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1 Dr. Karen Drage Associate Professor Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL ksdrage@eiu.edu

2  Entrepreneur Minor Committee at Eastern Illinois University  National Business Education Association Entrepreneur Standards Taskforce  Courses on methodology for teaching entrepreneurship  Presentations on the methodology of teaching entrepreneurship

3  Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: Teaching Resources to Promote Transition from the Classroom to the Conference Room  Business Education Forum  February 2011  Linked In To Learning CD  NCBEA  http://ncbea.com/pubs.html http://ncbea.com/pubs.html

4  Economy  Fundamental component of economic growth  Small business entrepreneurial ventures represent 99.7% of all employers and 97% of all U.S. exporters (sba, 2006).

5  Youth interested in starting own business  Tweens (8- to12-years old)=39%  Teens (13- to 17-years old)=39%  Young adults (18- to 24-years old)=41%

6  Personally know an entrepreneur have strongest interest  46% compared to 31%  Youth that know an entrepreneur  Tweens (8- to12-years old)=58%  Teens (13- to 17-years old)=59%  Young adults (18-to 24-years old)=66%  http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship/youth- entrepreneurship-survey-2010.aspx http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship/youth- entrepreneurship-survey-2010.aspx

7  Reasons for wanting to be an entrepreneur  Use skills and abilities =92%  Build something for future=89%  Be own boss=87%  Earn lots of money=85%  See ideas realized=81%

8 Pique interest in entrepreneurship Prepare them to run their own business

9 Most youth believe:  If they work hard  They can successfully start their own business.

10  Preparing the Next Generation  Various levels  Elementary level  Create awareness  Middle- and high-school level  Develop business start-up skills  School-based Enterprises  Post Secondary  Start their own business

11  Entrepreneurship is a mindset  American education fails to develop natural impulses  Creativity and Innovation  Think Outside the Box

12  Problem-, Project-, and Challenge-Based Learning Defined  Problem-based learning components  Open-ended problems  Collaborative group  Facilitator  Case studies most popular  Entrepreneurs in Action http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/site/ivnFTO/new_page_builder_5

13  Project-based Learning  Extended student directed inquiry process  Structured around complex, authentic questions, and tasks  Junk Box Wars Activity Library  http://school.discoveryeducation.com/networks/junkyard wars/ http://school.discoveryeducation.com/networks/junkyard wars/

14  Challenged-based learning  Students work with peers, teachers, and experts  Ask good questions  Develop deep subject-matter knowledge  Accept and solve problems  Take actions  Share experiences  http://ali.apple.com/cbl/ http://ali.apple.com/cbl/

15  Entrepreneur Education Experts  Community  Chamber of Commerce  SBA.gov SBA.gov  Banks

16  Technology  Facebook  Blogs  Edublogs  http://edublogs.org/ http://edublogs.org/  Wiki  Wikispaces  http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers  School Web sites  iMovies on YouTube

17  Experiential Learning  Simulations  Games

18  See, Touch, Experience Entrepreneurship  Student operated businesses  DECA’s School-Based Enterprises  http://www.schoolbasedenterprises.org/guide.htm http://www.schoolbasedenterprises.org/guide.htm  Internships/Work-based Learning

19  Examples in the News  Elementary & Middle School  http://verona.patch.com/articles/student-run- businesses-thrive-at-trep-marketplace http://verona.patch.com/articles/student-run- businesses-thrive-at-trep-marketplace  High School & Post Secondary  http://www.butternut.k12.wi.us/student%20run%20e nterprises/sreclasses.html http://www.butternut.k12.wi.us/student%20run%20e nterprises/sreclasses.html  http://waylandstudentpress.com/2011/03/04/ebm- students-run-businesses-profits-go-to-charity/ http://waylandstudentpress.com/2011/03/04/ebm- students-run-businesses-profits-go-to-charity/

20  Highly visual and interactive environments  Go venture  http://www.goventure.net/ http://www.goventure.net/  Lemonade Stand  http://www.lemonadestandgame.com/ http://www.lemonadestandgame.com/  Lavamind  http://www.lavamind.com/edu.html http://www.lavamind.com/edu.html

21  http://www.entre-ed.org/_teach/activits.htm http://www.entre-ed.org/_teach/activits.htm  http://www.virtualteamchallenge.com/overview.php http://www.virtualteamchallenge.com/overview.php  http://www.bizkids.com/show.aspx http://www.bizkids.com/show.aspx  http://www.skylark.net/ae/SeasonOne/index.html http://www.skylark.net/ae/SeasonOne/index.html

22  After School Programs  Previous Project (elementary level)  http://www.allterrainbrain.org/ http://www.allterrainbrain.org/  Current Project (tweens)  Plan and Deliver Program for At Risk Youths  Partner Business Solution Center at EIU  Teen Reach Center  Facebook page  http://www.lemonadeday.org/home http://www.lemonadeday.org/home

23  Entrepreneurship is a fundamental component of economic growth.  Entrepreneur education requires a non-traditional approach.  Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, but the skills learned through entrepreneur education can be used to succeed in life.

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