KCI Design Thinking Bootcamp at The Tech

Get energized with Design Thinking during your spring break!

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(By Lothar Herzog from Kassel, Germany – IMG_1135, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2512803)

In this three-day program, educators in Grades 3-8 will take a deep dive into the design thinking process as they explore and develop innovative project-based lessons and integrate design-based learning into their teaching methodology. Participants will learn how facilitation and collaboration are important factors in the classroom and pick up new skills engaging with museum guests in an open-ended design challenge.

This year’s focus is connecting sustainability to how we can take cues from the environment and creatures around us to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. We will also make connections to The Tech’s BioDesign Studio, a great way to prep your class for 2017 field trips.

  • Program led by Corrine Takara
  • Hands-on activities to become effective classroom facilitators
  • Discuss process, mindsets, and strategies

Program Logistics

New 10% Discount–Sign up by Saturday April 1!
Register up to 3 or more people and receive a shared
Educator Membership to The Tech.

Date: April 4 – 6 (Tuesday – Thursday)
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Design Challenge Learning Institute @ The Tech
145 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Cost: $425 (discount for groups of 3+)
Covers materials, light breakfast and lunch)
Contact: Allison Wilhelm,


Call Group Reservations at 1-408-294-8324, option 3, or e-mail . Teams of up to three teachers from individual schools are encouraged to apply together.

Google for Education KCI Summit

Google for Education KCI Summit

The Google for Education:KCI Summit is a special two day event to be held on September 24th and 25th, 2016 from 8am to 4pm. The summit will focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. Keynote speakers, eight high-impact learning sessions, an exhibitor corral, a light breakfast and lunch are all included!

September 24 & 25
8am to 4pm


Krause Center for Innovation
12345 El Monte Rd., Bldg. #4000
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


General Registration – $249.00 per person
Groups of 5 or more – $219.00 per person
Groups of 10 or more – $199.00 per person
Limited space so please register today!


  • Google for Education Certified Innovators
  • Representatives from Google who have direct experience with the use of Google Apps for Education and Google Tools and use them on a daily basis in their work

Who should go

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Library media specialists
  • Technology support staff
  • Chief Technical Officers
  • Technology Coordinators
  • Anyone else who is interested in learning more about how to leverage Google Apps for Education to support student learning and community outreach