Is it true that we shouldn’t expect much from kids today other than to go to school, get good grades and get awards ????
This is so far from the truth, they may be young but they have a lot of great potentials that will find expression and flourish in the right environment and this is the vision behind the young innovators community.
Y.I.C is a community of upper elementary, middle school and high school learners that are problem solvers and innovators.
CAN THEY ?????
The answer is YES!!!!!!!!
In A 21st century learning environment, project based, discovery, authentic, inquiry based and deeper learning is the norm and this will always produce problem solvers and innovators. Every lesson is connected to their immediate environment and the world at large and learners are inspired beyond the classroom to discover solutions to the problems that are connected to their lessons. We are also using this opportunity to remind school administrators that this should be the focus of a 21st century learning environment.
Let’s look at some young innovators in history :
👉👉 In 1958, 12-year-old Peter Chilvers created the very first sailboard. As a young boy on Hayling Island, located on the southern coast of Britain, Chilvers enjoyed a variety of water sports. One day he decided to put a sail on his surfboard and the rest is history. Chilvers is still heavily involved in windsurfing culture.
👉👉In 1905, eleven-year-old Frank Epperson forgot about a mixture of water and powdered soda that was in a cup with a stirring stick on his porch. It was a cold evening and the next morning, Epperson discovered a frozen pop on his porch. He found it delicious and called the concoction an “Epsicle.” For the next 18 years, Epperson didn’t pursue development of his accidental invention. However, he made the tasty treat for his children and they called the cold treat “Pop’s Sicle.”In 1923, Epperson commercialized the product, and applied for a patent. He then created a variety of new flavors and distributed his cold product to the public.
👉👉 In 1974, Becky Schroeder created The Glo- Sheet and became the youngest woman to be granted a U.S. patent. Becky was only 10 years old when she was attempting to do homework in her mom’s car. As it got darker outside, she had the idea that there should be a way to make her paper easier to see in the dark. Becky took matters into her own hands and began playing around with phosphorescent materials, which exhibited light but without heat. She then used phosphorescent paint to cover an acrylic board and The Glow Sheet was created.At the ripe old age of 12, Becky became the youngest women to be approved for a U.S. patent for her Glo-Sheet invention.
Above is just a few amongst others.
This community is opened to learners across Africa for now.
For every one that joins the community, the task is same : “DISCOVER ANY PROBLEM IN YOUR SOCIETY AND COMMUNITY RELATED OR NOT RELATED TO WHAT YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL AND SHARE WHAT YOU THINK IS THE SOLUTION”.
There is a template that we will share with their class teachers after registration where they can document this problem and share what they think is the solution, and this can be theoretical or practical oriented. The point is “LET THEM THINK DEEPLY AND CRITICALLY BEYOND THEIR CLASSROOMS”.
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