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Breathless Classroom. . .

My son is  Dr. Doan Winkel, Director, Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship, John Carroll University, Cleveland Heights OH USA.

He is leading a session at  the 4th Annual California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference, Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, San Diego State University, 12 - 14 April 2018. 

Here is his Session Teaser put up on the program Web site:

Session Teaser: Look into 20 entrepreneurship classrooms and you’ll find 20 different approaches, 20 different toolkits/frameworks being used, 20 different styles. You’ll generally find some activity, you might find a buzz in a few, but it’s rare you’ll find that maelstrom of excited and confused students that entrepreneurship education begs for. Why is that? Because it's scary. Why do we as educators stay in our comfort zone? Because it's safe. Why do we allow students to stay in theirs? Because it's easy. Where is that line, and what if we step over it? I don't know, but there might be consequences. This (mostly safe) adventure will lead you into some wonderfully uncomfortable places, will inspire you to try something different, and will leave you with some ideas and tools, and the confidence, to engage your students on a whole new level, and create classroom experiences you never dreamed possible (OK, maybe that last part is a little ambitious, but what the hell, I like to go big)

What Doan offers, applies directly to ANY subject, ANY classroom. It certainly applies to one in which we could offer risk, excitement, challenge, application, surprise, discovery, and so much more by using real world modeling activities to motivate students in their undersanding of what differential equations are and can do for them in viewing change in the world around them. 

Indeed, one could say this about our SIMIODE MiniCourses held at MathFest and Joint Math Meetings - see Calendar at SIMIODE home page for 1 - 4 August 2018, MathFest 2018, Denver CO SIMIODE Minicourse of which we say, as Doan does, "This (mostly safe) adventure will lead you into some wonderfully uncomfortable places, will inspire you to try something different, and will leave you with some ideas and tools, and the confidence, to engage your students on a whole new level."  

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