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TEACHERS PARTICIPATING TAUGHT ALL KINDS OF CLASSES. HERE ARE A FEW:

• Business and Marketing.  • Desktop publishing, accounting, web page design, careers and computer programming  • Business Law, Sports and Entertainment •  Marketing and Business Leadership •  Business Education •  Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science Applications

WHAT INSPIRED TEACHERS TO GET INVOLVED?

  • A great way for students to use their creativity to develop breakthrough ideas, network with others, practice their pitching skills and win money

  • Participating is easy, free and a real boost to students’ resumes to set them apart

  • It adds a fun, real-life dimension to the classroom and it’s easy to use as an element of grading

  • The competition provides helpful videos for teachers to set the stage for students and there are tools on the website for students to use in creating their blue ocean pitches or submission.  


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WHAT EXCITED STUDENTS ABOUT PARTICIPATING?

  • Students were excited about the chance to do something a little different in class.

  • Students were inspired about creating an idea that could potentially change the world, “the next great thing.”

  • The distinction of winning and 1st - 3rd place prizes were a great incentive.

ADVICE FOR TEACHERS THINKING ABOUT USING THE BLUE OCEAN COMPETITION IN THEIR CLASSES? 

“Just go for it!  You never know what your kids will create and it’s a great way to get them thinking about entrepreneurship.  It was fun and a change of pace in the classroom for a couple days.”