Design Thinking

Design Thinking refers to an iterative process for problem solving that is helpful with all types of learning. Although we often use Design Thinking in project based learning, Design Thinking works throughout all of our learning and school curriculum. Design Thinking is a structure that helps students develop their Habits of Mind and Growth Mindset. Here is an overview of the model for Design Thinking from the Stanford d.School, and the recently published resource for K-12 educators, LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student, by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani. The SEP's, or Science and Engineering Practices for the Next Generation Science Standards, also use Design Thinking, and are listed at the bottom of this page.