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Our students will help to develop a plan for pre-employment students  The pre-employment program is designed to give young adults, who dropped out of school or have graduated HS but have little direction, the life skills and attitude to become part of the community. The program is designed to include the community and business partners to ensure success for the individual.  Needs of the young adult will be assessed; such as transportation, family commitments, legal and others to make the training possible and successful.  We look for young adults that have:

o    a positive Attitude:

o   a good Aptitudes for doing certain kinds of things easily and quickly.



Student ownership- learning mindset concept:

Students control and manage their learning process.  This includes things you are interested in doing outside of the classroom such as getting into a college, a passion or a career.

Ownership to learning means that a learner is motivated, engaged and self-directed. It means they can monitor their own progress and are able to reflect on their learning based on mastery of content. ... For every learner to begin to understand how they learn, we need to turn to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).Nov 18, 2018


  • Have the students be part of creating this curriculum
  • Use commercial movies as part of the learning process:

    As an example, use movies related to an education theme for learning methods, use movie with a sports theme for team-work methods.

  • Questions are the starting of the dialogue.



  • Create a manual or web based document that defines the process using the outline of an elevator speech
  • Live this as an example of its benefits.







Learning promotes starting with a question rather than looking for answers read the article
What is my passion/ Goal Think about your future
Students skill needs Reasoning, perseverance, insightfulness, reflection
Student centered learning article Preparing students
Comparisons between business and learning ownership Table
Planning skills File
Habits of the mind File
What does ownership of learning mean? File
What does learning look like for the student?
  • Explaining something in their own words.
  • Asking questions.
  • Making connections.
  • Recreating (rather than reproducing) information.
  • Justifying their decisions.
  • Explaining their thinking.
  • Talking to each other.
  • Active – doing something with the information.


Problems with Business training programs

But most executive education programs—designed as extensions of or substitutes for MBA programs—focus on discipline-based skill sets, such as strategy development and financial analysis, and seriously underplay important relational, communication, and affective skills.

School learning programs File 1File 2, 





Things the student needs to think about:

Task Description
List of tasks Create a to-do list that has;  due date, special reqr, Whose it for, 
Break tasks into smaller parts Create manageable sections of the to-do items.
Working with others See if you can partner with others and create a plan for your work load
Reviewing notes On a daily basis review and add comments to class notes you took
Organize your material Create folders for your material based on your designed grouping. Either electronic or paper or both.
Create or collect,  process maps for your work Examples:  Sections in a report format, Elements in a science experiment,
Researching items Learn to use the web and library facilities to find things you need to do tasks. Use your skills to ask for help if needed.
Checking, Review Make sure you check your work for errors and insure that you critical think about what your facts say,  Insure you give credit to sources and others whose work you site.
Partner with your teacher... Your customer Ask the teacher to recommend things to help you stay abreast of the class-work or learn extra things. ( what's their needs and what would delight them)

Each person is responsible for taking ownership of their actions in a way that values building safe and positive classrooms. Student accountability encourages student learning, and helps improve academic performance and achievements.

Use on mind-mapping A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information


Lauren Brown 37 Quartz daily brief What students really need from education. In an age of information overload, kids need more than the ability to recall facts and parrot popular arguments. More important, Lauren contended in 2017, is their ability to wade through noise, discern facts, analyze perspectives, and develop their own expertise. As she noted, “one of the most powerful tools anyone can harness is the single-minded pursuit of mastering how to seek the truth from information


Training documents
Training overview
Enthusiasm & Attitude
Listening, Hearing
Hard-Knocks in life
Networking, Social media Email, Text
Goal setting
Question strategy


Great web resources
Community building skills
Educational movies File 1,                 File 2,


Student ownership manual


Movies & discussion

Ownership discussion

Creating a plan

Study habits


Critical thinking

Skills necessary

Reflection & Testing

Presentation & follow-up






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Main contact, email William Wolfson; billw@projectacademy.org
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Tools/ Support Doc:

Culture File   Developing a team culture (Values, Norms )
Team File   How to build a group of people into a team
 Welcome to the TechSmith Academy  File
Mapping File   Information gathering plus how they are connected

Interesting web sites;

TED talk Ken Robinson
TED talk Benefits of self-directed learning ... Motivation
TED talk Carol Dweck     ...Your Mindset
New Tech Network At New Tech Network, our partnerships with schools drive everything we do. Together we are transforming teaching and learning around the country.  

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