At Stanford, Freedom is the Founding Executive Director and Curriculum and Instruction Designer for the Designership Institute at Stanford. His global team focuses on designing innovative and global social impact technology and curriculum that is scalable. Cheteni's instructional methodology includes the Wojcicki Moonshot Thinking and Action model which has produced dramatic results including the Cardinal Impact Moonshot Initiative and the world renowned peer review platform, Designership Press at Stanford, the only accredited peer review platform that empowers primary and secondary schools globally to be published as authorities in all disciplines. Cheteni is also a globally renowned design thinking rapid prototyping educator where scholars experience their progress at an exceptional pace, experiment and design new services and strategic partnerships in their communities and in the context of STEM integration. He teaches at the Stanford University PreCollegiate Studies and International Institutes where he had taught Design Thinking to students from over 32 countries.
The blended Moonshot Thinking Design Thinking Designership model of learning leads scholars through a high-level collaboration innovation process to create rapid, scalable new value creating services and concepts between group identities. Students have founded many companies during his courses and some of them are highlighted as projects within the Cardinal Impact.
Freedom is also focusing on integrating into the K-12 curriculum, the Designership and Moonshot inherent social components of human systems and behavior which explicitly incorporates people in cyber social physical systems (CSPS), like cities or innovation ecosystems. This innovative design integration approach leaves scholars empowered to create and offer new opportunities for efficient sensing, planning and operating those systems.
Freedom Cheteni is an award-winning Neuroplastician and a recognized Silicon Valley and Global thought leader in STREAM integration, curriculum design and instruction. A masterful and passionate educator, Freedom’s pedagogical philosophy and methodology is described as “ground-shaking, powerful and full of integrity” by the Silicon Valley Center for Innovation, fellow educators and his scholars. Through strategic partnerships with Stanford programs and schools all over the world, Moonshots in Education, Education Matters, Native American Tribal Governments in California, State and local government agencies and many other stakeholders, Freedom designs and deploys STEM curriculum for K-12 and adult learners. His methodology is now scaled in a network of twenty STEM schools in Kazakhstan, Nazabayev Intellectual Schools as well as taught through his signature courses at Stanford, Design as Discovery and Normativity. As an accreditation visiting team member, Freedom evaluates school programs seeking accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
He is often invited to provide leadership, training and development for educators locally and globally on STREAM integration.