Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset

June 2021

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Are you looking for active learning techniques that can instill the entrepreneurial mindset in students?

Could you use insight into making a strong learning experience for your students?

Workshop: Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset (June)

Teaching and Learning

This workshop introduced me to a number of new ideas and techniques that I will transfer immediately to my classroom in the first term after taking the workshop. I enjoyed the instructors, and look forward to working with my coach and the new friends and colleagues I met in the workshop, even given a virtual workshop. I LOVE the sharing among colleagues and the use and development of cards to facilitate sharing with others.
- From a workshop survey

Integrating Curriculum With Entrepreneurial Mindset (ICE) introduces faculty to the framework of entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) centered on curiosity, connections, and creating value. Participants in ICE workshops will apply the principles learned to create and share a teaching technique for a particular topic in their discipline.

Through the exploration of each of these components, you will learn about a variety of different active learning techniques that can be applied to instill the entrepreneurial mindset in students. You'll also learn about key components for making a strong learning experience for your students including learning objectives, problem statements, and teamwork. 


Event Information

Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset

This workshop has reached capacity.


Dates: June 14-17, 2021 (Agenda below)

Location: Virtual/Online

Cost: $1500.00

Registration Deadline: April 22, 2021

Cancellation Policy: If a participant cancels within 30 days of a workshop, the Kern Family Foundation may invoice the institution for a $150 cancelation fee to cover materials and other unrecoverable costs.

Workshop Agenda

Schedule subject to change

Pre-Work (To be Completed Prior to Day 1):

  • Introductions & Expectations
  • Learning Objectives
  • Hooks, Project Based Learning (PBL), the 3C’s: Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value, and Entrepreneurially Minded Learning (EML). Learn more about EML and the 3C's.


Day 1: June 14, 2021 (Monday). Synchronous Instructional Time. 

All times in ET.

10:00-11:00 a.m. Community and Technology Time (optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zone)

11:00-11:20 a.m. Introduction of workshop participants and facilitation team

11:20-11:30 a.m. Technology Tour

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Experience EML & the 3C’s

12:20-1:20 p.m. Break. Review pre-work for Learning Objectives and Hooks, PBL, the 3Cs and EML

1:20-1:40 p.m. Learning Objectives

1:40-2:30 p.m. Hooks, PBL, the 3C’s, and EML

2:30 p.m. Muddiest Points

2:30-3:30 p.m. Networking and Office Hours (optimized for Pacific and Mountain Time Zone Participants)

** Asynchronous Instruction to be completed prior to Synchronous session:

  • Connections
  • Curiosity


Day 2: June 15, 2021 (Tuesday).

All times in ET.

10:00-11:00 a.m. Networking and Office Hours (optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zone)

11:00-11:15 a.m. Muddiest points review

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Connections

12:00-1:00 p.m. Break. Review pre-work for Curiosity; start pre-work for Opportunity Recognition

1:00-2:00 p.m. Curiosity

2:00-2:15 p.m. Submit Muddiest Points

2:15-3:15 p.m. Networking and Office Hours (optimized for Pacific and Mountain Time Zone Participants)

** Asynchronous Instruction to be completed prior to Synchronous session

  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Creating Value
  • Jigsaws and the 3C's
  • Work on Workshop Reporting Template


Day 3: June 16, 2021 (Wednesday). Asynchronous and Synchronous Instructional Time. 

All times in ET.

10:00-11:00 a.m. Networking and Office Hours (optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zone)

11:00-11:15 a.m. Review Muddiest Points

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Creating Value

12:15-1:00 p.m. Break. Review pre-work for Jigsaws and the 3C's

1:00-2:00 p.m. Jigsaws and the 3C’s

2:00-2:15 p.m. Submit Muddiest Points

2:30-3:30 p.m. Networking and Office Hours (optimized for Pacific and Mountain Time Zone Participants) - Get early feedback on your module ideas!

** Asynchronous Instruction to be completed prior to tomorrow’s Synchronous session

  • Assessment of EML part 1
  • Reflection and EML
  • Finalize Workshop Reporting Template


Day 4: June 17, 2021 (Thursday). Synchronous Instructional Time. 

All times in ET.

10:00-11:00 a.m. Networking and Office Hours (optimized for Eastern and Central Time Zone) - Get early feedback on your module ideas!

