21st Century Workforce Readiness
Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises
Checklist for Lesson 6
1. Listen to the Podcast and Overview video at http://lone-eagles.com/academy6.htm and carefully review the resources at the advanced link at the bottom of the lesson.
2. REVIEW: Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Resources Handbook
Searching by the title will reveal additional dated versions and resources.
3. Within the time available review the resources in this lesson (below) noting that the wide variety and exceptional quality of these links represents just a short sampling of the quality of what is already online and available. Create your own listing of the best-of-the-best for your wiki task.
4. Ask your instructor for an invitation to the Nativehearts wiki with writer permissions so you will be able to create your own wiki resources page.
5. Review the resources at http://nativehearts.pbworks.com Review the Wiki Tutorial listed there.
6. Send your instructor what you have learned in this lesson and give the URL with the best links you collected and posted for youth on social enterpreneurship and creating social enterprises. This whole area is evolving rapidly fueled by interest in Facebook, Facebook social marketing, and the popularity of mobile devices by non-anglo populations. Learn more at http://hottipscentral.com
Please read the short articles marked READ, and view the videos marked VIEW!
"21st Century Workforce Readiness for Alaskans"
1. A one page outline for the "Alaska's Center for Sustainable Rural Families" is at http://lone-eagles.com/alaskan-center.htm
Please Read, and
review but note the linked additions are optional:
Science, Technology and Innovation for a New Generation
We need to connect citizens with each other to engage them more fully and directly in solving the problems that face us. We must use all available technologies and methods to open up the federal government, creating a new level of transparency to change the way business is conducted in Washington and giving Americans the chance to participate in government deliberations and decision-making in ways that were not possible only a few years ago.
America risks being left behind in the global economy: Revolutionary advances in information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology and other fields are reshaping the global economy. Without renewed efforts, the United States risks losing leadership in science, technology and innovation. As a share of the Gross Domestic Product, American federal investment in the physical sciences and engineering research has dropped by half since 1970.
Too many Americans are not prepared to participate in a 21st century economy: A recent international study found that U.S. students perform lower on scientific assessments than students in 16 other economically developed nations, and lower than 20 economically developed nations in math performance. Only one-third of middle class physical science teachers are qualified to teach in that subject, and only one-half of middle school math sciences have educational background in that subject area.
Create a national network of public-private business incubators: Obama and Biden will support entrepreneurship and spur job growth by creating a national network of public-private business incubators. Business incubators facilitate the critical work of entrepreneurs in creating start-up companies. Obama and Biden will invest $250 million per year to increase the number and size of incubators in disadvantaged communities throughout the country.
· Invest in the sciences: Obama and Biden support doubling federal funding for basic research and changing the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology. This will foster home-grown innovation, help ensure the competitiveness of U.S. technology-based businesses, and ensure that 21st century jobs can and will grow in America.
· Deploy next-generation broadband: Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe we can get broadband to every community in America through a combination of reform of the Universal Service Fund, better use of the nation's wireless spectrum, promotion of next-generation facilities, technologies and applications, and new tax and loan incentives.
And don't forget Leanna Archer, who was barely 10 years old when she launched a line of all-natural hair-care products. This year, she's set to bring in $150,000. In October, she turns 13. 30 similar profiles: http://www.inc.com/30under30/2008/prolist.html
2. How I got taken by a work at home scam
3. Startup Nation:
4. An article on Collaborative Consumption – you viewed the TED video in the class Welcome?
REVIEW the following outstanding resources as examples of the quality of what's already available:
See the entrepreneurship videos section at Stanford University's Ecorner:
See Economist Magazine's video archives:
Here are some of lone-eagle’s collected
Examples of Youth Entreprenership
Resources likely relevant for sharing….
YouTube for Profit
http://theyec.org/mentors Youth could benefit enormously from some coaching via social media from these guys and gals
VA startup called www.Whinot.com which is a “Q&A with experts” site designed more for our much more typical rural mom and pop or microbusiness.
