24th Jul

SEVR – Design2Innovate: introduction to design thinking

Use design thinking to effect professional practice change in your classroom and school environment.

As educators, we all want to prepare our students to thrive in a complex future where rapid advances in technology and environmental challenges are changing the way we live and work.

We want to make sure our students are creative problem solvers with well-developed 21st century skills. And, we want to amplify their voice and choice in their own education so they can become the effective lifelong learners the future demands.

Design thinking has already transformed global industries. It can also help effect professional practice change in your classrooms and school environments to meet these vital goals.

Design2Innovate: introduction to design thinking will support middle leaders and classroom teachers to become more confident in using design thinking in classroom, school curriculum and leadership practice.


Over three days, you will engage in hands-on learning, take risks and be challenged as you deepen your creative thinking and problem solving skills, and collaborate with peers and Tech Schools. You’ll learn how to use design thinking to enhance student-led learning, build 21st century skills, and facilitate cultural change in your school.

A key component of this program is a school based project, lesson or unit of work using design thinking which you will test with your students and showcase to your peers in the course.

Learning outcomes

This program will develop your understanding of:

  • design thinking, its phases and operation and its application in practice
  • how to create a curriculum unit using design thinking
  • how to integrate design thinking in your practice and in school curriculum
  • how reflective practice will support learning, provide feedback on learning and change future learning and practice – empowering your pursuit of curiosity

Hear from Victorian teachers sharing their experiences using design thinking and the kinds of changes they’ve made and seen as a result, both in the classroom and across their school.

This course will be hosted and delivered by Gippsland Tech School and Casey Tech School.

The three day course, for teachers and middle leaders in the South East region, will be held at Gippsland Tech School on the following dates:

On-boarding: 1 hr online meeting in the week preceding Day 1 of the course.

Day 1: 24 July 2023

Day 2: 7 August 2023

Day 3: 16 October 2023

Please note that by registering for this course, you are registering for all three days.

Design2Innovate has been developed by Tech Schools in partnership with Bastow, Victorian teachers and international design thinking experts.