Learn With Moxie’s curriculum begins with elementary ice breakers. Throughout the lesson plans, the activities remain fun and exciting but become more challenging. The process is gradual so students never feel stress or anxiety. The exercises are strategically designed so they feel comfortable sharing brief bits of relevant information, graduating to more developed and rigorous exercises. The activities vary in how they are executed. Some are achieved as individual tasks, some collaborative in small groups and others are entire class activities. The lessons are outfitted with supplemental instructions on how to make a particular activity more challenging.
By the time children are 18 months old, 20 percent have already used a device for 28 minutes a day. When toddlers spend 30 minutes on a screen, they have a 49 percent increased risk of delayed speech development. A large population of pre-school aged children are non-verbal and this is concerning for parents and teachers.
Our Pre K – 1st grade program is geared towards those early development years.
Speech-language and social emotional development are critical in this phase.
Our activities are fun, engaging, and collaborative for these little future leaders.
They are strategically designed and are comprised of show and tell features,
dress up, pretend play, story-building, scavenger hunts, and more.
Roughly 53% of children ages 6-13 years of age, have their own mobile device. Elementary school teachers continually report how deficient these children are in the art of simple conversation, the ability to elaborate and story tell, use their imagination, engage through eye contact, and interpret social cues.
Our 2nd– 5th grade program delves a little deeper into the ability to develop the age appropriate communication skills they should possess at this age. The activities are still fun, engaging, and collaborative for these future leaders, but the language arts skills they are being introduced to are incorporated into the exercises. Proper grammar, use of descriptive words, broadening use of lush vocabulary, and more, are some of the key components in this series.
Learn With Moxie® is delivered digitally via a learning management system (LMS) The Curriculum is housed on an engagement platform and once an institution or individual subscribes to the program, a log in and password are provided to gain access to all of the lesson plans, exercises, workbooks, printables, support materials and assessments.
71% of middle school aged children own smart phones. With this, comes an increased
use of social media, texting, and apps as their main source of communication and entertainment, therefore they have little practice in face to face or over the phone verbal conversation. Children this age are showing deficits in language arts testing, scoring lower than those students that are not digitally connected.
Our 6th– 8th grade program is designed to get this group of children ready for high school and future opportunities. In some cases, you must interview for high school entrance, where you are required to sit down face to face and engage with the administration conducting the interview. The exercises in this series are fun, engaging, and collaborative but become more age appropriately sophisticated with an emphasis on persuasive speaking, extemporaneous speaking, critical thinking, and problem solving.
87% of students age 14-18 own smartphones. Much like the middle school age statistics,
this demographic is 100% dependent on life with a smart phone. Their entire social network is woven into the cellular device. They are driving or are approaching driving age and they require use of GPS navigation. They do most of their research on a smart device and most of the school curriculum requires them to be technologically savvy. This is the group, along with middle school, that we observe in the public to be standing around together “socializing” in groups while all are face down in their phone.
Our 9th– 12th grade program is intended to prepare our future leaders for the real world skills they are going to need to lead and perform as communicative adults. The activities
are geared for college prep and career readiness. The topics and exercise are fun, anxiety free, and collaborative, but demand deeper critical thinking, problem solving, impromptu speaking, and more creative opportunities.
There are alarming statistics focused on this age demographic as it pertains to cyberbullying, loneliness, depression and anxiety, exposure to self- harm, vaping, sexting, and more. This age group would rather text and app to communicate than have a verbal conversation whether face to face or on the phone. This population utilizes their smartphone to gather all of the information they need, whether factual or not, to navigate through these formative and critical years. They are easily influenced and affected by what they see, read, post, and what they are exposed to.
Our 6th– 8th grade and 9th-12th grade Empowered series curriculum is very similar in the approach, however the two different age groups offer topic and content sensitivity in terms of age appropriateness. The idea is to get these kids talking about some of the tough things they encounter during these incredibly important social emotional developmental years. If we empower our students to discuss these topics in a safe, sometimes anonymous, instructor guided, and collaborative environment, we remove them from a situation in which they feel lectured. The result is students who take an active role in navigating through some of the tough things they may encounter in these teen years, become more engaged and it gives them a sense of ownership in a culture that is often talking AT them about the rights, wrongs, good and bad decisions they may or may not make. The students are offered real life situations and encounters and are encouraged to dialogue about them.