High school students will learn problem solving skills while providing invaluable "boots on the ground(or Zoom)" data gathering for business
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In schools around the country, entrepreneurship classes, programs and clubs have begun to appear. In the best of times, these programs helped students learn invaluable skills from real businesses. Now those local businesses are struggling to stay a float! They are pivoting rapidly, trying to keep up with changing regulations and customer behavior. These businesses do not have time or money to hire expensive marketing or customer development firms to solve new problems and change advertising approaches every week. Using their own community and social networking connections, high school students can learn the skills of customer development and data-based problem solving in order to help their local businesses! Let's bring together entrepreneurship programs across the country to strategize about the best methods to partner students and businesses.
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Revolutionizing Education for the Innovation Age: Ardently pursuing what works best for student learning in the classroom and beyond, I am passionate about helping students on their path to self-discovery. In my dozen years of teaching, I have transformed traditional classrooms whether challenging students in AP Environmental Science with green-energy engineering problems, or creating partnerships with local businesses to help students build entrepreneurial skills, I develop experiences that engage students with solving real problems. I am a community builder, experimenter, and problem solver, passionate about innovating in education for the benefit of all students and motivated to use my skills and talents to inspire a wider audience.