YOUNG INNOVATORS: MY FAVORITE THINGS, is a design boot camp for kids ages 4-8 years old that explore the use of innovative and creative thinking in solving everyday, real world problems. This course shall introduce young creatives to the SoFA Method, a unique approach to design thinking that encourages an exploration of self by using the students’ personal stories to produce a design concept, and in turn, developing it into a design innovation.
The students will be presented with a design challenge each session and encouraged to come up with their own prototypes using available or recycled materials found around the home. A culminating activity shall take place at the last session for students to present their works to their parents/guardians/friends and some guest teachers.
Course Structure: The workshop will be done via distance learning through applications like Zoom and Google Classroom. It is advised that parental/adult supervision is provided to support the learning needs of students.
Design Challenge 1: Pillow inspired by your favorite food
Design Challenge 3: Umbrella inspired by your favorite song/bedtime story
Design Challenge 4: Chair inspired by your favorite favorite movie/cartoon character/superhero
Culminating Presentation: A Show and Tell of Design Creations
Faculty: IDr. Charlene Joyce Faustino
A Certificate of Attendance will be given to each student who has successfully completed the program.
Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable. Please be informed that once the Workshop has started payment for the program will be non-refundable and non-transferable.
Name Registration. In order to properly enroll to the Workshop the name to be registered should be the name of the student.
This course is ideal for kids ages 4 to 8.
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
- Laptop or tablet with internet access
• A design thinking journal; writing/drawing materials
• 3-5 rolls of masking tape, double adhesive
• Stapler, scissors, glue
• Recycled materials (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, carboards, egg cartons, reusable jars or plastic containers, fabric)
• Molding clay
• Popsicle sticks, straws
• Rubber bands, yarn or any type of string
• Loose parts (a variety of small items: beads, buttons, feathers, screws, pebbles, lids)
NOTE: Adult supervision is necessary to set-up materials and other class needs. Please provide an area free of distractions with access to internet. The space should have an area for working. Parents or guardians should assist students in their model making process.