Hello!

Libby Falck is an entrepreneur, designer and multimedia artist who cares deeply about social impact, making, environmental issues, and how all of these things can play a role in creating a better education system for all. She is the founder of ChangeX Education, a co-founder of IDEAco, and the writer and lead creator of the k-12 design thinking curriculum the City X Project. She is also a co-founder of the SF-based community houses The Lair and the Snuggery, a graduate of the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program and 4.0 Schools Launch Accelerator. Libby is passionate about the power of media to enable individuals to engage with complex systems. Her mission is to design tools and experiences that transform issues into actions, empowering more people to design and implement solutions toward building a world that works.

Let’s play with some crazy ideas!

I can help you with:


Game-Based Learning

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21st Century Curriculum Design

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Youth Civic Hackathons

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Maker Education

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Design Thinking for Youth

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Technology in the Classroom

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Experience


I’ve spent the last five years developing experiences, programs, tools and curriculum to increase access to 21st century learning opportunities for K12 students. Before that, I worked in media production and design. I love opportunities that enable me to bridge the gap between my technical background and passion for social impact and education.


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2014-2016 |

ChangeX Education & Consulting

In addition to consulting, I’m the founder and CEO of ChangeMaker Education. Products currently under development include the ChangeX curriculum, ChangeMaker Academy Open Toolkit, and an app called The Opportunity Explorer. Past programs included The Resilience Challenge and Tech Challenges SF.

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2014-2016 | ChangeMaker Education & Consulting

In addition to consulting, I’m the founder and CEO of ChangeMaker Education. Products currently under development include the ChangeX curriculum, ChangeMaker Academy Open Toolkit, and an app called The Opportunity Explorer. Past programs included The Resilience Challenge and Tech Challenges SF.

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2012-2014 | IDEAco

In the fall of 2012 I co-founded a nonprofit called IDEAco. As Director of Innovation, my work included raising sustaining corporate sponsorship for the organization, designing the Singularity University XYC Youth Program, and leading the creation of a design thinking curriculum toolkit called the City X Project. We tested City X globally in locations ranging from Beirut, Lebanon to Eek, Alaska and the toolkit has since been used in over 70 countries.

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SUMMER 2012 | Singularity University

In summer of 2012 I was accepted to the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University. The GSP is an intense, 10-week residential program at NASA Ames Research Park that focuses on using social enterprise to create a massively scalable impact on the world’s biggest challenges. My core interest with my team – Eddefy – was in using machine learning to enabled people to more easily navigate learning resources.

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2012-2014 | IDEAco

In the fall of 2012 I co-founded a nonprofit called IDEAco. As Director of Innovation, my work included raising sustaining corporate sponsorship for the organization, designing the Singularity University XYC Youth Program, and leading the creation of a design thinking curriculum toolkit called the City X Project. We tested City X globally in locations ranging from Beirut, Lebanon to Eek, Alaska and the toolkit has since been used in over 70 countries.

SUMMER 2012 | Singularity University

In summer of 2012 I was accepted to the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University. The GSP is an intense, 10-week residential program at NASA Ames Research Park that focuses on using social enterprise to create a massively scalable impact on the world’s biggest challenges. My core interest with my team – Eddefy – was in using machine learning to enabled people to more easily navigate learning resources.

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2011-2012 |
Freelance Media Production & Web Design

In 2011 I began working as a freelance video editor, producer and web designer with clients ranging from the World Bank to small businesses, artists and nonprofits. My interest in games and human-computer interaction eventually inspired me to move to the Bay Area to engage with the area’s fascinating art and technology community.

SUMMER 2011 |
Videogame Design Instructor

In the summer of 2011 I taught basic videogame design using Macromedia Fusion 2 Developer (basic platformer games) to students ages 8-16 with ID Tech Summer Camps.

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SPRING 2011 |
Game, Learning & Society

In Spring of 2011 I used part of my AmeriCorps Education Award to return to UW Madison to study with their Games, Learning and Society program. A lifelong lover of videogames, I was able to take a graduate course with industry expert Constance Steinkuehler and delve into learning theory as it relates to games ranging from MMORPG’s like World of Warcraft to strategy games like Civilization.

2009-2010 |
AmeriCorps Member

As the Media and Outreach Assistant at the National Ability Center I worked as a photographer, videographer, editor, web designer, marketer and instructor. The National Ability Center is a Park City, Utah nonprofit that enables people with disabilities to participate in outdoor recreation year-round. Half of my job involved capturing and sharing participant stories and the other half involved getting out on the mountain and in the water to help people ranging from Paralympic athletes to toddlers with visual impairments excel outdoors. As an instructor I learned how to modify equipment on the fly to ensure that our participants were safe and prepared for the elements. Because my own disability prevents me from regular stand-up skiing, I also learned how to 3-track (ski on one leg) in order to better serve learners. The National Ability Center was the place that taught me to sitski independently when I was a gimpy teenager with a cane and it was an indescribable honor to return the favor to other participants.

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2008-2009 |
Photographer

After graduation I found work as a studio portrait photographer and also picked up freelance jobs as a sports photographer on weekends. Constant practice behind the camera helped transform theory from my film classes into basic reflex.

2005-2008 |
UW Madison, BS Media Production

My three-year undergraduate career was packed with fast-paced learning. I studied abroad in Prague at one of Europe’s top film schools, spent a tireless summer working as a PA and script reader in Hollywood, directed and released a feature-length film, and developed skills in graphic design, web development, and film and audio production.

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