NEXT GEN Learning Environment

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Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN Learning Environment

Classroom training is one of the most vital facets of student education.  In a classroom environment, facilitators are able to address social, emotional, and cognitive development of students while teaching course curriculum.  The Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN program is designed to teach and educate students in science and math while using the classroom setting to develop leadership, critical thinking, team building, and social skills.  The classroom setting is the perfect learning environment that allows for social interaction, teamwork, and group leadership through hands on and computer-based team building exercises, projects, and assignments.

The Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN program focuses on these key areas to foster positive development to equip students with skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century workforce.

Leadership Development

The Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN Chain-of-Command structure and merit based advancement system promotes:

  • Leadership
  • Patriotism
  • Pride
  • Honor
  • Responsibility
  • Achievement
  • Self Reliability
  • Discipline
  • Respect of Authority
Social Development

Through the Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN learning environment, students are held to a higher standard and are challenged and given the opportunity to

  • Engage in an alternative to criminal activity
  • Maintain healthy and drug free lifestyles
  • Pursue high school completion
  • Pursue a higher education
  • Gain an understanding of technical career fields not promoted in the Genesee County area
Critical Thinking

Students will be challenged to think critically and constructively to complete projects, assignments, and exercises, further developing their core critical thinking skills in:

  • Observation
  • Interpretation
  • Analysis
  • Inference
  • Evaluation
  • Explanation
  • Meta-cognition
Teamwork

Students will be challenged to use teamwork to find tangible solutions to complex problems, further developing their skills in:

  • Listening
  • Questioning
  • Persuading
  • Respecting
  • Helping
  • Sharing
  • Participating

By developing skills in all of these areas in the classroom, students will be better equipped to handle situations in the workforce where teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, and social behavior are crucial to career success.  Apogee 2020 NEXT GEN isn’t just about educating, its about developing our students and giving them the tools they need to succeed.