Students spend their time not only completing their homework but also time understand their personal learning style, developing studying and note-taking habits that work for them, and learning how to diagnosis their grades in order to create action plans for improvement. THE ACADEMIC ACCELERATOR IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS THAT RUN 3:30PM - 7:30PM
Skill building is embedded in each session. The focus is to help students build the 21st Century skills necessary for them to be successful now and in the workforce like idea generation, leadership, and collaboration. We accomplish this through mini-challenges, rich discussions, and providing opportunities for real-world application.
Students divide themselves into small groups and work together in order to accomplish an overarching goal, whether that be to solve a local business problem or launch a business of their own. Throughout our time together students are introduced to local entrepreneurs and business managers who provide background about themselves and give helpful advice on how to move forward in their group's endeavors. This also gives students the opportunity to learn about an industry, spark interest in a career, and give them a real-world setting to practice the new skills they learned in the Building Blocks workshops.
Students will use the skills they learned in Entrepreneurial Building Blocks to build and launch their own business. Guest entrepreneurs and business managers will come in to teach them about the different elements of building and running a business. Finally, students will launch and see how their strategy stacked up. THIS PROGRAMMING IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CERTAIN MEMBERSHIPS
We work with schools to create experiences for students to flex their entrepreneurial muscles. The school sets aside time during the day for Monocle Staff to come in to organize a discussion around entrepreneurship and facilitate entrepreneurial activities.
Students receive an overview about what is an entrepreneur and what are entrepreneurs trying to accomplish
Monocle brings in a guest entrepreneur to share their personal story and experience about being an entrepreneur
Students learn about the problem solving method Design Thinking and use it to redesign a school experience for a partner.