Design Thinking for Educators by IDEO
This is a video that is displayed on the landing page for Design Thinking for Educators by IDEO. As the video says, we are all designers and by adapting this approach, we can design a world class education for our children. If you want to learn more and download their workbook to learn how to bring Design Thinking into your classroom, follow this link.
The Teachers Guild
The Teachers Guild is an online portal that is run by IDEO and a group of teacher mentors who run an online collaboration using Design Thinking. All of these challenges are based around an open-ended question in education. If you are hesitant about using Design Thinking, please join one of the collaborations and see how these projects change from a more passive teacher led project to an open student lead project in just a few weeks.
Inquiry-Based Learning is a proven to be the best model for students to learn, but it is also the most labor intensive to set up. Below you will find some of the best resources on the web to help guide you and your students into this terrific model.
The Inquiry Process
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