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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....
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Attention all NYC teachers!
We're proud to announce an innovative new program, Target® Design K-12: Design in the Classroom. This FREE design-based workshop comes to your classroom, and all K-12 teachers in New York City are eligible. The 45-minute session focuses on teamwork, brainstorming, and problem-solving. Led by a museum educator, the program includes a brief introduction of how...
Cooper-Hewitt: Learning by Design – Keynote, Meredith Davis
Design educator Meredith Davis describes design-based education and provides examples of how it can be used in the classroom to meet local and state standards. She also presents evidence from various studies to prove the success of design-based education in meeting education goals and engaging students.
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...
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Educator Conversation Board January Highlights
Cooper-Hewitt’s education department hosts a conversation board for K-12 educators interested in bringing design-based learning into their classroom. The conversation board hosts links to articles and teachers around the country posting their thoughts. Below are a few highlights from this months postings. Take a look and join in. Educator Resource Center Conversation Board No Right...
Bringing Graphic Design to the Classroom: Workshop with Curator Ellen Lupton
This free program was for high school teachers interested in entering student work into the Department of Education's annual Cover Design Competition. The Department of Education's annual Cover Design Competition invites students to submit original works of graphic design to be used as the cover of the High School Directory, other Office of Student Enrollment...
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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….” On May 27, the winning student’s...
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CityRacks Competition
Last spring, the New York City Department of Transportation, in partnership with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, requested proposals for functional, innovative bike rack designs that would raise the profile of cycling as both a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation in New York City. The jury received over 200 entries from architects, artists, engineers, landscape...
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....