Program for Innovative Educators
An educator’s program dedicated to K-12 teachers, admin, and leaders
Learn how to integrate concepts of entrepreneurship into your classroom and programs. Educators will gain a deep understanding of the evidence-based entrepreneurial process – from design thinking and ideation to the business model canvas – and practice methods to apply these ideas in their classroom.
Research cited by the World Economic Forum indicates that 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. Come explore what this means for education and learn how to integrate concepts and activities into your classroom that can help prepare students to successfully adapt to change.
Entrepreneurial education helps students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, innovative and creative mindset, evidence-based decision making skills, leadership, teamwork and communication.
Differentiate your program’s learning outcomes
Gain experience with concepts & tools to enhance creativiy
Sixteen (16) clock hours of continuing education credits
Expand your professional network
9:00am Session I – Teaching in a classroom with MICE (Mindfulness, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship)
1:00pm Session II – Overcoming implementation challenges by DESIGN
4:00pm- Introduction to the Classroom Innovation Challenge
4:30pm – Team activities and 1-on-1 mentoring sessions (Venture Development Center will remain open until 9:00pm)
6:00pm- Dinner and networking at Newark restaurant
9:00am Session III- Life’s a Pitch
11:00am Team work
12:00pm Lunch (highlighting several existing opportunities to bring MICE into the classroom)
1:00pm Session IV- Enhancing Student Creativity
3:00pm Team presentations
4:00pm Wrap up & awards
Instructors and Facilitators Include:
Dan Freeman Ph.D.-Founding Director, Horn Entrepreneurship
Tony Middlebrooks Ph.D.-Director of Graduate Students, Horn Entrepreneurship
Julie Frieswyk, Manager, Youth Program at Horn Entrepreneurship