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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum offers nationally recognized design thinking-focused professional development workshops for K-12 educators. Students who study design thinking are more engaged and active learners with improved writing, presentation, collaboration, and problem solving skills. Aligned with National and Common Core Standards, STEAM instruction, and 21st Century Skills, our process- and object-based workshops introduce you to integrating design and design thinking as a vehicle for learning, creative problem solving, and collaboration across all disciplines using content from the Museum’s new exhibitions. Think of design thinking as a new tool in your teaching toolbox.

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