Discover Design Thinking Application February 2020
Before applying, please review the FAQ on our program page here:
We are currently giving priority to individuals, schools, and organizations that:
1. Are relatively new to design thinking (note this is an introductory program)
2. Occupy a role in direct service to K12 students
3. Have a demonstrated commitment to creating opportunities for students furthest from opportunity
The full cost to attend this program is $750. Breakfast, lunch and materials are included on all days. We are able to offer scholarships and travel stipends for educators serving students furthest from opportunity. Requests for travel stipends and tuition wavers are included in the application below.
Important dates are as follows:
October 14: Application opens
November 29: Application closes
December 6th: Notifications sent
February 6, 7 and 8th: Workshop days
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Years in Education
More than 20
Role in education
With which grade level do you work?
K - 2nd Grade
3rd - 6th Grade
7th - 8th Grade
9th - 12th Grade
School Zip Code
Name of your school or organization:
Which type of school or organization do you work for?
School Free & Reduced Lunch Rate
You can use
to search for your school. You can find your FRPL% under the "student" section.
Whom does your school/org serve?
Give us a sense of your study body and classroom makeup. E.g, who are the different demographics represented at your school?
Describe the work you do with kids or at your school/organization:
We'd love to have a sense of what you teach and how you teach.
Why do you want to explore design thinking for your school/org?
What opportunities do you see for yourself, your school or your students?
Do you have any design thinking experience? Answer Yes or No. If yes, briefly describe.
Have you applied to Discover Design Thinking before?
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latinx
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
With which gender do you identify?
Please select a tuition option
Through the generosity of the General Motors Foundation and in-kind support from Stanford, we are able to keep the cost of Discover Design Thinking relatively low for educators. We offer admission under four tiers. Please note our tuition waiver program aims to serve K-12 educators who serve a large population of students on the Free and Reduced Price Lunch program, and have limited access to professional development funds.
Full Tuition: $750
Discounted Tuition: $350
Tuition Waiver without travel stipend
Tuition Waiver with travel stipend (up to $1000)
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