Design Thinking (Gr. 6-12)

PRESENTER: James Hahm - Wisconsin Lutheran High School

There is truth in our world. Jesus said about himself in John chapter 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (NIV 2016)  There is only one way to solve the problem of sin, namely Jesus Christ.  Yet there are some problems that don’t have a “correct” answer.  Some problems can have multiple solutions. Design thinking uses a multistep process to generate a justifiable solution.  In this sectional teachers will use design thinking to solve an open-ended problem.   Teachers looking for an achievable path to incorporate 21st  century learning into their classroom will find design thinking a great way to begin or mature.  

James currently teaches manufacturing and engineering classes at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.  He graduated from Martin Luther College in 1998 in the secondary science education program.  In 2015 he earned a masters in STEM education from the University of Texas, Austin.   James, his wife Kari, and their five children grow in God’s grace at Zion Lutheran Church in Hartland, Wi.