The International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate

Young Innovators Camp

(6th – 8th grade or 6ºPrimaria – 2ºESO)

ASB has partnered with Future Design School to bring kids together for a fun, high-energy week of problem solving and designing. This intensive one week camp challenges campers to “power on” their creative geniuses. During the week campers will be empowered to develop their creative thinking competencies as well as a host of other soft skills while learning how to find and solve a problem. The camp will empower kids to create, innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. Campers will uncover their own passion, build prototypes and pitch solutions that bring meaningful change to the world. Participants will learn repeatable design methods and get hands-on experience building a new business.

Developed with world-class entrepreneurs and educators, Young Innovators is unique, transformative and an amazing way to develop leadership and critical thinking skills. Throughout the program campers get hands-on experience with leading design methods taught by a team of passionate educators. Campers are mentored throughout the process, and are exposed to thought leaders through our local and global network of entrepreneurs. Through the design process participants will develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative entrepreneurs.

Participants will leave camp with a prototype of an app and a pitch to promote their idea. Family and friends are invited to attend Demo Day on the final session date to watch their children in action pitching their designs.

All materials are provided, but it is helpful if students bring their own device for the best experience (phone/tablet/laptop are all OK. But don’t worry, a device is not required).

Why OUR Summer Program?

  • Develop vital 21st century soft skills: creative and innovative thinking, collaboration, communication, organization, time management, adaptability, decision-making
  • Learn how entrepreneurs approach problems: empathize, problem-find, ideate, prototype, test, iterate
  • The design process enables kids to learn important ideas in a meaningful and motivating way
  • Work on a project that you care about: kids learn best when they’re working on things that are connected to their passions and interests.
  • Design thinking is a method that crosses disciplines, encouraging students to solve problems by combining learning from different classes.
  • Solving problems brings ownership and empowerment to students

Camp Director

Taylor Bingle has been passionately involved in teaching entrepreneurship and design thinking for over a decade. He has taught entrepreneurship at Col·legi Montserrat here in Barcelona and has taught in summer design thinking programs at MIT, the University of Vic, and Punahou School in Hawaii. Taylor is also a certified teacher with the Future Design School and has completed courses on design thinking from IDEO, Stanford, MIT, and Harvard’s ProjectZero. In addition, Taylor has presented at many international conferences on the benefits of teaching entrepreneurship and using design thinking in the classroom including at the International Conference on Thinking, The Schools of the Future, Disruptive Innovation Festival, the Brain Symposium, and the iPad Summit.