21st Century Skills, Education and
Review this ecommerce initiative and think about who would be the local broadband applications planning team in any village in Alaska?
SRDC national extension ecommerce initiative
Community Broadband Planning Toolkit:
View these three short videos!
NBN video (7 minutes)
2. AND read this short article about rural teachers using Skype to teach English globally from tiny Wyoming rural towns using Fiber optics.
this short video:
Eleutian promo video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNMkX482c08&feature=related
3. Socialnomics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8
Ed Morrison has a nice handle on common sense – noting too few do on this topic:
ed morrision http://strategy-nets.com/
Strategic Doing, accelerating collaboration
You know about this? Professional Learning Communities
http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com/ 23 things
Professional learning communities http://www.allthingsplc.info/about/aboutPLC.php
Review this Economist Magazine’s special report on Mobile Money.
The power of mobile money
Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference from Making Cents International
Money’s stock market game
Global Entrepreneurship Week
www.unleashingideas.org and is available at
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) are pleased to welcome you to the new online resource intended to help build economies that foster entrepreneurship worldwide. and together are a new public-private partnership focused on leveraging entrepreneurial leadership to advance economic growth around the world.
have an educational course for teenagers to learn how to create websites and
get them online. www.teencashmachine.com
The lessons we have a really easy to follow, as an example, do a Google search for "labradoodle review", the #1 & 2 site is labradoodlereview.com which is a site my 11 year old daughter created in a little over 2 hours. I was wondering if there was any way we could work with you or if you think there are organisations we should be working with to help them education teens.
Careers, youth entrepreneurship
www.childrenspartnership.org Information technology making a difference in children’s lives. An issue brief for leaders for children. How technology is transforming every aspect of children’s lives – education, workforce preparation, economic security, health, social inclusion, and civic engagement.
Voices for America’s Children www.voices.org
www.oneeapp.org Streamlining enrollment and retention in a range of health and social services programs
www.one-economy.com Bring IT home. Their digital connectors program trains youth to
be technology ambassadors in low income communities,
more than 1200 youth have delivered over 42,000 hours of service.
Federal Digital Literacy resources http://digitalliteracy.gov
www.dosomething.org dedicated to encouraging and assisting youth to engage in social action around dozens of local, national an international issues such as teen homelessness, immigration awareness, recycling, animal welfare, global warming, international human rights, poverty, school violence and many others.
http://www.wa-acte.org/about.html -- This is a vocational site where
members can engage with other vocational educators on current issues.
This is a news/current event site where one can ask questions and explore opposing view points on current events to enable discussion tactics in the http://www.wa-acte.org/about.html .
careercruising.com -- This site allows students to connect with career mentors by previously taped conversations and follow-up email questions.
This Webquest asks students to define the question “What is Money”? and then create an alternative system for money to use within the school building. It requires students to research with the purpose of finding alternative money systems and recognizing the real values and needs of a community.This project is well-written as well as visually entertaining. If one does not use this as a classroom project, it is well worth looking at as an example of a well-written Webquest project.
http://www.adcracker.com/2008/index.htm This site works students through the advertising process. It allows students to review guidelines and advertisements on how to create effective advertisements for visual media. The students can then divide into groups and create their own advertisement. The advertisements can be submitted and then evaluated by AdCracker. This project gives excellent examples and guidelines where students understand the “whys” of why some advertisements work and other don’t.
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/babysitting/index.html This project entails setting up a business for babysitting. It details how to set up the business, what knowledge of children is needed, advertising and pricing of services.
http://socialcitizens.org nprofit handson network (created CNS online courses)
http://pewinternet.org “teens and youth/internet” report
http://Globalkids.org NC entrepreneurship for incarcerated youth., students learn to submit grants, dreamit-doit
The Virtual Nation is an educational destination for Virtual Professionals. www.virtualbusinessmarketing.com http://www.i-video-spokesperson.com/ http://www.planetteleclass.com/ http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/michelle_ulrich.html