Workshop for Educators in Entrepreneurship

Building Better Problem Solvers:

A Workshop for Educators in Entrepreneurship

June 11, 2019

Louisville Collegiate School

What it’s all about: Design thinking and entrepreneurship play increasingly critical roles in how we challenge our students to grow into greater intellectual maturity. In an ever-changing world, students who can identify a problem, think deliberately and imaginatively about how to respond to that problem, and work with a team to set and be accountable to goals will emerge as the leaders who guide us through the 21st century. Thanks to a grant by the Edward E. Ford Foundation, Louisville Collegiate School is excited to host a free workshop for educators to grow their toolkits to foster meaningful entrepreneurship at their schools and to build connections between schools and teachers to support a growing community of innovators in our region. It’s a fun, free event that is certain to inspire wonderful conversations and open valuable doors for teachers and students alike.

 

Schedule

  • 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:45 a.m. Welcome by Clay Gahan, LCS, and Natasha Sams, GSE Location: Auditorium
  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

SESSION 1

Engaged Community Learning: Adding Experience to Learning Objectives: Dr. Adam Evans from the University of Kentucky will discuss various methods and tech tools for instructors to connect the local community using experiential learning opportunities to complete learning objectives. Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing”. Engaged Community Learning is distinct from rote or didactic learning, in which the learner plays a comparatively passive role. It is adventure learning, free-choice learning, cooperative learning, service-learning, and situated learning that leads to a more memorable and effective experience. Location: Speed Commons

Are You Ready to Change the World?: This presentation, led by Suzanne Bergmeister from the University of Louisville illustrates that innovation can be done in ANY sector, with examples of a spectrum of innovators from Edison to Oprah to Estee Lauder to Muhammad Yunus, and the list goes on. The goal is to get people excited about entrepreneurship and identifying a solution in an area that interests them. Problems exist everywhere – therefore, we need entrepreneurs in every industry. Location: Street Learning Commons

Introducing Design Thinking with Elementary-Aged Students:  LCS Director of Maker Education, Greg Geis, will lead a workshop on how to introduce foundational elements of design thinking with students in primary and intermediate grades. Location: Areva CEED-Makery

  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

SESSION 2

Startup Pitch Simulation: Dr. Mary Topolsky from the University of Louisville will lead a session where several local entrepreneurs pitch their companies and have the audience (teachers) act as investors and ask questions. The goal of this session is to help teachers to learn best practices and to develop practical skills for coaching student teams. Location: Speed Commons

Design Thinking Breakout Session: Where does product development truly begin? This fun activity, anchored in design thinking, will provide a unique perspective in customer discovery and prototyping, led by the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. Location: Areva CEED

Developing an Entrepreneurial Program: Assistant Head of the Galloway School in Atlanta, GA, David Long, will share what he has learned as he has developed entrepreneurial programs and integrated them into traditional curricula. This session will touch on internal elements like starting high school and middle school clubs and developing classes as well as some external elements like developing a network of business leaders in the community to give the program real-world vitality. Location: Street Learning Commons

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Joint Session/Workshop with GSE & Awesome Inc.

Entrepreneurship is a journey full of twists and turns. The initial unit from the curriculum being developed by the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs and Awesome Inc will allow students an experiential journey through the framework of an elongated Startup Weekend. Students will be introduced to components of the business model canvas, lean startup methodology, and design thinking principles. Not only will students delve into these concepts, but a direct focus on the cultivation of critical soft skills will be layered throughout the content. Through the lens of project-based learning, teams will develop a business model, design a prototype, and pitch their startup at the culmination of the unit. Emphasis will be placed on student autonomy and true exploration of entrepreneurship. Location: Auditorium

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch and Networking Reception Location: Design Studio and Street Learning Commons
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SESSION 3

Building Effective Communicators: For any great idea to really take shape it has to connect with audiences. Cosponsor Cork Communications will be on campus to lead a session on how to coach students as they develop strategies to pitch their ideas to different audiences. Location: Speed Commons

Design Thinking Breakout Session: Where does product development truly begin? This fun activity, anchored in design thinking, will provide a unique perspective in customer discovery and prototyping, led by the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. Location: Areva CEED-Design Studio

Introducing Design Thinking with Elementary-Aged Students: LCS Director of Maker Education, Greg Geis, will lead a workshop on how to introduce foundational elements of design thinking with students in primary and intermediate grades. Location: Areva CEED-Makery

Developing an Entrepreneurial Program: Assistant Head of the Galloway School in Atlanta, GA, David Long, will share what he has learned as he has developed entrepreneurial programs and integrated them into traditional curricula. This session will touch on internal elements like starting high school and middle school clubs and developing classes as well as some external elements like developing a network of business leaders in the community to give the program real-world vitality.y. Location: Street Learning Commons

  • 2:30 p.m. — Close

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS