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MISSION STATEMENT | 3 Skills You Need To Learn (Skill #4)

60 SKILLS IN 60 DAYS CHALLENGE | 3 Skills You Need To Learn To Write A Winning Mission Statement

FEEDBACK | 4 Feedback Skills You Need To Learn (Skill #23)

60 SKILLS IN 60 DAYS CHALLENGE | 4 Skills You Need To Learn To Give & Receive Feedback — An introduction to the Feedback employability skill card of the Community On Demand™ card game.

ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION | 4 Skills You Need To Learn (Skill #36)

60 SKILLS IN 60 DAYS CHALLENGE | 4 Skills You Need To Learn For Architecture & Construction — An introduction to the Architecture & Construction employability skill card of the Community On Demand™ card game.

PLAY DATE | Next Step Staffing

NEXT Steps Staffing partners with The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program to use Community On Demand™ as a meaningful impact solution to address Atlanta Water Boys entrepreneurship initiatives.

Intro To The 18 STEAM Career Clusters for CTAE

Community On Demand™ learning tools help learners demonstrate “cross-cutting” competencies common to most occupations within the top 18 high-demand STEAM Career Clusters.

Our Value-Added Skills Self-Assessments

Community On Demand™ uses its card game, skills self-assessment worksheet and game board along with the Money Guide courses and activity toolkits to help learners establish a firm benchmark on how to measure their personal and professional growth.

IT’S OFFICIAL . . . Sort Of | Community On Demand™ Becomes An Official Learning Tool for Fulton County Schools Work-Based Learning Program

IT’S OFFICIAL . . . Sort Of | Community On Demand™ Becomes An Official Skills Self-Assessment Tool for Fulton County Schools’ Work-Based Learning Program

SPRING BREAK 22 | Community On Demand™ Leadership Bootcamp

Check out the Community On Demand™ Virtual Leadership Bootcamp for Spring Break 22 — An Innovative Leadership Coaching Program For Teen Innovators & Entrepreneurs Ages 13-17!!!

The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program is an award-winning, 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, GA. It was founded by Dana Jewel Harris, CEO of The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator (NS-SBI) and developer of the Community On Demand™ Learning Management System for employability skills (soft skills) development.

PLAY DATE | Douglas County CSB

Douglas County CSB is given an impromptu Community On Demand™ Play Date when Corey Thomas, Executive Director of Veterans Molding Minds introduces his new purpose development training system.

FLASH BACK | Entrepreneurship Month On Nepris (Nov 2019)

On November 9, 2019, I hosted an Industry Chat on Entrepreneurship. I believe this was the first online presentation I did to introduce The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook.

Trends & Challenges Within Tech’s Digital Divide

Students will gain an understanding of how to close the Digital Divide between marginalized voices and people through our work and technology. Students will also learn how to prepare themselves for success in this ever-changing gaming industry.

What are High-Demand Employability Skills?

By conducting their own skills self-assessment and asking questions about it, students will get a sense of what skills they need to gain or strengthen and make connections between what they’re studying and a future career option! Students will also understand why they need to pay attention to CTE courses.

How to Transition from Social Media to Offline Communication

Students will understand the distinct difference between communicating online (social media and offline i.e. workplace environments) and will learn the significance of setting up boundaries when communicating online and/or offline. They will also be able to establish more structured communication in both online and off line.

Four Vital Success Factors For Today’s Gigi Economy

Have your students ever thought about finding or creating a business on the side to make money? Over 54% of previous high school students nationally have thought of starting their own business. That’s the need the gig economy addresses.

GA Tech Students Create Prototype of NEW! Community On Demand App

GA Tech students participating in the Computer Science (CS) Junior Design Capstone course series at Georgia Tech design and create working prototype of the NEW! Community On Demand mobile app. 

NEXT Steps Receives 48in48 Grant for Website Makeover During Global Virtual Event 2021

One weekend can make a difference in the world . . . at least it did in mine! 48in48 celebrated NEXT Steps as volunteers from Parson’s helped me streamline my messaging, created a new NEXT Steps logo, and helped me pinpoint exactly who my customers are.

Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week With Us!

INDUSTRY Pillar Topic Careers Cluster Topics Business Services, Career Portal, Job Board, Micro-Credentials, STEAM Career Clusters Search for More Articles Search for: Celebrate National Apprenticeship…

5 Surefire Ways to Quickly Assess Your Employability Skills

There are some key ideas that you may want to consider if you are looking for a new job or career-building opportunity. Let’s discuss why these 5 surefire ways to quickly assess your employability skills matter.

