News and Updates

New Team!

by essdack admin on October 29, 2013

We want to welcome the new team (perhaps teams) from Sterling High School. Mr Brian Richter’s students will begin competing SOON!

Making your lip balm … YouTube Videos

by essdack admin on September 18, 2013

Here are the search results in YouTube for Making Lip Balm With Beeswax.

Enjoy, there are some interesting ideas in these videos.

Webcast – Thursday, August 29, 2013 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

August 28, 2013

You can watch the webcast Thursday, August 29, 2013 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at http://ruralonlinebusiness.com/webcast/  

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Tip: Self-directedness and online resources

August 26, 2013

We hear it all the time from employers. I wish that students were … more self directed … showed more initiative … took charge … were better problem solvers. One way your kids can develop these “habits” is by learning to direct their own learning, and then take the initiative to use what they have […]

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Reminder: Start up meeting Thursday, August 29, 2013, ESSDACK

August 21, 2013

We will be having a 1/2 day session for any and all personnel interested in participating in the Rural Online Business Contest on Thursday August 29, 2013. When: Thursday, August 29, 2013 Where: ESSDACK Time: 8:30 – 11:30 Who: Teachers and other interested personnel Kind: Face-to-face and virtual, we will webcast and record the meeting […]

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Tip: Learn to live with ambiguity

August 16, 2013

I’ve  had several comments about the Rural Online Business Contest being to “ambiguous.” Welcome to the world of entrepreneurs. There are no hard and fast, black and white, correct answers. The answer always “depends.” If you are teaching kids “about” entrepreneurship you can be as specific as you want. But if you want kids to […]

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Face-to-face meeting for Rural Online Business Contest

August 15, 2013

We will be having a 1/2 day session for any and all personnel interested in participating in the Rural Online Business Contest on Thursday August 29, 2013. When: Thursday, August 29, 2013 Where: ESSDACK Time: 8:30 – 11:30 Who: Teachers and other interested personnel Kind: Face-toface and virtual, we will webcast and record the meeting […]

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Question: When does the contest start?

August 15, 2013

Whenever you want to start! Seriously, whenever you want to start. This is like real life, there is no one time you, nor your competitors, have to start. Most school teams will start the first day of the new school year, or shortly thereafter. But some will not start until second semester. We hope to […]

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Question: What do people think is a ballpark expense for this project?

August 14, 2013

I received the following question from Brenda Vogts from Canton Galva and since it was a great question I thought I’d share my answer with everyone. HOWEVER, I would love to hear your response to the question as a comment to this post! “I would like to start pursuing funding for this project but would […]

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TIP: Don’t do all the thinking and planning for your students!

August 13, 2013

As we study the research on the skills, knowledge and behaviors our students need to succeed in the future, the need to plan and solve problems is always mentioned. With that in mind we suggest that you not do all the planning for your students, but rather you coach them and ask them lots of […]

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August 13 update – Welcome Back To School

August 13, 2013

Greeting potential lip balm contest participants, I hope you all had a good summer and you’re ready to get started on the new school year. First the bad news, we did not get the grant for the lip balm contest, but that won’t deter us, we’re moving ahead anyway 🙂 it will however mean that […]

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Farmer’s National Bank

March 25, 2013

There has been a change in our plan. The Farmer’s National Bank will now be submitting the grant, with the Farmer’s National Bank Branch in Buhler as the primary bank branch. There is also a Farmer’s National Bank Branch in Stafford so they will also be a grant district. Initially, People’s Band and Trust was going to submit […]

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Buhler Economic Development Board

March 21, 2013

I was invited to speak yesterday to the Economic Development Board in Buhler. Mike Berblinger, Principal at Buhler High School, is a member of that board and he wanted to make the board aware of the Rural Online Business contest, and his school’s participation. It was a real pleasure because it turned into a conversation […]

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Cameron Herold: Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs – TED Talk

March 13, 2013
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Suggested Webinars and Tutorials

March 6, 2013

This morning we had a great discussion about the project and several people expressed that they have suggestions for webinars and tutorials for the project. If you have suggestions, please put them in the comment section of this post and I will compile a list. Thanks Steve

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Grant Meeting – 3/6/2013

March 1, 2013

The first meeting for districts interested in participating in the Rural Online Business grant will be help Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at ESSDACK. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and should be finished before noon. Please feel free to invite anyone to attend who you feel would benefit from the conversation, or contribute t […]

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