Accelerator Workshop Preview

Design Thinking Mini Challenges

Design Thinking can be a powerful process to get students thinking both critically and creatively to solve problems. In this workshop preview, educator Molly Foster shares some examples of mini-challenges to get students up and running with the design thinking model.

This workshop is part of our Models of Design Thinking Pack in the IAS Professional Membership.

  • Workshop Overview (1:33)
  • The Design Thinking Framework (4:29)
  • Design Your Own Challenge (11:05)
  • ** Plus 1 hour PD Certificate **

Accelerator Workshop Preview

Design Thinking Mini Challenges

Design Thinking can be a powerful process to get students thinking both critically and creatively to solve problems. In this workshop preview, educator Molly Foster shares some examples of mini-challenges to get students up and running with the design thinking model.

This workshop is part of our Models of Design Thinking Pack in the IAS Professional Membership.

  • Workshop Overview (1:33)
  • The Design Thinking Framework (4:29)
  • Design Your Own Challenge (11:05)
  • ** Plus 1 hour PD Certificate **

Using the Design Thinking Framework

While the Design Thinking Framework is familiar to many teachers, using it in the classroom on a regular basis can be challenging due to time constraints. This workshop offers strategies for facilitating multiple mini-challenges, embedded instructional models, and assessment ideas to make Design Thinking a natural part of your lessons.

In this preview, Molly Foster shares easy tips for modeling the framework, creating mini-challenges that can be used in multiple places within your lessons, and offers examples for how these worked in her own classroom.

Ready for more?

This workshop preview is part of our members-only Accelerator workshops. Each month, we release a stack of videos and worksheets to help educators bring inspiring new techniques into their classrooms. Each workshop also provides teachers with a certificate for 1 PD hour.

To download the choice board that accompanies this workshop and access all of the resources, become a member.

Design Thinking Framework