Wednesday, April 14, 2010

IDEAS Forum for Design Education held in Washington, D.C.

The IDEAS Forum for Design Education, hosted by IDEAS (International Design Education Alliance for Schools), was held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2010. The event included a round table by the National Design Policy Initiative moderated by Caroline Payson, education director for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and a luncheon presentation by Bill Moggridge (right), new director of the Cooper-Hewitt and a co-founder of the design firm IDEO..

Participants in the forum included design teachers, design museum educators, university design teachers, principals of design high schools, design organization leaders, technology educators, design publishers, and a variety of others (50 in all) who are interested in K-12 design education in schools.

Participants worked in teams in the afternoon to develop strategies for policy development, community building, teacher preparation, student support, and a variety of other tasks necessary to make design education a regular part of instruction in K-12 schools by qualified teachers.

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