Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators – San Antonio TX


This 3-day workshop provides an in-depth, experiential introduction to Design Thinking and how it can be used to engage students in challenging projects that foster innovation and creative confidence.

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • experience a Design Thinking challenge
  • practice facilitating part of the design process
  • review and work with HFLI’s Design Thinking curriculum materials, including our one-semester course, Foundations of Innovation
  • attend conversations on a variety of topics related to implementing Design Thinking in schools, and
    network with like-minded educators

97% of participants who participated in our 2017 summer workshops would recommend the experience to a colleague or friend. Your fee for Intro to Design Thinking for Educators includes the workshop, materials, and breakfast/lunch/snack on all three days of the session. Limited spots are available. Register by March 31, 2018 to receive our early bird discount! If you have a group of 5 or more, contact for special pricing!


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Plan Your Visit

This workshop will be held at Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design in the heart of downtown San Antonio. HFA: Alameda School is located at 318 W Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205.

Hit The Ground Running

For participants in the Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators – San Antonio TX workshop, please review the materials below prior to the workshop

Review Chapter 1 of the book “The Art of Innovation” by Tom Kelly, brother to David Kelly, the founder of IDEO. The first chapter discusses the shopping cart re-design, as a way to illustrate the important principle IDEO uses in its process. Use this reading to understand the goal of a “deep dive,” the importance of user-centered design in innovation, and different practices that support the principles of innovation.


Read “Creating Innovators: Why America’s Education System is Obsolete,” in which Tony Wagner makes the case that Innovation and Creativity skills can and should be taught, are key for improving our economy, and require a different approach to education. Forbes Magazine, 4/25/12.