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Lesson Objectives: At the end of this lesson, children will be able to:
Program Description: Imagineerz@School is a series of 10 video lessons that use hands-on STEAM challenges to help K-5 students develop a growth mindset and learn design thinking.
Mode: Can be run online or in the classroom
Budget 1 hr 15 minutes for this lesson.
If a straight 75 minutes does not fit your teaching schedule or if you are running the lesson online, here’s a pacing guide with suggestions on how to break the lesson into smaller segments.
This is the first lesson of a series of 10 video lessons that can be run in-person or online in Grades 1, 2 or 3. If you enjoyed running this lesson, check out and purchase the rest of the lessons.
As Design Thinkers, we are constantly looking to get feedback, iterate and improve. If you could please take 5 minutes to let us know what you thought of the sample lesson, we would really appreciate it!
“The skills imagineerz develops is very much what we as teachers would love to foster all day long in our kids – problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration.”
– Carol Braunstein
Teacher, 1st grade
“The students really took to heart the ideas of Growth Mindset and the idea of yet and it was really cool to see the kids incorporate some of the Imagineerz language.”
– Nick Prychodko
Principal, De Vargas School
“The program was really easy to implement because the videos were really self-explanatory and they guided the students and the teacher along some really important steps…
…establishing background knowledge, establishing routines, and also there were some awesome great embedded assessments – both formative and summative.”
– Megan Heffernan
Teacher, 5th grade
“The students are learning about Design Thinking and simple machines and doing these tasks that are actually really difficult for them to solve so they’re having fun problem solving and being creative…
…I wish I could come up with these creative tasks myself and write the lessons, but Imagineerz does a fantastic job of it and and all I have to do is press play.”
– Haley Libuit
Teacher, 4th/5th combo