Professional Development

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Students who study design thinking are more engaged and active learners with improved writing, presentation, collaboration, and problem solving skills. Add a new tool to your teaching toolbox and immerse yourself in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s nationally recognized design thinking-focused professional development workshops for K-12 educators based in New York City. Aligned with National and Common Core Standards, STEAM instruction, and 21st Century Skills, our process- and object-based workshops will introduce you to integrating design and design thinking as a vehicle for learning, creative problem solving, and collaboration across all disciplines using content from the Museum’s new exhibitions.


Stay tuned for programs to come.