Genius School's Teen Quest

Genius School's Teen Quest

Helping your child to learn how to learn and make a difference in the world.

This is an opportunity for your child to develop critical innovative and creative thinking skills so they are future-ready for their world of work. Within 4 weeks, they will engage in an inquiry, purpose-based learning experience to ensure they develop the essential skills for lifelong learning.

Junior Class: 10-13 years old
Senior Class: 14-18 years old
Graduate Class: 18 - 24 years old

13th September - 8th October 2021
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We know from the demand from our community for this programme and for the Genius School , that it will fill fast. Please apply today to ensure you have a place reserved.

Join the Genius School’s
Teen Quest

The Teen Quest is a 4-week self-paced microcourse with live masterclasses to help students develop higher-order, design thinking and future-ready skills to sustain their lifelong learning journey.

The program runs from 13th September - 8th October 2021.

40 teens will spend one to two hours a day engaged in an inquiry and information discovery quest learning how to learn, lead and communicate persuasively and convincingly in preparation for a radically different world.

The program is delivered over four weeks with three self-paced modules and two live masterclasses, Monday to Friday, each week. Each student will have their own personal educator to guide them through a deeper learning experience to develop the 6 C’s of 21st Century Skills:

Critical Thinking & Problem Finding/Solving

Creativity

Collaboration

Communication

Global Citizenship

Character education

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Spaces are limited. Apply today.

“Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill”.

- Tony Buzan

Genius School’s Teen Quest Faculty

KAREN BONANNO
Teen Dynamics leader/mentor

Karen Bonanno is an Australian based educator and national provider of professional learning for teachers. She also owns an education consulting business focusing on helping tweens, teens and young adults find their true potential. As a Global Genius Educator with Genius School, she is involved in leading and delivering the Genius School Curriculum.


LEONIE MCILVENNY
Certified Genius Educator

Leonie McIlvenny is an Australian based educator who teaches from primary to tertiary level. She specialises in inquiry learning, study skills and digital literacy and has developed a number of web resources to support students, teachers and parents. She is a Genius Certified Educator with Genius School.

What is the Genius School?

Genius School offers child-centred, personalised learning pathways igniting the genius in children, creating self aware lifelong learners who are our empowered future leaders.

Founded by Roger Hamilton, social entrepreneur and futurist, and Angie Stead, an edupreneur leading location independent educational solutions.

Genius School has a global team of edupreneurs delivering programs to their local schools and communities. Including microcamps, microcourses, programs for schools, retreat camps and microschools for young people.

The traditional education experience is often disengaging, irrelevant and redundant in a one size fits all model. Genius School is a model that is personalised and individualised, bringing out the unique genius in every child.

Five reasons to join the Genius School’s Teen Quest

   1.

You want your teen to find the best way for them to naturally learn faster and smarter so they can better manage schoolwork stress demands.

 

   2.

Your teen will learn how to effectively and quickly navigate the digital information landscape to easily find relevant information to support their learning tasks.

 

   3.

Your child will get to work with Genius School educators who will provide thought-provoking and challenging learning tasks to help them develop their unique thinking skills.

 

   4.

Each student has access to an expert faculty mentor who will facilitate and guide their personalised learning experience.

 

   5.

In addition to completing the Teen Quest, your child will have the opportunity to win prizes to continue to develop their learning and leadership capabilities.

 

What does your child get during
the Teen Quest

1

Four weeks of expert guidance
A unique, four-week learning experience providing the guidance for each teen to design, create and present a persuasive, purpose-based presentation that reflects their unique talent and capabilities to set them up for future success.


2

Access to online learning resources & environments
The Teen Quest learning portal provides a rich repository of resources in multiple formats to suit individual learning needs. This portal will continue to be available after the Teen Quest so your child can access the tools, templates, videos and documents to apply to other learning scenarios. The 4-week microcourse recordings are also available so they can come back and revisit at any time to enhance their learning skills.


3

Connection with like-minded teens
Access to a private community where they can connect, share and learn with like-minded peers to develop their global collaborative and interpersonal skills.


4

Talent Dynamics for Young People
They get to understand their unique strengths, talents and capabilities, allowing them to learn, lead, communicate and create naturally in any learning environment.

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Teen Quest

What will my child learn on
the program?

Key learning outcomes

Explore key global challenges and issues with like-minded learners.

Use a range of higher order thinking skills to develop an understanding of the depth of the global challenges.

