YEE Professional Development Opportunities

Be a part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Northeast Ohio.

Each school year, the Youth Entrepreneurship Education program at WRHS offers professional learning opportunities to teachers that are designed to help them engage students in the YEE continuum and in entrepreneurship education more broadly. A professional development schedule for 2021-2022 is forthcoming, and it will contain sessions of the types detailed below.

Youth Entrepreneurship Education Road Trip

This interactive professional development session focuses on a scheduled day trip to both WRHS sites, Hale Farm & Village and the Cleveland History Center, where teachers experience all three programs that make up the YEE continuum. Road trips serve as team-building experiences for participants, further cementing the YEE experience into a school’s culture.

Grade-Specific Sessions

After school sessions are hosted at the Cleveland History Center. Grade-specific breakout sessions discuss the YEE curriculum, how the programs align with national, state and local (school district) standards, the pre and post-visit class lessons, as well as the pre and post assessment test.

On-the-Spot Orientation

The on-the-spot orientation is an overview of the YEE curriculum, onsite field experience and museum class management. These orientations take place at participating schools.

Credited CMSD Professional Learning Workshop(s)

WRHS and its Research Library host professional learning workshops for continuing education credit. In these workshops, teachers will learn how to create standards-based lessons using primary source documents. This opportunity was created with the objective of developing experiences for K-8 teachers by exploring primary sources and stressing that experiential learning is not an additive but an extension of the classroom. The learning workshops focus on key educational methods:

      • Design Thinking (Backward Design)
      • Inquiry-Based Learning
      • Problem-Based Learning
      • Social Emotional Learning
      • Differing Learning Styles

All professional learning experience align the curricula and field experiences with the national, state, and local (school district) standards, as well as by providing students and teachers with an immersive and object-rich environment for learning.

For more information, contact:

216-721-5722 x1506 |