"Ideas can spark a movement. Ideas can spark opportunities and innovation." This, from enterprising 13-year-old wondergirl Maya Penn, who at the tender age of eight, launched her own business, Maya's Ideas for the Planet. Listen to her inspiring talk at the recent TEDWomen Conference and learn how this budding entrepreneur is going to help save the planet.
Getty Images Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered the teachers’ vernacular. Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. But few … Continue reading What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? →
By Kyle Palmer Entrepreneurs are getting younger and younger these days. Just a few weeks ago, more than 100 high school and college students converged on a warehouse in Bellevue, Washington, with one mission: to build a marketable mobile app in less than 24 hours. By all accounts, this convening is an encouraging sign of … Continue reading Watch Out Silicon Valley: Here Come the Tinkering Teens →
Entrepreneurship training is seen as a vital part of kids’ schooling. Whether it’s through after-school programs, summer camps, competitions, or in-class activities, advocates believe that learning the ins and outs of business-building can help develop some important real-world skills. Here are some groups that provide this type of training: Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE): A … Continue reading Kids Learn Business and Life Skills With Entrepreneurship Programs →