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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...
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...
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It is time for you to teach the teacher
Were you the kid doodling in the back of the classroom? During gym did you draw elaborate designs on your arm with a Bic pen while waiting to be picked for a team? If you are reading a design blog I would think you might have been one of those kids. In my previous post...
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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....