Design Thinking for Elementary Students

  Design thinking refers to the process of: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test.  It is the basis for thinking critically about and reimagining the world around us.  It sounds serious, but it can also be a ton of fun!  This workshop will pose real-world challenges and lead you through creative processes that you can replicate with your students to help them invent solutions to everyday problems through imagining and creating.

Target Audience

Elementary Teachers

To Bring/Important Notes

Paper, pencil, eraser, something to colour with, you may be asked during the lesson to engage with whatever materials are around you.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This session is full.


  • Twyla Exner
    Twyla Exner

    Twyla Exner is an artist and educator based in Prince George, BC.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina and a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University.  She has worked as an artist in residence at elementary and high schools, taught art classes for children and adults at community centres, and worked as an educator at public art galleries.  Most recently she held the position of Director of Public Programs at Two Rivers Gallery.  Currently, she teaches courses in art and design for the College of New Caledonia and Sheridan College.