SOAR offers enriching school programs for both elementary and secondary students. SOAR programs are available in both English and French.
SOAR programs will help your students learn about the world of entrepreneurship and innovation while facilitating a unique and engaging learning experience. Our school programs provide students with the opportunity to develop vital 21st-century "SOAR Skills" that they will be able to immediately leverage to be successful in their futures. We focus on preparing students to prepare themselves for any challenges that the future may bring!
Our school programs are offered in two models:
In both models SOAR uses its adapted iterative design framework, the SOAR Cycle, and the concept of a SOAR Mindset to reinforce the curriculum.
Please see below for details regarding each of the program models. For the 2020-2021 school year, our programs will be offered virtually.
If you have another program structure in mind, SOAR can create a unique program specifically geared to your school's needs. It is all about whatever best allows student learning to SOAR !
Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a highly effective teaching method in which students learn through completing a project-based experience over an extended period of time.
SOAR PBL experiences are offered in six to eight week cycles. Students learn through investigation and seek to respond to an authentic question, problem, or challenge. Rather than the project being a culmination of a particular unit of study, SOAR PBL experiences are the unit itself and are integrated within the curriculum. They include smaller tasks within a larger entrepreneurial project. SOAR's Project-Based Learning experiences conclude in a public exhibition of student work in which students present their projects to an authentic audience.
Project-Based Learning experiences are an effective approach in engaging students in learning. When students are invested in a purposeful project, overall engagement and achievement increases. SOAR’s PBL experiences are designed to incorporate multiple curricular areas into one interdisciplinary experience. Naturally our programs have connections with the Language Arts, French, Math, Social Studies, and Science curriculum. SOAR collaborates directly with the classroom teacher in offering the program, supporting them in all aspects of the experience. Project-Based Learning experiences also offer students an opportunity to engage in solving real-world problems and develop essential skills needed to thrive in the 21st century innovation economy.
The aforementioned are only some examples of project-based learning experiences that SOAR can offer schools. SOAR works with schools to create a customized program that best suits the school and student’s needs and interests.
If there is another problem or area of interest in your school, SOAR can design a completely original program to suit your school needs. Contact us to begin planning your Project-Based Learning experience today.
If you are looking for a one-day program, SOAR Problem Solving Experiences are an excellent option.
SOAR Problem Solving Experiences are exciting one-day workshops in which students work collaboratively to solve an authentic problem. SOAR facilitates the day of learning as students work their way through the iterative design framework, the SOAR Cycle, to solve a real-world problem.
Topics included in SOAR Problem Solving Experiences may include but are not limited to:
SOAR will work with you to develop a customized learning experience that will get your students engaged and excited about entrepreneurship and innovation.
Contact us to begin planning your problem-solving experience today!
Contact us to begin planning your problem solving experience today!
SOAR is committed to providing programming that supports educators as well as students.
SOAR offers consulting services for educators looking to infuse entrepreneurship education into their programs. Whether you are looking for a co-collaborator on lesson plans, a PD presenter, or simply some advice, please reach out and we will do our best to support you!
In addition to SOAR's consulting services, we are in the process of developing educational resource guides, challenge kits, and virtual workshops for educators. Please reach out if you are interested in these services.