Entrepreneurship Economics

July 29, 2015 to July 31, 2015
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
1994 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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Why is entrepreneurship education important? How can you use entrepreneurship economics to engage students with hands-on projects?

Entrepreneurship education enables students to see opportunities for themselves in the area in which they live. The aim of the course is to provide teachers with the knowledge and tools they need to teach entrepreneurship in their classrooms.

The course will focus on the following topics:

1. What is Entrepreneurship? Approaches to classroom understanding and discussion of best practices.

2. The Role of the Entrepreneur in the Economy and Choosing the Right Business Organization

3. Business Plans, Marketing and 3D Models

4. Risk Management and Financial Matters for Entrepreneurs

5. “Shark Tank” style presentations, panel discussions, and a visit to a local entrepreneur

Participants will receive a course binder and a copy of the publication Entrepreneurship Economics that contains 11 lessons in teaching entrepreneurship. By the end of the week, our goal is that you'll have enough material at your fingertips to feel comfortable integrating entrepreneurship into a current course or creating a stand-alone course at your school.

This course will be taught by Cindy Fitzthum, St. Cloud State University and MCEE Master Teacher Martha Rush. Cindy has experience teaching middle school, high school, community college and university level classes in economics and social studies education. She is also a small business owner. Martha is a high school teacher at Mounds View High School, a MCEE master teacher, an AP reader and committee member, and an education consultant in economics education.

This course is made available through generous support from CHS Foundation.


Registration and Available Stipends

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Registration for the course is $50 and includes curriculum materials, 18 continuing education units, lunch, and refreshments/snacks. Registration is limited to 25.

There are 15 $250 travel scholarships are available to teachers who reside outside the thirteen-county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Isanti, Hennepin, Pierce, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, St. Croix, Washington, and Wright). Travel scholarships are assigned on registration basis based on information provided during registration.

Cancellation Policy: We require a cancellation notice at least 2 weeks prior to the program date for a registration refund. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks from the registered program are not eligible for a refund. To offset online administration, $10 of your registration fee is non-refundable.

Questions about this or other events? Contact MCEE at mcee@umn.edu or (612) 625-3727.