September 21, 2016.
BARRINGTON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The leading innovator of highly experiential programs that are reinventing entrepreneurship education – Uncharted Learning – is launching two new programs for elementary and middle school students.
“Both programs were designed using the same principles that have made our high school programs successful with students and educators — including student choice, learning by doing, teamwork, current entrepreneurial practices, and an authentic connection to their local business community.”
The new programs are called freshINCedu, for elementary school students, and mxINCedu for middle school students, both of which are designed to expose students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship in a highly engaging way and involving experienced business professionals.
Combined with the organization’s existing high school products, INCubatoredu and ACCELeratoredu, the new programs for elementary and middle school round out Uncharted Learning’s entrepreneurial pathway programs designed for students in grades K thru 12.
“We created freshINCedu and mxINCedu in response to member schools’ interest in teaching younger students entrepreneurship skills and mindset,” said Christy Scott, Executive Director of Uncharted Learning. “Both programs were designed using the same principles that have made our high school programs successful with students and educators — including student choice, learning by doing, teamwork, current entrepreneurial practices, and an authentic connection to their local business community.”
INCubatoredu is a popular high school course that provides students with an authentic entrepreneurship experience aimed at developing new product and service innovations.
In the course student teams take a business idea from concept to successful funding in a learning incubator environment designed to replicate real entrepreneurship challenges. In the process, students are grounded in many of the critical skills vital for successful business building – including collaboration, adaptability, critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving.
Uncharted Learning also offers iOS coding curriculum programs designed by Mobile Makers, which provides students and teachers with curriculum and training in mobile app development using Apple’s newest coding language, Swift. These modern and highly relevant technical abilities prepare students for today’s workforce.
Uncharted Learning programs are now available to more than 3,500 students in more than 85 schools across ten states, including Illinois, Colorado, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Ohio. Learn more at: www.incubatoredu.org. and Mobile Makers Academy at: www.mobilemakers.co.