As I joked with a friend the other day, there are days that I wake up and think that the proverbial education puck isn’t moving quickly enough, and that we at WonderLab should just be skating toward it. Tutoring and test prep seem to be what most people want today from a supplementary learning model—but those are often focused on testing, not real learning.
Yet, there are other days that I couldn’t be more confident that WonderLab is headed precisely where the puck is going. And good news for us is that we’re finding families that agree!
So where is the education puck going?!
A couple of years ago our friends at 2 Revolutions produced what I think is still one of the best Future of Learning videos. My favorite moment arrives at the 6:25 mark.
This is precisely what we’re doing at WonderLab. We are the place outside of school for kids to explore all of their opportunities for learning. Where with the help of a caring Mentor Guide, learners figure out what motivates them to love learning, and then harness the boundless resources available to them (online and in their local communities) to develop skills around their areas of passion and interest. All the while, they are practicing becoming lifelong learners—their greatest asset for realizing their future.
So today I invite you to see precisely what we are doing at WonderLab. On Saturday, October 11th from 9AM – noon, we are launching our “Invent It or Improve It” Workshops, where young learners will wrestle with a big, fun question (Would you rather invent something entirely new or improve something to make it better?) and develop their own, unique, inspired answers.
Can’t make that date? Per the online registration form, the Workshops will continue each Saturday morning throughout the fall—culminating with an Exhibition for all of Austin on December 6th.
So where are you going to be on October 11th?!
See you soon!