Identify a specific problem to solve in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Create key questions or hypotheses to dive deeper into their chosen problem.

Locate and curate relevant resources to address their key questions.

Gather and synthesise information and data around their chosen problem.

Design, create and present a persuasive, purpose-based presentation.

Self-reflect on the learning experience; the inquiry process, the knowledge gained and what they have learnt about themselves.

Dear Parent,

Due to the recent pandemic, the closure of schools plunged many families into a ‘crisis schooling’ environment. Like many parents, you may not have known how to engage your kids in meaningful learning and found that the traditional schoolwork approach wasn’t working.

The kids were overwhelmed, you were stressed, and the teachers were exhausted trying to cope with the demands of supporting ‘learning at home’.

An outcome of the recent events is the realisation that the one size fits all model of education is failing our children, resulting in learning experiences that are disengaging, irrelevant and redundant. The education system has not changed in over 100 years and yet today everything has changed.

It’s time for an education revolution.

Your children deserve better. The good news is we have already started the Education Revolution with the Genius School and you and your child can join it with us today, by completing the Teen Quest.

Your child will develop essential critical innovative and creative thinking skills so they are future-ready for their world of work. They will engage in an inquiry, purpose-based learning experience to ensure they develop the essential skills for lifelong learning.

Genius Group is the world’s leading entrepreneur education group. We deliver a full entrepreneur education system which has already proven to be in high demand, with over 1.5 million students across 20,345 cities already using the curriculum in camps, events, accelerators, schools and companies.

Our curriculum is being used by leading companies and schools around the world. The faculty includes the world’s leading entrepreneurs and over 1,500 certified trainers. The campuses range from schools to colleges, resorts and co-working offices. The calendar includes over 500 local, online events and Microdegrees on our EdTech platform, GeniusU.

For as little as one to two hours each day, your child will have the guidance of the mentors and educators as well as the support of a facilitator to design, create and present a persuasive, purpose-based presentation that reflects their unique talent and capabilities to set them up for future success.

We're bringing on board our first 40 young people now. So apply today, I wish you and your child all the best in your application and we look forward to working with you both!

Co-Founders, The Genius School

 

Spaces for the Genius School Teen Quest are limited. Apply today.

Steps to take

STEP ONE: APPLY AND JOIN

On receiving your child’s application, you and your child will be invited to a call with one of our Genius Igniters, who will take you through a process to define what are the results you and your child can achieve during the program.

On the call, if the Teen Quest feels like the right step to take to help advance your child’s scholastic and academic success, and if the Genius Igniter invites you to join, you will decide to enrol your child in the Teen Quest.

STEP TWO: LEARN AND CREATE

On acceptance to the Teen Quest, you and your child will be invited to an orientation call with a member of the Genius School where you will get focused on the key outcomes you want to achieve during the 4 weeks and where you feel you will need the most support.

Your child will get access to the full four-week program, with daily content and tasks, this includes three content modules on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, linked by two live masterclass days for a personalised learning experience. During these sessions, your child will be able to apply the learning strategies to complete the Teen Quest project.

Your child will get mentoring from experienced educators while also connecting with like-minded peers from around the world. They will be inspired to expand on their knowledge and understanding of global challenges and consider how they can have an impact through their persuasive message.

For Parents/Educators: We also provide you with all the tools and strategies to support your teen’s success. You are invited to join your child on this unique learning journey so you can continue to support them as they improve their future-ready skills.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela

Who should join?

Genius School’s Teen Quest is for your child if:

1.  

You want to give your teen the best start in life, to ensure they have the essential skills to competently transition to the world of work. You know that many of these skills are not adequately addressed in a school-based environment.

 

2.  

You know your child is capable of achieving a whole lot more but the one-size-fits all model of schooling is just not supporting them right now. You are looking for a program that will stimulate their curiosity and inspire their creativity.

 

3.  

You are schooling your teen at home and you need support and guidance on how to best educate your child so they can pursue their passions and interests but not in the traditional subject-based approach to learning. You are looking for a more natural way to learn for home-based learning.

 

4.  

You are an educator who needs to expand your remote learning programs, but you just don’t have the time to do this whilst you are juggling the combination of in-school and hybrid learning programs. You are looking for an inquiry, project-based program that will give you some credibility as an innovative educator.

 

Apply to have your child be one of the first 40 enrolments for the Genius School’s Teen Quest

What’s included when you join:

Here’s what you and your child get when they are enrolled in the Genius School’s Teen Quest.

