The engineering design process is a set of steps for creating that which does not yet exist. Help your students develop thoughtful solutions to open-ended problems, no matter what the subject area. Design authentic, open-ended problems for your students to solve using IDE Corp.’s Design Process.
- Understanding the “place” of design process as creating that which does not exist (referencing the STEM science/engineering juxtaposition but realizing that the IDE Design Process can be used in all subjects)
- Exploring the difference between convergent and divergent thinking
- Understanding the six steps to the IDE Design Process (formulate, explore, ideate, sift, simulate, advocate)
- Understanding the importance of empathy in the IDE Design Process
- Engaging students in activities that require them to use the design process
- Understanding the importance of efficacy in the classroom
- Exploring the importance of consensus in decision-making and the tools students can use to achieve consensus
Access to the MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC. 25 contact hours.