Upcoming Events

Online Entrepreneurship Institute: Part A Entrepreneurial Mindset


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Feb 01, 2022 - Mar 04, 2022, All Day

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., creative thinking and problem-solving) easily integrates across grades/subjects while optimizing engagement by unleashing student potential to pursue interests and abilities. Self-paced modules include 200+ online, free, real-world resources. Zoom classes include local entrepreneurs and peer collaboration time. Practical module assignments result in a collection of classroom-ready, multidisciplinary activities. Topics include types of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial mindset, opportunity recognition, innovation, design thinking, lean canvas, and elevator pitch.

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Online Entrepreneurship Institute: Part B Business Plan


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Mar 08, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022, All Day

Entrepreneurship education also develops better employees in any career field and community change agents. Self-paced modules include 200+ free, online, real-world resources for inquiry, performance, and project-based learning. Zoom classes include introductions to community resources, local entrepreneurs, and breakout groups for peer collaboration. Practical module assignments result in a business plan first draft. Topics include marketing, operations, management, financial statements, business structures, elevator pitches.

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Understanding Global Economic Issues


Supporting Center: Virginia Tech
Apr 26, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Why do people trade – across city lines, state lines, or national borders?  Are we better off with or without trade?  Will trade hurt or benefit certain groups of people? 

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Quick Hit: Dreamers and Wishes: Children’s Books featuring the Immigrant Experience Part 2 Chapter Books


Supporting Center: James Madison University
May 11, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop reviews the economic concepts of choices, limited resources, and decision making while exploring new chapter books based on the immigrant experience. Featured titles include “Front Desk,” “Room to Dream,” and “Stef Soto, Taco Queen.”

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Economics of Immigration


Supporting Center: James Madison University
May 12, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dive into the complex and timely concept of immigration through the lens of economics.

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