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By: Mrs. Buck
Fourth Grade Teacher

Design thinking trains students for a world of inspired, creative thought, practice and service. Students are asked to use their knowledge and skills in the pursuit of solutions to meaningful problems in their community. Through design thinking, students develop into empathetic learners who, with grit and resiliency, find creative solutions to meaningful problems. Social interaction and collaborative learning are experienced while students are immersed in a culture of trying, failing, learning, and trying again. Thus far, my fourth grade students have been presented with simplified projects in order to test their ability to work creatively and collaboratively by solving problems which are often contrived and whimsical.