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All schools locally and globally will have social entrepreneurship as a core subject. The Scott Center empowers learners to engage deeply in complex challenges locally and globally. Created by Hillbrook School in order to better meet our vision - to inspire children to achieve their dreams and reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the world, the Scott Center ignites the changemaker in all students, nurturing the skills and mindsets to turn ideas into impact. In partnership with educators, social impact leaders, and entrepreneurs, the Scott Center seeks to cultivate a collaborative learning community that applies the best practices of social entrepreneurship. The Scott Center believes that building an entrepreneurial mindset requires on-going engagement with the six pillars of entrepreneurship education: design, story, civics, systems, finance and agency. Experiences both on and off campus deepen our connection to communities, push us to ask big questions, and imagine our roles in creating/shaping a more just and equitable world. Through the work of the Scott Center, students gain the confidence to answer and act upon our two guiding questions, What matters to you and what are you doing about it?

Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship Annie Makela

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All schools locally and globally will have social entrepreneurship as a core subject. The Scott Center empowers learners to engage deeply in complex challenges locally and globally. Created by Hillbrook School in order to better meet our vision - to inspire children to achieve their dreams and reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the world, the Scott Center ignites the changemaker in all students, nurturing the skills and mindsets to turn ideas into impact. In partnership with educators, social impact leaders, and entrepreneurs, the Scott Center seeks to cultivate a collaborative learning community that applies the best practices of social entrepreneurship. The Scott Center believes that building an entrepreneurial mindset requires on-going engagement with the six pillars of entrepreneurship education: design, story, civics, systems, finance and agency. Experiences both on and off campus deepen our connection to communities, push us to ask big questions, and imagine our roles in creating/shaping a more just and equitable world. Through the work of the Scott Center, students gain the confidence to answer and act upon our two guiding questions, What matters to you and what are you doing about it?

    Climate Action and Science

    Climate Action and Science

    Episode Notes
    In this episode, we talk with Hillbrook Middle School science teacher Gale Shu and some of her sixth-grade students about teaching and learning climate action inside and outside of the classroom. Ms. Shu shares insights into what climate change education looks like at the sixth grade level, and students share favorite moments and practical takeaways from their climate change unit last fall. As one of their major projects, the students participated in the Team Seas Challenge, collecting a surprising amount of trash around campus in a competition between classes. The Scott Center helped the winning class make a donation to Team Seas, and we were so excited to hear from this group of sixth graders as they continue to develop a sense of agency around climate action.

    This conversation was once again held in the Hillbrook science garden, and there was a lot of activity going on around us! Please be mindful of that as you choose your audio level.

    • 20 min
    The Community Garden Project

    The Community Garden Project

    Episode Notes
    We're back in the science garden at Hillbrook, this time for an exciting conversation with 6th-Grade English teacher Jenn Gingery and a group of awesome 6th-grade students. After reading Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, students learned more about the impact of community gardens before working in teams to design their own. The Scott Center team helped choose the winners for this project, and we were blown away by the designs that included a specific focus on a Sustainable Development Goal. The winning teams got to chose an organization to receive a Scott Center donation. We are thrilled to speak with Ms. G and these students to hear more about this project, which helps us to imagine the world as it might be!

    Women in Educational Leadership

    Women in Educational Leadership

    Episode Notes
    Join us for an unedited conversation inspired by UN Sustainable Development Goals number 4 - quality education - and number 5 - gender equality. Scott Center Founding Director Annie Makela is joined by Hillbrook's Acting Head of School Colleen Schilly and Hillbrook CFO/COO Margaret Randazzo.

    This episode was recorded in Hillbrook School's beautiful science garden. In addition to a stimulating and thoughtful conversation about leadership, women in work and education, astute listeners will hear the sounds of school happening in the background.

    • 53 min
    The Six Pillars of Social Entrepreneurship

    The Six Pillars of Social Entrepreneurship

    In this episode, host Annie Makela teams up with long-time collaborator with the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Bill Selak, along with new Associate Director of the Scott Center, Matt Callahan, to enumerate and elucidate the Six Pillars of Social Entrepreneurship. Can you name all six?

    Here they are:


    Story
    Civics
    Finance
    Agency
    Design
    Systems

    Which are you most drawn to? Why? How do these pillars work together? Come along with us as we explore the foundation on which all Social Entrepreneurship work is constructed!

    • 49 min
    Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship Episode 0 - The trailer!

    Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship Episode 0 - The trailer!

    Inspire all learners to see the world as it is, imagine what it might be, and partner with communities to realize long-term impact for people and the planet. That's the mission of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship and that's what this podcast is about. Join us! Impact!

    • 11 min

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