Many K-12 educators are looking “beyond the hexagons” to discover a new and deeper understanding of design. This journey leads them to discovering design abilities. Design abilities are a set of mindsets and behaviors that emphasize what students are learning and recognize the habits they are developing. The eight design abilities are: Navigate Ambiguity, Learn from Others (People & Context), Synthesize Information, Rapidly Experiment, Move Between Concrete and Abstract, Build and Craft Intentionally, Communicate Deliberately, and Design Your Design Work. We offer custom workshops for K-12 educators that help them experience design abilities and apply them to their work in the classrooms.