Looking Ahead to New Orleans

professional development, education, travel, national teachers, teachers

Design in the Classroom Supports the Common Core Standards

Two years ago, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum closed for renovations and the opportunity opened up to explore a school-based program: Design in the Classroom.  This free 45-minute, single visit workshop introduces K-12 students to design thinking.  In short, design thinking is a term describing the way designers critically assess the "things" all around us.
Design in the Classroom, Design K-12, classroom, target, Workshop, free, education, student, teachers, K-12 grades, teamwork, problem-solving, brainstorm, activity, New York City, Common Core Standards, design thinking

NYC Teachers Register Now for a Free Design Workshop

This is the third year Cooper-Hewitt's Design Educators are going into New York City schools and leading free design workshops!  We are excited to bring in some new design challenges to the classrooms.  Registration is now available on-line for the 2013-2014 school year.   

Focusing on School Improvement

Cooper-Hewitt's Education team spent an amazing week in New Orleans with 26 educators from New York City, San Antonio, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. Although their day jobs include teaching subjects from across the curriculum, including math and science as well as social studies and history, they all became designers for the week and solved a design challenge that focused on school improvement.
education, design, summer, New Orleans, design thinking
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Docents Stay Connected During Renovations

Written by Cooper-Hewitt Docent Anna Daley.  Anna is a graduate of the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons the New School for Design Master's Program in the History of the Decorative Arts and Design. She teaches the History of Graphic Design at Parsons and the History of Industrial Design at Montclair State University. 
Docents, design education, tours

Cooper-Hewitt presents national on-line resources at NAEA conference

Design in the Classroom, K-12 learning, on-line resources, Educator Resource Center, National Arts Educators Association, national teachers, design education

DesignPrep: Curating Interaction Design

From cutting-edge karaoke to interactive chair mazes, students envision museum exhibitions of the future.
designprep, interactive exhibition, prototype, social media, education, Teens, Interaction Design

Design In the Classroom helps students solve problems "outside the box"

As manager of school and tours at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum I have the great opportunity to see design come alive in classrooms all over NYC. It's also thrilling when I can chat with a teacher who has implemented one of our workshop programs and has seen the exciting results. I interviewed Aviva Carmeli, Art Teacher at PS 131 Queens’ Abigail Adams Elementary School. We discussed Ms.
Design in the Classroom, school programs

Make: Workshops for Teens

Want to make a mobile app? Be a graphic designer? Prototype electronics? You can at the AIGA/NY MAKE: WORKSHOPS!
Teen Design, AIGA, Harlem

Hive Fashion

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Hive Fashion program wrapped up its last session of the year with the twelve high school students pitching their own fashion design concepts to a jury of designers and business professionals at Roc Apparel in New York City.
Hive Fashion