+1 203.741.8570 admin@opententacademy.com

Course Descriptions

Showing Business Skills Classes

Show Me By:

Grade:

Min grade:    Max grade:

Enter any grade range, e.g. 1 - 5 for elementary, 9 - 12 for high school

Time (ET)

Instructor or Keyword

Enter any text in the search box below to find classes quickly! Matches title, description, time, and instructor.

Start Date Start Time End Time Day Grade Range Open Spots Price Availability
Monday

Outliers: The Story of Success - Fall 2019

Term: Fall 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 09, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $250.00

Add to Cart


In this stunning book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

This is a high school ½ credit English semester themed around Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book Outliers. Students will participate in pre-reading, analyzing and post-reading discussions. Students will write essays as well as have some quizzes and a mid-term and final.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Ten Terrific Ted Talks! Don’t say that ten times fast! - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Monday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 13, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $250.00

Add to Cart


It is rarely possible to bring world class guest speakers in to school to lecture students about their chosen field of expertise. It is, however, easy to bring their ideas and their passions direct to your students. This is what this class is all about!

In Ten Terrific Ted Talks, we are going to watch, discuss, analyze and debate various topics that are presented in ten amazing Ted Talks*. This class will combine psychology, social sciences, writing, current events and more! It is a discussion-based class so please make sure your child comes to class prepared to talk!

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the language in the TED TALKS might not be the “normal classroom language” that I use during class. There might be some “foul language” and/or “inappropriate language”. Please make sure your child understands that I do not teach or use this language. The TED TALKS are other people’s words.

*TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Who's The Boss? Learn what it takes to Own a Business - Fall 2019

Term: Fall 2019     Class Meets: Wednesday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $250.00

Add to Cart


Does your child enjoy running a lemonade stand, mowing yards or pet sitting?

Do they dream of being the CEO or the owner of a start up?

Then, this class is a must! After owning two successful Pet Sitting Businesses and being named Top 5 out of 8,000 business owners, I sold them when I moved out of state. Currently, I still speak at National Conferences and mentor other Pet Sitters.

My goal is to teach YOUR children the practical skills to begin their own business.

In this class, students will dream up the business they would like to own/run and we will journey through the steps. I am excited to teach and learn with your young Boss!

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Christie Joy

Grade Range: 6th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Introduction to Start Ups - Spring 2020

Term: Spring 2020     Class Meets: Wednesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 22, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $250.00

Add to Cart


What is a start-up? Is it a full-fledged business? Is it an idea? Is it both?

Israel is considered by the world the start-up nation and more products and designs began their life in Israel. Jonathan Meola has been a part of this world in one capacity or another for a large part of his adult life. He is excited to share with students the concept behind start-ups.

What is a start-up?

How do you come up with the next great idea?

How do you get investors?

What happens when you sell the start up?

Introduction to Start Ups is so much more than just a business class. Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. It is a class to inspire, make your move, fulfill your vision, look at your goal. Yes, you can be the Startup Hero!

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

So Many Pets, So Little Time Pet Care and Pet Sitting - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Monday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 13, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $250.00

Add to Cart


This course is designed to help the most avid pet lover become more knowledgeable. The student will then be able to use their knowledge to create a business. I have owned two Award winning pet sitting companies and I love mentoring young entrepreneurs. I still speak across the country about pet care and pet business. The student will learn how to care for a variety of animals/pets. They will then participate in all aspects of developing their pet business. I am passionate about this course and cannot wait to teach your student.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Christie Joy

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Think like an Economist Introduction to Economic Theory - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020

Term: Fall 2019 & Winter 2020     Class Meets: Tuesday,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

Syllabus

Price: $400.00

Add to Cart


In Think like an Economist, Jonathan Meola, will provide your students with a solid introduction to economics. It will cover pure economic theory as well as how the markets work. The logic will be clear. The organization will be impeccable. Mr. Meola will have a fair balance between the “plan old” economics and the aspect of economic thought that is considered particularly Austrian.

This class will contain humor, stories as well as a bit of history embedded with it.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.