Currently, the education community in Alberta has prioritized the need to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in students to become more engaged thinkers and ethically minded citizens. GSC’s solution is to implement a framework into the Alberta K-12 curriculum that incorporates these subjects and skills (Figure 1) into a program called the LSEP.
Figure 1: Framework for student learning – the subject areas and skills the LSEP will focus on - developing an entrepreneurial spirit so that students will become better engaged thinkers and ethically-minded citizens
Little Sparrows inspires creativity and innovation, while teaching students how to leverage knowledge as a resource. The program fosters an entrepreneurial thinking culture, and provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a practical setting. The LSEP pilot program is taking place with a grade two class at Sturgeon Heights School, St. Albert, Alberta. As a pilot program, LSEP is focused on creating a sustainable and adaptable model that, if so desired, can be easily replicated and seamlessly incorporated into the Alberta K-12 curriculum. The project is a foundational support that can become a resource base for teachers to access, helping to nurture an entrepreneurial spirit in their students.
The program is divided into the following five phases: Idea Generation, Small Business Startup, Product Development, Product Marketing and Selling, and Product Enhancement and Business Growth.
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