Design Thinking

In addition to grounding their innovations in learning science and educational research, NGLC grant recipients are borrowing strategies from entrepreneurs, tech start-ups, Makerspace, and human-centered designers. NGLC has worked with design firm IDEO to introduce Design Thinking into the Breakthrough Models Incubator. Grant recipients are adopting principles introduced in The Lean Start-Up and partnering with the Stanford

Design Thinking is a creative but disciplined approach to the process of understanding a problem from the perspective of the end user—the student. With that understanding in mind, educators generate new ideas to solve the problem, prototype, test, and iterate for maximum student benefit. With Design Thinking, educators can make sure that next gen learning is truly student-centered.

Resources on Design Thinking

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Design Thinking Grant Recipients

K-12 Breakthrough Models

K-12 Tech Innovation

  • CAST, Inc.

    Universal Design for Learning Literacy in Physics

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