Happy new year from the ChangeEducate team! In the past few months, our team has been hard at work redesigning our website so as to encompass our full curriculum and gear our content towards students of all ages, interest levels, and experiences digitally.
As we are in the process of making our tools and resources accessible to both students and teachers for free online, we have identified talented high school students to assist in the creation and editing of content so as to ensure we reach our audience as effectively as possible. We are looking forward to continuing these partnerships and welcome any additional assistance from students or teachers you may know!
With our sights set on 2014, we are excited to be moving towards completion of the site. Thank you all for your continued support! If you have questions or would like to learn more about these updates, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com.
Exciting news - we are going 100% online! After analyzing our ability to reach students through the classroom marketplace over the past few months, we have decided to shift our focus to targeting our program directly towards invididual students in the online marketplace. It is our hope that by making our tools and resources available to both students and teachers for free online, we can reach a much broader audience of individuals looking to create change in their communities at a young age. With this shift, we have begun to look for ways to break our DVD videos into smaller components to be streamed online. We have also been developing more interactive activities to be embedded into the site for our students to explore poverty and work through some of the biggest challenges of being a successful social entrepreneur. Our web designer Blair has also been developing some beautiful page templates so keep your eye out for a new website roll-out in the next month or two!
Thank you all for your continued support! If you have questions or would like to learn more about these updates, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been working hard over the past two months to perfect our curriculum, and in order to do so, we have expanded our team! We are excited to have two incredible new team members on board -- Michael, who is working on our website, and Christina, who is working on our DVD. Michael and Christina come with a wide array of talents and skills. We are very lucky to be working with them! Throughout the summer, we will be aiming to complete these portions of our curriculum using the feedback we have received from pilot classrooms so that we may roll out the first phase of distribution to teachers around the country in the fall.
Over the last few months, ChangeEducate has been heavily focused on meeting with teachers and students to get vital feedback as we work to finalize our curriculum. We are partnered with NetImpact, a student club run by Masters in Management Studies students at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, to conduct this research. In addition, we recently presented at a panel discussion featuring Jessica Jackley, Founder of KIVA International, and other local social entrepreneurial organizations. It was a fantastic opportunity to get ChangeEducate's mission out there and network with like-minded grassroots education initiatives.
Finally, we are excited to announce that ChangeEducate will be taking its curriculum around the globe this summer! We are currently working with a Duke University student who will be implementing parts of our curriculum at an entrepreneurship-focused summer camp for high school students in Cairo, Egypt this summer. If you are interested in learning more about these developments or would like to get involved, let us know! Thank you for your continued support.
- The ChangeEducate Team
Over the last three months, ChangeEducate has been pushing forward with our pilot program and developing our lesson plans to perfection. We are currently piloting in schools around the world -- from Durham to Miami to Singapore, and everywhere in between! So far, we have received a lot of very positive feedback from both the students and teachers involved in each of our pilots. The feedback we are receiving from students and teachers is invaluable, and we will spend the next few months analyzing and incorporating this feedback into our curriculum to ensure it is the best it can be.
With regard to our lesson plans, the ChangeEducate team in Durham has been working hard to write innovative lesson plans to complement our DVD. We are also working with successful student socail entrepreneurs around the country to write their very own lesson plans highlighting the challanges and triumphs they have faced in the development of their own organizations. We are confident that these lesson plans will provide our students with real case studies of students just like them to learn from in their journey to alleviate povery and be makers of social change.
The ChangeEducate team wishes you a fantastic holiday season and a happy new year!
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