Social entrepreneurs envision and manage the future by tackling the existential environmental, social, and political issues of our time. In this class, students discover what it means be a successful social entrepreneur as they identify how to define problems, devise solutions for impact, identify opportunities to effect change, envision the future, and turn ideas into action. In the capstone project, teams put these new skills into practice by proposing a concrete solution to one of the grand challenges we have identified. The primary objective of this course is to equip students with the skills and approaches to navigate and be change agents in a rapidly changing, complex future. Students wishing to pursue a social entrepreneurship research or design project in Semester II may enroll in the Research/Design Seminar.
For students continuing into Semester II, the course shifts into personalized, project-based work, where students engage in deep, sustained inquiry, authentic and iterative research, critical analysis, and rigorous reflection, revision, and assessment as they journey through a self-designed, long-term research or design project on the topic of their choosing. Guided by their One Schoolhouse teacher, students pursue individual study/self-assessment or collaborative seminar/peer-review. Pathway options from which students might choose include:
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
MEET A TEACHER FOR THIS COURSE
Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SECOND SEMESTER?
One Schoolhouse is proud to expanded our semester course offerings! These nine courses give students the opportunity to enroll in a project-based second semester research or design seminar. Just like our full-year courses, fall semester courses and the optional second semester seminars are created and taught by dedicated, experienced teachers in the field. The spring seminars give students the opportunity to engage in a self-designed, long-term project on the topic of their choosing. Check out the video below to hear from the facilitators and learn more about your seminar project!
Social Sciences Teacher
BA St. Peter’s University
MA Rutgers University