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IBEA Virtual Convention
Monday, September 28, 2020

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Diane Fickel

Iowa City West High School
West Senior High School

Loving the idea of evolving her business classroom into a high energy platform that nurtures innovation in students is one reason Diane has implemented the use of Design Thinking and the Lean Startup Method for teaching Entrepreneurship at Iowa City West. Diane has taught the course for 27 years and has witnessed, firsthand, the difference these concepts can make in a student’s mindset and motivation. With this in mind, Diane was excited to join the BizInnovator Startup curriculum (RE)design team. In addition to teaching, Diane is the advisor of the CTSO, Business Professionals of America where her students participate in many Entrepreneurship contests and competitions at the local, state and national levels.  Her career passion also includes developing young business owners.  At West, her students run a coffee shop called, Pump it UP which provides an authentic experience about what it takes to run a successful enterprise. Finally, Diane served as the Lead Instructor for the University of Iowa Youth Summer Camps sponsored by the Jacobson Institute for eight years.


My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 28

8:00am CDT