Business Innovation is an opportunity to follow as passionate pursuit from imagination to innovation. Students will learn the skill sets necessary to move an idea from light bulb to launch. They will live and learn states of ideation, business development, perfected pitch proposals and business implementation. Either individually or as part of a team they will utilize critical thinking to grow ideas to the next level. Students will be supported in the development of a start-up company, social enterprise, or nonprofit organization. Each student is partnered with a professional mentor. This course is held off-campus at the Insight Office. Professional attire is required for students.
Students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and use the same industry-leading technology and software as are used in the world’s top companies. The course is designed for students who are interested in engineering and manufacturing fundamentals, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Students experience hands-on, active learning with full immersion in real-world problems. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative solutions to an authentic problem. Each student is partnered with a professional mentor. Alternate days this course is held off-campus at the Insight Office. Professional attire is required for students.
Duration: Year long, daily
Prerequisites: Intro to Engineering Design,
Principles of Engineering, an additional PLTW
course, and an additional technology education course.
Open to Students: Grades 11 and 12
Total PHS Credits Earned: 2
1 PHS credit: Engineering Design and Development (EDD)
1 PHS credit: English (English 11 for 11th grade, Advanced Comp & Comm for 12th)
Community Partners: Professional Mentors, Guest Instructors, and Expert Consultants