DECA Prepares Educators for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

As the summer rolls on, so do DECA’s summer institutes!

This week in Miami, Fla., Dr. Michelle Walker, director of education for DECA Inc., led the Entrepreneurship Best Practices to Enhance Student Achievement institute.

Suited for both high school and collegiate educators of entrepreneurship, this institute provides participants with strategies to enhance entrepreneurship instruction.

This year’s institute attendees included:

  • Senitha Barnett, Sidney Lanier High School, Ala.
  • Adina Boatright, Southside High School, Ark.
  • Miriam Brewer, International Franchise Association, D.C.
  • Edina Buzgon, Newark High School, D.E.
  • Joan Warner, Newsome High School, Fla.
  • Sharon Cutler, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Fla.
  • Pamela Fountain, Riverview Gardens High School, Mo.
  • Samantha Franchino, Barberton High School, Ohio
  • Melinda Briscoe, Northside High School, Okla.
  • Jesus Gallegos, George W. Brackenridge High School, Texas
  • Debby Hughes, Tuloso-Midway High School, Texas
  • Carol Lynn Nute, River Bluff High School, S.C.
  • Don Ide, Lynnwood High School, Wash.
  • Keegan O'Brien, Appleton East High School, Wis.
  • Erik Sill, Minnetonka High School, Minn.

Some of the highlights from this year’s institute were engaging in active and experiential learning approaches with industry, community and education leaders, learning best practices for making your entrepreneurship instruction relevant and engaging, and exploring tech tools beyond social media that enhance entrepreneurship.

Special thanks to Johnson & Wales University for letting DECA use their North Miami, Fla. campus for this year’s institute.

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