The Academy of Tomorrow at Mulgrave
The academy presents a series of workshops, with the mission to prepare young people to excel in a world of constant change. The workshops introduce students to an innovative curriculum, which focuses on mindfulness, self-mastery, critical thinking, presentation-skills and human-centered design, giving students an edge, not only in their education but throughout the rest of their lives.
The Academy of Tomorrow is supported by the stewardship of an advisory team made up of creative luminaries, such as Steve Vranakris (Google’s Global Creative Director), May Lee (Dean of Shanghai Tech) and Edward Bilous (Director of the Centre for Innovation in the Arts at the Juilliard School).
WORKSHOPS AT MULGRAVE
Workshops will be offered at Mulgrave on Saturdays throughout the month of June from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity and sign up for one or more of these courses exclusively available
Audience: Grades 9-12
Cost: $250 excl. GST
Signup deadline: Please check by workshop. RSVP as space is limited.
Lunch: students will be requested to bring lunch + snacks + water bottle with them
What to bring?: notebook + pen
For any questions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by May 29th
Introducing a curriculum dedicated to Entrepreneurship, preparing students to become tomorrow’s leaders. This program is designed by Entrepreneurs; providing skills and knowledge that go beyond the textbook and conventional business programs. What students will learn will be a real example of the pace and challenges entrepreneurs come across as they launch their new startup.
While it can take years to build a business, validating the business model and its value to its potential customer quickly is important. In this course, students will learn to prototype their business concepts so they can better communicate and test the minimum viable product with real customers and potential investors and partners.
The best way to help change the world is to give young people the confidence and the tools they need to unleash their creative super powers. We need to show them that it's their turn to step forward, right now. It's their turn to create new possibilities.
Talk like TED: June 10th
RSVP by May 29th
Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams.
TED? which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire. We will learn and practice a step-by-step method that makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.
This workshop will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives.
Leadership 101: June 17th
RSVP by June 5
Leadership is action, not position. Being a leader means finding your voice to empower others to act towards a meaningful vision and shared goals. Although there are different types of leaders, all those who are successful share common characteristics: an awareness of his or her strengths and weaknesses and the adaptability to work with that context; the flexibility to change to best meet each situation; the ability to listen to diverse points of view and integrate multiple voices; and the sensitivity to overcome conflict or social/political dynamics to achieve the best results.
Through a series of experiential learning activities as well as group discussions and solo time, we will unlock important insights and encourage students to unlock their personal leadership potential.
Design Thinking: June 24th
RSVP by June 12
What is design thinking and why does it matter for today’s youth?
Design thinking is an approach to creative problem solving. It employs skills of empathy, synthesis, brainstorming, prototyping, and challenge definition. When we use a design thinking approach to a challenge, we learn to rely on our ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that are emotionally meaningful as well as functional, and to express ourselves by building solutions that helps address challenges in the world.
At its core, design thinking is the means by which we generate creative ideas and make positive change happen in the world. Given the great challenges we have in the world today, design thinking is one of the most important ways we can prepare our youth to positively shape our future… while they develop confidence in their creative abilities.
Who uses Design Thinking? One needs to look no further than the recent success of design-driven companies like Warby Parker, Fab, AirBnB and Pinterest. We’ve also recently seen digital stalwarts like Google, eBay and LinkedIn invest in the design thinking to drive innovation.
What will we do in the workshop?
Students will “learn by doing”. They will work on a project throughout the day that will allow them to move from practice design thinking, from sensing to ideation, visioning, prototyping and presenting their ideas.