CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 15, 2001
UI offers entrepreneurship training for Iowa high school teachers
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa high school teachers interested in incorporating
entrepreneurship education into their classrooms can attend workshops this
summer sponsored by the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
The five two-day sessions are being conducted in partnership with the Iowa
Area Education Agencies statewide this summer. Teachers can get the training
and use the curriculum during the 2001-2002 school year.
In addition to learning strategies and methods for integrating entrepreneurship
into the classroom, training participants receive a BizBag loaded with curriculum
materials including textbooks, lesson plans, quizzes, and transparencies.
Teachers who choose to implement the program are provided with a $300 teacher
stipend as well as classroom materials including BizTech, an online entrepreneurial
learning program, for up to 30 students at no charge to the school.
"The UI program is open to all Iowa high school teachers interested
in, or currently teaching entrepreneurship. This program is being taught in
various classes, some of which include careers, foods, retail sales, business,
marketing, economics, agriculture as well as entrepreneurship. "One of
the best things about this program is its adaptability," said Dawn Bowlus,
JPECs Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator in the UI Henry B. Tippie College
Through a grant from the Zimmerman Foundation of Fairfield, Iowa, JPEC in
partnership with the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
has trained 49 Iowa teachers and impacted more than 400 students through in-school
programs during the 2000-2001 school year.
"Over the next three years, JPEC would like to enroll 150 teachers
in this program and reach 2000 students. By partnering with the Iowa AEAs,
we feel that we will easily meet and hopefully surpass this goal," said
Teachers interested in participating in the two-day workshop should review
the training locations and registration information listed below and choose
the one that best suits their needs. The training will run from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. each day. The cost for licensure renewal credit has been included
in the registration fee. University of Iowa graduate credit is available for
participants for an additional $206. The deadline for registration is two
weeks prior to the start date of the workshop; space is limited to 30 participants
at most locations.
For more information about the Iowa High School Teacher and Youth Entrepreneurship
Program, contact Dawn Bowlus at 319/335-0985 or email@example.com.
Training locations, dates and registration information:
NORTHWESTERN IOWA/ AEA 5
Storm Lake Schools, Storm Lake, June 18 and 19; contact Carrie Kee, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (800)-669-2325 ext. 5525 to register. Cost is $85.
SOUTHWESTERN IOWA/ AEA 13
Lewis Central Middle School, Council Bluffs June 20 and 21; contact Diane
or (712) 366-0503 ext. 275 to register. Cost is $65.
SOUTHEASTERN IOWA/ AEA 10
John Pappajohn Business Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, June 25 and
26; contact June Teigland email@example.com
or 1 (800) 798-9771 ext. 6767. An online registration application is at http://www/aea10.k12.ia.us/staffdev/gwsd.html.ssi.
Cost is $50
NORTHEASTERN IOWA /AEA 7
AEA 7, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls Aug. 6 and 7; Contact Barb Schroeder
or (319) 273-8218. Cost is $40 and space is limited to 26 participants.
CENTRAL IOWA/ HEARTLAND AEA 11
Waukee Middle School/Media Center, Waukee, Aug. 8 and 9; contact Lora Wunsch
or 1(800) 362-2720. An online registration application is at http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/site/profdev.html.
Cost is $60.