Design Thinking and Maker experiences have been hot topics at my school recently. I’ve been trying to find K-12 teacher specific professional development in these areas, but I haven’t had a ton of luck.
I know several people who’ve done training with Stanford, but they’ve ended this program. MIT had a couple of pieces mentioned on their website, but nothing seemed relevant to K-12 education.
- Nueva School Nueva Design Institute June 17-20, 2013 - I requested to be on the waiting list; conference is full. This is sponsored in part by Stanford.
- Henry Ford Institute – Multiple Design Thinking Workshops
- FUSE – Mt. Vernon School June 18-19, 2013
- The Key School has something in the works, but it hasn’t been announced yet.
There are a number of podcasts available in iTunesU that look promising. I’ve bookmarked my links in Diigo and on Pinterest:
Any favorite sites/resources/opportunities in this area you’d like to share?
Since doing this post, I’ve received info about two trainings happening at Columbia University.
Richard Kassissieh just mentioned Leading is Learning. It’s a hands-on summer program involving high school students working with their teachers as they learn the design process together.
Keep them coming!