BARRINGTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--How the teaching of entrepreneurship in high schools is a perfect match for project based learning methods – that’s the focus of a panel featuring INCubatoredu schools at SXSWedu, the renowned national conference on innovation in education held March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
The panel, Entrepreneurship Ignites Project Based Learning, features three INCubatoredu member schools, including Austin’s David Crockett High School and Westlake High School, as well as Barrington High School in Illinois.
INCubatoredu is a popular program developed by Uncharted Learning to provide students with an authentic entrepreneurship experience aimed at developing new product and service innovations. Student teams compete to take business ideas from concept to successful funding in a learning incubator environment designed to replicate real entrepreneurship challenges.
“INCubatoredu goes beyond the textbook to immerse students in the everyday challenges of building a business,” said Margarita Geleske, Co-Executive Director, of Uncharted Learning, the organization that created INCubatoredu. “Teaching entrepreneurship is a natural fit for project based learning – as students drive their own learning in attempting to conceive, fund, and launch a real business. Student choice and student-driven inquiry results in more deeply engaged students and deeper, more sustained learning” she added.
Uncharted Learning’s programs – including INCubatoredu – are now offered in more than 100 schools across 13 states and involve more than 4000 students.
For more information on the entrepreneurship panel at SXSWedu featuring INCubatoredu schools, please see the SXSWedu website listing here.
About Uncharted Learning, NFP
Uncharted Learning is a not for profit organization with a mission to bring authentic, rigorous, and experiential education to all students to foster the development of real-world skills. Uncharted Learning programs include: INCubatoredu for High School students -- a year-long, project-based course that blends entrepreneurship lessons with traditional business subjects.; MobileMakersEdu, a program of training, curriculum, and support for High Schools who want to bring engaging, mobile iOS app development into their Computer Science and/or CTE curriculum.