This project proposal by the Enterprise Education teachers at Belanger Memorial is primarily focussed on an investigation of government (federal, provincial, municipal) rules and regulations which would impact on the student selected enterprises being developed by various working groups of students taking the course.
As there are a wide variety of student business ventures having financial, operational, and marketing plans developed, many different government agencies would have a regulatory interest in the enterprises. In order to develop their plans in a mature fashion students need timely access to current laws, especially those administered by agencies concerned with health, fire, safety, taxation, and employer/employee relations. Most of this information, at least at the federal and provincial levels, now exists a travois sites on the Internet. A wide variety of other valuable enterprise information could also be accessed during the timeframe of this project.
Upon approval of this project, Enterprise Education students will finally have access to the large number of resources on the Internet directly related to their individuals projects, including general entrepreneurial advice, business plan models, and sites dealing with their own specific ventures. This responds to many specific curriculum outcomes for the course subsumed under the general heading; The Role of Communications and Technology in Developing a Venture.
The students will be able to:
Skill development and reinforcement will be advanced in many other curriculum areas during the life of this project, such as language, social studies, and business mathematics. The connection with general school curriculum will be actively promoted as students gain prophecy with the new technology, and utilize the Internet and e-mail as research tools. Materials of special interest will also be downloaded by students and used to supplement the school resource center vertical files, leading to more up-to-date print holdings.
Intended Learning Outcomes for Technology Education:
There are four general program aims:
This will be the first time many students will be able to access the Internet. As this course seeks to have students develop entrepreneurial plans based on "real world" concerns, it is absolutely essential that they have access to the most important tool available today for investigating, communicating, and marketing. Given the nature of the course and its stated objectives, Enterprise Education 3205 cannot be taught as it should without a Stellar Schools Internet Connection. To teach the course without such as resource can only lead to poorer projects than need be, especially in a small, isolated community such as ours, where students have little other opportunity to avail of modern technology.
Project will be evaluated through: