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The Responcity Program teaches fundamental values of the common good, and then puts them into practice.
Students learn to identify a problem they care about in their own community. After working together to propose and implement a solution, they become certified City Solutionaries.
Responcity Annual and Semester Programs
Responcity Afterschool Program
Responcity Annual Program Timeline
Based on 34 class meetings in a typical US school year, one class meeting of 45-60 minutes per week.
Teacher Training Conferences
Responcity offers a meaningful yet rapid learning process for professional development. Teachers will acquire the most advanced tools available in the field of education today for supporting students in creative problem solving. The program will be led by an internationally renowned team of experts in the field of PBL. The Responcity app gives teachers a comprehensive round-the-clock support envelope throughout the entire process, for achieving 100% success.
UNIT 1 | THE COMMON GOOD
7 lessons: focus on the common good, preliminary acquaintance with the Responcity program and app.
Problem-solving process – preliminary steps
Students divide into groups. They study problems in their city, perform a deep research process and work with protocols.
UNIT 2 | THE PUBLIC SECTOR
6 lessons: students gain understanding about the public/private sectors and the common good.
Preparation for meeting with the local authority
Students suggest problems and issues, formulate questions, list local authority representatives they would like to meet (based on the issues raised). Emphasis is on student responsibility and learning through the process.
Meeting with a local authority/entity
Identify relevant entities to help solve problems raised.
UNIT 3 | THE CITY
8 lessons: the city, city economy, local government, sustainability, resilience, and development.
Problem-solving process – planning & action
Divide into work teams. Focus on task, formulate a work plan.
Follow work plan, meet with contact people/partners.
Problem-solving process – recalibration
Joint work among groups, overcome obstacles, tweak work plan if needed.
UNIT 4 | PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY
6 lessons: responsibility, the different types of responsibility, public responsibility and responsibility in the public sector.
Continue problem-solving process
PRESENTATION TO MAYOR
Prepare final presentation
Protocol for building and presenting an engaging, focused presentation. City Solutionaries receive a certificate signed by the mayor.
Self, peer, and teacher