Only one month until Enspire 2023! YEI September Newsletter

Join Us At Enspire 2023!

We’re one month away from Enspire 2023, our professional development conference for educators with a focus on building the entrepreneurial mindset in K-12 students. This year’s conference will take place on October 19th-21st. Thursday’s session is virtual. The Friday and Saturday sessions will be held in person in Cleveland. Click here to download our official flyer to share with your network! Use discount code “YEINews” for complimentary registration. REGISTER HERE

Last Call for Enspire Workshop Leaders

We are looking for dynamic and engaging in-person workshop sessions for Enspire 2023! Leading a 45-60 minute workshop is the perfect opportunity to share your proven best practices with fellow educators. Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, October 21st at Cleveland State University. If you are interested, please fill out this short form by September 15th.

Back to School Activities

“Story Starter” Activity Courtesy of VentureLab

This offering inspires creativity, courage, and risk-taking while building community among participants. It can be used as an opportunity to teach and practice the Brainstorming Rules: that all ideas are welcome, there are no bad ideas, and that we should not limit our ideas to what seems sensible or possible. Check it out here!

“Name Game” Classroom Warmup Courtesy of Creativity and Education

Check out Creativity + Education’s back-to-school video series, starting with this creative name game! The series is focused on sparking classroom participation by introducing new creative thinking activities. View the playlist for warm-up group activities that you can use in your classroom here.

Educator Resources

September Professional Development

We have another exciting Power Hour Workshop coming this Sept. for high school educators! Join us on Wed., Sept. 20 at 11:00 AM or 4:00 PM EST for a workshop on the Entrepreneurship Pathway to Workforce Readiness. You can sign up here.

Guest Speaker Videos for your Classroom

With EntrepreNew Pathways’ Inspiring Entrepreneur Guest Speaker Series, real entrepreneurs share inspirational stories in short videos that not only broaden students’ horizons but also shape their futures. Every entrepreneur’s story holds the potential to inspire a student to see a reflection of themselves and their future aspirations. Learn more here.

YIPPEE For Professional Learning

Designed in collaboration with the KSU Center for Educational Technology, this program invites educators to create a lesson plan using resources available on YIPPEE. All participants are eligible for a $200 stipend upon completion of the course, and will earn a certificate of 15 contact hours or the option for a graduate credit. Learn more about the program and register here.

$40,000 in Prizes for Project Based Learning

Autodesk Instructables wants to celebrate educators who are leading the way in project-based learning. Educators across the United States are invited to showcase their unique approach to project-based learning for the chance to win prizes! Enter here by December 31, 2023.

Emerging Entrepreneurs Curriculum and Training

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) 20-lesson curriculum for grades 7-12 is designed to activate students’ entrepreneurial mindset. NEO educators can access the flexible curriculum that’s aligned to Common Core and National Entrepreneurship standards. For more detail and ordering instructions, click here.

Build an Entrepreneurial Classroom

Incorporating entrepreneurial learning into your classroom can ignite creativity, foster critical thinking, and equip students with essential skills for success in our ever-changing world. Take a look at three strategies to seamlessly bring entrepreneurship to your classroom here.

Provider Spotlight: Nicole McGee

Join us in congratulating Nicole McGee on being nominated as one of Crain’s Cleveland’s 2023 Notable Latino Leaders! Nicole is the founder of Upcycle Parts Shop, a non-profit focused on provoking creativity and promoting community through reuse, resourcefulness, and relationships. Her work reaches more than 10,000 people each year through the store, community events, and educator workshops. You can also access Upcycle Parts’ offerings through YIPPEE!

Have an Event or Program to Highlight?

If you have an educator professional development event, useful curriculum, or opportunity for students to engage with the entrepreneurial mindset, please let us know. Feel free to email Evan Yule with any potential features to be included in our future newsletters, we’d love to hear from you!