The Shark Tank eSchool program is unique in that it places the teacher at the centre of the delivery activity, emphasising their role as a guide and facilitator rather than a traditional instructor.
This approach allows students to take more ownership of their learning experience, fostering an environment of creativity, innovation, and critical thinking.
The eight modules of the program are structured around an innovation roadmap, designed to guide students along the path of learning and discovery.
Each module is carefully crafted to provide a comprehensive learning experience, incorporating a range of teaching strategies such as collaborative group work, hands-on activities, and case studies. The program also allows for flexibility in terms of scheduling, with the recommended engagement time being 120 minutes per week.
At the culmination of the program, students have the opportunity to showcase their innovation skills and business ideas at their school Venture Showcase. This event features a panel of selected judges, where the two best chosen innovations will progress to the state and potentially national finals, where students can win cash and prizes.
In addition to earning SACE and WACE credits, the Shark Tank eSchool program also offers students who successfully complete MIE Lab capstone assessment will receive a Shark Tank Success! certificate and an ATAR adjustment of two aggregate points when they apply to study with Swinburne University and Charles Sturt University, as well as one conditional undergraduate course credit upon enrolment at the University of Western Australia.
The Shark Tank eSchool program represents an innovative and dynamic approach to teaching innovation, one that empowers students to take charge of their learning and provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the modern business world.
Developing An Innovative Mindset
The Shark Tank eSchool is comprised of 8 Modules designed
to challenge, engage and inspire students.
The program offers a step-by-step process and guide to entrepreneurial start-up and innovation. The themes of each module have been carefully selected to ensure that students are actively learning and engaged in new venture start-up activities.
THE PROGRAM PLACES THE TEACHER AT THE CENTRE OF THE DELIVERY ACTIVITY, EMPHASISING THEIR ROLE AS FACILITATOR RATHER THAN INSTRUCTOR.
A Plug And Play Model
Mapped To Australian General Capabilities
Empowering teachers to facilitate innovation within their schools and the communities they serve.
The knowledge, skill, and application activities within the Shark Tank eSchool program incorporate the general capabilities of the Australian Curriculum and comprise the core skills of creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication which are critical for developing our entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow.
The program has considered and integrated the ACARA requirements 'with a vision to inspire improvement in the learning of all young Australians through world-class curriculum'.
Students are exposed to real-world problems and develop transferable knowledge and skills across subjects and within industry. The program can be implemented as part of the Business curriculum or as an elective subject within the timetable.
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Across the 8 Shark Tank eSchool modules, we touch on a number of key learnings and put the student at the heart of entreprenurship. To get your copy of sample teacher resources, just enter your email when you click the 'Download Resources' button and we'll send it straight to your inbox!
More eSchool Benefits
Course Credits + ATAR Boost
The Shark Tank eSchool program provides a range of secondary and tertiary course credits.
In South Australia, students who complete the Shark Tank eSchool program secure 10 SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) points for the Business Innovation Stage 1 subject. In Western Australia, students receive 4 WACE (Western Australian Certificate of Education) points for completing the Shark Tank eSchool as an elective subject.
Students who successfully complete the MIE Lab Shark Tank eSchool program and complete the online capstone assessment will receive a MIE Lab Shark Tank Success! Certificate, and have access to tertiary pathway recognition and/or course credits options from some of Australia’s leading universities.
Tertiary recognition from The University of Adelaide includes one undergraduate course credit from the Adelaide Business School; The University of Western Australia awards a micro-credential to MIE Lab Shark Tank Success! Certificate holders (which provide one undergraduate course credit to a range of UWA programs); and Charles Sturt University and Swinburne University will provide an ATAR adjustment of 2 aggregate points toward the student's pathway of choice. Please refer to the Partners tab for more detail on each partner.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
The program is really easy to pick up and run. You don’t need to be an expert in innovation.