Provides F-10 educators the skills, experience, and confidence to teach entrepreneurship to students, across all levels.
Through our proven experiential learning model, participants engage first-hand with material essential to supporting Australia’s next generation of thinkers, doers and creative problem solvers. Unlike traditional professional development programs, UpSchool 3-Day is intense and immersive. You will experience as a student the methods and processes involved in building a sustainable business, before jumping back into the shoes of a teacher to gain actionable implementation strategies.
Previous UpSchool participants include the following:
or $1,250 pp for groups of 3 or more
Andrew ‘Midsy’ Middleton
Gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship and how they build 21st Century skill sets.
Pip Madden is an educator with a passion for crafting lifeworthy learning, currently teaching at primary level at Mentone Grammar in Melbourne. She is also a Senior Facilitator and Learning Designer for UpSchool at Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, where she guides teachers through immersive entrepreneurial learning experiences and invites them to consider how they might frame entrepreneurial learning in their school’s context. Pip’s interest in innovative pedagogies is continuously shaped by professional reading and learning experiences including Wade’s UpSchool Communities of Practice, Stanford d.school’s Discover Design Thinking, and Harvard’s Educating Global Citizens and Project Zero. Her education includes a Master of Teaching (Primary) from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology).
Andrew is a startup founder and facilitates UpSchool Andrew is also the Director of Programs at the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre, overseeing the MAP and TRAM programs and working with program teams to create meaningful experiences and connections for the MEC community. He’s constantly iterating and innovating, practicing what we preach to make improvements and find ways around problems. Andrew graduated from the University of Melbourne with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering before returning to complete a Master of Entrepreneurship at the Wade Institute. It was over a drink that Andrew met his fellow co-founders and made his debut in research entrepreneurship with ReCubit, developing a robotic device that enables stroke survivors the world over to have access to affordable upper limb rehabilitation.
Jaxon has a background in finance and accounting. He undertook his bachelor’s degree at the University of Western Australia and later completed the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship at Wade Institute. Jaxon went on to co-found a health tech company that was part of the MAP (Melbourne Accelerator program’s) 2019 cohort. Jaxon is a Director is a New Zealand based group of entities working across SaaS, infrastructure and the Not-for-Profit sectors. He has taught and facilitated for organisations such as Western Sydney University, the Wade Institute, the University of Melbourne, MAP and Victoria’s startup agency, LaunchVic. He is currently the Accelerator Manager at MAP and a Senior Facilitator for Wade’s UpSchool program.
Libby has 10+ years’ experience as a secondary teacher, where she first developed an entrepreneurship program for students. She then founded her own business and took a leap into the world of startups. Libby now splits her time between facilitating Wade’s UpSchool programs for K-12 educators, leading and developing Scale Investors’ education programs for women-founders and investors, and facilitating for various accelerator programs, including SBE Australia and Monash Generator. Libby also works extensively with founders to develop pitch decks.
It was the practical learning that was particularly inspiring. I think hands-on learning is absolutely essential for teachers, and nothing compares to putting yourself in your student’s shoes. My group pitched a travel program. It gave me lots of ideas for how we could cherry pick parts of the UpSchool program and develop it to suit our school.Karyn Murray
Strathcona Girls Grammar