Joseph Weissgold is an interdisciplinary designer with a focus on middle- and high-school education. In particular, he works with educators to design active learning experiences that provide students with the coaching and creative skills the need to manifest their biggest ideas.
For the past four years he’s taught digital fabrication and physical computing at day-camps and after-school programs for teens, and professional development workshops for teachers. He’s worked with the Institute of Play, The Makerbot Foundation, and several NYC museums including The American Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum, and the Guggenheim.
Over that period he also earned his master’s degree at the School of Visual Arts where he focused on the intersection of Design and Education, developing his own lesson design framework for project- and game-based-learning. Through this work, Joseph was able to bring diverse groups of teachers together in public spaces to collaborate in the lesson planning process and support one another to learn new tech tools.
Joseph now works at The Future Project, an education non-profit that works in public high-schools in seven cities across America. The Future Project's Dream Directors work with students to realize their purpose and passions and manifest them through Future Projects. At The Future Project, Joseph is the Director of Dream Academy, the internal school that trains Dream Directors and supports them as they do their work in schools.