11:00-11:15 a.m. Review Muddiest Points

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Assessment of EML part 2

12:00-12:15 p.m. Taking EML to the Next Level

12:15-1:00 p.m. Break. Review plans for Report Out

1:15-2:45 p.m. Report Out (split into multiple break out rooms)

2:45-3:00 p.m. Next Steps


Post-Work (to be completed before coaching starts)

** Asynchronous Instruction to be completed after the workshop Synchronous session

  • Teamwork in EML
  • Design a Rubric


** Asynchronous work should be completed based on faculty’s personal schedule prior to the next Synchronous session provided in the agenda

Your Workshop Guides

Meet the facilitators and coaches for your workshop journey:
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali

Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, Facilitator

Maria-Isabel is the Chair of the Department of Engineering & Applied Science Education at the University of New Haven. She is a strong proponent that much of the learning students do takes place outside the classroom – be it working on projects, participating in service learning activities, or in the multitude of clubs and activities available on campus.
Jennifer O'Neil

Jennifer O Neil, Coach

Jennifer is an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. She primarily teaches first years and thermal-fluid courses. Jennifer prefers to take an active approach, building pumpkin launchers to roasting marshmallows; her classes are always doing something fun connecting theory with application! Her passion for teaching and the short time it takes to become bored have led to me to seek a more effective way to teach. She strives for the point in the semester when students reach that "a-ha!" moment and can connect information to see the bigger picture.
Glenn Gaudette

Glenn Gaudette, Facilitator

Glenn is the Founding Chair of the Engineering Department at Boston College. He teaches design, biomechanics and physiology. He promotes development of the entrepreneurial mindset through support provided by the Kern Family Foundation and was named 2015 KEEN Faculty Member of the Year. His research aims to develop a treatment for heart and CV diseases. He has pioneered the use of plants as scaffold for tissue engineering. His work has been featured throughout the world including the BBC, National Geographic and Fox News.
Lindy Mayled

Lindy Mayled, Coach

Lindy is the Director of Instructional Effectiveness for the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. She has a PhD in Psychology of Learning, Education, and Technology and her research focuses on integration of active learning and technology-enabled frequent feedback, improving educational outcomes for underrepresented STEM students, and the impact of professional development practices on faculty beliefs and student achievement. Prior to her role and Director of Instructional Effectiveness, she worked as the Director of the NSF-funded IUSE Engineering faculty development grant, as an Assistant Principal and Instructional and Curriculum Coach, and as a high school math and science teacher.
Andrew Gerhart

Andrew Gerhart, Facilitator

Andrew (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit and is actively involved in ASEE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He serves as Faculty Advisor for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Chapter at LTU, director of IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Design and Entrepreneurial Applications Sequence), chair of the First Year Engineering Experience committee, supervisor of the LTU Thermo-Fluids Laboratory, coordinator of the Certificate/Minor in Aeronautical Engineering, and faculty advisor of the LTU SAE Aero Design Team. Andy conducts workshops on active, collaborative, and problem-based learning, entrepreneurial mindset education, creative problem solving, and innovation. He is an author of a fluid mechanics textbook.
Mike Rust

Mike Rust, Coach

Mike is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Western New England University. He is looking to address complex challenges facing our world today and in the future. Things like global health and lab-on-a-chip get him REALLY excited! Mike loves getting to help train and work alongside the next generation of problem solvers as they embark on their emerging careers.
Joe Tranquillo

Joe Tranquillo, Facilitator

Joe is a Professor at Bucknell University and currently serves as the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center. He co-founded the Bucknell Innovation Group, KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience and served as the co-director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. Off campus, Joe is an ASEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Fellow, Senior Fellow of IEEE, NSF Pathways to Innovation Faculty Fellow, past chair of the ASEE Biomedical Engineering Division, co-editor of the Morgan and Claypool Biomedical Engineering Book Series, Media Director for BigBeacon and serves on several national and international boards.
Cheryl Bodnar

Cheryl Bodnar, Facilitator

Dr. Bodnar is an Associate Professor in the Experiential Engineering Education Department at Rowan University. Her research interests relate to the incorporation of active learning techniques such as game-based learning in undergraduate classes as well as integration of innovation and entrepreneurship into the engineering curriculum. In particular, she is interested in the impact that these tools can have on student perception of the classroom environment, motivation and learning outcomes.

Your Workshop Journey

FacDev Journey

Key Deliverables

  • Identify opportunities for EML integration into existing coursework
  • Develop a personal approach to integrating EML within your course design process
  • Implement continual improvement of your own EML practice (i.e., mechanisms, procedures, tools, frameworks)
  • Connect (and collaborate) into the wider Engineering Unleashed community in meaningful ways beyond ICE
  • Promote EML to others
ICE 1.0

Examples of Workshop Content

Game programming

Game Programming: Exploring Consequences and Creating Value

How can we make an introductory programming course more engaging? Show your a “big picture” view of their work by incorporating EML. Task students with creating an educational game for the hypothetical client, the Water Council, on the topic of water resources challenges locally and worldwide. Ultimately, this is an engineering project, not just a programming task!
Implementing Educational Pedagogies across the 3Cs

Implementing Educational Pedagogies across the 3Cs

Hold your own refresher workshop for faculty who have some familiarity with KEEN and the 3Cs! Explore the Four Corners Pedagogy, the Jigsaw Strategy, the Final Word Protocol, and more in this flexible, adaptable module.
Coastal Structure

Coastal Structures: Designing for Uncertainty, Designing for Failure

Not only is there uncertainty in designing for the present environmental conditions, but any structure with a design life of 10+ years will need to incorporate the uncertainty of sea level rise and coastal storm conditions. Students find examples of structure performance and forces on the structure while looking for failure and how that failure was mitigated.
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