Project CoNect’s programs are designed to focus on the creative abilities that are in each of us and emphasizes logical thinking, that is thinking that requires one to read, think and write from a critical perspective. In thinking logically and critically, understanding comes to an idea in that the idea’s implicit assumptions can be unpacked and a larger more constructive view can be developed. Logical and critical thinking is a type of reasonable, reflective thinking that is aimed at deciding what to believe or what to do.
Academia and all professional careers require effective skills in critical reading, thinking, and writing to be successful.
As a first initiative, Project CoNect developed a skill gap intervention program for young people entitled, Critical Thinking, Reading, Writing: A 10-Day Workshop. This pilot program was held Wednesday, July 6 through Tuesday July 19, 2016. Fifth, sixth and seventh graders completed four workshop modules: 1. Critical Thinking, 2. Reading Comprehension, 3. Computer Technology, and 4. Etiquette.
For the future, we envision a multitude of programs such as Public Speaking; Think Tank for Technology; Video Editing; Photography; and Graphic Design.
TRAINING MINDS TO TRANSFORM IDEAS INTO SUCCESS