Learn to Leverage Design Thinking in Your Classroom!
How might you inspire students to develop real solutions to real world problems? How might you create project-based and inquiry learning experiences, personalized to students of any age?
Design Thinking is a human-centered method of approaching problems and finding opportunities for innovation. It can be adapted to the classroom to help students develop creative thinking and problem solving skills while collaborating with their peers and diving deep into content.
This course provides teachers with the opportunity to go on their own entrepreneurial journey to learn tools and methods that they can apply in their classroom. It is a deep-dive into design thinking for education. You will experience design thinking methods first hand by developing your own passion project, from identifying an opportunity, to user discovery, to ideation, prototyping and iteration. By the end of the course, you will have a toolkit of methods and activities to use in your classroom or school for solving big problems and engaging students in design thinking challenges.
Lessons in this course include:
- What is Design Thinking?
- Innovation as a Mindset
- Applications for Design Thinking in Education
- Development of How Might We questions
- Understanding the problem
- User Discovery
- Ideation & Solution Building
- Prototyping & Testing
- Reflection & Next Steps
This fully online cohort course will run from Monday, January 23rd, 2016 until Monday, February 27th, 2017 and online in between. There will be online sessions (via video conference) on Monday evenings from 8pm-9pm EST.
Between these online sessions, you will collaborate online with the peers in your cohort, with guidance from the FDS Team. The FDS team will also be available one-on-one, as needed, to mentor you through the process.
We believe that the best way to learn is to do. During the certification training you will be working on your own passion project. Come prepared to work hard and have a lot of fun with a group of dynamic educators!
Upon completion of the training, teachers will have the option to purchase a liscence for the FDS App, which provides a plug-and-play learning experience for their students. Only Certified Innovation Leaders have access to this exclusive content! You will also be invited to join our online community of educators who are sharing and collaborating to bring creativity into their classrooms.
The cost of training is $749 Join before December 20 and receive early bird pricing - a $50 discount! Limited quantities available.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to having you join the amazing group of educators already certified to bring innovation to their schools.