Join our exciting Innovation Leader Certification!
How might you inspire students to develop real solutions to real world problems? How might you create project-based and inquiry learning experiences, personalized to students of any age?
Design Thinking is a human-centered method of approaching problems and finding opportunities for innovation. It can be adapted to the classroom to help students develop creative thinking and problem solving skills while collaborating with their peers and diving deep into content.
During this fast-paced, action-oriented training program you will become proficient in bringing innovation to your classroom. Learn a repeatable process that you can use with students for ideation, validation and rapid prototyping. This is inquiry and project-based learning at its best!
Our approach encourages creativity and critical thinking. You will learn design methods and get hands-on experience to empower your student to build real solutions. Our proven curriculum emboldens students to solve big problems, have real impact and creatively innovate. Your students will learn to exercise personal resourcefulness, creativity and develop leadership skills that will help them no matter what path they choose to take in life.
Upon completion of the training you will be granted membership to the FDS Network which includes:
- Access to our Young Innovators content delivered in an easy-to-use tablet version. This content will enable you to deliver FDS' unique and inspiring course to the students in your school!
- A private community of peers with whom you can dialogue on how innovation delivery is working in your classroom. It is a place to pose questions, celebrate success and meet other like-minded colleagues.
- Thought leadership seminars quarterly with global entrepreneurs and educators that will help push your thinking and teaching practice.
- Discounts on future events and courses.
Our Fall Cohort course will run in Toronto from Saturday, October 29th, 2016 until Saturday, November 26th, 2016 and online in between.
There will be two face-to-face sessions on the Saturday, October 29th and Saturday November 26th. Each session will run from 9:00AM until 3:00PM at the MaRS Discovery District - times subject to change. Between face-to-face sessions, you will collaborate online with the peers in your cohort, with guidance from the FDS Team. The FDS team will also be available one-on-one, as needed, to mentor you through the process.
We will have weekly Google Hangouts on Tuesdays (Nov 1, 8, 15 and 22) from 8-9pm.
The cost of training is $799 + $199 for a year long license of the FDS Young Innovators app, a content delivery platform that will enable you to run innovation programs in your classroom. The app includes high quality lessons, videos, and methods that are tbe backbone of the Young Innovators curriculum.
The fee also includes access to the FDS Innovation Leaders private community, ongoing thought leadership seminars and for discounts to future events and courses.
Sign up before October 14th and receive $50 off registration fees!
App Liscence renewals after the first year of access are $199 per teacher. School licenses for the app are also available.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to having you join the amazing group of educators already certified to run our Young Innovators program!