Los Angeles Sprint 2015 Information

Hello Los Angeles Sprint 2015 EDesigners!
This is where you’ll find all the information you need about the Sprint Studios and updates. If you have other questions or feedback, please reach out to Maggie at riddell@trueschool.org.



Studio 1 – Saturday September 19th, 8:30am – 3:00pm
Studio 2 – Saturday September 26th, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Studio 3 – Thursday October 1st, 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Please bring a laptop or tablet. Dress code is business casual. 

Studio is a fast-paced, facilitated professional learning experience that incorporates hands-on engagement, rapid prototyping, and collaboration within and across your school team.

During Studio you can expect:
  • Engagement in facilitated actions with your school team using your Toolkit
  • Support from your Mentor
  • Resources + support specific to your challenge from a Content Coach
  • Work time to reflect, analyze + dig deeper with your school team
  • Opportunities + actions for cross-school collaboration
  • An EDesign Portfolio to be completed over the course of Sprint to capture your actions, learnings, and action steps



Intersession 1: September 20th– September 25th
Intersession 2: September 27th– September 30th
Intersession 3: October 2nd– October 25th

Intersessions are periods in between Studio days for independent, team-driven R+D actions. EDesign Teams meet on their own schedules to get out into the field to engage with students, users, and stakeholders to learn about their experiences and gather their input.

During Intersession you can expect:
  • Clear action steps in your TrueSchool Toolkit to engage with stakeholders in your school community, including students, teachers, parents, and community members
  • Flexible support from the TrueSchool team
  • Check-in call with your Mentor


Feel free to read the articles below to gain context on the design process + potential for impact.
“Bootcamp Bootleg” from the Stanford d.school. (Pages 1-8)
“Design Thinking for Social Innovation” by Tim Brown & Jocelyn Wyatt, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter. 2010. (10 pages)
“Improving School Lunch by Redesign” by Courtney Martin, New York Times, Fixes Column, October 23, 2013. (4 pages)
“Innovation in Education: Not Just a Term for Startups” by Molly Levitt, EdSurge, March 28,2014. (2 pages)


Teams from 10 Catholic Schools from across Los Angeles are participating in Sprint this fall.
Ascension Catholic School
Immaculate Conception School
Our Lady of Holy Rosary
Precious Blood Catholic School
San Miguel Catholic School
St. John Bosco High School
St. Odilia School
St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy
St. Raphael Catholic School
St. Turibius Catholic School


Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707

(213) 680-5200


After you park, follow the posted signs and take the elevator to the first floor. Studio will be in Meeting Rooms 6, 7, and 8. There is a security desk in the lobby with directions as well.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707
(213) 680-5200

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is located on Temple, between Grand and Hill Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The entrance to the parking structure is located off both Temple and Hill streets. Parking will be validated. A security guard is posted at the entrance to assist in parking instructions during regular operating hours.Cathedral Parking


From the North:
If you are taking the 101 South:
Take the 101 Hollywood Freeway South to downtown. Exit on Broadway and make two right

turns– Broadway, then Temple. After crossing Hill Street, turn right from Temple Street into the parking garage.

If you are taking the Harbor Freeway, 110 South:

Exit at Hill Street. After you cross over the 101 Freeway, the entrance to the parking structure will be located on your right.

From the South:
If you are taking the Harbor Freeway, 110 North:

Stay on the 110 North to downtown, approaching the 101, 5, and 10 freeway merge. Take the freeway exit marked “5 South, 1 San Bernardino–Freeway” (merge to the right). Do not take the 101 Freeway to Hollywood. You will travel on the merge lane for the 5 and 10 Fwys for about 100 yds, exit at Temple. At the end of the freeway ramp, turn left on Temple. Proceed over the Grand intersection and the Temple street parking entrance will be on your left before Hill street.

From the East (or North on 5):
If you are taking the Pomona 60 west or traveling north on the Santa Ana 5:

Take the Hollywood 101 Freeway north to downtown. You will pass through the tunnel, proceed approximately one mile to the Grand Avenue exit. Turn right on Grand Avenue, turn left on Temple Street, and turn left into the parking garage from Temple Street.

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway *

Santa Monica, CA, 90402

*Important: In some navigational systems the address may appear as 415 Palisades Beach Road,Santa Monica, CA

Questions? Call 310-458-4904

From Los Angeles:

Take the 10 West, which will become Pacific Coast Highway when it reaches the beach. At the second traffic light, Beach House Way, turn left into the parking lot.

From Malibu:

Take Pacific Coast Highway south. Turn right at Beach House Way, into the parking lot.

From Santa Monica (downtown):

Head west towards Ocean Ave. Turn left at Ocean Ave. Turn right at Moomat Ahiko Way (afterColorado/the pier entrance) which will have signs for Pacific Coast Highway. Turn left at Beach House Way into our parking lot.



Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.
Maggie Riddell, Manager of Community + Programs