Young Entrepreneur
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21st Century Skills Map
CREATED BY COLLEGE APPRENTICE FOR THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE
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Young Entrepreneur
Challenge

LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS

Creativity and Innovation
Team Project
• Demonstrating origina...
LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Young Entrepreneur
Challenge

Team Project

Workshops...
Young Entrepreneur
Challenge

LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS

Communication and Collaboration
Team Project
• Articulate thou...
Young Entrepreneur
Challenge

INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Information Literacy
Team Project

Workshops

Field...
Young Entrepreneur
Challenge

INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Media Literacy
Team Project
• Understand how media
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Young Entrepreneur
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INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Flexibility & Adaptability
Team Project
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Adapting...
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INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Social and Cross-cultural Skills
Team Project
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Wo...
Young Entrepreneur
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INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Initiative and Self Direction
Team Project
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Monit...
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INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Productivity and Accountability
Team Project

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The 21st Century Skills Maps for the Young Entrepreneur Challenge, hosted by College Apprentice in Boston, MA, USA from 7-12 July 2014 on Boston University's campus. Email hello@youngentrepreneurchallenge.com for more information

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Young Entrepreneur Challenge: 21st Century Skills Map

  1. 1. Young Entrepreneur Challenge 21st Century Skills Map CREATED BY COLLEGE APPRENTICE FOR THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE This 21st Century Skill Roadmap was developed using the 21st Century Skills Learning Framework, developed by P21, an independent, not-for-profit organization. Its goal is to map out the academic consideration and student benefits of attending Young Entrepreneur Challenge. Young Entrepreneur Challenge integrates 21st Century Skills into our educational program so that students can advance their learning in business and entrepreneurship. A 21st Century Skill B Program Element C Skill Definition Program Element D Usage and Objectives HOW TO USE THIS MAP An example of the 21st Century Skills that the Young Entrepreneur Challenge incorporates into its program illustrates how Creativity and Innovation skills fit into the educational program. Each page will provide insight into the academic portion of the Young Entrepreneur Challenge. Business & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  2. 2. Young Entrepreneur Challenge LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS Creativity and Innovation Team Project • Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work • Developing, implementing and communicating new ideas to others • Being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives • Acting on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs Workshops Field Experience PROMPT: Cross-cultural student teams are tasked with developing a new business model that will solve a defined problem of their choosing. PROMPT: At the conclusion of mentor-driven workshops, student will analyze and present a case study. PROMPT: After visiting different businesses, mentors will lead discussions that will analyze corporate culture and business execution. OBJECTIVES: Teams will discover and overcome cultural differences to define an economic opportunity that other have ignored. OUTCOME: Over the course of the program, teams will have to work together to create a business model canvas, PowerPoint presentation, and write-up of their project. Business OBJECTIVES: Students will have to explore cases for missed opportunities and means of improvement. OUTCOME: Students will move from summarizing readings to actively analyzing them. OBJECTIVES: Students will learn to ask probing questions meant to explore innovative ways for improvement. OUTCOME: Students will begin looking for new ways to perform business tasks. & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  3. 3. LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Young Entrepreneur Challenge Team Project Workshops Field Experience PROMPT: Each workshop will correspond to a section of the business model canvas. Students will have to connect the learning points in cases and lectures to their project. PROMPT: After visiting different businesses, mentors will lead discussions that will analyze corporate culture and business execution. • Understanding the interconnections among systems PROMPT: Student teams will build a 9-part business model canvas and present each section as it is developed to mentors. Each part of the canvas will challenge students to think critically about choices their business would have to make. • Identifying and asking significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions OBJECTIVES: As teams construct their business model, they will have to understand the interconnected nature of business decisions • Framing, analyzing and synthesizing information in order to solve problems and answer questions OUTCOME: Students will present the completed canvas to their class and a panel of experts. • Exercising sound reasoning in understanding • Making complex choices and decisions Business OBJECTIVES: Students should explore related areas between cases and their project. By asking poignant questions, their analytical aptitude will develop. OUTCOME: Utilizing the lessons of workshops will make completing the final project less complex. OBJECTIVES: Students will learn to ask probing questions meant to explore innovative ways for improvement. OUTCOME: Students will begin looking for new ways to perform business tasks. & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  4. 