Eighth graders at The Hamilton School at Wheeler have joined Dean Bragonier and his NoticeAbility Program in a new curriculum to inspire entrepreneurship through innovation.
Theprogram highlights dyslexic students’ strengths focusing on Engineering, Architecture, and the Arts. Bragonier, the 2020 recipient of the Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, returns to the Wheeler campus this fall to bring the program to Hamilton 8th graders.
Through video modules and virtual sessions with Bragonier, Hamilton students participate in a blended curriculum that inspires entrepreneurship and innovation through project-based, inquiry-based, collaborative approaches.
Students brainstorm a product or concept and pitch their idea before a panel. Working together in their Self Organized, Unbridled Learning Centers (SOUL centers) pitches need to include viability, negotiating tactics, and students be able to answer questions quickly.
“The students look forward with enthusiasm to when they will get to do their deep dives into exploring further their interests and sharing their talents” – Martha Richards, homeroom teacher, Hamilton 8th Grade.