Man’s Best Friend…Or EdCorps Best Friend?

You hear it all the time – “Do what you love.” So it’s no surprise that when students are faced with designing a product, pets come into the mix quite often. Lucky for our student-run businesses, the pet industry is booming and has lots of room to grow….

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Detecting Failure and Bouncing Back

Lori Duggan teaches game design at South Park High School in Pittsburgh, PA. During the semester-long class, students had been working on a game to sell in Spark Tech Studios. While the school year started off well, the momentum seemed to have paused. Ideas for creating a game…

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Small Town Studios Does Big Things

Engaging in meaningful work that spreads throughout the school and the community is a powerful catalyst for learning, and Michelle David believes this as the founder of Small Town Studios. This educator guides and watches over her 5th-grade students as they build a business at Ramsay Elementary in…

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Students Present to Locals

The fifth and sixth-grade students of 907 Bobcats in Anchorage, Alaska know how to keep themselves busy creating products like greeting cards, floral arrangements, beeswax wraps, and kindness rocks. But their teacher, Linda Hulen, knows the importance of getting students outside the four walls of the classroom. Linda…

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5 Tips for EdCorps

Alison Smith, an educator at La Salle Springs Middle School in Wildwood, MO, inherited 3 EdCorps this year. Lucky for us, she was up to the challenge. Alison curated each student-run business according to to the students in her classroom and ended up with two very different businesses,…

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EdCorps Holiday Gift Guide 2018

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! These unique, student-made products just might make the perfect gifts for your loved ones this year. Dire Lights Website: direlights.com Central Coast New Tech High School, Nipomo, CA Handmade candles by the high school entrepreneurship students of Central Coast…

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