Design Thinking PLT - 2018

In this PLT we will explore Design Thinking for Leading and Learning along with other resources, games and techniques to explore design thinking to design, develop and deliver engaging lessons.

Transitioning from Shop Class as Soulcraft to Design Thinking - Nashoba PLT January 2018 - Presentation and Activity

Launch into Design Thinking

A DESIGN THINKING FRAMEWORK FOR K-12 - The LAUNCH Cycle provides a creative process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level … even if you don’t consider yourself a “creative teacher.” And if you dare to innovate and view creativity as an essential skill, you will empower your students to change the world—starting right now.


Use twitter #launchbook and @spencerideas and @ajjuliani

How do you learn about Design Thinking?

Design Tool Kit

Curious about design thinking? This toolkit provides a set of free, out-of-the-box resources you can use from day one. Simply fill out the form on the left and the entire toolkit will be sent to your inbox. You’ll also be enrolled in the Creative Classroom newsletter.

The toolkit Although there are many models for design thinking, we have developed the student-friendly LAUNCH Cycle. We created an acronym to help make it easier to remember: zip file Download the Toolkit

Resources use the LAUNCH Using Design Thinking to Boos Creativity and Bring out the Maker in Every Students - and if available the Design Thinking / MITx/microsoft on edx


Design Thinking with the Extraordinaires

Design Thinking PLT January 31 2018

The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO - The ultimate creative workout for aspiring and professional designers. Hone and master your craft in this user-centred design experience, with a full 120 page designers book and tutorial list. 720 Design ChallengeThe Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO is a powerful design tool, that challenges young designers by stretching and exercising their creative muscle in a fun and engaging way. Your clients, The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs, it’s your job to design the inventions, gadgets, buildings, clothing and vehicles they need to fit their worlds. Choose from the selection of diverse design clients, a snow queen to an alien or even a time traveller. Look at the exceptionally detailed, illustrated character cards to learn more about them, their world and their needs, with over 720 design combinations, young designers will spend many hours honing and fine tuning their design skills.

Global Day of Design

Global Day of Design with Projects

Maker Projects and Challenges

This site will keep you updated as new challenges are released. Some will be 5 hrs long, some will be shorter (20-45 mins), but all will be fun! Some will be FREE and a few are paid Design Challenges and Maker Projects.

Other Reources

Design Thinking for Leading and Learning

A hands-on course for education leaders to learn about design thinking and explore how it can transform classroom learning and school communities. What you'll learn: Process of design thinking, Why the design thinking process is helpful for 21st century learners and schools, How design thinking is applied in a variety of educational settings, Ways to apply design thinking as a strategy for improving schools and systems and How the thoughtful use of technology can support learning

How do we prepare K-12 students and learning communities to be as successful as possible? If future jobs require creativity, problem-solving and communication, how do we teach these skills in meaningful ways? How do we bring together passionate school leaders to create systemic solutions to educational challenges? Come explore these questions and more in Design Thinking for Learning and Leading.

What will you design and share this year?


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