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STEM & Entrepreneurial

Over fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.

2020 STEM & Entrepreneurial:

STEM Entrepreneurship Boot Camp 
Presented by BizGen and The Derryfield School
Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Ages: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $975
You are interested in STEM and have always wondered if you could start a business. You’re curious about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and eager to forge your own path in life. If this sounds like you, then there’s no better time to learn entrepreneurship! Many of the greatest companies in the world started with an idea, a determined young mind like yours and a plan of action. 

Our hands-on three-week STEM Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, held at the new Derryfield Science and Innovation Center, will teach you how to start a new business in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. It will also teach you essential life skills around design thinking and problem solving. The curriculum combines lean startup and Google design sprint methodologies to offer dynamic learning experiences, and no specific technical or coding knowledge is necessary for this program:
  • Jumpstart and grow your skills as a STEM Entrepreneur capable of creatively solving problems and changing lives
  • Tackle real-world business challenges using real-world problem solving tools
  • From marketing to finance and business strategy, learn how existing companies handle critical business decisions and new companies develop and test their product ideas
  • Connect with successful entrepreneurs about their experiences and get their feedback about your ideas
The STEM Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is based on the business courses and sold out Boston summer camps taught by Dr. Marco Masoni, the Dean of innovation at Derryfield, an edtech consultant and a former entertainment finance attorney who co-founded and led two startups before becoming a full-time educator specializing in STEM. Dr. Masoni’s students have been recognized for their outstanding innovations in global and regional competitions, including the First Tech Challenge, Inventor's Challenge, the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, BizGen, and the Diamond Challenge. He holds a law degree from Georgetown University and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California.

GenHERation Exploration 
Dates: August 3-7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Ages: Rising 7th-12th graders,  Girls
Cost: $400
Join GenHERation for a weeklong experiential learning program that empowers young women to become trailblazers in their own lives. With more than 250,000 members, GenHERation is a network where young women and companies connect through their digital platform and national events. During this camp, young women will have the opportunity to learn from leaders at innovative companies, participate in skill-building simulations, and meet powerful female executives. Students will learn how they can apply the entrepreneurial mindset to their own lives, while building their confidence, resilience, and problem-solving skills. Whether you are interested in science, fashion, or sports, this journey has something for you! Learn more at http://www.genheration.com/.

Right Brain Curriculum
Right Brain Curriculum offers engaging, project-based learning programs for after-school centers, camps and schools. Each program is a complete curriculum package ready to excite and engage your students.

Business Sharks
Dates: July 6 - 10, 9:00-11:30 a.m. 
Ages: Rising 2nd-5th graders
Cost: $139
In our Business Sharks class, students play the role of young entrepreneurs as they start with the germ of an idea for a business and product and take it through the entire entrepreneurial process. Our students develop prototypes, formulate a business plan and devise a marketing strategy. Meanwhile, students learn through contextual lessons on concepts such as wages, profits and branding while designing print ads, acting out “TV commercials,” researching real estate locations and designing their storefronts. The class concludes with our young executives pitching their ideas to a "Shark Tank" panel of parents. These young entrepreneurs will really be taking care of business! See a full curriculum preview at rightbraincurriculum.com/businesssharks.

Expert Architects
Dates: July 13 - 17, 9:00-11:30 a.m. 
Ages: Rising 2nd-5th graders
Cost: $139
The sky is the limit in Expert Architects! In this math, writing and presentation class, students each serve as president of a new architectural firm and are tasked with designing and building the city’s next skyscraper. Students study a kid-friendly history of skyscrapers and create a blueprint of their own stylized tall building. They then must weigh other considerations including the environment, traffic and surrounding buildings using Google Earth to find the perfect location for their project. Our expert architects create a three-dimensional model of the structure and present their work to invited parents. See a full curriculum preview at rightbraincurriculum.com/expertarchitects.

The Lego Civics Project
Dates: July 20 - 24, 9:00-11:30 a.m. 
Ages: Rising 2nd-5th graders
Cost: $139
As our students build a fully-planned and intricately-designed Lego city, they also learn to govern it. Students learn about elections, laws, city planning, economics and the environment as they serve on a city council which must make key governing decisions about their city. They work on committees to design their official city flag, design their city’s currency and create a constitution of laws. Students have the opportunity to run for mayor, open their own business, debate city issues and design city buildings. Social studies, history and civics have never been so fun! See a full curriculum preview: rightbraincurriculum.com/legocivics.

The Derryfield School

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