Thursday, September 24, 2009

9-22 through 9-25

Complete Invention presentations

Complete SWOT
Strengths: the entrepreneur’s abilities and contacts
Weaknesses: problems the entrepreneur faces from lack of money, training, time or experience.
Opportunities: advantages the entrepreneur can use to get ahead of the competition
Threats: anything that could be bad for business, from competitors to legal problems

Logo & quiz on SWOT [make sure your colored papers are returned!]
**Sign-up for After School program - see Ms. Uptegraft for details

*Visitor - Ray Faustino, BUILD Director
Complete Unit2, review Business plans to see how SWOT worked

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Unit 2 - Monday BizOpps

Tuesday 9/15 What do you think Biz Opps means? COLLECT Paperwork...

*Debrief in groups from carrier / or game. Write up results.
-Complete BUILD score [personal performance]
and Personal Preference Assessment

Wednesday 9/16
brainstorming - list all the things you use in your kitchen that solve problems...PROBLEMS are opportunities.

Review inventions others have made as solutions to problems...NEW GROUPS
Case Study, SWOT [Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses, Threats].

Thursday 9/17 Warm-up: List two ideas of brainstorming and tell why it is important.
-Review Kiara's Business plan, create SWOT

Friday 9/18 External BizOpps- Decide what logo Kiara will use.
-Continue External business opportunities

Tuesday, September 22 Passions as Opportunities

Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome back BUILD from 3-day Labor day weekend

This week @ WHS BUILD 9-8 thru 9-11:

Tuesday 9/8:

Warm-up: INVENTIONS quiz....I always wished I had _____ to do _____.
1) *Groups will be voting on most creative, best actor, best actress for their for products.
2) Complete debrief for Products-in-a-Bag
3) Teams fill-out TEAMWORK debrief sheet [assessment/test]

Wednesday 9/9:
WARM-up: Share within teams the importance of "debriefing" - get SCRIBE!
1) Teams discuss inventions
2) Team agrees on "1" invention to create proto poster & commercial for

Thursday 9/10:
WARM-UP team brings in the most IMPORTANT invention ever!
1) Describe 2 options for last product - Harmless Holder, Small place Game
2) Teams begin creating last 'design'

Friday 9/11:
WARM-UP: review Design Squad episode
1) Teams continue work on final design project. [QTR grades- discuss free PSAT]
2) Teams assign poster/commercial assignments to people.