Are You A Trep?

Areyouatrep Saturday, Aug. 26th, the South Florida DEN joined 250 teachers on an entrepreneurial field trip with their own children and grandchildren.  The teachers watched hundreds of TREPs in action during this cool day at Wannado City.  The term TREP (enTREPreneur) has been coined to mean, "a 30-year old or younger who owns his/her own business."  While the teachers were in the auditorium, all their little "TREPs for the day" (their young guests) were treated to Circus College and actually learned to run the circus. 

In the teacher presentation, we heard alarming statistics from Broward County’s Career and Technical Specialist Debra Wells. She drove the need home to start our students early to make the relevant connection to school and work.

I showed "The Paper Boy," a unitedstreaming video about an young TREP and demonstrated how the teachers can create their own field trip to Wanndo_intro_2Wannado City using Assignment Builder and Quiz Builder in unitedstreaming. Since no one would want to walk around with handouts and resources, I created the little postcard above so that the teachers can get back to this blog for the electronic version of the lesson.  Check these Assignment Builder lessons out.

An entrepreneurial lesson for the students.

This quiz has only five questions. You can easily make on of these for your students in unitedstreaming!

A Quiz for them to try.

This lesson is designed for the teacher to plan an entrepreneurial lesson.

Lesson ideas with the Sunshine State Standards for the teachers.

Since unitedstreaming is VERY new in Broward County, the teachers asked me to post the informational link for them in BEEP. I also promised the avenue for you to the very cool, "Did You Know" PowerPoint.  I recommend scrolling to the bottom of Rachel’s blog for Maryland and looking at the .mwp file of the PowerPoint.  It’s smooth. 

I am waiting on some pictures from my DEN members about the day to give you all a sneak preview.  It sure was fun.  Check out Danielle’s little boy’s adventure.  Joey: Arrested in Fort Lauderdale.

As Alan November reminds us, "The real revolution is the ability to work without a boss."  Isn’t that what we all want for our students?

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  1. Michele Futch said:

    That is really awesome! What a wonderful experience for the multi-generational group. I would have loved to attend and bring my son, but he just got back from Space Camp last night.

    Is the only Wanna-Do City in Sunrise? I would love to do something like that, if there were one closer. Sunrise is about an 8-9 hour trip for me. I am in the extreme part of North Florida!

    Have fun!!!

  2. Stephen Howe said:

    This is a great idea!! I’ll surely plan for this activity sometime soon!

  3. Lee Kolbert said:

    It was an AMAZING place! The idea of taking kids on a field trip to EPCOT seems so outdated compared to Wannado City! I think the Wannado in Sunrise is the only one. Bringing teachers together at such an educationally rich place was a great idea! Thank you, Karen, for always being so willing to share your best ideas!

  4. Sue Hannan said:

    Karen, thanks for bringing Wannado City to me…now I Wannado it again. I had never gone to Wannado since my children are to old…but you gave me the Wannado I’m trying to put together a third grade field trip as a treat after the big “F” test.

  5. Wendy Norton said:

    I wish I had attended the Wannado outing it sounds so exciting. there are not that many places that everyone can enjoy as a family together. I think I will add it to the list of things to do in the near future. thanks Karen for the blog info.

  6. Debbie Bohanan said:

    Maybe one day I will get the opportunity to visit this fantastic learning venture. It sounds like it was a wonderful experience for everyone!


  7. Debbie Bohanan said:

    The great thing about Karen traveling our state is that we are learning about many different hidden gems. Keep up the good news and the great learning experiences.

    Maybe the SFL could have an Australia launch party at Billy’s Swamp Safari in south Florida. It’s as close to the tribal people as we can get. Sleeping in a Cheekee would be a unique experience and it would make for some great photo opts.

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