Growing Brains Activities

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Growing Brains Activities

  1. 1. Overview of Initiativesmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
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  3. 3. Leadership/Obstacle Courses Skills •Team building •Problem Solvingmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  4. 4. Moot Trials Skills •Law •Debating •mercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  5. 5. Spaghetti Bridge Building Skills •Team building •Problem Solving •Physicsmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  6. 6. Tinker Lab Skills •Problem Solving •Confidence Building •Manual Skillsmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  7. 7. Deconstructing Appliances Skills • Engineering •Manual Skills • Sciencemercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  8. 8. Rocketry Skills • Engineering •Manual Skills • Sciencemercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  9. 9. Learning Farms Skills •Earth Sciences •Confidence Building •Manual Skills •Food Educationmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  10. 10. Cooking Skills •Sciences •Confidence Building •Manual Skills •Food Educationmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  11. 11. Forensics Skills •Sciences •Team Buildingmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  12. 12. Animation Skills •Communications •Team Building •Manual Skills •Writingmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  13. 13. Film Academy Skills • Communication • Team Building • Writingmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  14. 14. Musicmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  15. 15. Fashion/Design Skills •Design •Team Building •Manual Skills •Communicationmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  16. 16. Programming Skills •Programming •Team Building •Mathematicsmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  17. 17. System Dynamics Skills • System Thinking • Mathematics • Programmingmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  18. 18. Dinner Conference Showmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  19. 19. Summer Programs Possible Partners Skills •Academics • Academic Institutions •Foreign Languages •Professional Organizations •Career Orientation •Corporationsmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  20. 20. Summer Programs • Counselling/Services on existing programs • Taylor made programs with different degrees of outsourcingmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  21. 21. Example Several Production Options Available Design Travel Lodging Location & Staff MaterialsType of Courses Catalogue Custom Made Self Producedmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  22. 22. Sample Topics Humanities Sciences Creativity History Physics Creative Writing Archaeology Robotics Film Academy Literature Computer Programming Animation Art History VideoGames Design Politics/Current Affairs Chemistry Arts Law Forensics Achitecture Mathematics Rocketry Earth Sciencesmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  23. 23. Summer Programs can be structured as Themed Tripsmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  24. 24. or Themed Cruisesmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
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  27. 27. Already tested!mercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  28. 28. Examples Skills • On Odysseus steps • History • The Fields of WW1 • Biology •Napolenonic Route • Astronomy •The Hansa Cities •Arts •Industrial Revolution •Archeology •The Etruscans •... •...mercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  29. 29. Also offered with focus on specific targets: Granparents/Grand Sonsmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  30. 30. ...Father/Son and Mother/Daughter etc.mercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  31. 31. Science Fair Skills •Communications •Research •Manual Skills •Sciencemercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  32. 32. Professions’ Workshops Possible Partners Visits and workshops aimed at learning about a profession: •Professional Associations - what it is - what it takes •Individual Firms - How to get inmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  33. 33. “Open Days” Possible Partners Visits aimed at learning about how complex •Professional Association organizations work. E.g. - Ports/Airports •Individual Firms - Factories - Newspapers with behind the scene visits and face to face meetingsmercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  34. 34. Day Camp/After school Extension Possible Sponsors This “format” addresses the need of (working) parents for extended monitored time. Corporate Activities range from tutored home works to co- and extra-curricular activities as described earlier. Local Councils Pick up and Drop Down options availablemercoledì 2 gennaio 13
  35. 35. While More and More Skilled Guidance is Needed, families have less time to devote to it - Study Method - Academic Orientation - Curriculum - Summer/Extracurriculum - Career Orientation - Job Searchmercoledì 2 gennaio 13

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