Kids Can! Innovation Camp Honored in HundrED’s Spotlight on Creativity in Education

The LEGO Foundation and HundrED Dedicate New Spotlight Report on Creativity in Education to Sir Ken Robinson and we made the list! 

HundrED in partnership with The LEGO Foundation has just released a new Spotlight Report on Creativity. This research project aimed to discover and celebrate leading innovations doing exceptional work in fostering creativity in education. Almost every educator now agrees that we need to consider creativity as a fundamental skill to be cultivated in schools. The question this report aims to answer is how to effectively nurture creativity in education. Kids Can! Innovation Camp,  is proud to be recognized as one of the most impactful innovations fostering creativity in education. 

The report is dedicated to Sir Ken Robinson, who passed away this past August. Sir Ken was a champion of creativity and dedicated his career to promoting creativity, innovation, and a personalized approach to learning. This comprehensive report was released during a special showcase at the HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit on Creativity in Education.

Kids Can! Innovation Camp was chosen due to its unique approach and its potential to create a sustainable impact in education. Kids Can! Innovation Camp provides students with the opportunity to lead their own learning as they tackle real-world problems aligned to UN SDGs through interdisciplinary project-based learning challenges. Through empathy-driven design-thinking and the use of Makerspace and ICT tools, students are empowered to create and design solutions in the form of projects and products.

Big Ideas of Kids Can! Innovation Camp

  1. The Kids Can! Innovation Camp seeks to provide grade school-middle school students the opportunity to become critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and active agents of change. In order to do this, Kids Can! project incorporates the United Nations Global Goals, also known as the Sustainability Development Goals of 2030, as a guiding tool for the children. 
  2. The project framework brings design-thinking to the appropriate level of the students who participate. 
  3. The project is grounded in passion-based learning. Students are given the opportunity to create products that they are passionate about. Students use their passions, talents, and skills (individual and collaborative) as they participate in creating solutions for the problems they are working on.
  4. The project aims to help kids come up with different and genuine solutions. The nature of solutions that the students create depends on the nature of the problem they have identified. Hence, possible solutions may include but not limited to: making or inventing, information and advocacy campaigns, call to action through service, and philanthropy.

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