Use Design Thinking to Increase Creativity in the Classroom - Self-Paced 4-Week Class (Summer Semester-Offered anytime between 5.2-8.3.20)


Summer Semester

Date:  Available for registration anytime between May 2 - August 3, 2020
Course #:  EDMA 288:638
Instructor:  Tyler Youngers
Credit:  2 credit hours

This 2 credit, 4 week course is entirely self-paced. 

Participants may begin this course as soon as they register anytime between May 2 - August 3rd.

The instructor will email with instructions on how to begin the class.  All assignments, discussions, and final project work are due at end of the 4 week course in order to receive credit for the course. 

The participant should expect to be able to request a transcript 2-4 weeks after the course is completed depending on whether it is for Licensure Renewal or Graduate Credit.

(Last day to register for Summer Semester is Monday, August 3rd by 5:00 P.M.)

The purpose of this course is to introduce teachers to design thinking as a way to increase creativity in the classroom with design projects. Teachers will explore the concept of design thinking, learn about the LAUNCH cycle and how it can all be integrated into the classroom. Teachers will apply the LAUNCH cycle to their content as they create lesson plans that offer more opportunities for students to be creative/makers. Teachers will gain experience over the design thinking framework for K-12 students to support efficient design thinking instructional design, will participate in active discussions about the instructional purpose and goals of the design thinking framework and the LAUNCH cycle, and participants will learn how to make instructional decisions to increase creativity using these ideas.


A variety of resources on the design thinking framework and LAUNCH cycle will be taught, shared, and discussed with time given for participants to create lesson plans to be used in their classrooms.

This class is available for License Renewal, Graduate, Paraeducator or Audit credit.


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