expeditionaries x delaware summer 2019
for High schoolers: June 24-27, 2019
for middle schoolers: july 8-11, 2019
for everyone: july 15-18, 2019
WHY does the world need Expeditionaries?
Nearly 500 years ago, Western explorers mapped what was for them an unknown world of danger and opportunity.
Today we are on the verge of similar thresholds: some are interstellar, some molecular, some climate change related, some technological, some cultural.
What if it were up to you to explore these new thresholds?
In an age when exponential technologies will allow us to land on Mars, create virtual universes, and construct massively powerful artificial intelligences, we must form a new generation of expeditionaries. Guided by a commitment to the Common Good, new expeditionaries can explore these thresholds and use their learning to create positive social impact.
What if students could...
...mitigate the harms of gentrification by creating an app to match job seekers with developers? (Regis High School, July 2018)
...fix “biodegradable” plastics that don’t work? (Bishop Kearney High School, October 2018)
...design a re-entry experience for formerly incarcerated people to empower them to act as full citizens? (KIPP College Prep, January 2019)
The Expeditionaries experience forms students through social impact projects like these.
HOW does Expeditionaries work?
Students identify a social impact design challenge.
Teams use a design thinking approach to craft solutions. Teacher-coaches ask guiding questions.
Students practice feedback and reflection.
With help of teacher-coaches, students develop a “strengths portfolio.”
Teams pitch a prototype to a CEO panel and audience for feedback.
You can learn more about previous Expeditions here.
What did students, teachers, and parents say about Expeditionaries July and October 2018?
“It is a great way to learn more about yourself and your strengths, and specifically how to use those strengths successfully as part of a team.” --Fordham Prep student
“Equally inspired by empathic Catholic Social Teaching and best practices in management, marketing, design, and education.” --Bishop Kearney teacher
“My son loves to help others and this gave him an opportunity to help people at a higher and more expansive level. He appreciated the opportunity to contribute his ideas while collaborating with his peers for the betterment of society.” --Regis parent
WHAT is in it for students?
Practice acting as a social entrepreneur
Engage in intellectually rigorous STEM & Humanities work
Learn essentials of design thinking and other career-ready skills
Develop a strengths portfolio
WHAT is in it for teachers?
Practice the essentials of project-based learning and design thinking
Develop new approaches to integrating reflection with learning
Learn to provide strengths-based feedback
Join the Basecamp network of educators for ongoing insight, resources, and inspiration
WHAT is in it for schools?
Develop a competitive advantage to attract new families and energize existing families
Engage donors and prospects who have an interest in emerging tech + social impact
Develop teachers who can share deeper learning practices with their colleagues
Test new approaches to teaching + learning in a safe space
Experience runs for 4 days (Mon - Thu, 9 am - 3pm); exact dates TBD
Location: Wilmington, DE; exact location TBD [previous locations: WeWork W. 57th Street, Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus]
If registering as a school team (min. 3 students, max. 5 students; 1 or 2 faculty are optional)
EARLY BIRD discount (by Mar 1 2019): $3,749
Regular enrollment (by May 1 2019): $3,999
Last minute enrollment (by Jun 1 2019): $4,249
If registering as an individual student
EARLY BIRD discount (by Mar 1 2019): $649
Regular enrollment (by May 1 2019): $699
Last minute enrollment (by Jun 1 2019): $749
Want to enroll or have a question? email or call Christian Talbot: firstname.lastname@example.org / 917.576.8987