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 publications, T-shirts and posters. The presentation at the Cooper-Hewitt will offer strategies for explaining and teaching graphic design principles and motivating students to think and work like designers.

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 will lead the presentation and, along with members of the DOE staff, answer questions about the competition and student submissions.