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The World Food Programme created this video to explain the importance of ensuring that children get not only enough food, but the right kind of food within the critical time of conception-24 months. Preventing malnutrition is easier and more cost-eff

The World Food Programme created this video to explain the importance of ensuring that children get not only enough food, but the right kind of food within the critical time of conception-24 months. Preventing malnutrition is easier and more cost-eff

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Anna commented on Preflight: Real-world challenges in the classroom

Gavin, thanks for your response! I think it would be great for the students and professionals to collaborate to identify a challenge from the "challenge bank", and modify that challenge to be appropriate for the students' skills and relevant to the organization/company's needs. I see you've posted a google doc for challenge ideas--I'll be sure to check that out. I also agree that TFA could be an excellent partner! I know several people participating in TFA currently and I think Preflight could greatly enhance their curriculum, and improve student engagement and success.

Daniel and Bernice,
These are great ideas! Daniel- I like your idea of identifying students as "high potentials" and allowing these students to become more involved with the company at an early stage in their career. This allows the company to potentially benefit greatly, at low risk. And Bernice- I totally agree that students often enter an internship or job without much knowledge of the position, often out of desperation to get an internship/job lined up quickly. "One Day" has great potential to greatly benefit students and companies, simultaneously meeting both of their needs and equipping both groups for high achievement!

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Anna commented on Preflight: Real-world challenges in the classroom

Hey Preflight team! This is an awesome idea, and I am a huge fan of your experience maps that tell stories with tangible examples to help others catch the vision! Is this venture intended to be implemented only in high school settings, or would it also be integrated into universities and even non-academic settings? In what setting do you plan to pilot/prototype the project? The biggest challenges I see are 1) getting professionals from various fields on board, and 2) making sure teachers and school faculty have an understanding of design thinking and ideas about how to integrate the program with existing curriculum. It will be important to have an engaging and visionary person recruiting and educating organization reps and school faculty! I think many professionals will be excited to talk about their field and explore news ways of thinking about things with students. But it will be important to have a clear vision of how this process will benefit the professionals and their organization/company/workplace. The most significant benefit for the organization representative, as you’ve pointed out, is the potential for young people to solve real-life challenges faced by the representative as they collaborate using a human-centered approach to the problem. You mentioned that these challenges will come from a “challenge bank”. Will these challenges be field-specific? Will the organization representative be able to modify the challenge as appropriate? Overall this is a stellar idea, and I am excited to see how it plays out!