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Education Innovation Award
The Education team was excited to take a field trip to Washington DC to be part of the Smithsonian Education Innovation Awards. Although, we often travel for individual programs, this was one of those rare chances where the whole team got to travel together. After a short flight and a nice celebratory lunch, we headed...
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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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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.    Target Design K-12 Design in the Classroom is a single 45-minute...
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Cooper-Hewitt presents national on-line resources at NAEA conference
  The 2013 National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention was held in Fort Worth, Texas on March 7 – 10. The NAEA Design Issues Group (DIG) invited Cooper-Hewitt to participate in their workshop “Classroom Design for Art Teachers and Students.”  The workshop included eight stations with various DIG members presenting.  My presentation was focused on Cooper-Hewitt’s...
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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...
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NYC Teachers Register Now for Free Design Workshops!
This is the second year Cooper-Hewitt's Design Educators are going into New York City schools and leading free design workshops!  Target Design K-12:  Design in the Classroom web site  has a revised Teacher Resource Packet that includes all the valuable feedback given by teachers who participated last year.  Registration is now available on-line for the 2012-2013 school year. Target Design K-12 Design...
Calling all teachers! Sign up today for Target: Design in the Classroom
Target: Design in the Classroom is an innovative new program that brings the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to NYC schools. This video is for teachers interested in learning more about this program. All K-12 teachers in NYC are eligible for this free, hands-on design workshop. Teachers may register today for this exciting & free...
Target: Design in the Classroom
Target: Design in the Classroom is an innovative new program that brings Cooper-Hewitt, to NYC schools. This video shows a kids-eye-view into a full day of design workshops at P.S. 124 in South Ozone, Queens. All K-12 teachers in NYC are eligible for this free, hands-on design workshop. Register online today at http://www.cooperhewitt.org/designK12registration to register...
Target: Design in the Classroom
Target: Design in the Classroom is an innovative new program that brings the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to NYC schools. This video shows a kids-eye-view into a full day of design workshops at P.S. 124 in South Ozone, Queens. All K-12 teachers in NYC are eligible for this free, hands-on design workshop. Register online...