Course name:
The full package of 15 weeks of Entrepreneurship is the keystone of our program and may be the first step for schools to take.
15 Weeks
High School Students
Course outline:
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Big Ideas</p> <ul> <li>Entrepreneurship can be a pathway to a rewarding and successful career.</li> <li>Business planning is essential to entrepreneurial success.</li> <li>Knowing yourself better can help you to make the best career choices for yourself.</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Essential Questions</p> <ul> <li>What is entrepreneurship?</li> <li>What are the concepts and processes associated with successful career and entrepreneurial performance?</li> <li>What typical traits do many entrepreneurs share, and how do these traits help them to succeed?</li> <li>What skills and talents do you personally possess that could lead to career and entrepreneurial success?</li> <li>What are your personal passions and how can those relate to your career journey?</li> <li>What is a business plan? What components does it include?</li> <li>What are the steps to creating a business plan?</li> <li>Why is marketing the key to a successful business?</li> <li>Why is research so essential to the marketing cycle?</li> <li>How do small businesses impact the economy and job market?</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Concepts</p> <ul> <li>How entrepreneurship is defined, both in a traditional and modern context</li> <li>Entrepreneurial thinking and its applications to a wide variety of successful career paths</li> <li>The process and benefits of business planning, with an emphasis on market research and marketing planning</li> <li>The typical traits entrepreneurs share that help them to succeed in business and how those traits can be recognized</li> <li>The importance of assessing your own skills, talents, interests, and passions; identifying and analyzing the traits that can help you towards a successful and rewarding career</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">In addition, students will learn from &ldquo;Coffee With&hellip;&rdquo; Show from a variety of government officials, including:</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">During discussion of the video and question sheet, encourage students to draw connections between the entrepreneurs and their own career paths, so that they can begin to identify their own personal traits that will make them successful, and to identify fields they may be interested in pursuing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A. Watch the video &ldquo;Coffee With...Jessica Lee&rdquo;.<br />B. Review the biography of Jessica Lee together and have students complete the question sheet.<br />C. Watch the video &ldquo;Coffee With...Glen Meakem&rdquo;.<br />D. Review the biography of Glen Meakem together and have students complete the question sheet.<br />E. Watch the video &ldquo;Coffee With...Max Miller&rdquo;.<br />F. Review the biography of Max Miller together and have students complete the question sheet.<br />G. Watch the video &ldquo;Coffee With...Bill Strickland&rdquo;.<br />H. Review the biography of Bill Strickland together and have students complete the question sheet.<br />I. Watch the video &ldquo;Coffee With...Ed Scott&rdquo;.<br />J. Review the biography of Ed Scott together and have students complete the question sheet.</p>

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