I was really intimidated when I first heard about design thinking. I also had a lot of questions: What is design thinking? Isn’t it just for techies? How is this relevant to my elementary school-level classroom?

The epicenter of design thinking is the d.School at Stanford. According to the d.School, “... design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your students as a framework for real-world projects.” Founded in 2004 by a few Stanford professors including faculty director David Kelley, the d.School offers courses...

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    Laura Guevara has been a K-5 educator for over 14 years. Her passion is guiding students to be agents of their own learning through guided inquiry. Her current role is to support teachers with technology tools to enhance all of the awesome things they’re already doing in the classrooms. Connect with Guevara on Twitter @LauraGuevaraPYP.