Congratulations to all of our DT Philly teams, and to our 2020 grant winners from Abraham Lincoln High School, William C. Longstreth School, Southern Middle School, and Shawmont School!

DT Philly engages students in fun, authentic learning around a topic that matters to them.  In using a design framework to take a project from essential question to abstract idea to real-life implementation, students discover they have the power and the tools to create change in the world around them.

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   "This is the best kept secret in Philly…
    DT Philly gives students a chance to
   really think."

12th Grader

   "You’re preparing my curriculum for
    me. It doesn’t get any better than
   this in terms of enrichment and
   preparing the students to handle
   open-ended questions."


"This truly transcends
the everyday school


   "Design thinking is the best thing
    I did in school!"

5th Grader

What is DT Philly?

DT Philly is a program teachers use to help students develop as critical thinkers and creative problem solvers.  Throughout DT Philly, students have moments of excitement and discovery and opportunities for growth as they explore root causes of problems, find new ways of looking at those problems, and craft solutions that are desirable and feasible. 

The Stages of Design Thinking