Who are your guiding lights and how do they help you achieve your dreams?
Who do you admire and learn from in hopes of becoming more like them? The purpose of this course, M.A.G.I.C. (Mentoring Achievement of Goals and Inspiring Champions), is to identify a guiding light, and more importantly, to follow their examples to create the life of which you dream.
The goal for this course is to inspire you and to help you clarify your goals, make a plan, and to put it into motion. Discover your greatest ambitions; be honest about your challenges. Winning isn't what builds champions -- the path is paved with unforeseen challenges and painful failures. What will you do to prepare for success and respond to setbacks? This will ultimately tell the story of your life.
This course moves you through a range of academic subjects (English, History, Math, Science, Art), and asks you to become a learner much more than simply a student in school. Highlighted throughout your M.A.G.I.C. journey, and epitomized by Earvin "Magic" Johnson, are real people who demonstrate leadership, collaboration (teamwork), strategy, and endurance. You will use their lives -- including their very public and scrutinized successes and failures -- to reflect on your own challenges and successes, and to determine the pathways to your ideal future.
You will discover to what extent you admire and learn from the experiences, failures, and wisdom of others. This will not be easy. No one can do the work for you. But this class is all about you. The examples are merely a starting point. Follow the course structure and you'll quickly develop some of your most valuable skills and attributes.
Skills to be developed in this course include the following:
Academic: research, reading, writing, graphing, stats, presentation & debate
Executive Functioning: annotation, note-taking, planning, working through multiple-step projects
Non-cognitive: creativity & imagination, reflection, collaboration, presentation, interviewing, presentation & facilitation
Digital Literacy: working with an LMS, Microsoft suite and Google suite, creating and editing audio & visual presentations, curating digital portfolios