Curriculum

During this summer program, we will use natural laws and logic to understand the world through the eyes of history’s greatest scientific minds such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. Students will learn how to using simple observations to see the “big picture” and think without knowing technical details. Each day, we will solve a variety of complex problems through interactive deductive reasoning. By the end of the course, students will be better prepared, more accountable, and more confident to face challenges in life.

Class Structure:

IMG_1753This is an interactive, discussion-based class. Students will learn by engaging in debates and completing individual presentations. Each student will be exposed to the same curriculum in each session. Each session will include 4 days of interactive instruction followed by a closing ceremony on the 5th day, held at ASU Tempe Campus. Below is a breakdown of the 2016 summer course.

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Day 1: Introduction to Information Measurement Theory (IMT) 

Students will gain a firm understanding of IMT, which is a leadership model used to help our students increase their understanding of life, people, and complex ideas. IMT is founded upon logical leadership principles developed through 26 years of industry research. It describes these ideas with 4 major diagrams (Natural Laws, Events, Cycle of Learning, and KSMs). IMT can be understood through easy-to-use diagrams. The combination of these diagrams creates a new perspective to view and understand the world. These diagrams create a framework for learning that students can apply to any area of life in order to eliminate fear, worry, and stress.

IMG_1811Core Concepts:

  • Every event is predictable with the right information.
  • Chance and randomness only exist when there’s a lack of information.
  • Everyone and everything is unique.
  • Everyone is completely accountable for their future.
  • Too much thinking and too many decisions create stress.

 

Day 2: Accountability & Success

Our environment can be defined as everything around us: our friends, family, leaders, school, events, co-workers, etc. In this class, students will learn a binary model of human perception: we are subject to our environment or we are responsible for our environment. Students will learn that all individuals are responsible for their own perceptions and ideas by reviewing historical events.

IMG_1047Core Concepts:

  • Learn to observe more.
  • Accept what you observe.
  • History shows us that control is ineffective.
  • We are responsible for our environments.
  • We are more successful when we are logical, accountable, and responsible.

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Day 3: Leadership Principles and Application

Students will learn a model of leadership based on understanding people instead of managing people. This new leadership model is centered around the idea that leaders cannot change people. An effective leader does not attempt to change or influence individuals, but instead, he or she creates a structure that aligns individuals to create something of value. Students will learn how to identify great leaders and how to utilize their expertise to help them grow.

IMG_1738Core Concepts:

  • Understand people and yourself.
  • Utilize strengths and weaknesses.
  • Identify good mentors.

 

Day 4: College and Career Preparation and Application

Students will gain exposure to college and career readiness tools such as college application training, how to interview, write simple and value adding essays, and learn how to present.

IMG_1035Core Concepts:

  • Identify career goals.
  • Applying for college.
  • Successful interviewing skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • How to succeed in school by understanding teachers.

 

Day 5: Closing Ceremony

Parents will have an opportunity to share in the festivities with their student’s completion of the Logic and Leadership Academy Summer Program. Parents will learn more about what their student was exposed to during the week, view some outstanding final presentations by select students, and then attend an award ceremony that highlights the accomplishments of all the students and recognizes those students who went above and beyond.IMG_1827