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If we want to bring sound changes to the future, we better engage the youth now, since they are the future of this world!

Youth Ambassadors for HundrED Initiative

Marker Tetovë, Macedonia (FYROM)
As Walt Disney once said: "Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths". It is exactly this rationale that inspired me to come up with this idea for an initiative that would involve those whom all the innovations promoted by HundrED are actually directed to – the young learners, or the prospective beneficiaries of the amazing innovations from all around the world shared through HundrED’s network.
Introduction

Which HundrED innovations would you like to have in your school?

“Curiosity is the starting point to every innovation. It is where the ignition takes place that sparks a beacon of light to show the way to those who seek! ”

Pero Sardzoski, Education Program Developer and Innovator, Edmodo Certified Trainer, Member of the HundrED Academy, and HundrED Ambassador

Rationale

There are many educators who are willing to make changes in their immediate educational settings, but they are constrained by many factors, for instance, the educational system that lacks incentive or resources to implement changes in the learning process. Sometimes, it is simply a lack of motivation or willingness to move forward! In such a setting, formal education turns into a confinement for teachers who complain of the educational system’s inability to provide the necessary resources and training for them to meet their students’ needs and expectations, which leaves students isolated from the constructive vision that educational innovation can offer. 

The curiosity of the young minds cannot be subdued, since it is divergent! If young learners are not enabled to gain the necessary life skills through innovative and ethical guidance provided by skilled educators, they will accede to ‘alternative’ ways of gaining skills, often in directions that could jeopardise the development of the whole society. Instead of constraining the vision for the young curious minds, we can involve them in promoting feasible innovations within their educational settings, by igniting that necessary spark of motivation, first among their peers, and then among their parents and educators. If young learners recognise an innovation as useful and feasible, and start implementing it, then everyone will listen, and everyone will follow. 

Which is why I believe that the HundrED Junior Ambassador Initiative could reach a massive scale if implemented in a step-by-step process that would bring innovations home to the young learners, who are, after all, the ones to benefit from them. 

So why not ask them directly: Which innovations would you like to have in your school?

Youth Ambassadors for HundrED Initiative's Goals: 

1. Student Involvement - The main goal of this initiative is to introduce young learners at a local level with the latest global educational innovations, and encourage them to get involved in their further promotion and prospective implementation within their educational settings, in cooperation with their teachers and parents.

2. Bottom-Up Educational Development - The second goal would be to motivate educators/parents to take an active part in the educational development of their young learners/children, and to encourage them to take a personalised bottom-up approach in stimulating innovation within the formal educational systems of the country they live in.

3. Global Impact - The third goal would be to encourage other HundrED Ambassadors and members of the HundrED organisation to take similar initiatives within their communities of young learners, educators and parents, in order to promote the innovative educational solutions represented within this network on a much larger scale.

Scalability

Since this is an initiative that is inspired by HundrED’s mission to promote innovation in K12 education, other schools with similar scope, which have joined the HundrED community, could also be invited to join the initiative and organise similar events within their school environments. 

In this way, we could initiate a wave of initiatives across the globe, where young learners will be engaged in promoting, or even implementing the innovations they find useful, and applicable in their schools. 

If we want to bring sound changes to the future, we better engage the youth now! Since they are the future of this world, and we, as educators, are merely helping them reach it in a soundest possible way.

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 was 'Youthquake'. 

The noun, 'youthquake', is defined as a ‘significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people’.

With proper guidance in a sound educational setting, youth can become a powerful force in bringing a sound future to this world! 

 I believe that the Youth Ambassadors for HundrED Initiative is the right way to put this powerful noun into action! 

 The initiative's motto is: 

Youth Ambassadors for HundrED – Let’s Youthquake the World!  

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Intended Outcomes
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Views
10 - 18
Age Group
2018
Established
Resources Needed
Technical requirements: Internet connection; laptop and video projector per classroom; and, BYOD per student. Digital resources: HundrED's Collections; Edmodo (VLE); Canva; Screencast-o-matic; Video editing tools (optional).
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Steps

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01
Selection of Innovations
Teachers willing to implement this initiative, in cooperation with the HundrED team, select innovations to fit the age and learning needs of the Youth Ambassadors involved.
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Preparation of Presentations
Youth Ambassadors choose which HundrED innovation they would like to promote, and prepare a presentation about their innovation.
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Presentation of Innovations
Youth Ambassadors visit schools within their local communities and promote HundrED innovation to their peers, teachers, and parents.
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Youth Ambassadors Profiles on HundrED
In cooperation with the HundrED team, teachers help Youth Ambassadors set up their profiles on HundrED, and publish their reviews and screencast videos about their favourite HundrED innovations.
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Follow-up
Youth Ambassadors for HundrED repeat the same procedure with different innovations from HundrED Collections.
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