4. Young Entrepreneur Challenge LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS Communication and Collaboration Team Project • Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing • Demonstrating ability to work effectively with diverse teams • Exercising flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal • Assuming shared responsibility for collaborative work Workshops Field Experience PROMPT: Teams will be made up of students from different nationalities. They will both have to learn to work with each other and then present their ideas succinctly and coherently. PROMPT: During workshops, student participation will be strongly encouraged. After analyzing parts of cases, students will work independently and in small teams. PROMPT: Before and after visiting local businesses, students will work with mentors to discover and explore the foundations of business communication and collaboration. OBJECTIVES: Teams will use the Team Learning Assistant software to encourage positive team norms. Mentors will assist in presentation styles and practice. OBJECTIVES: Students should become accustomed to speaking in front of their peers and mentors. OBJECTIVES: Students will experience first hand the application of business communication and collaboration. OUTCOME: Practice during smaller team assignments and presentations to make for stronger final projects. OUTCOME: Students will gain a new appreciation for successful communication using the transposing lessons from the Team Learning Assistant Software to real life. OUTCOME: Students will complete a verbal presentation and written explanation for their final project. Business & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  5. 5. Young Entrepreneur Challenge INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Information Literacy Team Project Workshops Field Experience • Accessing information efficiently and effectively, evaluating information critically and competently, and using information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand PROMPT: Prior to arriving at the Young Entrepreneur Challenge Business Model Competition, students must conduct research into various industries to develop new business ideas PROMPT: Students will be charged with reading Business Model Generation prior to arriving at Young Entrepreneur Challenge. PROMPT: Mentors will work with students to discuss and explore various ethical and legal issues local businesses face. • Possessing a fundamental understanding of the ethical/ legal issues surrounding the access and use of information OBJECTIVES: Using the resources available to them, students will access information to evaluate different business opportunities. OBJECTIVES: Students will come equipped with a basic understanding of the Business Model Canvas. OBJECTIVES: Students will gain a better understanding of the legal and ethical business environment. OUTCOME: Students will be eager to participate in interactive workshops discussing the building blocks of the Business Model Canvas. OUTCOME: By analyzing real-life examples, students will be better equipped to make decision for their team project. OUTCOME: Working remotely, student teams will decide on their top seven business ideas about researching industry opportunities. Business & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  6. 6. Young Entrepreneur Challenge INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Media Literacy Team Project • Understand how media messages are constructed, for what purposes and using which tools, characteristics and conventions • Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors Workshops Field Experience PROMPT: Developing a marketing and branding strategy will be a major component for the team project. PROMPT: While analyzing case studies, students will encounter various media coverage. PROMPT: Members of the business community will discuss how the media has influenced their businesses. OBJECTIVES: Students will understand how to use the media to promote their businesses in an ethical manner. OBJECTIVES: Students will analyze how media messages influence consumers. OBJECTIVES: Students will examine how media impact business. OUTCOME: Students will gain insight into our to construct media messages after examining past examples. OUTCOME: Students will work with mentors and small business leaders to examine how to construct media messages. OUTCOME: Student projects will encompass a comprehensive media, marketing, and public relations strategy. • Possess a fundamental understanding of the ethical/ legal issues surrounding the access and use of information Business & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  7. 