The Industrial Design Society of America is an innovative group of creative problem solvers that are passionate about changing our world through creative thinking. I was inspired when I joined a group of art educators from across New England at the IDSA National Conference in Boston today. The workshop was led by Doris Wells-Papanek, M.Ed. who is a leader in the design learning field. Working closely with the IDSA Wells has spent the past few years advocating for a focus on design learning in our public school system.
This year Wells developed a challenge for k-12 teachers called the IDSA Design Learning Challenge 2013. I will defiantly be participating this year so stay tuned for updates!
I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes from today. It is by Dr. Rex Jung, a frontrunner in the science of how the brain works when it is learning and creating.
"Cultivating the next generation of creative innovators is critical to our culture, economy, and survival as human species."
The adventures in the classroom of a first year art teacher, read more HERE