1

The 4-week self-paced modules with live and interactive learning sessions
(Valued at $2,500)
Full access to the self-paced modules in preparation for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with live, interactive sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.

Access to the Genius Educators within our private GeniusU Circle where you can post questions, share ideas, and collaborate with others.


2

Online learning resources portal (Valued at $800)
A learning portal of highly relevant and contemporary resources in multiple formats to suit individual learning needs. Your child will have unlimited access to the tools, templates, videos and documents to apply to other learning scenarios.


3

Personalised, small group learning support sessions - (Valued at $800)
Personalised learning pathway for each child where they can ask questions to support their individual learning needs and to guide them towards a successful completion of the Teen Quest.


4

A token for Talent Dynamics for Young People test
Valued at $97

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Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.

- jack Ma

What people are saying about the Genius School programs.

“I was really wondering what this was going to be about. But after Tianna had her debrief session with Karen, she was a different person. She was bubbly and excited about what she found out and really keen to share everything with me. She seems to be more focused on what she wants to do after school is finished. As a parent, that is a big relief!”

- Cher, Mother of Tianna, 17-year-old.

“Thank you for investing time with James and me. It was really exciting to see James understand the characteristics of the different profiles and how by understanding his own profile, he can get more into ‘flow’. We have had many interesting conversations about how we can best work together to leverage off each other’s strengths.”

- Sam, Father of James, 12-year-old, Australia.

Nurturing children to think with an entrepreneurial mindset is the best thing we can do for their present and future. Young Entrepreneur Academy cultivates their individual talents with positive energy and promotes hope and possibilities they would not know on their own or learn from school. They discover how much impact they can make to this world 1% at a time and make better decisions like what to do when at home. YEA is a life-time learning platform with so many experienced and kind-hearted entrepreneurs to feel safe for my kids to interact with. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d want my children to be to receive this transformation.”

- Sylvia, Mother of Ben and Vanessa, 14-year-old and 15-year-old.

THE GENIUS SCHOOL TEEN QUEST

Full Price
$2,595

For the first 30 to join

Includes

Teen Quest self-paced microcourse - Valued at $295

Teen Quest masterclass series - Valued at $2,200

A personal facilitator with live mentoring and support during the 4 weeks - Valued at $800

Access to the learning management platform of resources, templates, videos and documents - Valued at $800

The Talent Dynamics for Young People profile test - Valued at $97

The Talent Dynamics test for parents - Valued at $97

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Apply here to join the The Genius School Teen Quest

Please provide the details of a person over the age of 18 as this person will be contacted by a member of the Genius School team. It is preferable that the person is a parent or guardian who can make decisions about this application.

FAQ

+ What time are the masterclass sessions on Tuesday and Thursday?

5pm AEST | 7pm NZST | 8am BST
5pm UK | 5pm PT (USA)

+ How is the program delivered?

This course is delivered over four weeks with self-paced modules and live, interactive sessions Tuesday and Thursday.

+ How much time does it take to attend the program?

The time investment between coursework and mentoring is between 1 - 2 hours each day of the 4-week program.

+ Is there a community space for the program?

A private circle will be set up in GeniusU for the Teen Quest where participants can interact with fellow students, facilitators and mentors.

+ Do parents have any involvement in the program?

Yes, parents are encouraged to be involved with their child throughout the program.

+ What will my child learn on the program?

Key learning outcomes

  • Explore key global challenges and issues with like-minded learners.
  • Use a range of higher order thinking skills to develop an understanding of the depth of the global challenges.
  • Identify a specific problem to solve in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Create key questions or hypotheses to dive deeper into their chosen problem.
  • Locate and curate relevant resources to address their key questions.
  • Gather and synthesise information and data around their chosen problem.
  • Design, create and present a persuasive, purpose-based presentation.
  • Self-reflect on the learning experience; the inquiry process, the knowledge gained and what they have learnt about themselves.

+ What happens after the Teen Quest? Is there any support?

Your child will have access to the private circle, the microcourse content and the learning resources portal of tools, templates, videos and documents to apply to other learning scenarios.

+ Will there be any preparation/courses that my child can do before the program starts?

Yes. Your child will need to complete the free Teen Genius quiz, the Passion microdegree and the Purpose microdegree on GeniusU, as well as their Talent Dynamics for Young People profile test.