DESIGN THE FUTURE.
The HATCH IMPACT LABS were created to bring together a diverse global community to co-create solutions for major systemic problems in humanity at a time when solutions are most needed. The program was so successful that it led to the creation of The Global Classroom.
THE GLOBAL CLASSROOM is a remote-learning, virtual collaboration for high school students and a supplemental curriculum merging project-based learning, following the neuroscience of information processing stages* (input, collaboration, elaboration, and application). Students conduct in-class information-gathering research to be applied to in-class and remote collaborative group design sprints on systemic problems affecting the students and their communities.
AN INNOVATIVE COLLABORATIVE DISTANCE LEARNING SOLUTION
By connecting schools across the nation, we build diverse teams, expand world views, and forge meaningful relationships while co-creating impactful solutions. This process engages students in a unique way, addressing the social and emotional well-being challenges with distance learning, and expanding worldviews, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
FOCUS AREAS: Solutions for the ENVIRONMENT, FUTURE of EDUCATION, EQUITY & DIVERSITY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SPECIAL GUEST EXPERTS & COACHES
The lab is divided into two sessions, the classwork session (supported independent learning) and the design sprint session (collaborative learning). The sessions follow the neuroscience of information processing stages (from Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain, by Zarette Hammond). The program is 90 minutes once a week for 12 weeks.
- Stage 1: INPUT (Brain decides which information is important)
- Stage 2: ELABORATION (Brain makes the information memorable and meaningful)
- Stage 3: APPLICATION (The brain applies new knowledge through the real-life application, expanding the capacity of working memory leading to the student’s ability to do higher-order tasks.)
HATCH IMPACT LABS may be integrated singularly into core subjects such as English Language Arts, History, and the Sciences or may be used as a “multidisciplinary integrated curriculum” for students to make meaningful connections across all subject areas.
CORE STANDARDS ADDRESSED:
- ELA RI.9-10.7: Analyze various accounts of a subject
- ELA RI.9-10.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient
- ELA SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- RH.9-10.6 Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
- RST.9-10.9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources
PROGRAM BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- An opportunity to BE the CHANGE you wish to SEE in the world
- An Expanded World View
- Activate Convergent Problem-Solving
- Develop Ideas to Address Global Challenges
- Navigate Multi-Session Events
- Collaborate with Global Leaders Remotely
- Sharpen Mediation & Communication Skills
- Co-Create IMPACT SOLUTIONS pitch presentation
- Accelerate Systems Thinking
- Honor Diversity & Inclusiveness
- Co-Create Implementable Action Plan
- Pitch to Globally Renown Panelists
- Certificate for completing 12-week Global Classroom Impact Labs Cohort
TURNKEY & ALL-ENCOMPASSING
HATCH provides the remote online platform, framework, and professional facilitators to team students into diverse “global” groups from across the nation and to pair the teams up with one to three renowned mentors on each team.
“I am so thankful for this opportunity. It’s been my favorite part of this quarantined summer!” ~ Bhavana Akula (NextGen Student)
“The Impact Labs is the most important thing I’ve done in a long time, other than giving birth to my son.” ~ Sarah Griggs
“Experiencing the Impact Labs was reinforcement that the corporate world needs to walk away from all remnants of traditional organizational models that stifle the voice of people at the earliest stages of their careers. The ideas and presentations were more exciting, groundbreaking, and paradigm-shifting than 99.9% of the often status quo-maintaining ideas I am used to seeing. Wow.” Ron Volpe
“The Impact Labs was a transformative opportunity to connect with a diverse, global community to co-create ways to address some of our greatest, shared challenges. Seeing the depth and breadth of visions and ventures that have come from this program has me feeling optimistic and further energized to engage in the co-creation of a more equitable, resilient future for all. I am deeply inspired by the blend of head, heart, and will that individuals and the Impact community-at-large brought to this program. I am grateful to have met so many incredible individuals and confident many of these connections will build and lead to additional efforts and collaborations.” ~ Kathi Hendrick