What is this?
The Lotus Blossom template is a way to deconstruct your challenge into design requirements (e.g., “It has to be cost neutral”) and look for examples of how others have fulfilled those requirements in different contexts.
When should I use this?
Use the Lotus Blossom template when you need to generate ideas for satisfying important design requirements or constraints.
More about this...
The process of designing an education policy will definitely come with requirements. Federal and state laws provide plenty of them and community desires and research will add more. The Lotus Blossom template is a way to think about examples from inside and outside of the education world that meet those requirements and could be inspiration for a new idea.