Training Teachers in Design Thinking

The K-12 Lab hosted the 4th Annual Summer Teacher Training in design thinking. We had a diverse group of educators from around the world with a breadth of experience ranging from kindergarten, to high school, to administration to non-traditional education such as museums and afterschool programs. We challenged participants with the question: “how to improve the physical and emotional safety of youth in our communities?” With the help of the ZAP! Camp students they prototyped innovative ideas such as a “Mountains and Mentors” camp and an online community that helps youth discover their passions.

On the final day we had a fabulous “Panel of Doers” who shared their experiences implementing design thinking in their schools, which inspired a series of productive working sessions. We are really looking forward to seeing how the participants in the Teacher Training Class of 2010 are able to transform education in the coming year!

Image on right: teachers testing anxiety buster prototype on a student.

— Co Barry

2 Responses

  1. Ho
    Ho July 27, 2010 at 9:12 am |

    didn’t know a teacher’s job can be so interesting!

  2. Jason
    Jason July 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm |


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