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Middle & High School Students

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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)



This learning process starts with a group of between 5-9 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. 


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



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.





Overview Presentation:

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

Think like an Owner.  Owner Mindset Thinking

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





The basic project for the students:

Project Academy's Culture Statement
We will use a peer learning process to learn our material.
How do we pick and use a learning buddy to support our learning.  Each of us is a mentor to one of our team mates.

Infrastructure of Opportunity to even the playing field

Break down barriers to help people find resources to understand what is available to help themselves. ...PDF discussion

There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century by Fiona Hill


Extra Documents/Learning

How To Think Outside the Box with Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans

High school students who are preparing for college and the workforce can benefit from developing a wide range of life skills. These skills not only help them succeed academically but also set a strong foundation for future personal and professional growth. Here are some essential life skills for high school students: Read List-AI 

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.






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