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Patty Nickerson
Portland Maine
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This morning students learned the last piece in the Business Model Canvas: Unique Value Proposition. In order to think about the term "unique" we began the day with the following activity: Ask students to write the following question above their name: "What makes me unique?" Ask classmates to walk around... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
What a day - students are really digging into the details of the BizBox presentations. We began with the Cost Structures of the Business Model Canvas: Beth helped students break down costs involved with each facet of a business: Miss Jen loves Sticky notes! We keep updating our canvas templates... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Today was quite a busy day for the Portland GE students! Beth led almost half the group in early morning yoga once again - what a great way to start the day! The morning lessons focused on further developing our Business Model Canvas, with the topic today focusing on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Portland GE students opened the day with a conversation about what effective public speaking looks like. We talked about how to KISS it and the importance of keeping it REAL We connected with Berlin and Dublin via Skype (technology is fun when it works!) and traded stories including our favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Portland GE students worked hard in class today to learn about market research in preparation for our Seadogs Case Study surveys tomorrow in Portland. After lunch we worked in our case study teams to create our surveys for our research. We finished the day with two fantastic guest speakers from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
We are excited to meet all the students arriving soon. Safe travels all. Continue reading
The Global Entrepreneurs travelled to Freeport today to learn about Leon Leonwood Bean (the founder of L L Bean). Our students have been researching target markets and were interested to learn that Leon did similar research: he obtained a list of people who had hunting licenses and in 1912 used... Continue reading
Today the Portland students took a well-deserved break from our studies to go explore the ecology of Maine's beaches. We travelled to Ferry Beach State Park to learn about the types of rocks and shells that can be found at the beach. Students participated in a scavenger hunt to learn... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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