This is your first JumpStart assignment: Why We Need Design Thinking.
Have fun. Say what you want. And most importantly, ENJOY!
The best way to understand Design Thinking is to do it. After the hands-on experience, the words come more easily because the mind intuitively knows how to describe the thought processes that helped move the action from problem to solution.
We shared some of our ideas about DT in the videos. To further your own learning, explore these great online resources. Then complete your homework assignment!
READ THIS [before your next lesson]
- Creative Confidence chapter excerpts: http://www.creativeconfidence.com/chapters
- Better yet, read the book! http://www.creativeconfidence.com/buy
- Edutopia’s Design Thinking for Educators Workshop: http://www.edutopia.org/design-thinking-workshop-schedule
- MindShift’s How to Apply Design Thinking in Class series: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/06/26/how-to-use-design-thinking-in-class-step-by-step/
- Stanford University d.school site: http://dschool.stanford.edu/
- David Kelley’s TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence?language=en
- Beginner’s Guide to K-12 Design Thinking: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1062783
- Twitter searches: #DesignThinking and #DTK12Chat
ACTION [to get your CEU’s]
In the comment section, write your answers to these questions:
- Personally, what is your greatest challenge or obstacle to design thinking? Why?
- What training or development or practice do you need to learn or get better at to feel more comfortable with design thinking? How do you learn best?
[Be sure to include your email address so we can count your CEU. **Your email address will NEVER be published or sold.**]