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Re: [Channel-talkeconomics] Workshop 8 Growth & Entrepreneurship

From: Alicia Ross <aliciar@echoes.net>
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 09:56:39 EDT
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David,
I know that PA council of economic education sponsors a business plan
competition each year. I assume that all the states do this. You might
contact your state's council. I went to a training a few years ago on the
competition. I did it one year but it was too time consuming as my economics
course is only two quarters. The binder of materials leads you right through
the process and the training was excellent.
I also stopped doing it because the following year, we added an
Entreprenuership course in the business department. That teacher actually
has students present their completed plans before a panel of real bank
representatives and they give the students feedback as to what they look for
in the real world. he does a really nice job with this. His course is a full
year and the business plan is an ongoing project
Alicia
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Gavron" <David.Gavron@wayland.k12.ma.us>
To: "Discussion list for THE ECONOMICS CLASSROOM"
<channel-talkeconomics@learner.org>
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 8:10 PM
Subject: [Channel-talkeconomics] Workshop 8 Growth & Entrepreneurship

> Good evening,
>
> I am interested in this workshop because my school has a thriving
> entrepreneurship course. The teacher that is presently teaching it
> requires
> the students to donate their earnings to a charity of their choice. The
> business that they create are geared toward the target market of the high
> school students. What I find so exciting is watching the quiet students
> find
> their voice in this course. I spend much time observing this class.
>
>>From the Workshop, I would have liked to have had the Entrepreneurship
>>section
> present more clearly the steps that the teacher has the students go
> through in
> order to create their business. He and the students presented words like
> business plan, competitive advantage, and income statement. However, they
> did
> not go into explaining those elements as well as others that were not
> mentioned.
>
> Do any of you have successful Entrepreneurship programs in your schools?
>
> Do any of you have a bank in your school?
>
> My former school, Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, MA, has
> had a
> bank for years. If you have one, do you find it helpful to your students?
>
> Thanks for your responses!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> David Gavron
>
> David Gavron
>
> Wayland High School Social Studies Department
> 508-358-3726
>
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