Learn More About Design Thinking for STEM Educators.

What is design thinking, and how is student-centered design useful in STEM education?

We are currently developing a Design Thinking for STEM Educators workshop series for teachers and community leaders who would like to learn and use design thinking to create customized STEM education programs in their own schools and communities.


Science teacher with student. Source: Getty Images.

Design thinking is a nonlinear, user-centered approach to problem solving. While many of us are well-acquainted with the problems surrounding STEM education (lack of qualified teachers, inadequate learning facilities, limited access to technology, etc.) actually tackling those problems in ways that ultimately lead to student achievement looks different for every school and every community. 

Through our Design Thinking for STEM Educators workshops, we hope to build a nurturing and collaborative environment where teachers and community leaders can analyze core issues in their schools, create customized solutions that improve student outcomes and also honors teachers’ perspectives and expertise.


Program Outline:

Module 1: What is Design Thinking?

Module 2:  Introduction to User Research

Module 3:  Creating User Personas and Cultivating Empathy

Module 4:  Needs Statements and Needs Decomposition

Module 5: Identifying Possible Solutions

Module 6: Theory of Change

Module 7: Financial Analysis

Module 8: Prototyping

Module 9: Scaling and Growth




Workshop Facilitator:

GeAndra "Ge" Imoudu

Founder | Executive Director | Science + Engineering Facilitator

GeAndra "Ge" Imoudu, an engineer, artist and mom of 3, is a New Orleans, LA native living in Charlotte, NC. She holds a B.S. in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University, M.S. in Engineering from Tulane University, graduate certificate in Design Thinking from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and MicroMasters® in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Maryland. Ge was an engineering project manager for 10 years before creating and leading PreK-12th grade STEM education programs across the Carolinas. She is currently working towards a doctorate in leadership and learning in organizations at Vanderbilt University.

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