Summer Courses 2014 - Grades 9-12
inspirED Social Entrepreneurship Program
A 2-week full-day camp that will be based in CoCoon, a spacious and vibrant coworking space for startups and entrepreneurs. This intensive program develops socially responsible leaders and teaches them relevant business and communication skills that empower students to design their own individual service projects.
This course will incorporate Harvard Project Zero & Stanford Design School learning and thinking strategies as well as TED talk-style presentations; we will also apply the HBS case method to teach leadership and social entrepreneurship. Students will work directly with underprivileged children from one of our partners, Changing Young Lives Foundation, to develop knowledge and awareness about important social issues in Hong Kong.
Through activities ranging from volunteering and a team-building and leadership retreat to case studies and project design, students will learn how to develop an idea into a project proposal that can enrich their personal portfolios and jumpstart their IB CAS Projects or MYP Personal Projects. Not only will the CoCoon startup community and environment be stimulating, but students will also meet successful social entrepreneurs and leaders in the business and non-profit community to gain exposure to creative and sustainable solutions.
Our goal is to offer an experience that will inspire and move students to want to be
innovative and socially responsible leaders.
Taught and developed by Renée Boey (Harvard, Cambridge) and Ada Chu (Cambridge, Harvard Business School).
11 days, 7 hrs a day.
30 Jun to 11 Jul, 2014. 10 am - 5 pm
Personal Writing Workshop
This is a one-week "sequel" to the inspirED Social Entrepreneur Program but also a stand-alone course in which students learn to reflect and write about a transformational experience in their own voice.
This course teaches high-level thinking and writing skills useful for any secondary school student and helps them approach the challenge of writing college personal statements with greater confidence and ability.
5 days, 3 hrs a day. 21 Jul to 25 Jul, 2014
This intensive 2-day weekend course teaches students important macro- and micro-thinking and learning skills that will prepare them for the rigors and opportunities offered by the IB Diploma Program (DP).
Special emphasis placed on the core requirements Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and the Extended Essay (EE).
We offer model roadmaps based on the experiences of successful DP graduates and help students to start planning calendars and roadmaps for themselves.
2 days, 9 hours total. 16 and 17 Aug, 2014
See Summer Calendar for details.
Preparing Yourself and Your Child for the
IB Diploma Program
An introduction to the IB Diploma Program requirements and timelines and how to support your child in navigating the academic and extracurricular demands of the program.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the various challenges and opportunities the IB Diploma Program provides.