Find and share resources to help students engage in innovative processes for tackling complex real-world problems in human-centered ways.
- In freshman biology, lab work and design thinking come together through maker education.
- On a mission to reimagine traditional schooling, a K–8 school in San Diego puts teachers and students at the center.
- Students learn to empathize with others around the globe while solving real-world problems.
- I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation and higher engagement is truly the desired end game, then we as teachers must adapt right along with our students in our classrooms.
- Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.
- A school district uses monthly missions in its design studios to increase student and teacher engagement and foster self-directed learning.
- A school in India founded on design thinking principles encourages students to be active agents in their own learning.
- Students in India in grades pre-K to 12 use design thinking to create products that address real needs.
- Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
- All points of arts integration -- from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blog posts, articles, and videos.
- Use design thinking (brainstorming, prototyping, testing, building, and reflecting) to co-create your classroom environment with the students who will be learning in it.
- With things like old keyboards, inexpensive aprons, free paint store supplies, and a little imagination, you can creatively customize your classroom environment to maximize learning.
- While empathy is the first step in the design thinking process, keep your students focused on this necessary element as they move through definition, ideation, prototyping, and testing.
- <p>As a model for reframing methods and outcomes, design thinking reconnects educators to their creativity and aspirations for helping students develop as deep thinkers and doers.</p> <br>
- Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.