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. IDEO, the renowned global design innovation firm, has a very similar mission, and it put together a Web site that includes a toolkit for educators and case students and methods specifically for the context of education. If you are an educator or designer, or know an educator in your life, pass this post along and explore the possibilities.

Why Design Thinking? from Design Thinking for Educators on Vimeo.

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