Teen Innovation Challenge

The upcoming Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge is a great opportunity for middle and high school teachers. Through this program, students are introduced to the innovator’s mindset, the 17 United Nations Global Goals, and design thinking. Students form teams to identify a local or global problem that feels relevant to them and then work through three phases of a design thinking curriculum to develop solutions. Interested teachers are asked to sign up by November 20.

There is no cost to participate, and teachers will receive ongoing professional development support before and during the event.

Hosted by The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego, this global competition helps students develop an innovator’s mindset and skills that cut across STEAM-sector jobs by using design thinking to engage in social good innovation.

Using Pactful, students learn essential skills such as empathy, critical thinking, community engagement, design, prototyping, and storytelling that benefit them in future-focused careers. Pactful and this challenge are sponsored through the generosity of Dr. Irwin and Mrs. Joan Jacobs.