Design Thinking in Schools K12

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September, 2016: This is a compilation of key links I put together recently to help schools I work with learn about the best practices in Design Thinking in schools K-12. - Bob

Infographic - DT at the Nueva School (Click for Larger Image)

1. K12 Lab Network - schools network affiliated with the Stanford d. School
We inspire and develop the creative confidence of educators and support edu innovators catalyzing new models for teaching and learning.

2. Design Thinking in Schools K12 Directory - Stanford d. School K-12 initiative
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.

3. Design Thinking for Educators - IDEO Toolkit and Resources

4. Design Thinking and PBL, blog by Beth Holland at edutopia, February 25, 2016

5. 5-Minute Film Festival: Design Thinking in Schools (great list of videos and other resources)

6. Design Thinking, Deconstructed, by Tina Barseghian, KQED/Mindshift -- DT at the Nueva School, an Independent School on the peninsula south of San Francisco

7. Beginner's Guide to K-12 Design Thinking, Binder of Resources compiled by Thomas Riddle

8. Infographic - DT at the Nueva School and other articles from KQED/MindShift:

9. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (MVPS), Atlanta, GA. MVPS is an 850 student, K-12 Independent School in Atlanta, GA. It is the leading DT school in the US and has been collaborating with the Stanford d. School for the past 5 years.

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School - link to school wesbite

The I.Design Lab, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta, GA (extensive web profile of DT activity at MVPS on

Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation (MVIFI) - An R&D Lab and Transformation Design Studio

The Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation is a team of maverick leaders and educational designers who are helping schools transform through people-centered design. MVIFI grew from the thought and action leadership at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and maintains a symbiotic relationship as accelerator and amplifier of the School’s work.

MVIFI | A People-centered Transformation Design Studio