2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
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Empowering Students with an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Experiential learning with real-world applications is vital for engaging students in the 21st century. This presentation features PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs, a real-world project that helps grades 5-7 students explore the world of business by developing their own entrepreneurial ventures. Students design products, business plans and marketing materials, and then implement their enterprises and earn real money. They also learn about social responsibility by donating a portion of their profits to charity. Case studies will illustrate how Surrey teachers are using this program to engage students of all abilities, interests and learning styles.   

Teachers will learn how to:

  • Engage students with project-based learning techniques and real world projects.
  • Integrate material into different subject areas and align with the new curriculum.
  • Make career education more meaningful and relevant for students.
  • Encourage self-directed and collaborative learning.
  • Help students develop important practical life skills like innovation, communication and time management.
  • Present key financial topics in ways that are fun, yet relevant to real life.
  • Use games to introduce business planning topics and empower students to make informed business decisions.
  • Use a variety of practical assessment tools.   
  • Participants will also learn how to access the PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs resource package free of charge.

Target Audience



Bill Roche

Bill Roche specializes in designing turnkey standards-based resources related to entrepreneurship, financial literacy and social responsibility for K-12 classrooms. His highly engaging learning model makes it easy to differentiate instruction for diverse groups of learners. Over the years, Bill has supported a variety of BC school districts with the implementation of entrepreneurship and financial literacy education. With an energetic and entertaining style, he captivates his audiences and inspires with real-life stories that feature practical, easy-to-implement solutions for the classroom.

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Limited Free Seats