Design Thinking Teachers


Jennene Bermodes

Assistant Principal            Science,                        Leadership Advisor
jennene.bermodes@cottonwoodk12.org

Jessi Chapman                    Video Productions,        Yearbook Advisor jessica.hickenbottom@cottonwoodk12.org

Kelsey Douglas
Social Studies,                      Model UN Advisor
kelsey.douglas@cottonwoodk12.org 

Crystal Mayer
English,                               Theater
crystal.mayer@cottonwoodk12.org

 

 

Overview

Thinking gives students the opportunity to develop skills to be successful in a range of different fields—including designing, architecture, engineering, and business. Students will learn to understand the end-users, question hard-set assumptions, and redefine problems.

Course of Study within Design Thinking

9th Grade
NGSS: Integrated Physical Science
Math: Algebra 1

10th Grade
NGSS: Biology
Math: Geometry
Engineering Design

11th Grade
NGSS: Chemistry
Math: Algebra 2
Advanced Robotics

12th Grade
NGSS: Environmental Science (AP)
Math: Statistics (AP) or Pre-Calculus
Senior Seminar

 

Student Experience

Activities emphasize creating innovative solutions and testing them for tackling complex, unknown challenges. Students will participate in prototyping, robotics, mentorships, and internships.