GMSD announces new entrepreneur-based education

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image Inventionland CEO Ken Burk met with JWPMS students in the classroom to hear about their inventions. During the end of the course, their experience culminates with a “Shark Tank” presentation at Inventionland

Inventionland CEO Ken Burk met with JWPMS students in the classroom to hear about their inventions. During the end of the course, their experience culminates with a “Shark Tank” presentation at Inventionland

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, General McLane School District, Inventionland and Innovation Collaborative announced a a two-year project that will encourage creativity, innovation and collaboration within middle school and high school students, beginning in 2017-18. Along with 35 schools in the Pittsburgh area, James W. Parker Middle School will use the Inventionland curriculum in which seventh graders have the opportunity to walk through the nine-step invention process, developing their own ideas. At the end of the class, each group of students has the opportunity to pitch their idea to a team from Inventionland. General McLane High School students will engage in the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program curriculum, which enables participants to engage their entrepreneurial mindsets. They will acquire the tools that empower them to succeed with 21st century workforce skills such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration and problem solving. During the 2018-19 school year, the high school will add the Inventionland Curriculum.