Design Thinking PDxNews (Level Up Your PD Your Way) (Course # 22ET0601A)

Dates: 6/1/2022 - 10/1/2022


Registration open through 6/14/2022 12:00 PM EST


72 seats currently available.




The registration period has closed for this event.

PD Description

Easy. Manageable. Relevant.


Designed for educators interested in learning and trying Design Thinking strategies in a manageable way. Receive the monthly newsletter, review what you want, reflect on what you want and earn SCECHs for your work.


Design thinking uses a creative, systematic approach to teach problem-solving. Learners progress through the stages of Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, and Reflect in search of innovative solutions to vexing problems. The integration of research, development, and evaluative activities, makes it particularly useful for all disciplines.

WHO benefits from DESIGN THINKING?

Your students! Design Thinking can be used in multiple disciplines. Design thinking strategies solve problems. Whether you teach math, literacy, science, social studies, business, computer science, or another discipline, design thinking strategies can help you increase student engagement and connect content to careers while still meeting curriculum standards.

HOW can you learn more about DESIGN THINKING?

Join us this summer to learn how you can implement design thinking into your lessons. This PD opportunity is brought to you by newsletter. It is designed to be flexible and accessible for you. Participate when you can and take a break when you need to. You can choose how you would like to engage! You can engage at the basic level by just checking out the content or LEVEL UP your learning to earn SCECHs by reflecting and sharing on what you have learned


Keith Tramper; Eric Kelliher; Sarah Wood

Keith Tramper is an educational technology consultant at Kent ISD. He is passionate about empowering students and educators to impact their world through the use of technology. Keith has experience training, providing support, coaching and consulting to building capacity for educational innovation within K-12 schools and ISDs.

Eric Kelliher, Career Readiness Consultant at Kent ISD, works with local educators to integrate career exploration, planning and thinking into instruction. From helping teachers integrate soft skills into lesson plans, to speaking to classrooms and at conferences, to running programs like Teachers in Industry, Classroom to Careers and others, Eric seeks to make career thinking an integral part of the learning experience. His prior experience includes 6 years in the classroom teaching Language Arts and Physical Education, 4 years as a K-12 Technology trainer, 3 years in Higher Education, and several years in the corporate world, first in Banking, later as a Leadership Development trainer at Meijer’s corporate headquarters.

Sarah Wood is a K-12 Technology & Media Integration Specialist in West Michigan. She has a love for photography, graphic recording, being creative, crafts, and anything learning-related – if it involves making and creating, you will find her part of it! As an educator, Sarah strives to provide unique learning experiences for students that not only engage them in the learning but leave students with a story to share about their learning. She has previously presented at MACUL and Podstock as well as done graphic recording for ISTE.

To find out more about Sarah, visit her website at or follow her on Instagram (myedtechworld), Twitter (@myedtechworld), and Facebook (My EdTech World).

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Course Cost

There is no charge to attend this course.

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 7





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