Trish Glees becomes a 'Coach' with the Dundee-Crown Incubator Progam
The INCubatoredu program offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. In this program, students have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Real entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the Lean Startup processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses, adapting, and continually learning and improving. This cycle of experimentation is combined with foundational business topics such as marketing and finance.
Students are Taught by a Team
Volunteer coaches, mentors, and the classroom teacher. Coaches provide authentic business expertise in a specific area. They come into the classroom for a short period of time (2-5 days) to provide all students with a real-world context for a specific curricular area. The coach and classroom teacher plan and present together. The coach’s focus is on curricular content, not war stories.
This past week in a half I had the privilege to work with the students in the DCHS Incubator program teaching Digital Communications. Four Days - 3 Classes - 15 Project Teams - 80 Students - 2 Teachers
One of our activities was to create Facebook Business Pages - I challenged the teams to get the most page likes in 4 fours.