TEACHING WITH DESIGN: Taking Action on Climate Change with Doris Sung

How can we promote sustainability in classrooms and raise awareness of the impacts of climate change through teaching and learning across subject matter curricula?  
Join 2021 National Design Award winner Doris Sung (Climate Action Award for InVert™ Self-Shading Window) and educators from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to learn how to use the museum’s Learning Lab collections, digital resources, and virtual field trips to support teaching and learning about climate change across disciplines. In this interactive session, we’ll share resources that can be used to center climate change and take action within art, history, social studies, and STEM curricula. We’ll discuss the design process as an adaptable support tool to help students create, evaluate, and revise all types of projects and learning outputs. Finally, Sung will guide participants through a simple, hands-on activity borrowed from her design process that can be adapted to suit learners of all ages and subjects.

Learn more about the winners of the 2021 National Design Awards!


This free program will feature a hands-on project followed by an audience Q&A, hosted through YouTube.  For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation, please email CHEducation@si.edu or let us know when registering. 

About National Design Month

National Design Month gathers the country’s leading designers and communities around the country to celebrate the power of design in our everyday world. Held in conjunction with the National Design Awards, National Design Month highlights the work of Award winners through a series of free virtual education programs during the month of October including talks, tours, workshops, mentoring sessions, online resources, and more. Visit www.cooperhewitt.org/ndm for further details and a complete listing of programs. Cooper Hewitt relies on design advocates like you to offer these free programs this October—and even more design inspiration throughout the year. Show your support today! 


2021 Special Thanks

National Design Awards programming is made possible with major support from Facebook, Inc., Shelby and Frederick Gans, Helen and Edward Hintz, The Hirsch Family Foundation, IBM Corporation, and Crystal and Chris Sacca.

Generous support is also provided by Kim and Mac Schuessler and Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer.