This one-day professional development program introduces middle and high school educators to lessons for teaching about entrepreneurship using case studies, activities, and assessments. The lessons demonstrated in this program provide educators with grade-level appropriate activities for teaching about the role regional resources and assets play in local business development, the forms of business ownership, the concepts of risk and insurance, the importance of personal financial management, human capital in the context of entrepreneurship, the importance of marketing, and the role of a business plan.

The lessons will help teachers and students answer the following questions:

  • How and why are businesses created?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of business ownership?
  • What role do sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations play in our economy?
  • What jobs and entrepreneurial endeavors make use of your human capital?
  • Why is it important to establish a positive credit history?
  • What is the impact of an effective business plan on business financing and long-term business success?

Taught by Federal Reserve economic educators, this program emphasizes active- and collaborative-learning teaching methods to help middle and high school teachers meet state and national standards in business education, entrepreneurship education, personal finance, and economics. Participants who complete the session will receive 6.50 hours of professional development credit (Act 48 in Pennsylvania for certified teachers) and a copy of the Council for Economic Education's Entrepreneurship Economics lesson book.

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