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Pennsylvania Schools Embrace Business-Driven Curriculum

In Pennsylvania, schools are implementing the Total Experience Learning program, developed by Dr. Adelle Schade. This initiative, aimed at enhancing traditional education by integrating business innovation skills, has gained attention across the state. The program offers courses at Albright College, helping teachers to earn credits towards a Master’s degree.

Total Experience Learning, a registered trademark of ConvergEd, emphasizes experiential learning, encouraging students to apply classroom knowledge in practical business contexts. For example, a student described using poetry in a business pitch similar to a “Shark Tank” presentation. This approach has reportedly led to increased engagement and patent filings by students.

The program’s expansion is supported by a $3 million federal grant and is part of Albright’s new School of Business and Professional Studies. Despite the college facing financial challenges and leadership changes, the program continues to receive substantial support from the community and grants.

Barry Schlouch, an alumnus and business founder, praised the program’s effectiveness in preparing students for success in business environments. He, along with other financial contributors, supports the program’s growth and implementation in more schools across Pennsylvania.


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