design education

Cooper-Hewitt: Bring Graphic Design to the Classroom: Workshop with Ellen Lupton


Join Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for a presentation and discussion on teaching graphic design with Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design, graphic designer, educator, and author of several books on design including D.I.Y.: Design it Yourself, and D.I.Y. Kids. The presentation will offer strategies for explaining and teaching graphic design principles and ways to move your students to thinking and working like designers.
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Ready, Set, Design!


Ready, Set, Design is one of our favorite educational activities here at Cooper-Hewitt. We use it as a way to introduce the concepts behind "design thinking" to all kinds of groups-- from kindergartners to professional designers to museum trustees. It's very adaptable, and lots of fun! Watch this video to learn how you can use Ready, Set, Design for your group! Find the accompanying PDF on Ready, Set, Design here: http://cdn.cooperhewitt.org/2011/09/02/Ready%20Set%20Design%20vX.pdf
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DesignPrep: The Scholars Program


Excerpts from year-end presentations by Cooper-Hewitt's Youth Scholars. They talk about their favorite moments in the Scholars program, which includes intimate seminars, hands-on design workshops, studio visits, prestigious internships, and college tours. The Scholars Program is a component of DesignPrep, a series of free design-education programs for New York City high-school students, developed to introduce them to opportunities in design.
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Ready, Set, Design!


Ready, Set, Design is one of our favorite group activities, for adults and kids alike, at Cooper-Hewitt. It’s a highly adaptable design challenge that can jump-start collaborative and creative thinking in any group.
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Design Thinking for Educators


One of Cooper-Hewitt’s missions is to aid educators in seeing themselves and their students as designers. One of the ways we work toward this goal is through our Educator Resource Center, an online resource for K-12 educators, which hosts lesson plans, a conversation board, and videos of design experts speaking about best practices in design-based education.
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Sharing design with students in the Midwest


People often forget that Cooper-Hewitt is a Smithsonian museum and with that comes a commitment to spreading the word about design across the country. As part of our A City of Neighborhoods program we teach K-12 teachers from coast to coast how to bring design thinking into their classroom.  
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Every Child Should Know About Design


I wish all children in the United States could know about design and have some experience of it before they reach high school age, and that design could be an option in the curriculum during the high school years, so that they could be aware of the value of design thinking in solving problems, or build a portfolio to apply for a design program at University level if they want.
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Design Contest for K-12 Students


Cooper-Hewitt is delighted to once again partner with Google for the Doodle 4 Google design competition. K-12 students from across the country are challenged to think like designers, using Google’s iconic logo to convey their hopes and dreams inspired by the theme, “If I Could Do Anything I Would….”
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Design Education for Everyone


An amazing group of teachers just spent the week at Cooper-Hewitt, participating in our on-going City of Neighborhoods program for educators. This year, the museum invited around forty teachers from New Orleans to take part in a week-long study of how design can work in the classroom, with a focus on exploring one’s local community. 
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But is it craft?


The makers of Make, the techie-geek D.I.Y. magazine featured in the Triennial, have a new publication out, now in its third issue, called Craft:. This hip and beautiful little zine got me thinking about the craft revolution, which has reinvigorated the lives of design professionals as well as the lives of a vast and passionate general public.
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