Stories of Design Thinking in Schools
January is International Creativity Month. Founded by motivational speaker and author Randall Munson, International Creativity Month is geared towards celebrating the power of creativity across the globe. The ipl2 newsletter curates an array of articles illustrating how creativity is implemented in workplaces, in education, with food, with children, and across cultures.
Because implementing creative projects in education – it means new programs without prior experience or local reference – might seem risky, we recommend the resource site “Design Thinking in Schools (K12)” put together by IDEO and the K12 Lab Network at Stanford’s d.school.
Over the years we have seen so many schools and programs create amazing experiences for youth, helping them get in touch with their “inner designer” and build confidence in their creative abilities. With more and more programs emerging around the world, we wanted a place where we could see the global movement unfold, we wanted parents to find programs to send their kids to, and we wanted teachers and administrators to be able to find like-minded colleagues with they could connect.
Design thinking is a powerful way for today’s students to learn, and it’s being implemented by educators all around the world. This site is a directory of schools and programs that use design thinking in the curriculum for K12 students.