When students are interested in a topic, they learn more and they retain it longer.
It’s accelerated learning. That’s what Future School is all about. We don't push education...we pull it. Instead of redesigning education from the past, Future School is designed from the future backwards. It’s like nothing you have seen before...but it's a synthesis of everything in the world today, because we function real time and real world.
What does the curriculum look like at Future School?
It's like a learning playground. It's student-centric and self building. It’s real time in both scope and schedule. How? We leverage the computing power of modern artificial intelligence. Inputs for the system come from hundreds of different sources,two of which are the student's interests and the teacher’s observations. The computer system ask stedunts questions it needs to know to develop itself and maximize student learning. The more users on the system, the smarter the system is and the more current it stays. The input data drives evolving algorithms and thus makes each student's curriculum fully tunable. The number of tunable variables also increases with the student’s growth.
The smartphone is the main tool. It’s primary use is communication and project documentation. However, a smartphone can be used for 100+ different tools or machines, like a frequency generator or sensor collectors for example.
What does a student's work look like at Future school?
A student's job is to work on their curriculum, while following their computer organized schedule. Which the intelligent computer system created based on student inputs and teacher recommendation. Completing tasks and projects during the course of curriculum completion forms their Digital Resume (portfolio).
Their app doesn't feel like an app, if feels like a friend who lives in their phone. It provides students with educational tasks to keep them engaged with content at a level which suits them. Some projects are individual and some are team. Collaboration is an important future skill. The people who become good at it will have more opportunities.
Anything can be a project and a project can become anything. Individual projects can be as small as researching a word's meaning or as large as building a car. Project selection by the student also determines the curriculum they need to complete the project and the project's time-frame. Students can also generate and input their own projects. The app also takes project data input from students to further build the curriculum system and develop career paths to follow as per Pathfinding. link
The curriculum system is also plugged into all the project platforms around the world. Projects are also created internally to ensure the right mix of students and teachers to produce optimized project development testing.
What does a teacher's job look like at Future School?
Teachers have a more meaningful job than just teaching...their focus is on guiding students. They observe and recommend. For example, if a teacher sees a student working on something which will require a quadratic equation to solve...they simply drop a quadratic equation “tag” in the student's profile via their smartphone APP and it gets added to students curriculum input. This learning data is open to all the teachers, mentors and other staff. Students can have many mentors both globally and locally. Mentors can check in with their students when every they have time. Online globally or “In class” locally. There are several other key staff member types to facilitate a full learning experience.
Teachers only teach what they are passionate about and students can only attend classes if they are interested in learning. Passionate teachers and interested students makes great knowledge transfer (education). Learning responsibility is defaulted to the students, in some ways students behave more like employees. And teachers play a “Manager” or “Team Leader” role similar to the real economy.
Teachers socialize and discuss their students, projects and the curriculum. Teacher collaboration makes every student's education better.
What does the Future School facility look like?
Like any app or platform...the curriculum is just a tool.Real learning comes from doing and then reflecting on what you have done.But, if people want to work on something, they need a space, materials and tools.
Base School is the solution. Like a high tech makerspace with an experimental academic agenda. The space is designed as a green tech playground for adults and young people. CEO’s say one of the top skills missing in graduates is creativity. So Future Schools are designed with creativity maximization in mind. Projects don't need to be profit driven. There are many other project “drivers” available.
Future School doesn't feel like a school...it feels like an adventure. It’s hard work and thus just as rewarding.
User Story - Tai, 17 , An hour in his day at Future School.
Prototype 1 Ground zero (no one showed up and everything got stolen) Age 18+
Prototype 2 Office 13 Age 7-26
Prototype 3 MTC (Minion Training Center) Age 4-13
Prototype 4 Dungeon 12 Age 13+
Prototype 5 Creative Space Age 4-7
Prototype 6 Mad Labs Age 18+
Prototype 7 Layer 3 (Kids Studio) Age 7-16
Prototype 8 EVIL (Electric Vehicle Innovation Lab) Age 17-26
Prototype 9 APP Design Age 17-26
Prototype 10 AI Start point all ages
Prototype 11 ProtoBase Age 13-26
Then a full size BaseSchool
Is the methodology or operating system. Every organization has its own unique culture and methods. BaseSchool will be running TmaxRD to maximize learning development. It's the key to producing accelerated learning results.This methodology is the result of 5 years and over 8000 hours of experimental class time. The result is a dynamic cultural operating system, compiled from many sources. For example, we practice and test theories like growth mindset. If we want different education, we need to use a different method.
Is the connection or interface for everyone. It's like a project accelerator in your pocket. And the more people who use it, the better it gets. Each user Dashboard is one of many templates, but they are very simple and common in the beginning.
The Educational Artificial Intelligence has many jobs at FutureSchool. It also calculates all the things we need AI brain to calculate. For example, it can create a schedule that maximizes everybody individual schedules in nanoseconds.I will allow us to run Real Time Curriculum.
These are secondary locations. And can be anywhere a project is. It can also can be grown from one person to a Base School.
Another huge aspect of the system is the Knowledge Network. The network is the plugin slot for the global and local world organizations and people. There is a huge list of organizations plugged into the school as both inputs and outputs. Diversity is very important. However,preference is given to organizations who are forward thinking and working on Positive Disruption.