Projects

Entrepreneurial Project Based Learning

EPBL

Students learn to Earn

Every student should know how to put on a show and run a small business in order to graduate High School. It's that important.

Beluga Play

Beluga Play Documentary

Digital Art Show

Why Change?

Test Prep Model

1. Lower Order Thinking Skills

2. Inactive

3. Win/Lose

4. Rote Memory, Left Brain

5. Costly

6. Stress Producing

7. Consumer of Knowledge

Brain Sketch

Why Change?

EPBL Model

1. Higher Order THinking Skills

2. Active

3. Win Win

4. Practical Skills

5. Revenue Generating 

6. Less Stress

7. Producer of Knowledge

Brain Sketch

Beluga Play 

Started with a rare encounter with a pair of orphaned, adolescent Beluga Whales. It was a magical day at the beach.

 

Our play started in September and ended in June. Having Projects that span the year is essential. Students were given the choice of being actors or technicians. We created memories and skills from nothing but an idea. We wrote the script together, designed the set and made the puppets. Everyone had a role, from lighting to props, directors and hosts were established. My students experienced what it's like to put on a show.

When the class got too big to put on a puppet show, we switched to a Digital Art Show. Once again, my students created something out of nothing. In the end, 5M put on a half-hour show in the gym for the school, three giant screens with music that rocked the place.

 

We knew little about creating digital art; I asked my students to share any cool feature they discovered during computer class; we learned together and worked in teams. Students were encouraged to use their digital designs on their Game Cards. 

Turning your Projects into fundraisers - that's where entrepreneurship comes in.

Think of all the skills needed to run a business or to put on a show. Skill development is practical - students work and learn as a team. 

Chip away at your project, invest some time daily working on your project. Involve students as much as possible.