Chelan High School teacher completes “Discover Design Thinking” workshop

Chelan High School English teacher Steve Bovingdon.

CALIFORNIA - Last week Chelan High School English teacher Steve Bovingdon completed the Stanford D School “Discover Design Thinking” workshop last week in Palo Alto, California along with other professionals from all over the world.


Steve was selected after completing an application process that involved writing about the following:

  • The context of our school and our students.
  • Why interested in design thinking?
  • Personal narrative and job description.


The workshop format was as follows:

Day 1: intro to the design process with a short project; introduction to a larger scale project

Day 2: work on second project; presentation

Day 3: work on how to bring design thinking home


Implementation of these design thinking principles in the classroom is underway, as Chelan High School students in Mr. Bovingdon’s Central Washington University English course and his Sophomore English courses will be working on design thinking projects this quarter.


To learn more about the Stanford D-School and design thinking visit the program website:


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