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Innovation at Yorktown
“Innovation does not happen in isolation. There is no lone genius.”–Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO
Bezos’ sentiment embodies the innovative process Yorktown Education seeks to nurture within its students.
The most important innovations of all time, including such inventions and discoveries as the printing press, the compass, the electric light, and antibiotics are the product of countless queries and experiments by individuals who sought to advance and improve the world around them.
And with the emergence of today’s globalized society, innovative trends that fuel a more efficient and effective world are still a priceless commodity.
Forbes contributing columnist Henry Doss, a former banker turned venture capitalist, explains why it is imperative that students are taught to be innovators in their “educational journey.”
Yorktown Education agrees. Our culture and curriculum strive to foster an environment in which innovation highlights ways to produce a more analytical approach to conceptualize the world. Strategies that cultivate paradigm shifts in student thinking are a mainstay of the Yorktown Education culture.
This May, Yorktown Education will showcase our very own student innovators. While these innovators are inspired and motivated through daily instruction, they, in turn, galvanize their fellow students and the Yorktown staff as well.
Students will create or research an innovation in three key categories: Innovation for Humanity, Innovation for Profit and Innovation for Efficiency.
Innovations and research will be shared on Friday, May 8th from 1:00-2:30 during our Innovation Expo. Parents are encouraged to attend and celebrate our young innovators in training.