Lesson 4: Design Thinking & You!

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So far in these lessons you have accomplished the following:

  • Learned about the stages of the design thinking process and what happens in each stage.
  • Practiced using the design thinking process to solve a problem.
  • Evaluated an elementary project that uses design thinking.


Design Thinking in Your Life

This last section will help you to identify ways that you can use design thinking both within your classroom practice, and outside of it.

Remember that design thinking can be used to solve any sort of problem, it doesn't necessarily need to have a tangible product at the end of it.


Design Thinking for Educators is a website with many different resources to help educators. Here is the link.

Some of the questions that can be solved by design thinking are:

  • How might my classroom be redesigned to better meet the needs of my students?
  • How can I create a 21st century learning environment within my classroom?
  • How can I redesign my curriculum to include the surrounding community?
  • How might I redesign a math lesson that none of my students understood?

I now want you to come up with 2-3 uses for design thinking within your own life. Post these in the google classroom to receive feedback from other students and myself!


Culminating Task

I challenge you to come up with a lesson that can teach others about design thinking. This can be done in a variety of ways and you can even use the design thinking process to create your lesson!

There is a place in the Google Classroom for you to post your lesson/lesson ideas if you would like feedback on it. Happy Creating!

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The Design Thinking Process

'''Lesson 1: What is Design Thinking'''

Lesson 2: How do I use Design Thinking

Lesson 3: What does successful Design Thinking look like?