Teen Quest
17th - 28th October 2022

Genius School Teen Quest

Helping the next generation to be future-ready.

This is an opportunity for your child to develop critical skills to be future-ready to survive and thrive in the digitally connected world. Within 2 weeks they will engage in a real-life learning experience to ensure they develop innovative and creative thinking skills to help them navigate the information-dense online world and develop skills for lifelong learning.

Junior Class: 10 - 13 years old
Senior Class: 14 - 17 years old
Graduate Class: 18 - 24 years old

17th - 28th October 2022
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We know from the demand from our community for this Genius School programme that it will fill fast. Please book a spot today to ensure you have a place reserved.

Join the Genius School’s
Teen Quest

The programme is a 2-week microschool with live mentor sessions and masterclasses to help students develop high-order thinking, design thinking, and future-ready skills to sustain their lifelong journey in a digitally connected world.

The program runs from 17th - 28th October 2022.

40 students will spend one hour a day (Monday to Friday) engaged in an inquiry and information discovery learning environment developing the skills to effectively find, evaluate, utilise, share, and create content using digital resources and tools to become discerning consumers and confident creators of digital content.

The program is delivered over 2 weeks, Monday to Friday, with 6 mentor sessions, 2 masterclasses, an implementation day and a graduation day. Each student will have a personal educator to guide them through a deeper learning experience to develop digital literacy skills including:

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 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 programme

   1.

You want your child to learn how to effectively and quickly navigate the digital information landscape to easily find relevant information to support their learning needs.

 

   2.

You are a graduate and tired of struggling to complete the research tasks for your college or university course and you want to develop skills to help you work independently to meet the requirements of the course.

 

   3.

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

 

   4.

Students will get to work with Genius School educators who will mentor them through the program to help them develop their unique thinking skills.

 

   5.

Students will develop digital literacy skills to make them more discerning users of information and be able to make better lifelong decisions.

 

What’s included in the
Teen Quest Microschool

1

Two weeks of expert guidance (valued at $2,495)
A unique, two-week learning experience providing guidance for each student to explore and investigate a real-life issue, and then 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 (Valued at $800)
The microschool 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 microschool so students can access the tools, templates, videos and documents to apply to other learning scenarios.


3

Personalised, small group learning support sessions (Valued at $800)
Personalised learning opportunities for each student where they can ask questions to support their individual learning needs and to guide them towards successful completion of the program.


4

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.


5

Teen Dynamics for Young People (Valued at $97)
Students 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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Microschool

What will students learn in
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 pandemic, the closure of schools and other education institutions plunged many families and students 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 students 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 microschool.

Students 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, students 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.

Don’t delay! Apply today to make sure you secure your place as we are only bringing on board a limited number of students to make sure they receive the personalised learning they need.

Co-Founders, The Genius School

 

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

Steps to take

STEP ONE: APPLY AND JOIN

On receiving your application, you 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 microschool 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 microschool.

STEP TWO: LEARN AND CREATE

On acceptance to the microschool, 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 2 weeks and where you feel you will need the most support.

Students will get access to the full two-week program with daily content and tasks, this includes mentor sessions, masterclasses and implementation days, Monday to Friday. During the sessions, students will be able to apply the learning strategies to complete the microschool.

Students 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 Microschool is for you if:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

You are a young person who is struggling with the demands of school or college and you know you have to start doing things differently if you want to graduate. You know you need to develop better skills to meet the demands and be future-ready.

 

Apply to be one of the first 40 enrolments for the Genius School’s Teen Quest Microschool.

Enrol Now: $295
Normal Rate: $2995
Save $2700

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.

TEEN QUEST

Full Price
$2,595

For the first 30 to join

Includes

Teen Quest mentor and masterclass sessions - Valued at $2,495

A personal facilitator with live mentoring and support during the two weeks - Valued at $400

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

Teen Dynamics for Young People profile quiz - Valued at $97

Talent Dynamics quiz for parents - Valued at $97

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Apply here to join the Genius School’s Teen Quest Microschool

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 mentor and masterclass sessions Monday to Friday?

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

+ How is the program delivered?

This course is delivered over two weeks with live mentor and masterclass sessions Monday to Friday.

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

There will be 1 hour live sessions Monday to Friday and then students will complete tasks at their own pace offline.

+ Is there a community space for the program?

A private circle will be set up in GeniusU 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 students 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 Microschool? 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 students can do before the program starts?

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