The Global Action Project: Creating Social Entrepreneurs <br />Lynn Mittler<br />MICDS, St. Louis, MO<br />https://lynnmit...
These are the images our students see everyday<br />
Reality	<br />Our students were in grade school when 9/11 occurred.<br />They have lived over half of their lives with the...
Reality<br />Worldbank.org<br />
Reality<br />“Africa’s real per capita income today is lower than in the 1970s, leaving many African countries at least as...
Seven Survival Skills<br />Critical Thinking and Problem Solving<br />Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influen...
Partnership for 21st  Century Skills<br />
Need for Empathy<br />Today’s obsession with computer technology and video gaming appears to be stunting frontal lobe deve...
Our Mission Statement<br />More than ever our nation needs responsible men and women who can meet the challenges of this w...
What is possible<br />
First Steps<br />
www.take2videos.org<br />
Pre & Post Survey Results<br />
Sample Films: City Academy<br />
Sample Films: Food for Thought<br />
A New Project is Born<br />
Driving Question	<br />How can individuals effect sustainable Change in the world?<br />
Starting Point<br />
Blogging along the way<br />Self-reflection<br />Text analysis<br />Examining interests<br />Searching for passion<br />
Core Texts<br />
Moving Forward<br />
Evaluate Current Efforts to Improve the World<br />Look at individuals who are: why are they successful?<br />Look at fail...
Charity Navigator<br />
Next Steps<br />What are the biggest problems facing the world? Who gets attention and why?<br />What steps need to be tak...
Framing<br />What is sustainable?<br />Examples of previous projects<br />http://sudanproject.wikispaces.micds.org/<br />
Framing: Systems Thinking<br />Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelat...
What is a Social Entrepreneur?<br />Ashoka began in the fashion of a venture capital firm, seeking high yields from modest...
The Final Project<br />
The Final Project<br />Now take all of this information and design an enterprise that will effect change?<br />What proble...
Steps along the way<br />Design your own project: what will you read, how will you research, how will you tell your story?...
Skillz<br />Research skills: Library data bases and noodlebib<br />
Noodlebib<br />
Noodlebib<br />
Diigo.com<br />
Storytelling<br />
Podcast: Audacity<br />
Podcasts: Garageband<br />
Final Cut Pro<br />
The Final Product<br />
Final Product	<br />Documentary <br />Presentation, including a documentary, given in front of “real” people<br />Business...
Accounting for the Seven Survival Skills<br />Critical Thinking and Problem Solving<br />Collaboration Across Networks and...
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  1. 1. The Global Action Project: Creating Social Entrepreneurs <br />Lynn Mittler<br />MICDS, St. Louis, MO<br />https://lynnmittler.wikispaces.com<br />
  2. 2. These are the images our students see everyday<br />
  3. 3. Reality <br />Our students were in grade school when 9/11 occurred.<br />They have lived over half of their lives with their country embroiled in conflict on at least two fronts.<br />They have not known a world without a terrorism threat.<br />They have always had to take their shoes off at the airport.<br />
  4. 4. Reality<br />Worldbank.org<br />
  5. 5. Reality<br />“Africa’s real per capita income today is lower than in the 1970s, leaving many African countries at least as poor as they were forty years ago.”<br />“The 2007 United Nations Human Development Report forecasts that sub-Saharan Africa will account for almost one third of the world poverty in 2015, up from one fifth in 1990.”<br />
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  7. 7. Seven Survival Skills<br />Critical Thinking and Problem Solving<br />Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence<br />Agility and Adaptability<br />Initiative and Entrepreneurialism<br />Effective Oral and Written Communication<br />Assessing and Analyzing Information<br />Curiosity and Imagination<br />
  8. 8. Partnership for 21st Century Skills<br />
