Nalukai Academy on Teaching and Learning Entrepreneurship

Key Points

  • At its core Nalukai is about belonging and turning learning from passive to active.

Nalukai Academy on Teaching & Learning Entrepreneurship

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Nalukai program director Aaron Schorn and a high school student Sherry Jiang from Kealakehe high school. 

The Nalukai Academy Startup Camp is a ten-day intensive entrepreneurship, technology, and design camp for high school students The camp covers a multitude of different subject areas with real-world applications, such as management, digital storytelling, design thinking, and large-scale digital projects. Campers at Nalukai are driven, clever, and innovative. 

The art of entrepreneurship is uncertainty and pivots.

Aaron Schorn

Nalukai focuses: 

  • Digital storytelling – branding & marketing, content creation, web design
  • Leadership – project management, collaboration, team dynamics
  • Entrepreneurship – networking, investor pitches, business plan development
  • Design thinking –  prototyping, mind-mapping, iteration
  • Technology – coding, web development, digital business tools

[Nalukai] has changed how I look at problems.

Sherry Jiang


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1 Comment

Margarita Geleske

Great conversation and validating to hear that effective teaching and learning comes in many shapes, forms, and timeframes. Thanks for the shout out on problem finding too! Love your problem. Be flexible with solutions to that problem.

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