As we cross the halfway point in the school year, educators are making plans for summer professional learning. The Uncharted learning community of educators gathers every July for National Summit—an energized conference packed with 'master-class' style events including information and content that is actionable, relatable, and motivating.
The event serves as an immersive training for teachers new to the Uncharted Learning curricular programs. For educators who have been a part of our community for some time, the events provide rich content and workshops to help elevate and inspire new ideas for instruction. Teachers learn from both experts and from each other!
Here are three reasons why you should attend Summit:
#1 Learn from Experts
Unlike many other educator conferences, this Summit enhances the attendee experience by including industry experts, alumni, and students as session facilitators. These professionals have experience running their own businesses and working with other founders and owners. They will lead workshops and panels where they share deep content knowledge and the tools they use in their careers.
Monday afternoon, you can join Prototyping at Tomorrow Lab®, a Hardware Invention Studio, where founder Theodore Ullrich will take you through the company's iterative process of prototyping, highlighting projects their team has tackled (like Buca Boot), templates they have created to maintain excellence, and resources they share with the public so that more people can innovate and create.
Tuesday morning kicks off with an informative keynote by 2013 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneurial Women to Watch and former CEO of a biotech company, Maria Flynn. In her talk, Make Opportunity Happen: Strategies for Getting Things Done in an Entrepreneur's World, she will share what she has learned about the value of hard work, grit, guts, stamina, and perseverance on entrepreneurs' journey.
Following the keynote are active workshops like Accelerating Product Success with Human-Centered Design led by Linkedin’s Senior Product Designer and self-proclamed sneakerhead, Jarvis Moore.
And, Working Like a Googler (Goal-setting, Performance Management and Collaboration) will be led by Google for Startups Mentor, Bruno Rodrigues. You’ll be sure to walk away with templates, videos, testimonials, and new contacts to support and inspire students as they build their businesses.
Our two days of learning conclude with a late afternoon student pitch event, where the students are the experts. Hear pitches from five of the top INCubatoredu student teams in the country. Learn the problems they solved, the traction they have found, and their plans for what to do with funding. During deliberations, we’ll catch up with INCubatoredu alumni who share the long-term impact of the course on their current path. It will be a celebration of failure and growth.
“The tools I got from all the presenters… let me know that I was on the right path… It re-energized me. I felt more prepared going into the curriculum and for the new school year.”
~ Lyquisha Ballard, INCubatoredu Teacher
#2 Learn from the Masters
The 2023 Summit will feature workshops led by talented Master teachers where they will share explicit examples, (proven/tested) rubrics, and supportive strategies that improve student outcomes and volunteer engagement.
As we enter the 10th (!) year of INCubatoredu in many schools and districts, our community is rich with experienced educators who want to share their knowledge. New INCubatoredu teachers are introduced to mentors, aka ‘INC Pros’, like Brad Neubauer, who are energized and passionate about teaching entrepreneurship and providing tips to teachers so students can get further faster.
“I like mentoring and helping out the new INCubator teachers. Giving them what’s worked for me, what hasn’t worked for me.”
~ Brad Neubauer, INCubatoredu Teacher
On Monday morning, hear from INCubatoredu Master Teacher, Demi Pratt, as she shares how she uses Nike's marketing campaign to support students through the interview process. Her goal? Transforming students from reservation and hesitation to information and insight through meaningful conversations.
On Tuesday, we’ll have some major fun with Financial Models. This quick-paced session features samples of financial models from funded teams, and also teams that were not funded. Facilitated by several 'Leader' teachers, this is a chance to explore artifacts from experienced educators.
#3 Connect with the INCubatoredu Community
At this Summit, educators collaborate with peers, elevate their practices, and celebrate student successes. This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, meet the newest cohort of INCubatoredu and mxINCedu teachers, and make connections with people who have experienced teaching this entrepreneurial journey. This can serve as inspiration and can help inform your own goals for your students.
“Summit is such an incredible opportunity to #1 see lots of my INCubatoredu friends….We’re with our people.”
~ Sara Burnett, INCubatoredu Teacher
We create the time and space during the conference for teachers to connect with other educators. You will collaborate with others from near and far to share and learn challenges and strategies that work. Regardless of the sessions you choose, we have designed two days (and evenings) filled with time to discuss student recruitment, student engagement, INCubatoredu program sustainability and growth, and volunteer engagement ideas.
There are plenty of choices for all, and more sessions are being added to the schedule regularly.
Join us! Register today. We look forward to learning with you!
Visit the Schedule Page for a more detailed agenda for the 2023 Uncharted Learning National Summit. Look forward to seeing you there!