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From here, your students can see the most exciting futures of all: Their own.

Enterprise America, WCNY's new hands-on learning center, will allow you to blend the lessons you teach with experiential learning available in the only hands-on learning center of its kind in New York.


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The next Open House is:

April 24th, 2014
3:30 to 5pm
RSVP by April 23

Our May Open House is May 22, 2014
3:30 to 5pm
RSVP by May 21


As always you are more than welcome to come. Our groups remain small but our last one was very exciting with enthusiastic people and great attitudes who seem to be on board.
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Schools enrolling in Enterprise America prior to March 15 will receive a special “early adopter” bonus of a short, professionally produced video on a noteworthy aspect of their school or school district that will air on WCNY and be available for posting on their school website. So don’t delay, enroll today!

Located on the top floor of WCNY’s new Broadcast and Education Center on Syracuse’s Near Westside, the 10,000 square foot “Enterprise America” city will expose your students to real life career experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), entrepreneurship.

The co-curricular learning program is designed for middle school students (and, later, for high school students), and includes several weeks of classroom curriculum aligned to Common Core and NYS Learning Standards. As an Enterprise America teacher, you’ll prepare your students by having them explore what it takes to make a modern American city work, from local government to business to wellness and media. Then, you and your students will take that knowledge and put it into practice by running the Enterprise America “city” for a day.

Students immediately apply what you’ve taught them in a hands on setting. They’ll hone their critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills as they become employers, employees and consumers in a “city” they manage.

The city’s businesses support STEM career opportunities in the region and help students appreciate how important education is for their future careers.

Enrollment and scheduling will be handled by OCM BOCES.  There is a cost involved with this program, please contact OCM BOCES at enterpriseamerica@ocmboces.org for more information. Assistance through the BOCES Science Center (or cross-contract) is available to schools wanting to participate in Enterprise America. Charter schools, private and parochial schools and schools unable to participate in their local BOCES, may still enroll through BOCES and could be eligible for scholarship aid, based on need and other factors.

For information, contact WCNY at (315) 453-2424. For scheduling and registration contact OCM BOCES at enterpriseamerica@ocmboces.org or visit enterpriseamerica.ocmboces.org.

 


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Last updated on 4/10/2014
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