4th Annual February Reading Week
This week-long intensive How to Change the World ‘Bootcamp’ will take place in a fully-virtual environment from
Monday 20th to Friday 24th February
Some of our partners for previous reading week Bootcamps:
"The hands-on experience of tackling a problem and designing a solution was amazing. It was just like a trailer to the entrepreneurial journey.”
Engineering Masters Student, University of Waterloo
During our weeklong, fully-virtual Bootcamps, students from across disciplines and higher education institutions work together in small teams and larger cohorts to collaboratively tackle a Challenge based on one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in either a Canadian or international community. The pedagogy of these bootcamps is based on the highly acclaimed How to Change the World course at University College London (UCL) which runs annually for over 1000 students.
Teams spend the first half of the Bootcamp researching and understanding the Challenge they are tackling, including engaging directly (in our Virtual Learning Environment) with Local Stakeholders. By the halfway point, each team hones down on a focused problem within the Challenge that their team is uniquely equipped and passionate to tackle – and that aligns with the needs of Local Stakeholders. Each day they are guided by a global Teaching Team, receive mentoring from an array of industry and academic mentors, and have the opportunity to collaborate with other teams of students going through the Bootcamp. By the end of the program, every team creates a Digital Portfolio showcasing their work, which is reviewed by a panel of judges who then interview each team before selecting the winning teams.
Train-the-Trainer Professional Development Opportunity
One of our aims as a social enterprise is to support our Higher Education Partners expand their ability to deliver exceptional experiential learning programs. For this reason, we provide the opportunity for each partnering Faculty to send one educator for every 10 students to our Train-the-Trainer professional development program at no cost. This includes the educators gaining hands-on experience from being part of our teaching team for the Bootcamp. This Train-the-Trainer program is designed to equip attendees with pedagogical frameworks, techniques and resources for delivering exceptional experiential learning.
How We Support Your Student Recruitment
Our team fully supports your student recruitment process. We recommend that student recruitment begins the first week of the winter term in January.
It is our aim to facilitate every step. We ensure that you have all the information and materials needed... from successfully promoting the opportunity to your students all the way to selecting which students will participate in the Bootcamp.