Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education Training
Creating Innovators in Your Classroom
Applications are now being accepted for the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education Training (NEET).
WHY apply? Creating and nurturing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in ALL career fields and clusters is vital to the economic vitality of Nebraska and our nation. Career technical educators can lead the way!
WHAT is NEET? NEET is a two-stage professional development experience. Click here for the NEET information flyer.
- Creating Innovators Preparation – April 1-July 18, 2014
- Online training activities to help prepare participants to maximize the strategies and resources applied during the Symposium
- Creating Innovators Symposium – July 21-22, 2014
- Interactive training designed to incorporate creative thinking, innovative teaching strategies and entrepreneurship concepts into your classroom.
WHO can apply? Any secondary or community college instructor from any CTE program area is eligible.
HOW do I apply? The online application is accessible at https://www.southeast.edu/NEET2014/
Grant funding will pay expenses to include: course materials, hotel, meals and mileage.
Stipends are available as needed for substitutes or for school requirements. An additional stipend will be awarded upon completion of required coursework.
NEET is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NETForce) and Partnerships for Innovation.
Nebraska Loves Our Public Schools
The newest video on the Nebraska Loves Our Public Schools is a truly inspiring story of how Cody-Kilgore harnessed the entrepreneurial spirit of community members, educators, and students to address a community need.
“A lot of adults underestimate our youth today. I’m beyond being surprised. With our youth today, I expect the conquering of the impossible because I've seen it. And if you empower those youth, they will rise to the occasion.” – John Johnson, retired teacher and chairman of the Cody Village Board
At first blush, it seems like your average small ranching town. Just like many you’d see while driving down Hwy 20 though the Nebraska Sandhills. But Cody is special. With a population of just over 150 residents, its school draws kids from all over North Central Nebraska. In fact, even though Cody is in one of the most sparsely populated areas of the state, its unified school district covers one of the largest geographic areas: 553 square miles, to be exact. That includes two time zones and three area codes.
So how does this small town sustain such a powerful school? Because its residents think big. This big thinking led to a unique project to address a major community need in a way that encourages real-life learning, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit in its students.
To watch the video and to read more about Cody-Kilgore’s journey, go to: http://nelovesps.org/watchnow?TN=PROJECT-20120910011012.
Want to learn more about Nebraska Loves Our Public Schools and the mission of the Sherwood Foundation to instill pride in Nebraska public schools? Click here.
Have a great story idea for a future video highlighting great things happening in our Nebraska public schools? Email email@example.com, find them on Twitter @NElovesPS, or visit their Facebook page at Facebook/NElovesPS.
Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education
The Nebraska Department of Education provides statewide:
- Curriculum support
- Technical assistance
- Professional development
Entrepreneurship education outreach and services provided through Nebraska Career Education include:
- Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education website
- Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education listserv
- Nebraska Career Education Conference sessions
- Publicity for local, state, and national activities
- Support and leadership for Nebraska's National Entrepreneurship Week activities
The Nebraska Department of Education is an active member of the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NET Force). The mission of NET Force is to identify and leverage educational resources that will educate, engage, and empower current and potential entrepreneurs.
Information about NET Force curriculum/programs, member organizations and events is available at www.nebraskaentrepreneurship.com/net-force
nebraskaentrepreneurship.com seeks to support an entrepreneurial environment in Nebraska and is a rich source of: