First Thursday: Uncollege– Self-directed Learning for the Independently Curious Student
November 5th, 2015
Sure, you know how to study, but do you know how to learn?
Dale Stephens, founder of the UnCollege movement. Image via www.letudiant.fr
Evert Villaseñor, a Program Specialist forUnCollege––a social movement challenging the notion that college is the only path to success–– will be visiting the library to talk to high school students about self-directed learning. This presentation will teach important skills for both students who want to go to college and those who want to forge an independent path of education.
You may be familiar with Shmoop.com’s free study tools, which are endlessly helpful for everything from algebra to statistics. With your Mill Valley Library card, though, you can access Shmoop’s Premium content–including test prep for any AP Exam you can think of as well as SAT, ACT, and all of those other fun times standardized tests (scroll to the bottom of the page to see theircomplete course catalog). There’s also business and career info, writing help and much, MUCH more.
Thank you to Sam and everyone who came out to the Gap Year Workshop! Pictures of the event below. You can download a PDF of Sam’s handout here: Sam Bull Gap Year Resources.
A slide from Sam’s presentation…
October 2nd, 2014
There are a million great reasons to take a gap year between high school and college…and one big, expensive reason not to: money. Is it possible to have an exciting, fulfilling gap year without needing an endless flow of dollars? YES! But don’t take our word for it, come to this workshop and find out for yourself.
One of our guests is Sam Bull, who has been a gap year consultant since 1994. He will be talking about how to set up your own, low cost gap year. Other guests will include students who have recently taken gap years and are excited to share their information and experiences with you. Additionally, we will have tons of resources and information for you to take home, so you can explore even more gap year on a budget options on your own.
Registration for this event is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.