Design Thinking for Deeper Student Learning – San Antonio TX

A 3-day experience* that provides K-20 educators with an in-depth introduction to design thinking and how it can be used to engage students in meaningful thinking, learning and doing. Using an immersive learning approach, participants will develop key skills and gain access to a comprehensive set of instructional tools and materials.

  • Experience a Design Thinking Challenge
  • Practice facilitating part of the Design Thinking Process
  • Review and work with HFLI’s Design Thinking materials
  • Participate in conversations about implementing Design Thinking in schools
  • Network with like-minded educators


*If you have a group of 5 or more or are from a Title I school, contact for special pricing!


Here’s what teachers and other school leaders have said about their HFLI workshop experiences:

  • “Crazy and hectic, amazing and energetic, full of learning and experiences!”
  • “Refreshing!”
  • “The best organized training I’ve ever been to!”
  • “I feel like I can truly teach the Design Thinking Process to my students and help them apply it to life.”
  • “I now see through a Design Thinking eye and it leaves me in awe.”


Your fee includes the selected workshop, materials, and breakfast/lunch/snack. Limited spots are available – register today!

*Previously called “Introduction to Design Thinking”

Register for Intro to Design Thinking for Educators

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 Design Thinking for Deeper Student Learning – 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Read “Creating Innovators: Why America’s Education System is Obsolete,” in which Tony Wagner makes the case that Innovation and Creativity skills can and should be taught, are key for improving our economy, and require a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.