Search for the next tech girl superhero
4 Modules for the 12-Week STEM Entrepreneurship Curriculum
Welcome to the 12 week curriculum. Below you will find 4 modules which link to 12 weekly lessons. Within each module you will find topics to help you implement each lesson.
We've purposely kept the content short. The modules are designed to give you quick access to each topic. There are more topics presented early in the program to get you started, with less later while you are developing your team's app and pitch. Click on the module to see the weekly lessons. Here is an overview of the program. Download here.
1ST MAY - 21st MAY - week 1-3 of the curriculum
technology for social good: Technovation and STEM entrepreneurship
- Learn about the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition
- Get started by identifying a problem in the local community to solve.
- Meet your mentor and work out a regular meeting time, and topics to discuss.
- Draft a schedule and plan for the 12 weeks and decide on roles for team members (coding, design, pitch)
22ND MAY - 11TH JUNE - WEEK 4-6 OF THE CURRICULUM
research matters in tech development: Defining problems and proposing solutions
- Start your business plan and document your decisions about the problem and how others have attempted to solve the problem.
- Evaluate your favourite and least favourite apps. What are their strengths and weaknesses.
- Start learning about App Inventor - you can use an alternative platform but be sure to address the judging rubric
- Conduct market research to see how your app will fit into the marketplace.
- Start developing your brand - logo, name, colour scheme etc
12TH JUNE - 2ND JULY - WEEK 7-9 OF THE CURRICULUM
lets get creative! working collaboratively to design and implement our app
- Create your wireframe for your app, and consider navigation and key functions of the app.
- Keep coding your app.
- Learn how to design and film a great pitch and demo video.
- Work on your business plan including revenue models, marketing, distribution.
3rd July - 24th JULY - WEEK 10-12 OF THE CURRICULUM
MAKING YOUR IDEA HAPPEN: PRODUCING DELIVERABLES AND A WINNING PITCH
- Prepare and film your demo and pitch video.
- Finalise your business plan and your prototype. and export your source code for submission.
25th JuLY - 28th JULY
Flex week to finalise all deliverables and submit for judging.
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Submission Date: 28th July 2017 5:00 pm AEST
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The submission platform will be announced closer to submission date.
Please read the submission guidelines and judging rubric carefully before starting your project.
- You must upload ALL DELIVERABLES for your division to be eligible for judging. Submit whatever you have for each deliverable by July 28, 2017, 5:00 pm AEST, even if it isn't perfect. We cannot judge incomplete submissions, so don't leave any deliverable out of your submission.