Hey great friends,

I need your help to find # tags and articles / reports to evidence the text in the Magic Garden’s pitch, especially the sentences marked bold. Your actions will help me go on to write:

  • The ideal pitch for the homepage (see furthest down)

  • The ideal pitch for a 1 page deck

  • An inspirational white paper

  • Script for a pitch video.

  • Promotional material


Goal

Some people don’t believe the changes that are happening and what children are capable of.

To be persuasive, we need to find one # tag and one article / report that evidences each sentence marked bold.

Rules of the game

Leave your findings as a comment on the google doc or email them to me and I’ll update the new homepage-pitch, and leaderboard with your name and findings as thanks.

My email:

krister.designer@gmail.com

Google Docs link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYjR15RTUB76skyKtR9hy-c2Ab7XSHJ1C6Rxt-w3NEE/edit?usp=sharing

Bonus points

  1. For any # tags and articles/reports for the remaining sentences.

  2. For quotes found by inspirational thought leaders.

Rewards

  • You’ll see your findings incorporated (and referenced with thanks to you), immediately into the new pitch (lowest on the page).

  • Virtual campfire meeting of the minds with thought leaders in the Education space: I’d love to put a face to your ideas and get to know you better, so for fun, we’ll have a fun group Zoom video to discover your reflections on your discoveries and what inspires you - a virtual campfire for those who want to join.

  • Leaderboard in the references section. The homepage will reference thanks to your help as well of course.

My email: krister.designer@gmail.com

Google Docs link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYjR15RTUB76skyKtR9hy-c2Ab7XSHJ1C6Rxt-w3NEE/edit?usp=sharing


Draft text to be evidenced

Our future lies in our children’s hands. And in what will feel like a few short years from now, / In the decades to come, today’s children will live and work in a very different world. They will need to have the confidence to tackle and solve complex issues: managing resources, developing solutions to environmental challenges, creating neighbourhoods where people feel connected, safe and nurtured. They’ll leverage their natural abilities to invent brighter futures in the world around them when machines have automated away many of today’s (unnecessary) technical skills and processes that inhibit 70-80% of our creative potential. Work/life changes are incrementally taking place right now, with higher salaries favouring creative skills and businesses that do Design Thinking earning more money.

The key skill / Key to being successful and living prosperously in the world of tomorrow is creativity. 

Yet, schooling isn’t doing enough to prepare children in their formative years to be successful in the world of tomorrow. Instead, children are given devices that dumb down their creativity. We are hurtling towards a future where children will grow to be more inept than adults are today. (possible search terms: children are worse off)


What children learn between ages 0-6 determines what they’ll be confident doing for the rest of their lives. Parents want children to be brave in hanging their creative works on the wall, eager for the type of feedback that gets them thinking critically together. This foundation begins their lifelong journey of creating together. That’s how we have evolved to discover, invent and negotiate brighter futures for the world around us.


What Magic Garden does is to bring that future workspace and lifestyle into today’s preschool classrooms. (We need to evidence that future living and work spaces will leverage our natural abilities and that the unobtrusive / intuitive digital technology will enhance this natural ability we have, to achieve better results than if children just relied on role play or experienced today’s traditional teaching methods.) In the Magic Garden, children’s creativity is enhanced beyond what traditional teaching and learning through play achieve. Being curious and thinking critically together induces a calm focus, even amongst the most disruptive children. Children can spend more time exploring the challenge to its depths where learning becomes fun.

To trigger more of these fun learning moments, children inhabit the worlds they reimagine through role play to test their ideas. (I'm keen to show that children inhabiting their worlds through plays is powerful.) Children also adapt their roles to hone their signature strengths and talents. (Evidence that shows how children develop their talents naturally / without adult intervention.)

And who better to do it with than their parents who are their first and most influential educators. Many parents miss playing a role in their children’s imaginative stories. And because it takes a village to raise a balanced child, the Magic Garden enables parents and community to become the characters in their children’s role plays.

In Magic Garden’s patentable educational playground, children ages 3-5 develop the confidence to display their ideas for peer feedback. This foundation begins their lifelong journey of creating together. Children will experience their confidence boost through sketching their ideas, digitally projecting them and displaying them on screen-walls, and interacting with the scenes they have just created. This inspires them to test their ideas in role plays with their friends, learn negotiating & asking good questions, to invent brighter futures.



Magic Garden lifts children’s creative confidence by hosting incursions at The Roundhouse Children’s Centre, using our screen-based educational interactive playground. Children will experience their confidence boost through the key stages of creating the future of the Northern Beaches community: (I’m keen to show that that when children do Design Thinking it boosts their creative confidence).

1. Sketching on paper their ideas, which are captured by cameras in real time

2. Instantly displaying their creative work on both interactive screen-walls and as digital projections on walls around them to let them inhabit their newly imagined neighbourhood

3. Role playing to test their ideas they have displayed on screens and projections

4. Learning through critical thinking to ask good questions about what they could create next on screens.

5. And then doing it again with a keener awareness of their personal strengths.



The new homepage-pitch taking shape with our evidence.


Our future lies in our children’s hands. And in what will feel like a few short years from now, / In the decades to come, today’s children will live and work in a very different world. They will need to have the confidence to tackle and solve complex issues: managing resources, developing solutions to environmental challenges, creating neighbourhoods where people feel connected, safe and nurtured. They’ll leverage their natural abilities to invent brighter futures in the world around them when machines have automated away many of today’s (unnecessary) technical skills and processes that inhibit 70-80% of our creative potential. Work/life changes are incrementally taking place right now, with higher salaries favouring creative skills and businesses that do Design Thinking earning more money.

Key to being successful and living prosperously in the world of tomorrow is creativity. 

Yet, schooling isn’t doing enough to prepare children in their formative years to be successful in the world of tomorrow. Instead, children are given devices that dumb down their creativity. We are hurtling towards a future where children will grow to be more inept than adults are today.

Leaderboard of references