Through early and frequent experiential exposure, students can develop an entrepreneurial mindset by creating products not destined for a competition or school showcase, but for the open market. We know not all students will become entrepreneurs, but we believe all students will need the entrepreneurial skills gained by real immersive experience as they go forward, regardless of the vocational path they choose.
STEM + Design Thinking
Most agree that STEM education is vital to our future and the future of our children. Our platform intentionally resides at the intersection of STEM, business, and design thinking. As all savvy business people know, creating something intended for the open market requires deliberate and purposeful product design, making Arts integration (or STEAM) a necessity. Education becomes relevant and transferable when a reinforcing cycle of real world application and design thinking are applied.
In the same vain that B-Labs created the B Corporation (B Corps), we have a vision for EdCorps, defined as for-purpose businesses, created and run by a classroom. Our technology platform was developed to create and support student-run companies that use market feedback and sales as a tool for innovation. Teachers can grow their EdCorps year after year, with each incoming class building on the previous year’s success.
Experimentation and Iterative Design
Thomas Edison failed thousands of times while developing the light bulb. We believe in the iterative process that every innovator has to undergo, the one that cultivates grit and resilience. By giving value to the process, we can fashion education around the experience rather than just the outcome. In true Lean Development fashion, the core of this experience and the entrepreneurial mindset is the ability to formulate ideas, analyze how they perform when tested in the real world, and refine them through informed reflection.
Project-Based Learning/Project-Oriented Learning
When students put energy into a product intended for an authentic audience, the amount of ownership they undertake and investment increases exponentially. A student-centered approach, which allows students to craft their educational experience around real world outcomes, integrated into normal curriculum allows students of all learning styles to take hold of their education, pursue their own interests, and learn the necessary soft skills required to accomplish difficult feats. As the world evolves from one requiring students to regurgitate content to one requiring a more nuanced set of analytical skills, students will need to know how to accomplish real challenges, not just recite arbitrary data points.informed reflection.
Ed is composed of 4 different features:
With Ed, any clasroom can build a customized and professional website to showcase and sell their work. Have fun designing your site with simple “drag and drop” features all powered by one of the e-commerce platforms on the web!
With the dashboard teachers can manage student activities and approve everything that goes live on the website. Our badging system even allows you to identify student strengths and reward their accomplishments in things like collaboration and product development!
Ed Tools provides your students with all the tools they need to get, keep, and grow customers. With articles, videos, and short exercises, your students can start building their business right from the classroom. No expertise needed!
Nepris brings top notch professionals right into the classroom. Whether their advising on a project or giving a pep talk, these professionals will help your students navigate the challenges that come with running a business.