Ages 14-18: Young Entrepreneur’s Club

This Live Class Meets:

– 6 weeks
– 1 x a week

$22 per session

Exploring Opinion Essays and Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Most business start up courses include boring and complicated out dated Business Plans. Most businesses fail within the first two years. Don’t waste time by getting stuck in the planning process. Whether it’s a side hustle that you’re looking to grow or a passion your looking to promote, with a little planning you can take your ideas from paper to pitch. In this class we’ll, remove the filters and take a look at what it really takes to go from a business idea to launching a business. Whether you want to be a small business owner, a solopreneur, or a an entrepreneur, the process is the same. This course primarily focuses on creating a business in the United States; however, students located outside of the U.S. will still learn the basics of creating a business. Class will begin with an explanation of the focus of the day. For students who have no idea what business to start, or a million ideas, they’ll learn how to narrow down the list, and find something they can focus on. The teacher will then facilitate a discussion where students will work to refine their business idea. Each class includes writing in Google Docs to formulate their business plan. This class respects all legal business ideas. No idea will be turned down. During the last day of class, students will “pitch” their idea to the panel. Each student will have an opportunity to share their business ideas and the likelihood of it’s success with the goal of convincing classmates to invest in their business. Students will learn to ask questions of potential investment deals. Course Overview: Stage 1: Business Planning 1) Business (Passion, Problem, Solution) 2) Pathways and Plans (How to get it done) 3) Market Research (Who’s buying) 4) Budget & Safety measures 5) The Pitch 6) How to stay in business Stage 2: Marketing & Messaging 1) Setting up your business online 2) Messages in Pricing 3) Messages in Policy 4) Creating a Marketing Plan 5) Creating Marketing Material 6) 30 days to selling Stage 3: Measurement and Maintenance 1)

This course is designed to develop the ability to express an opinion with clear supporting reasons and to build critical thinking skills. Students begin to move away from first person focused writing and start to apply their experience to world views.

What does a typical day in class look like?
Each class begins with a free write exercise before going into the focus of the day. The teacher will engage in a discussion with students regarding the components of an essay, then students will use Google Docs and Nearpod to write their essay. As writing skills improve students may be invited to engage in peer review or observe the instructor editing the work of their peers. At the end of class, students will receive their homework assignment. All homework assignments are designed to take less than one hour of student time outside of class.

This interactive class is suitable for:
– Students who struggle with essay writing
– Students with little to no essay writing experience
– families looking to support public school curriculum
– homeschool families looking to add to their child’s district curriculum.
– Students who struggle with grammar and sentence structure
– Students who write like they text
– Student who struggle to express their thoughts when writing

Class Overview:
– Welcome & Share
– Free Write of the Day via Google Docs
– Focus of the week using Google Docs or Nearpod
– Putting the Writing Techniques into Practice using Google Docs
– Reviewing Our Work

Course Overview:
Week 1: Sentence Structure review
Week 2: Understanding how to use a Brainstorm & Outline
Week 3: Writing Body Paragraphs
Week 4: Components of the Introduction & Conclusion
Week 5: Practice what we learned: Writing the Second Essay
Week 6: Revising our Work and Group Feedback Click Here to View All Better Essay Writing Essay Courses

-Basic computer literacy skills- Students must know how to mute, unmute, and click on a link (links are shared in the chat).

-Students must have taken Writing for 4th and 5th Grade Elementary school Level 1 or families must email instructor to discuss your child’s writing level.

– Basic computer literacy (ability to copy links in chat and paste them into a web browser, ability to minimize zoom if needed, ability to type in Google Docs)

– Some knowledge of grammar is helpful even if the student is unclear about the difference between a noun and a verb.

-Typing skills- Students will complete all assignments by typing. They do not have to type with two hands but should be comfortable working writing without using paper. If your child need typing support, please check out our Life Skills Typing Course.*

* Students do not have to be good at typing but should be comfortable using a mouse and a keyboard. This class does not use paper and pencil. If you are child needs support with basic computer skills please consider registering for our course titled: Learn Typing and Computer Skills for Elementary School

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