Quick Thought: Is A Credential Considered The “End Of The Line” For Learning?

Quick Thought Series | I just had a quick thought: Is A Credential Considered The “End Of The Line” For Learning? Share your opinion.

Must Students Wait Until Middle And High School To Explore Career Interests?

The earlier the student gets to explore career interests gives students greater opportunities to develop necessary skills. Exploring career interests gives students a sense of purpose and focus.

Why Community On Demand Can Become A Game-Based Learning & Sustainable Trend In STEAM Education​

The global game-based learning market reached a value of US$ 5.8 Billion in 2020. Game-based learning aims to motivate students and capture their interest by using video game design and elements in learning environments. Using this method helps in simplifying complex topics and provides an interesting and entertaining pathway for learning.

NEXT Steps Approved As An Awarded Vendor for The San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD)

On March 22, 2021 the SAISD Board of Trustees approved The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program as an awarded vendor for the RFP 20-050 (VC) Professional Development and Professional Materials contract.

An Introduction To Trends Within The Game-Based Learning Industry

Metaari reports amazing trends that are happening within the game-based learning industry which gives bright future for Community On Demand.

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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY ON DEMAND DIGITAL MEDIA NETWORK

JOIN OUR DIGITAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Earn digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards™ by creating public service media projects for a school, youth group, local non-profit, cause-based association or small business located within your community.

Workshops hosted by SAE Institute Atlanta 

Earn digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards™ by creating your own digital portfolio of your work-based learning experiences!

All approved content distributed throughout our Community On Demand Digital Media Network.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Want to learn how to be a producer or film director?

Enroll to increase your business and finance skills, develop a project management team, and monetize digital media content for your service-learning project.

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AUDIO ENGINEERING

Enjoy making sounds and music?

Enroll  for an introduction to live sound, recording, DJ basics, and other business and technology tools for the music production & media industries.

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WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

Are you interested in website design?

Enroll to create, design and lay out blog posts, informational or entertaining articles, advertisements, digital archiving, research and/or trend data for members of our Partners In Education network.

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BROADCAST ENGINEERING

Are you the next radio star?

Enroll to learn programming and production skills to create podcasts, interviews, voice overs, music and other sound files for the digital radio, film, arts and communications industries.

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DIGITAL MARKETING

Are you great with social media?

Enroll in our digital marketing training course to develop innovative strategies using search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-clicks (PPC), and other techniques that drive traffic and spark interest in your service-learning projects.

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EVENT MANAGEMENT

Love coordinating fun parties?

Enroll in our event management, marketing and retail courses to showcase, package and sell the talents, products, and services of the Community On Demand Digital Media Network.

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

Want to be the star of the show?

Enroll to learn the art of showmanship, public speaking, audience capture and engagement, and personal selling by “The Ringmaster” Casual Cal Dupree.

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GAMING & CODING

Do you enjoy creating with technology?

Enroll in our new Gamers & Mixers gaming league that introduces gaming trends in STE(A)M education via technology workshops and networking events.

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AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Ready to take flight?

Enroll in our Junior Drone Discovery course to capture aerial footage for the aerospace, bio-life sciences, multi-media productions, food & agri-business, logistics and construction industries.

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VIDEO PRODUCTION

Can you make videos like these?

Enroll in our video production courses and workshops to learn the basics of pre-production, production and post-production.

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AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Love designing outdoor spaces?

Enroll to learn how urban design and agricultural technologies are shaping the landscape for careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

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MENTOR MEETUPS

Earn digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards™ by creating public service media projects for a school, youth group, local non-profit, cause-based association or small business located within your community.

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Project 1.
My Mission Statement

Create a media project that shows how you developed your mission statement.

Project 2.
My STE(A)M++ Career Pathway

Create a media project that explains your chosen or desired STE(A)M++ Career.

Project 3.
My Digital Badge Collection

Create a media project that explains how you created your digital badge collection.

Project 4.
My Service-Learning Project

Upload media content that chronicles your activities during your service-learning project.

Project 5.
My Wishlist

Create a public service announcement to request any resources and support you need to complete your service-learning and media projects.

Project 6.
Create Your Own

Create your own public service announcement media project.

VOLUNTEERS & MENTORS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED

Please visit our VolunteerMatch.com account to see all of our volunteer and mentoring opportunities.

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BECOME A STEM++ MENTOR!
Members of our NEXT Steps Partners In Education Network are STEM++ career professionals and serve as true strategic partners. Many are beginning to integrate our Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards Micro-Credentialing System and service-learning projects into their business operations.

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