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Virtual learning and social distancing has transformed the educational landscape. How might we use design to solve the complex challenges faced by tomorrow’s classrooms?

In a fast-changing world, design has the power to advance new ideas. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum invites educators to investigate design literacy as a framework for reimagining teaching practices. In a workshop led by guest designer Mike Milley, participate in interactive activities grounded in design, design process, and design stories, while exploring strategies that engage youth, promote critical thinking, and foster creative problem-solving skills. You will also learn how to access and use free, virtual resources through Cooper Hewitt and the Smithsonian Institution.

This is a two-part virtual program that will take place from 2:00–4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 and 2:00–4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8.


Mike Milley runs a creative consulting practice in Los Angeles, using design thinking to help organizations look ahead and answer the question “What’s next?” He was the Head of Foresight & Strategy at BMW from 2015 to 2020, and prior to that, he founded Samsung’s Lifestyle Research Lab. Mike has also worked at Nike and Philips, and designed the premier issue of Nylon Magazine.

No prior experience in design required. Recommended for K-12 educators, and for those in informal education settings. 

This free program will feature live instruction hosted through Zoom. A link will be emailed to you upon registration.