Students need to make, build, and tinker. The Global Day of Design is one-day that focuses on using the Design Thinking process in school. Our goal for the Global Day of Design is to inspire a transformation in schools around the world to incorporate design into an every day practice with our students.
Last year over 40,000 students from 450 schools (and four continents) participated. We are hoping to grow even more this year!
Take a Look at the First Design Thinking Challenge >>>>>>>>
(Free Download of Lesson Plan and Teacher's Guide Below)
The Global Day of Design is kicking-off the second year in existence. If you'd like to partner with us to bring the power of design and creativity to schools and students around the world, please reach out to learn more about being a partner. Contact John Spencer or A.J. Juliani (listed below).
Each week we will release a new Design Challenge up until the GLOBAL DAY OF DESIGN on 5/2/17. Click the title of the Challenge below to get access by signing up for the email list. We'll keep you updated as new challenges are released. Some will be 5 hrs long, some will be shorter (20-45 mins), but all will be fun!
Some will be FREE and a few are paid Design Challenges and Maker Projects.
Use any of these design challenges during the Global Day of Design, or come up with something on your own, or let your students decide! Please share on the online communities (below) what your plan is!
Gift Design Challenge (FREE)
Time: 1 hr
University of Arkansas
STEM Design Challenges Based on Children's Books (Great for K-5)
Flappy Bird Generator
Make Your Own Flappy Bird Game (FREE)
Time: 20-45 mins
Design Challenge via TED
Draw How to Make Toast (FREE via TED)
Time: 20-45 mins
Maker Challenge: Don't Break IT - Drone Design (with video overview)
Design Challenge (Launch Cycle)
Invent Your Own Sport
(5 Lessons FREE)
Tiny House Challenge
Maker Challenge: Design the Ultimate Tiny House (with video)
Questions always come up about events like this, and we want to save you some time by providing you with answers to some of the questions that we see a lot. Don’t hestitate to reach out with further questions.
Please sign-up your class and share where you are from on this Google Form (click here)!