Course Name: Crypto Currency Kids Class 101 Code# 120 - Special Event

Instructor: 

Michael Kennedy

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Evangelist

 

I’m an online education entrepreneur, writer, and artist. I have been teaching children from all the world for the last few years.  My teaching methods relies on using real-life examples and case studies to help my students get their hands dirty from day one. I believe business principles can be learned from books, but true mastery comes from trial and error. The more you try and fail and try again, the more you can build up the resilience to have a long and successful business career. All you need is the right attitude and someone who believes in you and can connect with you to explain things in a way that is easy to understand. I believe that knowledge is power and sharing what we know can make all the difference for those around us.

 

I have been a pro basketball player for 15 years and coaching for 25 years. I have been in China for the last 7 years working with their national basketball teams. Kids are a big part of my basketball ecosystem and because I have been working with kids on the sports side it was a natural calling to continue to teach but in the area of financial literacy are in cryptocurrency.

 

My proven expertise in all the fields not only uniquely qualifies me to teach a wide variety of classes specifically around cryptocurrency, it means that I can teach them from a holistic and comprehensive perspective that most teachers simply can't manage. I look forward to meeting my students at HubPod School.

Class Experience

In this class, students will learn all the basics of investing in cryptocurrency, empowering them to take control of their financial future and build wealth over the course of their life.

 

It's true that finance is generally considered to be a dull subject, but this class is different! Our road to crypto literacy will be fun and engaging! This will allow students to learn the material better and instill an appreciation for the importance of the subject matter.

 

We will learn about what cryptocurrency is, how it works, how to identify good coins, the most successful strategies for investing, how to open a brokerage account, and more.

 

Class time will be divided between lecture, discussion, and activities; I will explain a topic, then we will discuss it as a class, and then we will do an exercise which illustrates the topic in a fun and clear way so that long-term retention is achieved.

 

By the end of this class, students will know everything they need to in order to open a crypto trading account and start building wealth. I wish I could have taken this class when I was 10 years old. I would have been 10 times richer.

 

Course Outline:

 

Week 1: What Is Cryptocurrency?

        - Market simulation activity

        - Group discussion

Week 2: What Coins Are Out There? How Do We Pick Good Ones?

       - Coin creation and selection game

       - Group discussion

Week 3: Investing Strategies

       - Investing brainstorming session

       - Market investing game

       - Group discussion

Week 4: Portfolio Theory, More Investing Strategies

       - Market investing game

       - Group discussion

Week 5: How do We Start Investing?

       - Account opening simulation & Brokerage walkthrough

 

 

**Class Policies***

1) My classes are interactive and are primarily based on the Socratic learning method. Students are encouraged to have fun, speak up and ask questions during class and sometimes even debate. I will make the material relatable and incorporate concepts and materials that align with their likes, dislikes, and interests.

 

2) Students must have working cameras and microphones in class positioned to both see and hear them. This makes each class much more engaging and social.

 

 

3) "Punctuality is the soul of business” - Thomas Chandler Haliburton.

Lateness is very destructive to business. We expect each learner to login at least 10-15 minutes before class begins because we will always start promptly on the hour which is 9:00 am (EST). Students will be given a grace period by 9:05 am to log in after that the instructor must continue teaching. If there are no students in the class 15 minutes after the class starts the instructor will exit the class for the day.

 

4) I know in this zoomed-out world we are in, people will get anxious and fidgety during sessions—That's normal and expected.  However, it is unacceptable for a student to become rude, disruptive, belligerent, combative, and confrontational.

 

Things like spamming the chat, muttering obscenities, displaying rude gestures, make threatening remarks or behavior, or displaying and causing disruptions with the camera are not tolerated.  A student will be given an initial warning, and if they continue to be disruptive, they'll be moved to the waiting room. If the disruptive behavior persists, they'll be ejected from the class and will have to watch the recording. All students deserve to learn in an environment free from disruption.

 

Homework

No formal homework is assigned. Students will be playing an Investment simulation game where they can invest in cryptocurrencies as well as companies involved in blockchain and crypto related businesses. They can use the simulation game outside of class as little or as much as they choose. By weeks 3-5, students will be opening an account and start applying the theory that they have learned in weeks 1-2 and investing in real cryptocurrency.

 

Equipment

Access to internet, download Zoom App, devices you can use laptop, desktop, iPad/Tablet, Phone.

 

Store cryptocurrency purchase students should invest in a  S hardware wallet since the students will learn how to buy and trade.

 

Class date

Saturday, November 13th until December 11th , 2021

 

Time

Log In:              08:45 am (EST)

Class Start:    9:00 am (EST)

Class End:      10:00 am (EST)

 

 

External resources

In addition to the HubPod School classroom, this class will use Coinbase.

Progress

Students will be issued a certificate that they have completed the course. If students wish to continue taking Crypto Currency Kids Class’s they can register for the January 8, 2022.

Time commitment

1 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.