Summer is such a great time to try things often not permitted by the hustle and bustle of the school year. Want to code? Want to build a 3D creation designed by your imagination? Yes and yes. However, the maker mindset, one that embraces new ideas and challenges, can be hard to keep up at home, especially when you’re worried about homework, deadlines, and grades. That doesn’t have to be the case. With a few easy ideas to help your child develop an innovator’s mindset focusing on everyday, positive traits, will help them to create a fulfilling and successful life. If you are near Sunnyvale tomorrow, come pick up some simple tips for fostering innovation in your kids all year long. Glen Trip, Galileo founder and CEO, will be offering an easy breakdown on how to continue this summer enrichment spirit at home and school.
The workshop is the final in a series on Developing Kids into Innovators. It will be held at the Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale: St. Martin’s School from 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. We can promise you, it won’t be boring.
Some suggestions will prompt you to think about what skills you want your child to have in 20 years – beyond college and into the working world – and how they use their time now will impact that. Obviously kids spend much of their life at school, which may require a good look at your school’s value set and some advocating using ideas from other schools to help get key innovator characteristics integrated into school life. Outside of school, opportunities are much more broad, especially in Silicon Valley, where there are clubs and other extracurriculars for almost every interest, including a flourishing maker community.
The workshop is free and tickets are available here.