The Hope Life Skills program of the past 18 years has been updated and refined to address the new, frequently changing opportunities AND demands our students face in a technology driven, 21st century global marketplace.
HOPE LIFE SKILLS IS NOW SOCIAL STUDIES 2.0
to BETTER PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE REALITY OF
TODAY’S DYNAMIC, GLOBAL MARKETPLACE.
Whether the company is Fidelity Investments, one of the largest asset managers in the world with $4.9 trillion in assets , or the digital marketing company Working Planet, all companies are spending significant amounts of time and money looking for the ‘right‘ people. Companies are looking for people who can ADAPT to new environments and challenges with a PERSONAL BRAND and SELF ESTEEM which empower them to PUSH OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONES to CREATE, ASK QUESTIONS, and COLLABORATE with people with different skills sets and from different backgrounds to expand horizons of ‘what’s possible‘; people with STORY TELLING SKILLS with effective written and oral communications, i.e. people who can write a coherent statement and speak clearly and effectively; people with NETWORKs of creative, reputable, influential, successful people who provide guidance and mentor ship with a healthy attitude towards ‘change‘; CRITICAL THINKERS who make well founded analyses and decisions based on empirical data, i.e. FACTS, complemented by the ability to recognize ‘partisan‘ information and ‘bias‘ that proliferates across all forms of media for ‘what it is’; and, MUCH MORE.
You ask “WHY“?
SIMPLY STATED – DEMAND.
SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES ARE SPENDING LOTS OF TIME AND MONEY SEARCHING FOR PEOPLE WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED SKILLS, BEHAVIORS, AND ATTITUDES. AS A RESULT, STUDENTS HAVE A TIMELY OPPORTUNITY TO FIND REWARDING, WELL PAYING CAREERS. STUDENTS SOCIAL STUDIES 2.0 offers an abundance of lessons from the rich, relevant stories shared by guests visiting our class as well as the relevant stories of success and failure from people in history to introduce and develop the critical COMPETENCIES students need for the jobs they will soon be competing for in an ever changing global marketplace. This is the “WHY” of SOCIAL STUDIES 2.0.
Please check out the pdf of the SOCIAL MEDIA 2.0 Skills class SYLLABUS posted on this site.
I have also linked a VIDEO introducing MANY OF THE PARTICIPANTS in the class.
Feel free to send me, Stephen Cronin, any questions and/or suggestions about the program to my email address (email@example.com). The aim of this class continues to be continuous change, i.e. refinement, to meet the ever changing needs of our students for their success in the dynamic 21st century. OUR NEW WEB SITE – SOCIAL STUDIES2POINT0.COM IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.