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    2008 Copyright Borghesani

  • OBJECTIVE. CHANGE FUTURES

    Design a Career Roleplaying System that offers students the means to experience science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) careers.

    Help At-Risk Youth Realize Their Professional Futures

  • NEED. FUTURE WORKFORCE

    Organizations need individuals with 21st Century Skills These skills are adaptability, innovation, critical thinking, problem

    solving, initiative, collaboration, and social awareness

    Schools do not teach these skills STEM education powers our nations innovation engine

    Todays students need learning systems designed for their generation Achievement in post secondary STEM education must be improved

    Education needs to be relevant to industry We need to teach with industry tools We need to expose youth to the world of work Professional scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians

    need to participate as coaches and mentors

    2008 Copyright by T. Borghesani

    IN DEMAND CAREERS

    Aerospace EngineeringBehavioral Sciences BiosciencesChemical EngineeringChemistryCivil EngineeringClinical MedicineCognitive & NeuralComputer ScienceComputational SciencesEcology & EnvironmentElectrical EngineeringGeosciencesImmunologyMaterials ScienceMathematicsMechanical EngineeringMicrobiologyMolecular Biology & GeneticsNaval ArchitectureOcean EngineeringNanotechnologyNeuroscienceOceanographyPharmacologyPlant & Animal SciencePhysicsSpace & Planetary Sciences

    Bridge the Future of Learning with the Needs of the Workforce

  • OPPORTUNITY. GAMER GENERATION

    The Gamer Generation will dominate the workforce At 90 million gamers in the United States, this generation is already

    larger than the baby boom

    Female gamers comprise 39% Commercial video games, industry modeling and

    simulation tools can be used as technologies for career exploration

    Billions of dollars worth of video game, modeling and simulation technologies can be leveraged to the advantage of minority youth

    Every industry vertical and every scientific discipline uses modeling and simulation tools

    The afterschool market is underutilized The parents of 15.3 million children say their children would participate

    in afterschoolif a program were available

    There is no afterschool program for advanced career exploration

    Gamer intelligence is remarkably relevant for productive citizenship in the 21st century.

    Examples include the ability to read, write, and act within dynamic systems, to think procedurally within computationally rich spaces, to build worlds and navigate complex information networks, and to engage in collaborative peer-to-peer learning.

    Risk-takingCritical reflectionCollaborationMeaning creationNon-linear navigationProblem-solving Problem definitionInnovation

    Transform Gamer Intelligence into Professional Competencies

  • We combine playing video games with using industry modeling and simulation tools

    Commercial video games offer motivational insight across numerous industries and careers

    Modeling and simulation tools bring careers to life Youth play "professional" roles, learning 21st century skills and

    building critical career knowledge

    Using industrys tools of the trademodeling & simulation toolsthey solve problems by constructing answers

    Our objective is achieved through the operation of four program components

    Student Career Roleplaying Educator Career Coaching Professional Mentor Development Parent Coaching Workshops

    SOLUTION. CAREER EXPLORATION An Exploration System That Helps At-Risk Youth Experience In Demand Careers

    Modeling & Simulation Tools

  • SOLUTION. AUTHENTIC PURSUITSFrom the Inspiration of a Favorite Video Game To Becoming An Industry Rock Star

    Step One

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    Step Two

    Youth play an assortment of video games to gain an understanding of in demand careers.

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    Youth learn professional tools in the context of each games backstory

    Playing professionals, youth work on numerous real world industry and research challenges over the course of their membership.

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