Workshop Description

Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset Across K-5 Subjects using Children’s Literature

Use children’s literature and entrepreneurship concepts, skills, and mindsets to teach K-5 academic subjects while allowing students to pursue their personal interests.

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Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education

Jan 12, 2023
Virtual, via Zoom

Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

Join us for this experiential learning, online workshop on how to enhance K-5 instruction across subjects by cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset in students. This interactive workshop begins with teachers practicing “thinking like an entrepreneur” in small breakout groups. Next, teachers will learn ways to use entrepreneurship concepts, skills, and mindsets as real-world contexts for teaching math, English, science, and social studies Standards of Learning while simultaneously increasing student engagement and achievement. During the second hour, teachers will learn how to use children’s literature to teach entrepreneurship content using age-appropriate K-5 picture books and chapter books. List of recommended books and classroom-ready, hands-on lessons included.



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Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day of the program.

Instructor: Dr. Cheryl Ayers
Contact Person:
Dr. Cheryl Ayers
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Tech

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