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Finding Independent Track - FIT

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Finding Independent Track - F.I.T. through BSA Exploring (https://ggacbsa.org/fit-finding-independent-track/)

WHY: To encourage self-awareness and cultivate future well-being in individuals.

Philosophy: F.I.T. encourages self-awareness by nurturing an interdisciplinary mindset through real-time reflection, and contextualization of self. F.I.T. nurtures interactive learning and in-depth research to demonstrate the interconnectedness between the Earth, the Human, and our Social and Political constructs. F.I.T. graduates as advocates of health, education and environment

WHAT: F.I.T. brings to light overarching global problems that affect the well-being of individuals through real-life case studies. Solutions are developed using a) contextualization, b) critical thinking, and c) student-teacher and peer-peer interactive and adaptive learning approaches in the following tracks:

Data Sciences Statistics, Programming, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Environmental Science
Earth Science: Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Soil and Water Conservation, Nature, Geology, Chemistry
Health Science: Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Nutrition, Physical Fitness
Political Science: International Business, American Labor, Cultures and Heritage, Law, Citizenship in the Community, Nation, and the World

WHO: F. I. T. is a rapid and an intense adaptive learning program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to transform into advocates of health, environment, and education.

HOW: Exploration of SELF through experiential learning and here’s how:

  • Self-reflection
    • Ask “why” to add “value” into daily minute
    • Help make ethical and moral choices
  • Nurture stewardship of self and the earth
    • Develop day-to-day workflows to nurture wellbeing at home and surrounding ecosystems
    • Cultivate a healthy self, through conscious engagement with daily activities
  • Citizenship
    • Encourage the skill and desire to help others
    • Gain a keen respect for the basic rights of others
  • Apply life skills
    • Effective communication through a comprehensible language
    • Facilitate positive and constructive social interactions and feedback
  • Provide insights into the current standards-of-operation
    • Provide hands-on, interactive career experiences
    • Develop potential contacts that may broaden career options

Critical thinking: All four tracks will solve current problems using the following four steps:

  1. Organize facts/knowledge
  2. Identify patterns by graphing, modeling and articulating data, and making inferences
  3. Gather insightful information to explain cause and effect relationships, and
  4. Build explanatory and predictive models

WHERE

  • Online over multiple Zoom sessions
  • Long-distance hiking on Saturdays
  • Multiple field trips (TBD) during weekdays

 

Contact
When & Where
Earth Sciences
ONLINE
Thursday 07-15-2021 4:00 PM PT to
Saturday 07-31-2021 5:30 PM PT
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Health Sciences
ONLINE
Thursday 07-15-2021 5:30 PM PT to
Saturday 07-31-2021 7:00 PM PT
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Data Sciences
ONLINE
Thursday 07-15-2021 7:15 PM PT to
Friday 07-30-2021 9:00 PM PT
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Political Sciences
ONLINE
Thursday 07-15-2021 7:15 PM PT to
Saturday 07-31-2021 9:00 PM PT
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Prerequisites
ONLINE
Saturday 07-10-2021 4:00 PM PT to
Wednesday 07-14-2021 9:00 PM PT
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