Everything you need to know to get started.
What does the curriculum help students do?
Our curriculum uses social-emotional learning (SEL) and project-based learning to help students see themselves as entrepreneurs who can identify problems they actually want to solve. The activities empower students to come up with ideas, create a plan to develop them, and test their ideas to create a launch read business.
Who is the curriculum designed for?
Middle and high school students are the main user groups for our curriculum, but it is also great for older groups of beginners (community college students, adult education programs, etc) looking to start their entrepreneurial journey.
Everyone, regardless of their race, gender, religion, and beyond, everyone in the space deserves to learn with freedom and curiosity, and that should never come at the expense of anyone in the class. Mutual respect for innovation and ideation are the primary goals of the curriculum.
Can we narrow the focus to a set of problems to solve?
It is completely okay to set restrictions on the scope of problems that students solve (e.g. social justice problems, solving problems using a STEAM-related solution), but those boundaries need to be communicated clearly and, outside of those, students should be free to explore so long as their exploration is not inhibiting the safety or learning of others in their space.
Each lesson is about 1 to 2 hours; however, depending on how long the course is running it can be compressed or stretched to suit the depth of learning and time frame available. We've designed the curriculum to be flexible and suit many different learning layouts. Our curriculum can support everything from a 2 week intensive to a semester-long course and beyond.
Can students access the curriculum online?
Absolutely! The Start to Launch Course is a student-facing version of the curriculum that can be used for self-guided learning or as a companion to group sessions taught with the Mindset Essentials for Teachers!
Can this curriculum work for online, in-person, and hybrid classes?
Our curriculum is well-suited for all 3 modes of teaching. Between our self-guided and group-based options, pdfs that can be edited or printed, and the use of multiple media for teaching, students can be well served whether they’re in a classroom, on a screen, or both!
Can the curriculum be taught asynchronously?
Yes! Our online course for students allows teachers and educators to assign learning modules to students and receive those assignments turned in via google drive or students can submit them to an existing LMS. In this way, students can learn completely asynchronously or students can complete asynchronous learning and teachers can also facilitate guided group sessions using the Mindset Essentials for Teachers curriculum for the best of both worlds!