We are pleased to announce the dates of the 6th Annual Summer Workshop for K-12 Educators here at the d.school. Participants from the past five seasons have helped develop a network of amazing teachers and administrators who are using design thinking to improve education. We very much look forward engaging with a new cohort of educators!
Workshop Dates: June 18th – 20th, 2012 at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (“the d.school”)
The cost is free for K-12 Teachers and Administrators.
Applications are due by March 30th and can be found here
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.
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.
Application does not guarantee admission; an Admissions Committee will review all complete applications. We will send a decision in the first 2 weeks of April.