2011 SEVEN Fund Teaching Fellowships

In 2011, The SEVEN Fund sponsored a fellowship program to bring teachers from around the United States together in Rwanda to learn about enterprise solutions to poverty.  The teachers met with entrepreneurs, government officials, members of civil society, and conducted field visits to multiple schools.

The teachers wrote op-eds on their experience; many of these can be found online at www.daedalusexperiment.com. The teachers also developed a set of curricula integrating
lessons that they learned during the trip and adapting them for use in the classroom. The lesson plans below are their own work, and represent options for diverse settings, grade levels, and subject matter. The lesson plans were produced to explore one of the following themes:

1. History of Rwanda, Reconciliation and Rebirth
2. Enterprise Solutions to Poverty and the COW-F framework by Michael Fairbanks
3. Pro-Innovation Mindsets
4. Sustainable Communities

Watch Teaching Fellowship Video

This short film, by filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson of Image Bearer, provides an inside look at the SEVEN Fund Teaching Fellows program 2011.

Sue Campbell

Sue Campbell

Middle School Teacher, San Francisco, CA

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Activities
Movie - Lesson 4 – Conservation Education (Right-Click to Download)
Movie - Lesson 5 – Rwanda Gorillas (Right-Click to Download)

Cory Chimka

Cory Chimka

Elementary School Program Director - DC SCORES, Washington DC

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Yanick Douyon

Yanick Douyon

High School Teacher, Miami, FL

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Casey Fleming

Casey Fleming

High School Teacher, Miami, FL

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Martha Fox

Martha Fox

Writing Specialist, Manchester, MA

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Activities
Presentation - Window on Rwanda

Rich Lehrer

Rich Lehrer

8th Grade Teacher, Manchester, MA

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Rwanda Presentation
Rwanda Movie (Right-Click to Download)

Marilese Peltier

Marilese Peltier

K-4 Special Education Teacher, Ann Arbor, MI

Lesson Plans

Supplementary Resources:

Rwanda Movie (Right-Click to Download)

Entrepreneurs create products, services and jobs. They expand economies, improve people's lives, provide employment (high and rising wages) and bring about competition. A competitive environment, in turn, gives rise to efficiency, meritocracy and further innovations and entrepreneurial drive.

The potent combination of entrepreneurship and technological innovation can forge an environment that is conducive to further enterprise, involving even government policy in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Competitions

SEVEN is a leader in the field of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. We ask the question, “How do we support those who are self-determined, action-oriented, and effective?” We find and invest in the innovations of pioneering thought leaders and entrepreneurs inside the world’s poorest nations; we support contrarian research, films, books and competitions that spotlight new role models and diffuse their best ideas. More

Conferences & Speaking Engagements

SEVEN hosts and participates in several conferences and speaking engagements each year.

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