CRAFTING INNOVATIVE SPACES: A Workshop in Design Thinking for K-12 Teachers

JOIN US for a free seminar open to K-12 teachers of all levels!

We will be working in teams to combine the best of Design Thinking and Proj­ect Based Learning. Design Thinking is a process to help folks define a problem, come up with ideas, prototype a solution and test that solution. Project Based Learning is all about applying one’s knowledge and skills in creating a prototype. At the end of this week, seminar participants will learn the universal language of Design Thinking; and decide for themselves how to translate their ideas into a real world based project. Participants will come back to their classroom with a curriculum workbook for incorporation design thinking into K-12 class­rooms. Registration is required.

Work with Architect Aaron Jones AJ/A

Aaron produces experimental theaters, pop-up structures, and comic books in collabora­tion with leading creative professionals and organizations around the world. Aaron Jones is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at LTU CoAD, where he develops curriculum in contemporary phenomenology, faux phenomenology, interior architecture, multidisciplinarity, visualization, and technolog­ical integration.

Recently, Aaron was awarded a research residency from the BEMIS Center, participated in the 2017 Biennale Internationale Design St. Etienne, and served as visiting architect at Cranbrook Academy of Art.


– Stipends or housing in the dorms available

– Lunches provided

– Each participant receives materials for individual prototype development, and choice of materials for prototyping

– Curriculum/workbook for incorporation of design thinking into K-12 classrooms


Dr. Patrick Fahey, Associate Professor of Art Education Department of Art and Art History