Engaging Students in Entrepreneurship

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This session will provide a different approach to teaching the Entrepreneurship class by incorporating lessons in business planning, literacy, and project-based learning. This approach resulted in students at East Davidson High School Academy of Finance obtaining 100% proficiency on state tests.

Text of Engaging Students in Entrepreneurship

  • 1. Engaging Students in Entrepreneurship Learning Seminar II Kim Cline, Director, East Davidson High School AOF Abby Barber, Rachel Gibbs, Ryan Scarlette and Emily Shuler, Students, East Davidson High School AOF
  • 2. Entrepreneurship
  • 3. 2011 East Davidson High School Academy of Finance Graduates
  • 4. Successes in our Entrepreneurship Class
    • The class is independent study with a facilitator to answer specific questions and guide students.
    • This class setting prepares students for college atmosphere.
    • Students take responsibility in their learning experience which is life long learning.
    • 100% proficiency on state exam
    • 100% success rate in placing students in internships due to their communication and team building skills.
    • 100% graduation rate
  • 5. Student Presenters Emily Shuler Ryan Scarlette Abby Barber Rachel Gibbs
  • 6. Business Plan In an interview, Joyce talked about their naive leap into business. Neither of us baked. We were 27, we didnt have a business plan, we knew nothing about it and ignored the three rules of business: Dont do it with a best friend. Dont go into it without a business plan. Dont do something you know nothing about. -The Cupcake Girls of Vancouver
  • 7.
    • Young entrepreneur wants to open a photography studio.
    • What would be the first steps in this process?
  • 8.
    • What would be the financial needs of this entrepreneur?
    • What would be the legal aspects of opening the business?
  • 9. In 15 Minutes
  • 10. Business Plan (Handout)
    • Discuss within your group what supplies you will need, necessary legal forms, and a start-up budget.
    • Use chart paper and markers to answer each specific category.
  • 11. Business Plan
    • Discuss your findings
    • Evaluate portfolio and report your findings.
  • 12. Questions & Answers
    • Final thoughts
    • Questions and answers
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