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Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators

ReDesignEdu is a 3-day experience where practicing teachers learn Design Thinking by doing Design Thinking. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to think and act as a designer to solve problems in key areas of education. Armed with a new mindset, you’ll be ready to incorporate Design Thinking into projects that will challenge your students to empathize with others and apply their knowledge and skills to solve real world problems.

This is not your typical workshop - come ready to get busy and hands on! In small groups you’ll tackle “wicked problems” through Design Thinking. Coupled with the challenge, you’ll learn key aspects of the process through collaboration, communication, and reflection.

Learn and do design thinking alongside experts at the Edgerton Center and teachers from the Meadowbrook School of Weston on how best to incorporate Design Thinking into your curriculum.

Daily schedule

Day 1 - Introduction to DT; DT Challenge - Learn the Design Thinking process by solving a problem

Day 2 - Morning - Design Thinking in the classroom - Example projects | Afternoon - Design Thinking for self improvement

Day 3 - Work in small groups to design a piece of curriculum using Design Thinking


  • Learn how to use the Design Thinking process to solve problems of all types
  • Identify Design Thinking mindsets and learn how to develop them in your students
  • Understand how and why Design Thinking has the power to change education
  • Develop your own Design Thinking projects for your students
  • Collaborate with other educators who are excited about Design Thinking

Registration details

The workshop is limited to 25 participants on a first come-first served basis. The cost of the workshop is $1,200 per participant which includes all course materials and lunch each day. Payment is by check only made to MIT and must be received by May 18 to hold a slot. Once payment has been received, an e-mail confirming your registration and acting as a receipt will be sent.

Sign up online!

Once your check has been received, a confirmation of your registration will be emailed to you along with some preparatory materials for the workshop.

Each participant must bring their own laptop computer.

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The ReDesignEdu workshop is sponsored by the Edgerton Center and the Meadowbrook School of Weston. 

Earlier Event: April 23
MIT Open House - Under the Dome
Later Event: September 24
Saturday Thing - Save the Date!