EDL 2900: Marketplace for Kids: Igniting the Spirit of Innovation 2021
This class is for teachers and any others who are interested in learning more about Marketplace for Kids and the innovation opportunities it provides for students, particularly students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Class instruction will consist of an introductory session that includes information on the background and history of Marketplace for Kids, entrepreneurship, inventivity (the power of creative imagination), the Marketplace for Kids website, as well as other resources available for exploration, discovery and teaching. The resources and activities are aligned with ND Standards and Benchmarks and the National Entrepreneurship Education Standards.
The Marketplace for Kids resources located on the website will be the focus of this course. This includes the Marketplace for Kids Project Learning Guide which contains the background on Marketplace for Kids, entrepreneurship, problem solving, creative thinking and activities to be used in the following areas:
- Participation in Marketplace for Kids Education Days
- Inventions, Innovations & Crazy Contraptions
- Adventures in Agriculture
- Career Exploration
- Technology Challenge
- Innovation in Art and Literature
The resources also include an appendix containing other resource books and websites that provide additional information for helping students learn and prepare their creative projects.
Marketplace for Kids activities are aligned to national and ND Standards and Benchmarks and to the national standards for National Entrepreneurship Education.