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Online Resources

Whether or not you can make it to the Hive in person, our set of online tools are a great introduction to what we do.

Creative Teaching Tools

Creative Teaching Tools

The Creative Teaching Tools living document is where we collected strategies, tools, and ideas from our event, Surfing Waves of Uncertainty, held during the summer of 2020. Take a look and feel free to add tools and tactics that have been helpful to you for creating positive online learning environments.

Hive Stoke Deck

Stokes, Hive Picks cover image

Stoke Deck

The Hive Stoke Deck  is a set of fast, lightweight activity to set the tone, break the ice, or mix things up in a meeting or classroom. Hive pick stokes complement the original d.school stoke deck. We borrowed these stokes from many different places, and practice them before events, workshops, and classes at the Hive. Feel free to borrow, use, and change these for your needs!

Space Deck

Hive's Space Deck

Space Deck

This space deck is a compilation of ideas for arranging a room to suit different learning purposes such as experimentation, focus, activity, and collaboration. Try one out and see how people react! These are all room layouts we have used forour class of 25 but scale them to fit yourclass size. This is version 1.0 of the deck and we are open to feedback to make it more accessible and useful. Please make more layouts of your own and share! Happy arranging!

Power Move Deck

What's Your Power Move?

Power Move Deck

Everyone has a unique leadership strength that, when activated, can transform a team. The Power Move Deck is a tool that helps team members understand their greatest leadership strengths. It starts with self-awareness and understanding personal strengths and opportunities for growth. As each team member shares their insights, they can more readily activate their Power Move, making the team stronger and more cohesive.

Designing Your Team

What's Your Power Move?

Designing Your Team

Designing Your Team (DYT) is a program for athletes modeled after the book, Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, of the Stanford d.school. DYT originated at the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (The Hive), in 2018 when Directors Fred Leichter and Shannon Randolph ran the first sessions with the Pomona-Pitzer soccer team. Since then, DYT has been developed by Pomona-Pitzer soccer alumni (2019) and Post-Baccalaureate at the Hive (2019-2020) Peri Cuppens. This program was developed using human-centered design techniques and the activities fall into parts of the design thinking process to create a novel, interactive, and engaging curriculum for teams.

DYT is malleable so that activities and discussion topics fit the ever-changing needs of teams and coaches. These workshops uniquely tackle topics such as identity, team values, leadership, accountability, reflection, communication, resilience, and ambiguity.