ISTE 17: EdgeMakers Is Empowering Young Innovators To Change The World
Here at nibletz.com we cover two main things, startups outside Silicon Valley and EdTech. We love it when we come across a company, like EdgeMakers, that strikes both.
There’s much debate on whether entrepreneurship is something you’re just born with or if it’s something that can be taught. Personally, I believe it’s something your born with, but that inner entrepreneur can be drawn out and developed at an early age. When you read stories about the most successful entrepreneurs in the world you hear about lemonade stands, selling candy at school, homework businesses and more. It was until the last five to ten years, that companies, curriculums and initiatives really targeted that innovative spirit that lives in many students.
There’s another type of amazing student lurking in classrooms everywhere. It’s the student that cares so much about life, and people. The student that you can tell, wants to make an impactful change in the world.
Then there’s the student in the back of the room. He or she finished that test or quiz with lightning speed. They always get impressive grades, but they get done with the work and stare off into space. The dreamers, the doers.
An amazing company called EdgeMakers is the missing link for all of these students. Edgemakers is empowering young innovators to change the world. That’s what they say on their website.
“EdgeMakers is the world’s first comprehensive learning system for innovation and the related discipline of entrepreneurship. Today’s world–and tomorrow’s–demands a different kind of educated human being. One who has learned the discipline of how to create with a purpose.” the company says.
EdgeMakers is an integrated, practice based, purpose driven learning system for innovation and entrepreneurship. Their system encompasses, creativity and innovation, story telling and change making, design edge, character and collaboration and entrepreneurship and startups.
Through EdgeMakers students will explore:
- How does creativity work?
- What does it mean to be innovative and “do” innovation?
- What lessons can we learn from creative people?
- How are ideas born?
- What does my creativity look like?
- What makes an effective creative team?
EdgeMakers is designed for students from upper elementary to 12th grade. They also have higher ed programs as well. Their curriculum is common core aligned for students in 5th-12th grade.
If you’re looking for something innovative to harness the potential of the dreamers and doers you can visit with EdgeMakers at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, June 25th-28th, booth #104 and online at Edgemakers.com