Impact Learning with Jared Magee


The school we've rebranded as impact learning. I would love to hear about impact learning so the impact then is we. We basically take in some of this exciting stuff that we do and rolled a lot of into several of our dynamic programs together and so we clearly. You recognize that one's high school education is going to have a pretty decent impact on them right. And we're hoping that we can through impact learning this sort of Attempt at dynamism make it even more again personalized and something that a kid can feel great about and so if the learning is interesting to that student research shows that they'll learn retain more if they believe in what's what they're learning is really important to them in their future research shows they'll learn and retain more and we also and the research that we've seen says that if you do something rather than just listening or watching and being passive it you'll you'll learn and retain more so impact. Learning is is a combination of two or three programs. We've had in the past. One is our co lab program that is short for collaborative learning. We type it out really funky. Because it's a mash up of two words. Co lab is collaborative laboratory. Yes just so for those of you. Who are listening at home. Sure you are. It's capital c. o. L. and then lab in in the middle of that is all caps and then thank you so much for that. I appreciate that. It is a little confusing. When i say at allowed right but it's right it's a it's a cool idea when you see it. The visual of it is very telling about whether it's all about so in that way. Tell us what it's all about sure. Well the concept is for these courses the miniature courses and they've had lived many different lives have been reincarnated time and time again but the brass tacks are that it's interdisciplinary utterly immersive in utterly collaborative between a group of students and their instructor essentially well before cova came. And reinvented the world. It was very much field-based just constantly in the field trying to certainly emphasize fundamental skills and habits mind but also helping students delve into interests or cultivate passions. You know explore those curiosities and make sure that is a passion that they want to cultivate an in that you know. Of course you try to touch on character and risk taking and persistent all that good stuff but you know time and time again we tell the story in in our co labs we also have it as part of our collaborative program internships and independent projects. So a student can be a little bit more independent in that that reach other than the faculty led stuff and one good example of of what we're talking about when we mean cultivating that curiosity and insuring. It really is something passion that you want to move ever forward with is we had one young lady. We arranged for her helped her get an internship at a local hospital and they were there. Were a great partner hospital there in gardner massachusetts and she went in and saw some blood drawn day one of her of her nursing ship or sort of pre nursing internship. Pass right out out out right. And here's this girl. Her entire college search her entire high school trajectory had been aimed at med school. And all of her. She's a senior oliver schools. That she's looking at our nursing schools in one day of hat program like the actual practical application of that in. Just you know seeing if this curiosity really truly is something. She wants to cultivate into a passion. She pursues she very quickly. Sort of took a left turn and decided. Maybe this isn't for me. No and it's so much better to do with hat when you're in high school and there's still plenty

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