School of Invention Advanced
School of Invention - ADVANCED (51 hour Summer School 2017)
Learn how to:
- Think creatively
- Design products
- Code & connect devices to the Internet (IoT)
- Market inventions
- Become an entrepreneur
and much more....
For students aged between 13 and 15 years.
Our mission is to inspire students to generate a passion for creative thinking, invention and innovation. We empower students with the necessary skills for the future, and guide them to transform their imagination into something real. This is done through modules and hands-on sessions bringing together creative thinking and entrepreneurship, product development, marketing, entrepreneurship and project work. Our summer school also includes external visits were students can see and understand better the technologies that drive innovative industries. Part of the summer school will also include working on a project in which students work together as a team. Each team will then present its project during the final session of the summer school.
In the longer term, the School of Invention will prepare and empower students towards the emerging Innovation Society, a society in which one of the most valuable skills is the generation of new ideas and the ability to turn these ideas into new products and services.
The school will run between July and September 2017, twice weekly for a total of 51 hours.
Courses will be held at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, Malta International Airport.
This summer course will be composed of the following modules:
- Creative Thinking & Entrepreneurship
- Product Development
- Information & Communication Technology
- Communications and Marketing
- External Visits
- Project Work
Course Fee: 350 Euro
Venue: Microsoft Innovation Centre, Skyparks, Malta International Airport
Starts: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Days: Tuesday and Friday
Time: 9.00 to 12.30
For a detailed course brochure, information and registrations kindly contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application form for this course can be accessed here.
This course is supported by Microsoft Innovation Centre.
The course will count as an extra curricular activity within the school leaving certificate (SLC)
Tutors - Advanced Course
Joseph.G. Woods - Creative Thinking and Entrepreneurship
Joseph G. Woods is a certified Edward de Bono trainer in Lateral and Parallel Thinking. He has over 11 years of experience providing consultancy and training services in Malta, Bulgaria, Italy, Sweden, UK, Greece and Poland. He has worked for 7 years with Dr. Edward de Bono, the developer of lateral thinking at The World Centre for New Thinking. In 2009 he was one of the keynote speakers at the European closing conference on creativity and innovation in Stockholm, Sweden.
Antoine Griscti - Marketing Communications
Antoine Griscti is a communications, graphical design and marketing professional, he worked in several advertising agencies and event logistics organizations since 2000. He holds a diploma in management and has been working in management and implementation of EU projects and communications included planning, evaluating and execution of projects. Antoine also worked on different EU funded programmes such as Med, Interreg 4c and Lifelong Learning. He also participated in several EU workshops on project management and communications. Antoine is also a musician and had a career as a professional musician for a number of years.
Ing. Sara Baldwin - Information & Communications Technology
Sara is an energetic and lively person, who instills motivation in others by sharing her passions and knowledge. She is a University graduate electrical engineer and holds a masters degree in oceanography. Through her traveling, Sara exposed herself to different ideas that made her aware that education is more than books and classrooms. An inventor at heart, Sara believes in learning by doing, and is currently working with Creolabs to develop innovative courses and to encourage children and youths to explore their creativity and innovation skills through practical/experimental education.
Daryl Zammit - Product Development
Daryl is a graduate from the University of Malta with specialization in Physics. He is currently working as a full time Design and Technology teacher within a Maltese State School. During his years within the University of Malta he was both vice-president and president of MUST (Malta University Student Teachers). Currently, Daryl Zammit, is working on developing interactive STEM activities together with developing interesting ways how to develop products that satisfies different challenges. Moreover, he works in liaison with different stakeholders in order to make sure that the best level of education is being provided to those entrusted to him.