Welcome to ESB Academy 2022

From Monday, February 7th to Friday, February 25th, Certiport will host the second annual Entrepreneurship and Small Business Academy (ESB Academy), an immersive online experience for entrepreneurial educators. Get exposed to the power of entrepreneurial skills, connect with other entrepreneurship educators, learn from major influencers about the importance of entrepreneurial education, and discover more about Certiport’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) certification.

ESB Academy will feature

  • webinars featuring entrepreneurship and educational leaders. Check out the full line-up below.
  • informative blog posts on multiple topics, including understanding the value of entrepreneurship in today’s economy, ESB curriculum, and how other teachers are using ESB certification in their classrooms.

Stay tuned for the exciting month filled with ESB events and news. Plus, those who attend all the live webinars will receive a professional development certificate, demonstrating the hours you spent learning and growing through ESB Academy.

Webinar Topic and Schedule

Curriculum for Your Entrepreneurship Classroom with NFTE

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) ignites the entrepreneurial mindset with unique learning experiences that empower all students to own their futures. In this webinar, we’ll dive into NFTE’s curriculum and in-class resources that will help you spark the entrepreneurial spirit in your classroom, including their Entrepreneurial Mindset Index (EMI).

Presenters: Jason Delgado, VP of Curriculum and Research, NFTE; and Darlene Lacey, Director of Product Strategy and Innovation, NFTE.

Date: February 9, 2022
Time: 4 PM ET
View the recording here

Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Entrepreneurship Education

Empowering students with entrepreneurial skills is a great first step to help students look around and discover ways to make the world a better place. Bringing these skills into the classroom requires support from governments and businesses.

Join us for a rare discussion between government representatives and private business employees to get their thoughts on how public-private partnerships can promote entrepreneurship education.

Presenters: Chancellor Henry Mack, Florida Department of Education; Margherita Bacigalupo, Scientific Officer at Joint Research Center

Date: February 16, 2022
Time: 4 PM ET (Pre-Recorded Broadcast)
View the recording here

ESB in Action

New to teaching entrepreneurship? Wondering how to get started? In this session, we’re bringing in veteran teacher Jennifer Stubblefield to have talk about bringing ESB into her classroom, what resources she leveraged, how her students responded, and how her students use their entrepreneurship skills after graduating. You’ll be inspired by these stories of success, trust us.

Presenters: Jennifer Stubblefield, President KBEA and Customer Success Manager, Certiport.

Date: February 23, 2022
Time: 4 PM ET (Pre-Recorded Broadcast)
View the recording here.

Don’t worry if one of the dates or times listed won’t work with your schedule. Register for the webinar and you’ll get first access to a recorded presentation to view on your own time. We can’t wait to learn with all of you!