How might you encourage students to develop a mindset to solve problems by thinking critically and creatively? Designers help drive innovation in products, technology, systems, and more by adapting challenges into opportunities. Cooper Hewitt’s Access+Ability exhibition showcases recent designs that create unprecedented access for users with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities to more fully engage in life through the application of advancements in research, technology, and fabrication processes.

K-12 educators will tour the exhibition and meet designers featured in Access+Ability who will discuss their approaches to problem-solving by taking risks and learning from failure. Educators will gain exposure to techniques and materials to help students generate innovative ideas in the classroom and prototype their ideas.

Coffee & tea will be served. Note that lunch is on your own.