DIY- Design it Yourself


We’ve opened our toolkit for you to use. Below you’ll find some ways others have assembled design thinking tools and some sample agendas to get you started. Our team is happy to work with you to put together your next agenda (team meeting, PL Day, CofP, staff meeting, grade team meeting, parent and school council event…)

Tools and protocols we’ve used to inspire creativity, collaboration, divergent thinking and action.

RVS ToolKit

Processes and tools for creating a collaborative culture for creatively exploring initiatives for school evolution.

School Design

Collaborative processes and tools for teachers to plan engaging learning for their students.

Instructional Design

Design thinking for Advancing School Initiatives


Processes and tools for creating a collaborative culture for creatively exploring initiatives for school evolution. Below are sample agendas, archived workshops and tools to inspire design thinking for school leaders and teachers.

Our team of learning specialists would be happy to help you personalize this process, please contact.

Sample Agenda


08:30am  Introduction:

08:45am  Norms for Design Thinking  •  Empathy Interview

09:00am Practice R.I.G.  •  Rapid Idea Generation

10:00am  Share Your Idea  •  Critical Friends Protocol

10:30am Break

10:45am Essential & Driving Questions  •  Tool

11:15am  Ideation Speed Dating  •  Protocol

12:00pm Lunch + Walk & Talk Protocol (Immersion, Reflection on Ideation)

12:40am Action Steps, Do List & Site Visit planning

1:15pm Site Visit Planning  •  Tool

01:45pm Reflection & Feedback  •  I wish, I like Reflection Tool

02:00pm Departure

How others have remixed the tools:


Moving Forward with High School Redesign: October 1, 2015

High School Redesign Staff Workshop

SEP Development: March 2, 2015

Design thinking for Instruction


Collaborative processes and tools for teachers to plan engaging learning for their students. This page is designed to provide scaffolding to plan a collaborative instructional design process for your team or school. Previous workshop agendas and instructional design cohort pages serve as inspiration and illustrative examples of how these tools have been used in the past.

Our team of learning specialists would be happy to help you personalize this process, please contact.