In my second year of teaching, we used design thinking for our student-centered documentary project. Everything changed. I spent the next decade on a journey to empower my students to become creative thinkers and problem-solvers. This meant mural projects, service learning projects, STEM camps, and coding projects. But it also meant mistakes. Tons of them. It meant lessons that tanked and projects that failed. But each failure was another iteration on the road to innovation.
Along the way, I helped develop the student-friendly LAUNCH Cycle, a design thinking framework for K-12 students.
Over the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing people, schools, organizations, and conferences. I had the chance to speak at the White House and share my vision of the future of learning — one that empowers students to be creative thinkers. If you are interested in having me present, fill out the form below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.