in students is easier said than done. Creativity has been identified as one of the 4C’s (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity) that all students must learn in order to become successful 21st-century citizens. At ACS (the American Community School of Amman, Jordan), our student profile […]

ACS Amman-Ruwwad partnership

The ACS / Ruwwad partnership has kicked off with our initial visit to the Ruwwad Center in Jabal Al Nazif, the experience  was an outstanding experience last Saturday. Our ACS Ruwwad Scholars have teamed with the Youth Scholars from underprivileged upbringings and will collaborate with them, using Design Thinking, towards […]

Building Empathy with Virtual Reality

As a technology instructor, one of the best parts about my job is the ability to play with the latest devices and explore ways to integrate them into education. Last year, I was finally able to get my hands on Google Cardboard and experience virtual reality for the first time. […]


This Thursday the High School launched design.make.change.  This is our effort to explicitly teach Design Thinking as a problem-solving tool to our students.  In doing so, the students will also embark on passion projects to put Design Thinking to the test.  We are really excited to see what they come up […]

Design Thinking: A Case Study

The following article is a overview of a unit for a design class. The focus of the class is to create products using CAD programing and Design Thinking. Students walk through the design process as they analyze the needs of a client, define the problem they want to address, create […]