Professional Development

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum offers nationally recognized design thinking-focused professional development workshops for K-12 educators from across the country, leveraging its world-renowned design collection and other resources. Educators who have used design thinking in the classroom state that their students become 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, Cooper Hewitt’s professional development workshops introduce educators to design thinking as a vehicle for learning, creative problem solving, and collaboration across all disciplines and showcase the museum’s exhibitions and collections.

Think of design thinking as a new tool in your teaching toolbox.

2019 cooper hewitt summer educators academy

We are now accepting applications for the Cooper Hewitt Summer Educators Academy. Click here for more information.


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