MIT Innovation Academy Teaching Lab

Summer 2020 |  Hong Kong

The MIT Innovation Academy Teaching Lab is an immersive program for high school educators and students aspiring to develop entrepreneurial and technology skills relevant for the future.

MIT Innovation Academy Teaching Lab works with partner schools to apply STEM through the lens of entrepreneurship and making, promoting innovation in education and pathways to the digital economy for high school students.

The Teaching Lab offers a model for accelerated innovation and interdisciplinary instruction, integrating program content, program pedagogy, and ecosystem development.  The experience comprises four progressive phases:

  1. Experiential: Teachers and students participate in MIT Solveathon powered by MIT Solve to problem-solve challenges related to UN sustainable development goals 
  2. Concept: Teachers participate in a four-day innovation bootcamp powered by MIT HK Innovation Node (Jun 22, 23, 24, 26, 2020)
  3. Practice: Teachers and students participate in a six-day innovation bootcamp powered by MIT HK Innovation Node (Jul 13 – 18, 2020)
  4. Perspectives: Teachers attend two sharing sessions to discuss ways to build a sustainable entrepreneurial community including the launch of MIT Innovation Academy student chapters to build a sustainable entrepreneurial community (Sep 19 + Nov 28, 2020)

MIT Innovation Academy is powered by the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node and takes place at the Node’s 5,000 sq.ft. collaborative maker space located in Kowloon Tong.

For more information on how to become a partner school, contact us at hkinnovationnode@mit.edu 

Teacher Bootcamp

Designed for teachers who are committed to developing students as innovators, the teacher bootcamp teaches local high school teachers the application of STEM through the lens of entrepreneurship and technological application. The bootcamp promotes innovation in education and pathways to the digital economy within the education ecosystem.

Student Bootcamp

Teachers from the teacher bootcamp will co-facilitate the student bootcamp alongside MIT Staff to equip students with relevant mindset and skills. The student bootcamp is a 6-day startup bootcamp uses a project-based learning approach to enable students to begin their entrepreneurial journey and acquire a better understanding for starting a successful venture.