NEXT Steps Online Training Academy

The Community On Demand™ Learning Management System

Our Digital eLearning Platform

Our mission is to promote, manage and support the online and off-line instruction for employability skills development through self-paced and guided formats for all business, curriculum and leadership development activities.

Game Pieces

Skills Self-Assessment Performance Measurement Tools

Our game-based learning tools and materials help learners quickly define, measure, build and name their high-demand employability skills.  As benchmarks, these tools:

  • Help learners quickly establish a firm benchmark on how to measure their personal and professional growth.
  • Measuring a learner’s knowledge and skillset
  • Provide an easy way to score and statistically analyze the results of student achievement
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Money Guide Activity Workbook

Leadership Development for Young Innovators & Entrepreneurs

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook is the official textbook of the Community On Demand™ Learning Management System. It guides learners through the eight steps required to create innovative ideas and then convert them into new products, services, digital media content and impact solutions to market and sell through multiple distribution channels.

Lessons include:
The STEAM Investigative Process
Lesson 1. Explore Your Community
Lesson 2. Define Your Solution
Lesson 3. Build Your Team
Lesson 4. Map Your Value
Lesson 5. Manage Your Assets
Lesson 6. Share Your Success
Lesson 7. Package Your Skills

Learners are awarded with a micro-certification upon completion.

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The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs
Online Series

Guided & Self-Paced Distance Learning Courses

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Online Course is a curriculum series that guides young innovators through the Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook.  Courses provide in-depth digital visuals, audio tracks, and activity worksheets give learners a more rewarding game experience throughout the Community On Demand™ Learning Management System.

Starting with an introduction of The STEAM Investigative Process — our 21st Century version of The Scientific Method — each lesson guides learners through the eight steps required to create winning business strategies, build project management teams, and develop successful impact solutions all while strengthening their high-demand employability skills for college and career.

Industry-Recognized Credentials & STEAM Capability Reports

NSOTA issues industry-recognized digital badges, micro-certifications and STEAM Capability Reports verify when a learner has completed an online course and demonstrated competencies of a specific skill.  

This is done by submitting digital content (Proof Of Work Portfolios) that proves how they completed one or more of the service goals affiliated with each skill or a lesson within the Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook or Online Course.

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Lesson Plans

Train-The-Trainer Instruction Series

The following curriculum components were put together to provide instructors with a complete set of tools to successfully integrate Community On Demand™ into any existing course, curriculum or training program.

The STEAM Investigative Process

Shows how learners will create a skillset that reflects the employability skills they have, use and need to create an impact solution for their community

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Lesson 2. Define Your Solution

Shows how learners will develop a winning mission statement for their impact solution and work-based learning experience.

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Lesson 4. Map Your Value

Shows how learners will develop and manage resources to implement their impact solution and complete their enhanced work-based learning experience.

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Lesson 6. Share Your Success

Shows how learners will apply high-demand STEAM skills in marketing, advertising, sales, marketing research, merchandising and/or public relations.

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Lesson 1. Explore Your Community

Shows how learners will identify the socio-economic conditions that define the health of their community's ecosystem

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Lesson 3. Build Your Team

Shows how learners will demonstrate the leadership qualities, values and behaviors needed to complete their enhanced work-based learning experience

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Lesson 5. Manage Your Assets

Shows how learners will demonstrate how effective time management is used to complete their impact solution and enhanced work-based learning experience

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Lesson 7. Package Your Skills

Shows how learners will identify the primary factors that will lead to the success of their impact solution and enhanced work-based learning experience

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The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs
Activity Toolkits

Downloadable Checklists, Worksheets & Other Training Materials

NEXT Steps created the Activity Toolkit as an additional set of resources and training materials to help educators document the growth and achievements of their learners.  Activity Toolkits include support materials for each lesson in the Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook such as worksheets, checklists, JEM Team agendas, project and program management checklists and more.

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Tools to help learners map out their STEAM Investigative Process

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Tools to help learners record local assets discovered within their communities

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Provides learners with the questions required to develop a winning mission statement

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Tools to help learners develop their own Junior Executive Management (JEM) Team

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Tools to help learners develop a project-based skillset

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Tools to help learners practice determining the value of their time

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Provides learners with program and project management checklists

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Tools to help learners develop a presentation or pitch to present their ideas, acheivements and solutions

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Become A Certified Instructor

Want to help others learn how to play and win Community On Demand™ in your school, business, group or community? 

Register to become a Community On Demand™ certified instructor today!

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