7. Young Entrepreneur Challenge INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Flexibility & Adaptability Team Project  Adapting to varied roles and responsibilities  Working effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities Workshops Field Experience PROMPT: Student teams will have to work cross-functionally and assign roles based on student strengths, though those roles will evolve with the progression of the program. PROMPT: Workshops and case studies will challenge students to assume different vantage points. PROMPT: Professional entrepreneurs will lead discussions on how startups must be flexible and easily adaptable. OBJECTIVES: Students should learn to adapt to changing roles on a team environment. OUTCOME: By the final presentation round, teams will have overcome various changes to their team dynamics. Business OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to analyze scenarios from stakeholder, executive, and customer perspectives. OUTCOME: Using the insight gained in workshops, students can apply the same flexibility into their business projects. OBJECTIVES: Students will explore the extent to which new businesses much adapt. OUTCOME: Students will react positively to new prompts and challenges throughout the programme. & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  8. 8. Young Entrepreneur Challenge INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Social and Cross-cultural Skills Team Project  Working appropriately and productively with others  Leveraging the collective intelligence of groups  Bridging cultural differences and using different perspectives to increase innovation and the quality of work. Workshops Field Experience PROMPT: With students from a number of countries around the world, each project team will have to balance cultural differences to complete their project.. PROMPT: Cases will explore business environments in various countries and each team will have to present their analysis. PROMPT: Students will engage with professional entrepreneurs during a number of networking events. OBJECTIVES: Students will learn the value of team ideation and cultural differences. OUTCOME: The final team project will incorporate views from a number of cultures in order to create the best business model for their business idea. Business OBJECTIVES: Learning about differing business cultures should impact team analysis of cases. OBJECTIVES: Teams will be able to get valuable feedback on their projects and gain the insights of industry professionals. OUTCOME: Student team presentations will leverage the collective intelligence and experience of each of its members. OUTCOME: Projects should incorporate feedback from entrepreneurs and student should learn from their experience. & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  9. 9. Young Entrepreneur Challenge INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Initiative and Self Direction Team Project  Monitoring one’s own understanding and learning needs  Going beyond basic mastery of skills or curriculum to explore and expand one’s own learning and opportunities to gain expertise  Defining, prioritizing, and completing tasks without direct oversight  Field Experience PROMPT: Each day, students will have to develop a new block of their business model canvas. PROMPT: Cases will be used to demonstrate real world examples of concepts learned. OBJECTIVES: Each team will present their business model canvas at the end of each day to their mentors. OBJECTIVES: Active participation is expected from students while workshops use the case-study methodology. PROMPT: Students will receive feedback from industry professionals, service providers, and investors on their business ideas while in the field. OUTCOME: The team will complete each assignment without the direct oversight of an instructor. OUTCOME: Students will go beyond the basic understanding and memorization of concepts by analyzing cases. OBJECTIVES: Students will initiate and steer conversation with field experts. OUTCOME: Students will be able to solicit meaningful and specific feedback from experts for the benefit of their team project. Demonstrating initiative to advance skills levels towards a professional level  Workshops Demonstrating commitment to learning as a lifestyle Business & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  10. 10. Young Entrepreneur Challenge INFORMATION, MEDIA, & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Productivity and Accountability Team Project Workshops Field Experience PROMPT: Teams will have a limited amount of time with service providers, such as attorneys and accountants to seek advice.  Setting and meeting appropriate standards and goals for delivering high-quality work on time. PROMPT: Student will have to assign roles and assignments to complete their team project. PROMPT: Workshop assignments will be given individually but will count towards their team’s progress.  Demonstrating diligence and a positive work ethic OBJECTIVES: By controlling their team, students must be productive during their time together and be accountable for their outcomes. OBJECTIVES: Students will be accountable to their teams for their individual workshop assignments..  Being punctual and reliable. OUTCOME: Each team will complete the necessary assignments and be held accountable to their teammates and mentors. Business OUTCOME: Individual assignments will be combined into the final team project. OBJECTIVES: Students will maximize their time by having a positive work ethic. OUTCOME: Teams will gain valuable insight into their business models from service providers.. & Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
  11. 11. Young Entrepreneur Challenge Contact Information Web Young Entrepreneur Challenge Website http://youngentrepreneurchallenge.com College Apprentice Website http://collegeapprentice.com Social Media Facebook http://facebook.com/youngentrepreneurchallenge Twitter http://twitter.com/BostonYEC Email Program Director Stacey@youngentrepreneurchallenge.com Recruitment Director recruitment@youngentrepreneurchallenge.com Phone +1 816-226-6940 Young Entrepreneur Challenge Young Entrepreneur Challenge Cambridge, Massachusetts +1 816-226-6940 YoungEntrepreneurChallenge.com
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