Welcome to Dexter
A brief introduction
A New Approach to Education
At Dexter we believe that the human mind is not a vessel to be filled with information, but a fire to be kindled. It's our goal to spark your flame and provide you with the skills, mental models and experiences necessary to reach your full potential. We utilize an approach called Project Based Learning and a curriculum developed by real practitioners (engineers, scientists, graphic designers, etc.). You'll develop competencies, not just accumulate information.
What is Project Based Learning?
Project Based Learning integrates knowing and doing. Students learn knowledge and elements of the core curriculum, but also apply what they know to solve authentic problems and produce results that matter. PBL students take advantage of digital tools to produce high quality, collaborative products. PBL refocuses education on the student, not the curriculum—a shift mandated by the global world, which rewards intangible assets such as drive, passion, creativity, empathy, and resiliency. These cannot be taught out of a textbook, but must be activated through experience.
What if you were capable of more than you could possibly imagine?
Three Keys to Success
A roadmap to insure a succesful Dexter experience
When in doubt, do more. The most difficult part of any endeavor is going from 0 to 1.
It's time to get comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback about how to improve. Creating an environment that uses logic and evidence is foundational for a healthy mental framework.
While it's important to prepare them for the future, we can't neglect the present moment. We all have an innate human desire to do things that matter. Create experiences and projects that have real life impact and meaning.
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