The d.school design thinking process is user-centered and prototype-driven. As a participant in Design Thinking Boot Camp, you will be part of a small team and work through a hands-on innovation challenge from start to finish. You will walk away from the workshop with a strong understanding of the key tenets of design thinking and be able to execute them at your school. While our focus will be on participants’ first-hand experience of the design thinking process we will also spend some time making explicit connections to how design challenges can be implemented in K-12 classrooms.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for teachers or administrators who want to bring innovation into their classrooms or districts. We have found that implementing design thinking best happens with collaboration. Preference will be given to those who apply in pairs – in essence, with someone else from his/her school or team.
Each day, you will start at the d.school at 9am, work hard all day, and finish at 4:00pm. We will not assign any homework, but in the past, participants have been so excited by their project work that they have not been able to sleep through the night — so, we can’t promise a restful days.
Meals and Accommodations
We will provide lunch on all days of the workshop along with all program materials. Participants will be responsible for the cost of transportation, parking, lodging, breakfasts, and dinners. We recommend three hotels, all of which are very close to campus. Please be sure to make arrangements for transportation to and from the d.school each day.
Sheraton Palo Alto
The Westin Palo Alto
The Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
The final application deadline for this program is January 31st, 2011.
Admission ProcedureApplication does not guarantee admission; an Admissions Committee will review all complete applications. Follow the link above for an application. The form will confirm receipt of your application. If you do not receive an application decision after the 2nd of the month feel free to email k12 at dschool dot stanford dot edu
Hope to see you there!