Use Design Thinking to Increase Creativity in the Classroom – Self-Paced 4-Week Class (Fall Semester)

Use Design Thinking to Increase Creativity in the Classroom – Self-Paced 4-Week Class (Fall Semester)

Nov 29th

Tyler Youngers

This 2 credit, 4 week course is entirely self-paced.  Participants who sign up by Friday at 5:00 p.m. will be granted access the Sunday following that Friday at 8 a.m. and will finish the course on a Sunday by 11:59 p.m. after the four weeks has concluded.  If participants sign up after 5:00 p.m. on a Friday, they will not be granted access to the course until a week from the Sunday that follows their registration.  The instructor will email with instructions on how to begin the class.  All assignments, discussions, and final project work are due at end of the 4 week course in order to receive credit for the course.  The participant should expect to receive a transcript 2-4 weeks after the course is completed depending on whether it is for Licensure Renewal or Graduate Credit.

(Last day to register for Fall Semester is Friday, November 29th by 5:00 P.M.)

The purpose of this course is to introduce teachers to design thinking as a way to increase creativity in the classroom with design projects. Teachers will explore the concept of design thinking, learn about the LAUNCH cycle and how it can all be integrated into the classroom. Teachers will apply the LAUNCH cycle to their content as they create lesson plans that offer more opportunities for students to be creative/makers. Teachers will gain experience over the design thinking framework for K-12 students to support efficient design thinking instructional design, will participate in active discussions about the instructional purpose and goals of the design thinking framework and the LAUNCH cycle, and participants will learn how to make instructional decisions to increase creativity using these ideas.


A variety of resources on the design thinking framework and LAUNCH cycle will be taught, shared, and discussed with time given for participants to create lesson plans to be used in their classrooms.


This class is available for License Renewal, Graduate, Paraeducator or Audit credit.