For almost a decade, Nueva has built a substantial design thinking program. Each summer, we offer an Institute to share our methods and projects. Please join us!
The Nueva Design Thinking Institute has trained hundreds of teachers and administrators over the past five years. This summer, we will be enhancing our workshop to meet the needs of participants who already know about design thinking and are looking to increase the depth of their understanding and ability to develop engaging, project-based curricula that builds design thinking expertise.
For the 1st Session only, we will offer an optional half day Introduction to Design Thinking / Refresher course on June 20 before the Institute, June 21-24.
The 2nd Session will be June 27-June 30, and will be identical to the 1st Session with the exception of the introduction course.
At Nueva's world-renowned Innovation Lab (I-Lab), created in partnership with IDEO and Stanford's d.school, hundreds of visitors from around the world have asked, "How can we implement Design Thinking in our schools?"
For nine years, we have pioneered the teaching of design thinking to students. We are experts at creating hands-on, project-based, design thinking curricula. Come learn from experienced educators how to implement a similar program at your school.
This institute will enable you and your teams to efficiently create projects that will foster your students' Design Thinking skills, preparing them for the future.
First, you will experience Design Thinking in action through an introductory, hands-on activity. Then, you'll move into an extended real-life project, going into each aspect of the Design Thinking process in depth.
We will focus on advanced design thinking techniques and processes as well as give you hands on time in our Innovation Lab. You will also have the opportunity to hear from Nueva faculty and students about successful projects. Before the institute ends, you will have time and guidance to create curricula that also teach design thinking.
- appreciation for the important mindsets underlying Design Thinking
- deep knowledge of the process of Design Thinking
- opportunity to talk with teachers about projects that they have created and taught
- plans to make your vision a reality
- ways Design Thinking can improve other aspects of your school
- tips to bring your community and Board along
- understanding of why Design Thinking is important