Special Offerings for 6-Hour Options


APS Faculty,  

 All special offerings are available for registration in Munis, are 6-Hour Option eligible, and will be held at Firestone CLC from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  

You must register for each workshop individually if you want to attend more than one.  

For questions, please contact: 
Marcie Ebright, Digital Learning APS

YEI: Entrepreneurship Activities for the Classroom

October 29 (canceled)
During this two-hour, interactive workshop, participants will learn about a free, fun, experiential entrepreneurship program for students including the Young Entrepreneur Market and Selling Bee.  This workshop offers grade-appropriate ways for students to gain experience selling a product to the public.  Concepts such as creating a business idea, expectations, pricing,  and how to pitch a product will encourage an entrepreneurial mindset.  Teachers who enter ten or more students in the contest portion after the workshop earn a pizza party for their classroom! 
Audience: K-12 Educators
Facilitators: Robin Eisen and Jessie Jones, Young Entrepreneur Institute

YEI: Experience Entrepreneurship with Lemonade Day
November 28

Lemonade Day is a national experiential education program that teaches children about business and entrepreneurship through the time-honored tradition of running a lemonade stand. Young Entrepreneur Institute directs all activities for Lemonade Day in Northeast Ohio and works with schools, organizations, and individuals. Over 3,800 students across Northeast Ohio participated in Lemonade Day last year.  The interactive workshop introduces Lemonade Day and fun activities to guide students through starting and operating a lemonade stand as a real business.  Teachers will be provided with tools and techniques to instruct students about goal setting, budget planning, investors, management, and accounting.  
Audience: K-8 Educators (Materials can be modified for use with introduction to High School age students) 
Facilitators: Robin Eisen and Jessie Jones, Young Entrepreneur Institute 

Google Applied Digital Skills

November 5 or November 14
Google Applied Digital Skills is a free online curriculum that can be accessed by individual learners or used in a classroom setting. Project-based units help students practice basic digital skills using Google’s G Suite for Education applications (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, etc.). Students complete activities with each lesson tutorial. Lesson activities range from creating a budget spreadsheet, planning a trip, or conducting research and writing a report. Some coding concepts are also integrated into the curriculum, such as programming a script to look for overused words. Units range from one hour to 10 hours of content, with varying levels for seventh-grade to adult learners. The curriculum is self-paced, the lessons encourage collaboration and peer mentorship, and some activities require teamwork. The curriculum can be used in pieces as well.
Audience: PreK-12 Educators
Facilitator: Eric Curts, Stark/Portage Area Computer Consortium 

Akron #Edcamp Innovations
November 7

Relax, have a coffee, and chat when you attend this Edcamp to experience the  "un-agenda." This is a participant-driven collaboration that determines the topics of the day. As a participant, you will be eligible to apply for yearly $500 grant awards that help implement some of the ideas you discuss. The Edcamp experience empowers educators to have a voice and choice in their professional learning. The overarching theme for this Akron based EdCamp is “Innovations."  Come to make connections with staff from around and outside APS district!   Edcamp-in-a-Box materials will be available. 
Audience: PreK-12 Educators
Facilitator: Marcie Ebright, Akron Public Schools  

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