When educators adopt a powerful, new mindset, anything is truly possible. We believe that every child deserves to be taught in a way that enriches their minds, that unlocks their true potential, and provides them with lifelong skills to really flourish in today’s world.
Moonshots involve goals that are difficult to achieve, perhaps seemingly impossible. Our mission is to help everyone involved in K-12 education - teachers, students, parents and administrators - "shoot for the moon" by aspiring to, and achieving, transformations that they once thought impossible.
WhyWe Need it The 21st century demands a fundamental shift in the mindset and culture of teaching today. Moonshot education enables every child to reach their fullest potential by being fully engaged and inspired in their learning.
HowWe Do It To achieve, the role of the teacher needs to change from the lecture model to the mentor/coach on the side model. That is the teacher needs to change from the “sage on the stage” to “the guide on the side.” The more a teacher does for a student in the learning process, the less empowered the student is.
Our goal is to have all students experience as much real-world accomplishment as possible as part of their K-12 education, through projects based on their individual interests and passions.
Our goal is to help all teachers transform their practice to include more blended learning, real-world projects, and student autonomy, while still doing the job they need to do.
Victoria Falls Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology
The idea: Establish theVictoria Falls Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology- an innovative school designed to improve and increase learning achievement among students by transforming what we teach and how we teach.
The school will offer a tailored curriculum that explicitly integrates the academic with the practical—emphasizing project and inquiry based learning, problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration, creativity, entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship, community service, confidence and character building—uniquely designed for Zimbabwe’s student and drawing on the natural resources of the country.
The proposed school is intended to: (i) supplement the government’s inadequate capacity to deliver quality education services for all children, (ii) help narrow the achievement gap between children from poor households and rich households, and (iii) improve transition rates from primary to secondary education and onto to university or technical colleges. It is hoped that the school will provide a model of excellence in alternative approaches and innovation in teaching and learning. To that end, the school will move away from route memorization and learning just to pass examinations and towards active, life long learning and ensure that learning activities in school are engaging, meaningful, multi-faceted, and linked to everyday life in the local community.
We are a currently Facebook group, hopefully a non-profit in the near future, dedicated to encouraging kids get involved in volunteering from birth to school age.
We post all kinds of kids-friendly volunteer opportunities, photos, and articles to help families with kids to enjoy the volunteer work.
We believe it's the best for the family: this would be the best bonding time for the parents and the kids. Embrace giving back the to society and caring as part of the family culture. Let the parents to be the role model to the kids. At the same time, it's great volunteer work and chance for the parents to give back.
It's the best for the kids: kids can learn so much from volunteering all the way from science related topic like native plant, endangered and endemic species, kale to society related topic like caring for seniors, hunger. Frequently, kids can make friends with other kids who also join the volunteer work.
It's the best for the society: the impact made by families to the society is huge. What's more important. Anyone starts to volunteer as a kids tends to continue volunteer. All together, we can help to make the world a better place.
Go! Little Volunteer!
Freedom @dtech at the New Campus
My idea here is to design a system or a space that can work for our school or our @dtech, I will need to look more into how we are currently operating and how much space do we have to work with. I am very exciting to go deeper in this topic and make our experience more and more enjoyable.