  9. 9. Need for Empathy<br />Today’s obsession with computer technology and video gaming appears to be stunting frontal lobe development in many teenagers, impairing their social and reasoning abilities.<br />Spending hours playing video games or working at a computer does little to bolster our empathetic skills. Neuroimaging studies have indentified the specific brain circuitry that controls empathy…most of us can strengthen our empathetic neural pathways and improve our skills through off-line training.<br />
  10. 10. Our Mission Statement<br />More than ever our nation needs responsible men and women who can meet the challenges of this world with confidence and embrace all its people with compassion. The next generation must include those who think critically and resolve to stand for what is good and right.<br />Our School cherishes academic rigor, encourages and praises meaningful individual achievement, and fosters virtue. Our independent education prepares young people for higher learning and for lives of purpose and service.<br />
  11. 11. What is possible<br />
  12. 12. First Steps<br />
  13. 13. www.take2videos.org<br />
  14. 14. Pre & Post Survey Results<br />
  15. 15. Sample Films: City Academy<br />
  16. 16. Sample Films: Food for Thought<br />
  17. 17. A New Project is Born<br />
  18. 18. Driving Question <br />How can individuals effect sustainable Change in the world?<br />
  19. 19. Starting Point<br />
  20. 20. Blogging along the way<br />Self-reflection<br />Text analysis<br />Examining interests<br />Searching for passion<br />
  21. 21. Core Texts<br />
  22. 22. Moving Forward<br />
  23. 23. Evaluate Current Efforts to Improve the World<br />Look at individuals who are: why are they successful?<br />Look at failures (dead aid) Three cups of tea<br />Project: research your favorite charity. How effective are they?<br />
  24. 24. Charity Navigator<br />
  25. 25. Next Steps<br />What are the biggest problems facing the world? Who gets attention and why?<br />What steps need to be taken to solve these problems?<br />
  26. 26. Framing<br />What is sustainable?<br />Examples of previous projects<br />http://sudanproject.wikispaces.micds.org/<br />
  27. 27. Framing: Systems Thinking<br />Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static “snapshots.”<br />Systems thinking is the antidote to this sense of helplessness that many feel as we enter the “age of interdependence.” Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing the “structures” that underlie complex situations…<br />
  28. 28. What is a Social Entrepreneur?<br />Ashoka began in the fashion of a venture capital firm, seeking high yields from modest, well-targeted investments. However, the returns it seeks are not in profits, but in advances in education, environmental protection, rural development, poverty alleviation, human rights, healthcare, care for the disabled, care for children at risk, and other fields.<br />
  29. 29. The Final Project<br />
  30. 30. The Final Project<br />Now take all of this information and design an enterprise that will effect change?<br />What problem will you address?<br />How will it be sustainable?<br />What problems do you anticipate?<br />How will you sell others on your idea? Both those who will support you to those who may need you?<br />
  31. 31. Steps along the way<br />Design your own project: what will you read, how will you research, how will you tell your story?<br />Clear calendar of deadlines<br />Academic paper<br />TED Talk-like presentation explaining their choice<br />Practice presenting to a panel who will ask you questions<br />
  32. 32. Skillz<br />Research skills: Library data bases and noodlebib<br />
  33. 33. Noodlebib<br />
  34. 34. Noodlebib<br />
  35. 35. Diigo.com<br />
  36. 36. Storytelling<br />
  37. 37. Podcast: Audacity<br />
  38. 38. Podcasts: Garageband<br />
  39. 39. Final Cut Pro<br />
  40. 40. The Final Product<br />
  41. 41. Final Product <br />Documentary <br />Presentation, including a documentary, given in front of “real” people<br />Business plan submitted<br />Research provided to support their position<br />
  42. 42. Accounting for the Seven Survival Skills<br />Critical Thinking and Problem Solving<br />Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence<br />Agility and Adaptability<br />Initiative and Entrepreneurialism<br />Effective Oral and Written Communication<br />Assessing and Analyzing Information<br />Curiosity and Imagination<br />

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