Educators interested in learning Human-Centered Design (HCD) can sign up for notification of our next training session or follow our website and social media posts for upcoming dates and details.
HCD is a set of problem-solving methods that grew out of “design thinking,” the detailed process architects and planners use to make sure all of a client’s needs are met. Grounded in empathy, the methods ensure that all stakeholders’ perspectives are taken into account in decision-making.
HCD can give administrators tools for gathering information, gaining team consensus, or engaging community, among other things. Teachers can use HCD to help students organize projects and see problems from multiple viewpoints.
Our HCD team provides training in multi-district Professional Development sessions as well customized sessions for individual districts. For customized trainings, contact the Consortium’s Chief Organization Officer, Jackie Foor.
Districts that have participated in our trainings have tackled a variety of challenges using HCD, including:
- Redesigning learning spaces
- Building better connections with the community
- Aligning professional development with staff needs
- Improving Project-Based Learning (PBL)
- Improving school culture
- Creating career readiness opportunities for students