Now in it’s fourth year, the Cooper Hewitt’s Design in the Classroom program, has kicked off a new initiative and fundraising drive. The program, which puts design thinking and learning into classes K-12 thru workshops, started in NYC and five other cities. Now the program is set to be introduced nationwide. With four regional trainings, the hope is to have the impact grow exponentially. Kids use common materials to build a prototype that solves a design problem and learn that design thinking can be used to solve problems faced in daily life. Utilizing critical thinking, visual literacy, teamwork and problem solving this early introduction to the power of design is one we can all support.