As part of the Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project (YIEP), The Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project (YIEP)iEARN-USA and iEARN-Turkey conducted a workshop for 108 teachers from all over Turkey from January 7-9, 2011 in Ankara, Turkey. The teachers are joining the program this year and will be implementing the Product in a Bag project with their students.
The Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project (YIEP) brings classrooms in Turkey and the United States together to develop entrepreneurial projects. Following face-to-face and online training, educators work with their students to develop venture ideas that will benefit communities around the world. The project started in 2008 and has now expanded to 36 schools in Turkey and the United States. From November 1 - December 26, 2010, two sections of an online professional development course was conducted (in English and Turkish) between for teachers wanting to introduce the project into their classrooms.
YIEP is sponsored by the United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, and is managed in partnership with the Turkey Education Association (TED).