Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a framework for ingenuity. Design Thinking is an approach to addressing challenges in a thoughtful and fun way, where you get to apply the 4Cs -- collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication –- to your own work as you develop new solutions for your classroom, school, and community. CLICK HERE to read a short article in Edutopia.org


The Teachers Guild - From classrooms across the nation, The Teachers Guild is catalyzing teachers’ creative leadership to prepare our students to be the problem-solvers of tomorrow. In this time of great innovation and deep divides, our schools are at the heart of it all. As our communities are shifting, teachers are designing better ways to keep pace with the unique and dynamic needs of our students. The time for teachers is now. Free resources!

Design Thinking Wiki - This is a collection of curriculum created by the K-12 Lab at the design school and teachers who are using design thinking in their schools.

Design Thinking for Educators - A creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your school, and in your community. The toolkit provides you with instructions to explore Design Thinking.

Introduction to Design Thinking - by Stanford University's "d-school"

Using the Design Thinking process, IDEO redesigns a shopping cart for ABC Nightline

How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step - For educators ready to try the idea of design thinking, you’ll be glad to know it does not require extensive transformation of your classroom.