The Future is here and our Kids need to be ready for it... volume 1
Hello, team, the purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with information about 24/7 Learning Academy's programs, campaigns, and accomplishments from the previous month. Our primary objective is to eradicate education inequality by creating access to the highest quality educators and instruction to as many students as possible through innovative classroom infrastructure, program development, pedagogy, and technology.
Some people may be thinking “that is impossible, the problem is too big for this small organization to tackle,” and I say why not. Technology has made it so that people from across the globe can easily communicate, collaborate, and share information with a touch of a button. Why is it so hard for us to utilize the same technology that successful large corporations use in their organizations to transform education so that all students can have access to high-quality educators and instruction? Why doesn’t everyone see this as an opportunity or is the paradigm shift so significant?
Either way, you are a part of the 24/7 Education movement that sees the big picture, and yes it is a giant puzzle that we are assembling piece by piece. To simplify things we asked ourselves three questions:
- How can we get the best educators and curriculum in front of the most students?
- What are the most effective ways students learn?
- How can we continually assess the quality of learning?
By asking these questions, we know we have to design a classroom that is not limited by walls or location. We have to focus on access, pedagogy, content delivery, and how we can assess learning without external impediments.
OUR CURRENT TEAM:
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS:
1. STARTING THE 24/7 LEARNING ACADEMY - The school designed for the 21st Century
Layout and Design: Our small but innovative school will feature two Gardens and multiple instructional areas to serve student's academic, entrepreneurial, and leadership development needs.
2. CLASSROOM INFRASTRUCTURE: The Classroom designed for the 21st Century
Developing hybrid classrooms where onsite and remote educators can teach simultaneously, and onsite and remote students can learn simultaneously.
Our Classrooms are designed to be used with multiple types of educational programs and age groups (high school, after school programs, adult learning programs, and camps), and are easily scalable.
PROGRAMMING AND PEDAGOGY for the 21st Century
Our programming and pedagogy are designed to prepare students for change, trouble shooting, and to participate in opportunities that have not been created yet.
24/7 Learning Academy High School Program - Features on site and remote learning for teens
24/7 Learning Academy After School Program - Features Entrepreneurship and Leadership development for teens
24/7 Learning Academy Camp Program - Features Holiday and Summer instruction for students focused on Entrepreneurship and Drones
- Check out Zachery learning about Growth Mindset in his 24/7 Learning Academy's on site high school orientation.
Our software development team is developing an Immersive Learning Platform that will provide an engaging and effective online learning experience for students in and outside our classrooms.
- Is designed for self-paced learning and to support live access to our classrooms
- Focuses on connecting the right educators and modes of instruction with the right students, because we believe in matching specific teacher instructional styles with specific student learning styles.
(Front end Design Specs)
1. DEVELOP THE CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE
Our crowdfunding campaign to build the Classroom of the Future ended July 31st, and raised $2565.
Top two Team Fundraisers:
Thank you to everyone that donated and shared our links. A special thanks goes to Kea Paddy who led the fundraising campaign. Her persistence allowed us to create a functional hybrid classroom that can reach well beyond the walls of our physical classroom.
2. STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
SUPPORT OUR "GET A PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL COST" SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
All students deserve to have access to the best educational experiences possible, but many don't. All donations small and large will pay for students to participate in our high school or entrepreneurship and leadership after school program which includes tutoring, test prep, entrepreneurship training, and leadership development for teens.
Retired Educators wanted to provide virtual mentorship to students (Can work remotely)
Board of Director Candidates wanted
General Volunteers wanted
by Justice Jones © 24/7 Education Group - 2017