The D-Lab Toolkit is a collaboration with the UC Davis Horticulture and Innovation Lab that aims to disseminate the D-Lab curriculum to other classrooms both within UC Davis and internationally. The Toolkit will serve as a database of free, downloadable curriculum to equip any instructor with the resources needed to teach a project-based, client-centered course.
In September 2018, D-Lab was awarded a grant from the UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab to compile, refine, and standardize the existing curriculum that utilizes project-based, client-focused methodology as a foundation. The curriculum is organized by module, with each module including PowerPoints, lesson plans, and handouts as needed. The website will also feature guidelines on how to set up and successfully execute the course. This Toolkit will be hosted on the UC Davis Horticulture and Innovation Lab website for anyone to access, with the intended audience being instructors who want to create their own D-Lab inspired courses. D-Lab staff is currently finalizing learning materials and website design. The Toolkit will be live starting June 15, 2019 and a final report will be submitted in July 2019. D-Lab has piloted the Toolkit Feasibility Study curriculum in the Republic of Georgia, Uruguay, Cote d’Ivoire, and in courses within UC Davis.