Collaborative Working Groups

FACT: Many high school students are excited about learning a concept/skill or pursuing a career that isn't directly covered in the formal curriculum;

FACT: Entrepreneurship is not an element of the traditional high school curriculum;

FACT: There is widespread concern that a lack of business knowledge, creativity, and critical thinking will inhibit your ability to innovate and create economic opportunity in the future.

THEREFORE: You are invited to create Collaborative Working Groups that will enable you to convert your passions into entrepreneurial learning opportunities and (possibly) marketable ventures by: 1)identifying what you're good at and what you want to do; 2)learning how you can immediately extend this value to others' benefit in preparing for the 2012 AP Literature & Composition exam; and 3)learning elements of entrepreneurship and marketing/building awareness through social media.

EXAMPLE: A student who wants to develop video games professionally creates an embeddable, interactive memory game to help with AP literary terms. Other students in the network download the game and raise the author's visibility/value in the network. As she gains recognition, the author learns how to create a business around the idea. Whether or not she actually launches a start-up or becomes an independent designer, she will learn the economics and strategies of entrepreneurship.

Update/ 22 October 2013:
You can see a complete list of the Class of 2014's Collaborative Working Groups here.

Update/ 23 August 2013:
The first Collaborative Working Groups have formed!  Reach out to the contact person directly or email for more information.  Also email if you have an idea for a CWG or a skill that may be useful to a colleague's venture.

Update/ 27 April 2013:
Because Collaborative Working Groups don't discriminate by academic discipline or rank, every Open Source Learning community member is eligible to participate in any group, whenever it was formed and however active it is at the time of discovery.  So, as Collaborative Working Groups form and update their progress-- whether they are comprised of members at RHS, students in previous graduating classes, or talented/motivated individuals from wherever/whenever-- their feats will be posted here.

Class of 2013
"RHS Global Perspective" (news service/curation/collaboration) contact: Will Veroski
"Mommy & Me[dia]" (groups and resources for mothers to learn e-media) contact: Michelle Arriaga
"Design Studio" (design for learning; interiors & furniture) contact: Iliana Gutierrez
"Graphic Design" (transmedia art, logos) contact: Isiah Mabansag
"Life Around the World" (blog for intercultural exchange) contact: Dulce Vargas & Ming Chen
"Nature Can Do That?" (blog for fast/bizarre tidbits & visuals) contact: Justin Thompson
"The Health Dummies" (blog with mind/body/nutrition/exercise resources) contact: E'Ana & Kayla 
"Notes for Notes" (blog with music info and course-related music) contact: Ubi
"RHS Dead Writers' Society" (writer's forum for original fiction and non-fiction) contact: Ubi

Class of 2012
"Commons Consulting" (P2P consulting/ hardware, software, life online) contact: Ian May, Trevor Hudgins
"Project Infinity" (P2P assessment dashboard) contact:  Ian May, Trevor Hudgins
"Central Coast Canvas" (online art gallery for HS students) contact: Kira Asel
"College Periscope" (blog hub for HS seniors & college freshmen) contact: [TBD]

"WroteIt" (e-publisher by/for teen authors) contact: Trenton Class
"We Are Superman" (documentary film on Open Source Learning) contact: Josh Austin
"Change Against the Machine" (cause-related teen action site) contact: Tyler Stewart 

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  1. For the Class of 2014 edition of this list, please see the Random Absence Mentoring page on Collaborative Working Groups.