Design Thinking

How design thinking processes create empathetic solutions for the end user?

Design thinking is a process where students create empathy through the design to create innovative solutions to real world problems.

Elementary Students are Designing for the Client

5th Grade, Math & Science

Jenny Findell, Westerville City Schools

Design Solutions for Sustainable Use of Land in National Parks

Middle School, Science

Amy Holden, Hilliard City Schools

Design Process Class Template, Driving Question Graphic Organizer

Arduino Shield Bot "Thunderdome" Whisker Navigation

High School, Math/Science/Engineering

Chuck DeRee, Hilliard City Schools

Bot Tournament PDF, Whisker Schematic

Earn a badge!

The world is changing fast and, today more than ever, traditional modes of assessment fail to capture the learning that happens everywhere and at every age. Digital badges are a powerful tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people's skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies. Digital badges are a type of micro-credential, meaning that they are smaller in scope than traditional credentialing systems such as degrees and certifications. Districts are encouraged to use the provided resources to create there own badging opportunities. In addition, WOSU Classroom provides fee-based evaluation services to award badges using the evidence of learning choice board and evaluation rubric. Information about WOSU Classoom Certificates of Attendance and graduate credit are available at

Choice Board for Online Classes

The funding for this program was provided by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

and developed in partnership with