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Design Thinking in the classroom

Module Topics:

  • Discovery: What is Design Thinking?
  • Empathy: Who Needs Design Thinking?
  • Ideation: What Can I Create and What Problems Can I Solve?
  • Prototype: Experimenting with Design Thinking
  • Reflecting: Evolution of Design Thinking
  • Design Thinking Final Project

Be introduced to the theory behind Design Thinking and learn how Design Thinking fits into an educational setting so that you can create an action plan for how Design Thinking can be immediately put into use in your educational context with your students. 

This course is applicable for any K-12 teacher, administrator, or anyone looking to increase their design thinking skills and processes.  

All references and materials are located online.

Time commitment: 3-5 hours (approx.) per module.  18-30 hours (approx) for the complete course.
(Note: The Facilitated and For Credit course options have specific timeframes and deadlines)


The course content is great. I feel that the concept of Design Thinking is excellent. The activities and were engaging and helped me improve my understanding.

2016 Graduate


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the need for, and use of, design thinking for your school;
  • Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness;
  • Understand the emotional obligation of the design thinking process;
  • Identify ways in which design thinking pedagogies can be utilized in classroom/school settings;
  • Design and experience ways of integrating the design thinking process;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the design thinking process;
  • Evaluate the use of design thinking embedded into your curriculum;
  • Create a design thinking implementation plan for your school; and
  • Regularly reflect and share learning through course communication tools.

Pricing and Course Options

Below you will find the different options to earn credit for taking this course or take the self-pace option to learn at your own pace.

*Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for Eduro Learning's Premium Courses.

The Heritage Institute continuing education quarter credits are awarded through Antioch University Seattle at the 500 level. Antioch University Seattle’s Continuing Education Quarter Credits are acceptable in most states for teaching certificate renewal and salary advancement.



Prior to registering for a course, we recommend you seek approval from your state office of education or school district Human Resources department as many state and district requirements are unique. Click here for more FAQs or call 1800/445-1305 or log onto policies page for more information.

Facilitated (For Credit) Course Schedule

For the Academic Year 2017/2018

Round 1:  October 2 - November 19, 2017

Round 2: January 22 - March 11, 2018


Round 3:  April 2 - May 27, 2018

What our customers are saying

Don’t take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“I found this course to be extremely worthwhile. I’ve enjoyed the content, the activities and the conversations. Thanks!

~ 2016 Course Graduate

“I loved the connection to people. The readings were appropriate and not arduous. The expectations for submitted work were realistic, but allowed for individuals tailoring it to their own needs.”

~ 2015 Graduate

“The resources and the topic are incredibly helpful.”

~ 2015 Graduate

“The flexibility of assignments as they all offered choices.”

~ 2015 Graduate


Can I register for a group?


Yes you can!  Contact us by filling in this form here.



Can I transfer my payment to another educator?


Registration may be transferred to another person free of charge up to 10 days before the start of the course. Thereafter a $25 fee may be applied.

The new participant will be automatically enrolled in the same course as the original participant. The new participant will be required to update any demographic information as appropriate.

To request a transfer, please send the full name and email address of both the original participant and the new participant to with the subject line "Course Registration Transfer".


What is your refund policy?


For Credit (Heritage Option)

  • More than 60 days prior to the start of the course: Full refund less $50 handling fee
  • 60 – 31 days prior to the start of the course: 75% refund less $50 handling fee
  • 30 – 15 days prior to the start of the course: 50% refund less $50 handling fee
  • 14– 0 days prior to the start of the course: No refund

No refunds can be given on the Self-paced Option


What is your cancellation policy?


In the unlikely event of the cancellation of the facilitated (For Credit/Heritage) option due to circumstances beyond our control, participants will have the option of:

  • transferring to another course starting within the next 3 months;
  • transferring to the next cohort of the same course;
  • receive a 100% refund of registration fees

Please note:  Cancellation is not applicable to the Self-Paced Option



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