New Skills & Professional Development

Learn how Atlas Workshops learns from the world. We use our place-based learning style and experience with design thinking, trip leadership, and social entrepreneurship to offer some unique professional development opportunities. Check back here for announcements about future open professional development programs too.

We can of course adapt any of our trips or programs into short or longer professional development experiences either in your home community or on a global trip. Want to plan a custom program?


Current High School Educator Opportunities:

Upcoming Open Professional Development Programs:


CDMX Sprint 2019

Where: Mexico City
What: Weekend Design Sprint 2019
Dates: February 15th-18th (President’s Day Weekend) 2019
Estimated Program Cost:  $600 (Excluding Airfare)

This spring we will be sharing our passion for design and inspirations from the informal economy (check out our partner design firm: Groupshot). The design sprint weekend will be a field-based design research and brainstorming trip. This year, we will focus on what the US can learn from Mexico City’s informal economy. (With special attention to Taco Vendors of Course). 
Our team of educators will think about how field research, anthropology, and empathy can inspire innovation in Mexico and abroad. Expect some real-world design research, ethnography, and brainstorming with friends and experts. Oh, and did we mention lots of tacos?

Professional Development Outcomes:

  • Experience with real-world design thinking

  • Exposure to complex economic issues in Mexico City and globally

  • Professional connections with other design experts and educators

  • New curriculum ideas and approaches for design thinking and project work

  • Design Case studies and materials for your classroom

  • Design Teamwork Experience with like-minded leaders and experts