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Middle and high school students that would learn and develop skills that are not traditionally taught in school today, but will benefit them in future life (College & Career Readiness Skills)

College & Career Readiness Day November 14th - Kettering Fairmont High  School

 

 

  Skills Every Child Will Need to Succeed in 21st century | Dr. Laura A. Jana | TED https://youtu.be/z_1Zv_ECy0g

 

 

Instructions:

This learning process starts with a group of between 5-8 individuals, who will work together starting with an ice-breaker, then forming a learning team, followed by selecting a problem, working on solving the problem and finishing up with a testing and reporting activity to the community.  During these tasks, life-skills will be infused in the process. 

The expected outcomes are as follows:

Uses questioning, why, what and how while doing activities.
Developing an engineering & team mind-set.  (Teams build character, culture and community.)
Internalize the problem-solving process & Thinking skills
Connection to various life skills used in the community, business and schools.
Begin a path for lifelong learning.
   

Ask the students:

  • What class they had that made them feel good about learning? 

  • What was it about it that did it for them?

  • If they have no answer, what teacher did they have that did not help them and why?

  • Why do they think it is important for them to be good learners?

  • Identify your highest hopes and deepest fears in life?

 

Recognize that you own your learning and are responsible for its success

Think of yourself as in your own business of learning,. What are you going to do to be successful?

 

“Students  need to change their disposition toward school away from being directed by someone else to an attitude of working for your-self—agency, self-discipline, initiative and risk-taking are all important on the job.”

 

Students should use a to-do list, develop a personal learning plan and create a portfolio of their best work

They learn to self-manage their time, reflect on how things are going again the plan and how to check-in when they know they need support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get students excited about learning (life-long learners).

Have the reasoning skills to manage in today’s society and begin to build a set of skills to use in multiple careers.

Understand that problems are opportunities.  The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity.

Have students better prepared for college or a career.

 

  • Students learn to work as a team and deal with differences between us

 

 
 
Overview Presentation:
 

1. Learning about your self ... Strengths & Goals,  Reflection on your activities

2. Learning to be a team by having a charter and culture. Be able to deal with differences and see the benefits of your learning team like a great sports or music team.

Infuse life skills in the learning process

See the benefits of key life skills like listening and trust

3. Learn the tools to find the root cause of a potential problem that you might want to work on. Incorporate both critical and creative thinking into the process of finding the requirements of the problem.

 

4. Learn the elements of the problem solving process; brain-writing, shaping, decision making

 

5. Reflection and seeing what we learned or should change.  Up date and present using the elevator pitch outline.

Cerebrate with your community

 

Overview list of learning/ Benefits

 

Global Drivers: 

 

 

Each of the elements above are hot-linked to instructions

 

 

See the Detail Curriculum plan below

Curriculum

 

 

         

The basic project for the students:

The learning can be broken into Five major parts

After each part, the students will do exercises around What skills did i use; Do a reflection about what they learned, what could have been better and other thoughts

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Extra Documents/Learning

How To Think Outside the Box with Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans

 

 

 

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