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Design Thinking Educator Resources

FREE Design Thinking mini-lessons, design challenges and activities for K-12 educators.

A few more words about these resources

Henry Ford Learning Institute brings their design thinking expertise to an introductory series of activities and mini-lessons for the K-12 educator. Generously funded by Ford Motor Company Fund, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Skillman Foundation, these resources will help students adopt and grow the methods and mindsets of a Design Thinker. 

Activities, mini-lessons and deep-dive design challenges were developed to align with Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and National Visual Arts Standards.

Inside you will find:

  • Planning resources to implement Design Thinking in your classroom, school & community
  • Learning outcomes charts
  • Presentations, worksheets and activities to facilitate Design Thinking
  • Grade level specific Design Challenges
  • Much more!
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Imagine a world where every person has an equitable opportunity to gain the tools, courage and capacity to take charge of their impact — for themselves and for others.

At Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), we envisioned this world and through the commitment and collaboration of our visionary partners, we are making it a reality.