The 21st Century Skills Map – Project Management for Learning provides a cross walk between project management skills, 21st century skills and career pathways. The Skills Map not only shows which of the 21st Century Skills are learned through the four stages of a learning project, it also provides tips, guidance, and example projects that incorporate methods to make managing and leading learning projects more straightforward, more productive, and a deeper and more exciting learning experience for both teachers and students.
What is an elevator pitch? Imagine that you are riding in an elevator from the top floor of a building to the lobby with someone that you want to convince to: hire you, buy something from you, sell something, etc. The trip will take approximately 30 seconds, so your time is limited! Your elevator pitch will be used to convince a potential customer to purchase a product from the CTC Connection store. So, pick a product and let's get started!!!
Many startup crises can be averted by seeking expert guidance in the planning stages, long before leases are signed or business cards are printed. Like a savvy career counselor or financial planner, the right advisor can help you build a solid foundation as well as steer you through choppy waters once you open your doors.
The 1920s was a decade of increasing conveniences for the middle class. New products made household chores easier and led to more leisure time. Products previously too expensive became affordable. New forms of financing allowed every family to spend beyond their current means. Advertising capitalized on people's hopes and fears to sell more and more goods.
This article discusses ways to develop a customer-service mindset. It explains the importance of understanding customers and building relationships with them.
This article goes over some of the advantages and disadvantages of becoming an entrepreneur. Students can read this article to consider whether or not entrepreneurship is for them.
This flyer includes instructions on how to access free resources and templates for bringing project management into the classroom.
Your students regularly experience change, but how well do they deal with it? This lesson module explains how being adaptable can help students deal with new situations in positive ways that help them learn, grow, and achieve. They’ll also learn the negative consequences of resisting change. The lesson contains a student narrative, discussion guide, learning guide, group activity, and posttest with descriptive key.
Looking for a fun, professional looking and easy to use program for you and your students? Use Post in Adobe Spark! This free resource allows you to create posters to promote school stores, clubs, sports, etc. - post encouraging messages to students and faculty - learn about and create propaganda - engage in social media marketing - create memes about key vocabulary - digital badges - exit tickets or reflections - marketing materials like packaging (cereal box design, etc.) and more!
This course draws on a wide range of perspectives to explore the roots of long term competitive advantage in unusually successful firms. Using a combination of cases, simulations, readings and, most importantly, lively discussion, the course will explore the ways in which long term advantage is built from first mover advantage, increasing returns, and unique organizational competencies. We will focus particularly on the ways in which the actions of senior management build competitive advantage over time, and on the strategic implications of understanding the roots of a firm's success.
This article discusses several different types of advertising media. It explains the advantages and disadvantages of each type. The high level of detail and up-to-date examples makes it a great resource for students.
Article describes the advantages and disadvantages of using divisional structure to organize departments, their relationships, and management responsibilities within an organization
Overview of airline management decision processes, with a focus on economic issues and their relationship to operations planning models and decision support tools. Application of economic models of demand, pricing, costs, and supply to airline markets and networks. Examination of industry practice and emerging methods for fleet planning, route network design, scheduling, pricing and revenue management, with emphasis on the interactions between the components of airline management and profit objectives in competitive environments. Students participate in a competitive airline management simulation game as part of the subject requirements.
This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the ŰĎgood lifeŰ through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance.
Students running a School Based Enterprise write a summative evaluation of the year and have it printed as an annual report. This annual report can be shared with the principal and school board on how the store is running.
Explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. Student teams work with client managers to tackle the clients' most pressing issues. Students discuss experiences with their clients, and learn modeling and consulting skills they need to be effective. Focus on gaining practical insight from the system dynamics process. Projects are sponsored by diverse organizations from a range of industries and sizes from start-ups to the Fortune 500.