Tranformation Program

Teach by Design

Our unique Teach by Design methodology helps schools and teachers harness the power of design thinking for impactful curriculum design and lesson planning.

Online Videos
Multiple Resources
Active Community
One-on-One Mentorship
$ 0.00 AUD
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Whats covered in this Skillgym?

Helping teachers harness the power of design thinking.

The Teach by Design bootcamp is a 1-day intensive skills building experience that guides teachers through the entire design thinking process, from developing empathy for their end users to rapidly prototyping and testing innovative solutions

We take a practical approach to leveraging the best of design thinking, and customize it for the teaching environment. The methodology focuses on providing a structured, useful process for teachers to develop powerful new content and programs to deliver in their schools and classrooms.

Whether it be a single PD day, or a wider transformation program, we can work with your school to utilise design thinking to deliver amazing learning outcomes.

Why Design Thinking for education?

  • Design thinking has a human focus, and pays attention to the strengths and capacities of students and the ambitions, fears, and hopes of teachers.
  • Teachers are already designers of lessons, programs and interventions by necessity – design thinking offers them a proven set of thinking routines to help them do this design work in more creative and student-centred ways.
  • Design thinking empowers teachers to develop the innovative skills they need to keep their teaching relevant and fit for purpose, so that they can prepare their students to thrive in the future that awaits them.

A community-backed program.

The Teach by Design program is a community-driven initiative developed by a team of partners passionate about education.

We are seeking to work with teachers to help them explore the skills they need to ensure their students thrive. Each of the partners below have introduced their unique expertise into the program.

Teach by Design Community partners Skills of the Modern Age, Fogarty Foundation and Djoowak The Beyond Boundaries Institute Logos

What we'll cover.

Starting with empathy.

Whether its students parents or other teachers put the people you're designing for first and develop a deep understanding of how they experience the problem before you even think about solutions.

Divergent and convergent thinking.

Give yourself permission to think big and create new possibilities then make strategic decisions to zero in on the next step you need to take.

Rapid prototyping and testing.

Make your ideas real and get them into the hands of yours users as early as possible then learn to rapidly pivot or persevere based on valuable feedback.

You’ll walk away with:

Design-led lesson plans.

Bring along the program, unit or lesson you need to design, and you’ll leave with fresh insights and ideas, and the first prototype of your innovative new content.

A new kit of design tools.

In addition to the intuitive tools we’ll provide, our community of Teach by Design teachers will co-create a new suite of design tools made for teachers, by teachers.

A new problem-solving approach for you and your students.

Once you’ve mastered it yourself, you’ll be ready to empower your students with design thinking as a creative problem-solving technique.

A really engaging and useful workshop. A simple to understand yet comprehensive process. The experiential workshop ensured the process was understood and provided useful learnings that can be implemented.

Nigel Jones

Engaging hands on presentation!

Sophie Luck

Home Economics Teacher

Really insiteful and thought provoking approach to designing educational experiences.

Eric Radice

Head of Team

Thank you for providing this wonderfully rare opportunity for creative/reflective thinking and sharing with us the benefits of design thinking for teachers and students.

Michelle Robins

Manager, NAP Sample

The day was structured really well! All the elements flowed nicely and there was never a time where activities felt laborious. Matt is very knowledgable and provided a lot of helpful insight and feedback.

Teodora Robinson

Pre-service teacher

The Teach by Design Workshop provided me with a framework to assist with constructing future classroom activities and pedagogies in my repertoire.


Maths Teacher

We're proud to have worked with some amazing organisations

SōMA helped our team unlock new ways of working.

"The content was awesome and I really felt inspired to take the first step - also Matt was a great facilitator and kept everyone motivated throughout the course - LOVED IT!"-

University Program Lead

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1 hour 30 min
June 15, 2021
$ 0.00 AUD
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