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PROFILE

LAUNCH is an exciting, new approach to education that connects a student’s academic knowledge to real-world business problems and projects. Beginning September 1, 2017, juniors and seniors from Brookfield Central and Brookfield East will have the opportunity to pursue courses taught by talented Elmbrook Educators and designed to foster teamwork, develop professional skills, inspire creativity and entrepreneurship, and explore career pathways.

➤➤ FROM BEST PRACTICE TO NEXT PRACTICE The Vision of LAUNCH is to create a regional hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity imagined by businesses, higher education and local community partners to engage students in a personalized profession-based experience.

PEOPLE

• Innovation • Entrepreneurism & Sales • Teamwork • Project Management • Data Science

• Peers • Instructors • Mentors • Guest Speakers • Subject Matter Experts

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS • Storytelling • Internships • Collaborative Environment • Presentations • Soft Skill Seminars

PERSONALIZED PROFESSION-BASED EXPERIENCE

LEADERSHIP PLATFORMS • 2017-18 Strands • Global Business • Business Analytics • Future Teachers • College Credit Options

PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES • Success Outcomes • Student Achievement Indicators • Project Completion • Feedback & Reflection

ACADEMIC RIGOR


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PROFILE BE A CHAMPION TODAY!

As the District leadership team and course instructors prepare for the opening of Launch on September 1, 2017, it’s ultimate success depends upon the School District’s ability to establish partnerships that create opportunities and pathways for our students. Those individuals, foundations, small businesses, universities and large corporations who support Launch will serve as strong champions for our students and the region.

COLLEGE/ UNIVERSITY ENDORSEMENT CHAMPIONS

Tuition Scholarship Awards Dual Credit Option

Direct Admittance

Early Admissions

START-UP CHAMPIONS

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING CHAMPIONS

PROJECT CHAMPIONS

Thirty (30) champions will provide projects for students to apply their coursework and leadership platform training to solve real-world business problems.

Fifty (50) professional training champions will offer classroom or on-the-job training to students or teachers on the Leadership Platforms; Project Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurism & Sales, Data Science and Teamwork.

Thirty (30) start-up champions will provide financial or in-kind support to ignite Launch in the areas of:

I believe integrating young talent into the workforce will have great long-term benefits for regional employers.

~ Marie O'Brien, President & CEO of Enterforce

➤ Facility Lease: Estimated at $350,000 per year for 15,000 sq feet of learning space

➤ Facility Construction: Estimated at $300,000 in year one to create a space that inspires excellence through profession-based learning

➤ Furniture: $150,000 for flexible furniture that supports dynamic interactions and presentations

➤ Equipment: $50,000 for technology, security and the tools necessary to create and collaborate

Dr. Robert Hall began as the John and Margaret Moore Chair of Innovation and Executive Director of Launch on June 1, 2016, fifteen months before the start of Elmbrook’s new program. Dr. Hall received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Marian University and has experience as a Principal and Math Instructor. For the past seven years, Robert served as Principal of Catholic Memorial High School, where some of his accomplishments included increased student achievement, greater participation in college-level coursework, and raising over $2 million to support innovation and the creation of new learning spaces. Dr. Hall is passionate about providing opportunities for students in their preparation for college, career and life.

MEET THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


COURSES (50 student course capacity) ➤ ➤

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Business Strategy

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Students will engage in profession-based experiences in a dynamic, business-like setting. Business Analytics students pursue knowledge and develop skills in capturing and analyzing data to inform decision making. Students apply their learning through projects that require collaborative teams to solve problems and communicate results to business and industry partners.

TEACHER PROFILES

Ms. Peggy Ordinans

Megan Fisher

AP Statistics

Business Strategy

Ms. Ordinans uses her 30 years of experience to inspire others to have a strong appreciation for education. She is most excited about bridging her AP Statistics classroom with professionals in the community.

Ms. Fisher has been inspired during her 7 years in Business Education by students’ pursuit of passions and growth in skills and expertise. She is thrilled at the opportunity for students to apply their business knowledge and to work with industry professionals.

RIGOROUS COURSEWORK ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH ➤ Profession-based Learning - Our instructors develop real-world, project-based learning opportunities with business and community partners to prepare students for college and career. ➤ Professional Skills Development - Our students’ develop skills such as effective communication, time and project management, and professional workplace behavior through seminars, group work, and career-based learning opportunities.

➤ Self-Discovery and Exploration - Our students realize their strengths and passions by exploring and experiencing potential professions through career speakers, mentorships and internships.

➤ Entrepreneurial Mindset - Students actively participate in creative thinking and problem solving, fostering entrepreneurial learning and design thinking.


COURSES (75 student course capacity)

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GLOBAL BUSINESS Advanced Placement (AP) Microeconomics Advanced Placement (AP) Macroeconomics Business Strategy Writing for Research

Students will engage in profession-based experiences in a dynamic, business-like setting. Global Business students pursue knowledge and develop skills about business strategy, economics, conducting research, and effective writing and presentations. Students apply their learning through projects that require collaborative teams to solve problems and communicate results to business and industry partners.

TEACHER PROFILES

Mr. Patrick Perez

Mr. Jason Kruse

Mr. Taylor Bramschreiber

Writing for Research

Business Strategy

AP Economics

Mr. Perez relishes the opportunities he has had in his 26 years as an educator to impact the lives of his students. He looks forward to a new frontier in education, particularly collaborating with talented teachers to inspire students to reach their full potential.

Mr. Kruse’s 16 years in Business Education have been focused on preparing students for life-long success. He is energized by students working on profession-based challenges and having mentors guide them in their work.

Mr. Bramschreiber enters his 5th year of teaching Social Studies with eyes on the future. He is excited about the real-world application of academic content his students will make by collaborating with each other and industry professionals.

RIGOROUS COURSEWORK ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH ➤ Profession-based Learning - Our instructors develop real-world, project-based learning opportunities with business and community partners to prepare students for college and career. ➤ Professional Skills Development - Our students’ develop skills such as effective communication, time and project management, and professional workplace behavior through seminars, group work, and career-based learning opportunities.

➤ Self-Discovery and Exploration - Our students realize their strengths and passions by exploring and experiencing potential professions through career speakers, mentorships and internships.

➤ Entrepreneurial Mindset - Students actively participate in creative thinking and problem solving, fostering entrepreneurial learning and design thinking.


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FUTURE TEACHERS Careers in Educations AP Psychology

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Students will engage in profession-based experiences in a dynamic, business-like setting. Future Teachers students pursue knowledge and develop skills in education through coursework, classroom visits, shadowing, and guest speakers. Students apply their learning through projects that require collaborative teams to solve problems and communicate results to partners in K-12 and higher education.

TEACHER PROFILES

Ms. Beth Chapin

To Be Determined

Careers in Education

AP Psychology

Ms. Chapin has centered her 24 years in education on the belief that all people can learn and grow to reach their full potential. She is excited to see students problem solve around the needs of local businesses as they shape their future goals and aspirations.

RIGOROUS COURSEWORK ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH ➤ Profession-based Learning - Our instructors develop real-world, project-based learning opportunities with business and community partners to prepare students for college and career. ➤ Professional Skills Development - Our students’ develop skills such as effective communication, time and project management, and professional workplace behavior through seminars, group work, and career-based learning opportunities.

➤ Self-Discovery and Exploration - Our students realize their strengths and passions by exploring and experiencing potential professions through career speakers, mentorships and internships.

➤ Entrepreneurial Mindset - Students actively participate in creative thinking and problem solving, fostering entrepreneurial learning and design thinking.

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