Action Horizon Institute of Technology offers a wide range of credentialing opportunities for scholars, educators, and administrators. We do not aim to replace educators, rather, we would like to empower them with the lessons we are learning so that they can impact their students. When that starts to happen it is an indication on our end that something good is happening. Potentially, something profound.
Reimagine higher education
Rather than competing with their peers for the same jobs in the labor market, your scholars rise to challenge set before them. To your scholars, this is not about the 3+ million vacant jobs in the economy today. Your scholars see something subtly emerging in the distance. Alas, a new market is forming in New Jersey similar to that of the UK, Australia, as well as a few strong initiatives in NYC and Colorado.
Setting the Tone: Your faculty and students are familiar with the idea of reacting fast to challenges and coming up with new ideas to solve real world problems. Many of your students already do this type of thinking in their everyday lives. They have the knowledge base and toolbox required for the future. It rests in their pockets and it is no bigger than the size of the fist which undoubtedly clenched around purses in between their chat snapping and book facing. It is our job to show these brilliant young minds how to use these new pieces of technology to create social change within their local communities
You just need to give students permission to start thinking like that within the walls of the school. You set the tone, take the chalk to draw some boundaries that help everyone work towards the same direction without having to pick their heads up too often. heavy lifting of designing the
The planning phase is the first exciting opportunity to participate in the transformation of your institution.
Learning Experiences: Credentialing, badging, and building a list of experiences unique to your institution which can be offered to students as more of a learning playlist of various components. After spending the afternoon in a classroom with their professor they would then shuffle across town to work with the nonprofit who is hosting that particular Service Project.
Employer Partnerships: Developing employer partnerships to identify unmet needs in the workforce, and then we have a direction to steer students in terms of where they should expect to source funds to enable their impact in whatever form it may come.
Government Funded Apprenticeships: The American Apprenticeship Initiative opened its initial $175 million fund for applications in November 2014. They are opening up applications again coming up soon. We will work with you to bring together a strong consortium practitioners, municipalities, departments within the university, the small business community in the local economies surrounding your institution, and more.
Workshops Details: Workshops offered on-or-off-site, collaborative workshop customized to meet your needs. Redesigning the way the organization and the roles within it may function moving forward.
What will the vision of your higher education institution What’s different in this new place? Let’s use our imagination to find out.
Students must be equipped before graduation with the following:
- Self-Assessment: Ability to self-assess themselves to identify skills and experiences they may need in order to reach the future they envision for themselves
- Self-Directed Learning: Experienced and competent in designing her own learning experience
- Student-led Learning Community: Weekly, open and collaborative brainstorming sessions for students to bring obstacles they are struggling with as well as be introduced to new mentors in the network
We know what works across the landscape, but each city and each school and each administrator, teacher, etc all require personalized support similar to the support the scholars require. Your institution may require a culture change. We envision you as the leader who should execute these decisions with your own teams. With your own educators. We help you get up and running with the innovation process so that you are able to function with an open innovation policy in the future. The dependency on us is meant to reduce overtime so that our role can evolve into the next level of service you will require.