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Siebel Center for Design occasionally offers opportunities for educators, executives, and other professionals to receive training in design thinking and implementation of human-centered design principles in their workplaces and organizations. We’ll post these opportunities as they become available.


Siebel Center for Design Presents Learn It! Try It! Apply It! Introduction to Human Centered Design

SCD-PDH Learn It! Try It! Apply It! Series
Introduction to Human-Centered Design

For each module in the Learn It! Try it! Apply It! series, participants first work through online Learn It! lessons on their own. These lessons are designed to provide the information needed to join in scheduled live sessions to try it and apply it through specially created activities appropriate to collaborative learning through the Zoom environment.

In Module 1 of this series, teachers are introduced to basic concepts within the human-centered design and design thinking approach, and to the SCD researched-based taxonomy that we use every day to accomplish our teaching and design challenge objectives. We want our participants in this course to learn how to use these methods and put this flexible, problem-solving approach to work in their classrooms. To us, learning, trying, and applying is a critical part of the professional development experience.

For the 2020-21 school year, the Learn It! asynchronous segment of this module takes approximately an hour to complete and earns 1-hr of Illinois PDH credit. The Try It! (a 2-hr segment) and Apply It! (a 3-hr segment) earn 2-hrs and 3-hrs of Illinois PDH credit respectively. Not an Illinois educator? You are definitely invited to take this module, as the concepts are universal and, in many applications, relate to national education standards.


Visit the University of Illinois Webstore to purchase this course (at no charge!) and select the Learn It, Try It! Apply It! course. To complete your purchase and if you don’t already have an Illinois ID, you will be asked to register. You will get a special ID which will give you access to the course. Once you register on Webstore and you’ve made your purchase the first time, you will be taken directly to the course without having to use that new ID.

Your new ID and unique “course key” will come to you through follow-up emails that the U of I will send. You can use those to get into and out of the course as often as you need!

If you’re taking the course for PDH credit, you’ll be provided the ISBE link within the course segments to complete your PDH certificates for up to six hours of credit depending on which segments you complete.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email us, and put “SCD-PDH” in the subject line so we can get back to you as quickly as possible.

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