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Episode Info: and the Wayfinding Academy is this intersection of learning and making. Wayfinding students will be making things right out of the gate that are intended to serve someone other than themselves (and someone more than just a single professor who hands down a grade). Through that making they will build both their skills as well as their portfolio, which they’ll be able to carry with them to whatever they go on to do after. Align Then Build (43:58 – 54:32) When building a physical structure, a business, a college, or a life, it’s necessary to go through a process of alignment before you begin building, otherwise you’ll be building on a slant and your efforts will come crumbling down in a few months or years. The team of folks getting Wayfinding off of the ground are currently setting that foundation, and learning a ton in the process. The Broader Impacts Of Wayfinding (54:32 – 1:03:45) Through the Wayfinding Academy’s physical location will be in Portland, Oregon, the impact will reach around the globe via the Wayfinder Curriculum (designed in collaboration with Sean Aiken of the One Week Job project), which can be downloaded and used by individuals and groups around the world. Wayfinding Meets The Camino (1:03:45 – 1:10:22) Michelle and I wrap our conversation by reminiscing about a trek along The Camino de Santiago that we took with other professors and college students a few years back, and brainstorming a Camino branch of the Wayfinding Academy (sorry folks, I’ve got dibs). *** For more details on the Wayfinding Academy and their current Indiegogo campaign, check out their site.  *** The post Michelle Jones: College Professor Turned College Founder (VTV 018) appeared first on Verbal To Visual. ...
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