Dr. Steven Edwards, President and CEO Edwards Educational Services, Alexandria, Virginia
iLead 21 Lead Yourself Lead the World
iLead 21 showcases students' talent while teaching leadership and entrepreneurship strategies with which students design their own future, and ultimately make a positive impact on the world.
iLead 21 focuses on 5 key leadership principles:
- Live a Principle-Driven Life
- Manage People & Resources Well
- Build Trust'
- Create a Shared Vision & Communicate Effectively
- Be Passionate, Motivated and Motivating
By creating their own company, students learn real-world tools such as communicating effectively, interviewing skills, financial awaremess and responsibility, character building, , planning and problem-solving, community and global impact, personal goal-setting and higher order critical thinking skills.
iLead 21 has a virtual component and an APP where students and teachers join a closed networking site to collaborate with other iLead 21 communities around the world. They can access resources, write blogs or conduct research leadership opportunities. Teachers can access additional materials to compliment curriculum and network with iLead coaches in order to enhance teaching practices and learn how to embed project-based learning constructs in the classroom.
Edwards Educational Services in Alexandria, Virginia provides the initial training and provides an i-Coach who will support the school's implementation efforts.