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1 Welcome to JA Finance Park Teacher Training

2 1 JA Capstone Programs JA BizTown – Elementary School JA Finance Park – Middle and High School Capstone is the culmination of classroom study. It provides on-site experiential activities that allow students to apply knowledge they learned in classrooms to real-world situations.

3 2 NOTE TO JA STAFF This PPT deck is a template that can be configured locally. References to facility- based, mobile, and virtual simulations are included. You should delete references that are not applicable to your JA Area. You may also choose to delete or limit information shared about PBL or traditional lessons depending on local implementation preferences.

4 3 Training Objectives By the end of training, you will understand: The purpose of JA Finance Park. How to effectively use the curriculum. Teacher responsibilities for a successful student simulation experience. Basic operation of the on-site (or Virtual) simulation.

5 Benefits to Educators Lessons are easy to use. Minimal preparation time is needed. Lesson options provide flexibility. Curriculum is fun, interactive, and engaging. Extension activities are provided with each unit. 4

6 Program Components Teacher training Classroom instruction Volunteer training Student simulation Post-simulation activities 5

7 JA Finance Park Video 6

8 Curriculum Basics 7

9 JA Finance Park Curriculum Materials Teacher Guide Posters Savvy Shopper game sets Student Workbook Online resources 8

10 JA Finance Park Curriculum Materials 9

11 Curriculum Guide Tabs Getting Started Option 1: Traditional and Extension Activities – Income – Saving, Investing, Risk Management – Debit and Credit – Budget + – Simulation and Debrief Option 2: PBL Lessons Glossary Visit Information Volunteer Information 10

12 Overview/Getting Started 11 Getting Started Sources (Page 1) Link for Pre-/Post-Test (Page 3) Program Overview and Goals (Pages 4-7) Option 1: Traditional Lesson Format (Page 8) Master List of Materials (Page 9) Option 2: PBL Lesson Format (Pages 10-11) Sample Implementation Timelines (Pages 12-13)

13 Option 1 Timeline Traditional Lesson Implementation

14 Option 2 Timeline Project-Based Learning Lesson Implementation

15 Traditional Lesson Features





20 Extension Activities

21 Extension Activity Workbook Pages

22 Student Workbook Pages Traditional lessons Extension activities Vocabulary Note-taking Background info Skill practice

23 Project or Project- Based Learning?

24 Project-Based Learning Technology-based Teacher training – Buck Institute Driving Question Minutes of “Need to Know” Rubrics Culminating Project

25 PBL Lesson Features





30 Traditional: Income Three core lessons Student self-assessment Work preferences Taxes NMI Video introduction Pre-test Eight extension activities

31 Define income Personal traits Worker profile activity Extension activity #1 Lesson One: Plan Your Future

32 Lesson Two: Careers Career readiness Career clusters Exploration Trends Knowledge / skills Extension activity #2

33 Lesson Three: Taxes and My Income Taxes Income Sales Property Net monthly income

34 Assessment Teacher guide only 11 questions Multiple choice Calculation Answer key

35 Income – Extension Activities Kuder Navigator (p.47) Online career assessment Career Choice Research (p.51) BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook Being an Entrepreneur (p.55) Start a company – group presentation

36 Income – Extension Activities Starting a Lawn Care Business (p.59) Fixed and variable costs STEM Career (p.63) Design and build a product Social Security & Medicare (p.69) Tax calculations

37 Income – Extension Activities Sales Receipt Analysis (p.75) Sales tax How to Complete a 1040-EZ (p.79) Income tax return

38 Traditional: Saving, Investing and Risk Management Two core lessons Saving Investment options Insurance Five extension activities

39 Pay Yourself First Savings funds Saving goals Interest Know It All Lesson One: Saving and Investing

40 Insurance policies Premium Tree of Life Perfectly Matched Lesson Two: Managing Risk

41 Assessment Teacher Guide only Nine questions Multiple choice Fill in the blank True/False Answer key

42 Extension Activities Understanding College Costs and the FAFSA (p.31) Paying for college Understanding Stock Quotes (p. 35) Analyze a stock portfolio Roth IRAs (p.39) Teens investing for retirement

43 Extension Activities Compound Interest and the Rule of 72 (p.43) Online, worksheet, team options Junior Achievement $ave USA (p. 49) Online lesson – risk and insurance

44 Traditional: Debit and Credit Four core lessons Financial institutions Debit/credit use Benefits and pitfalls Credit score Five extension activities

45 Bank/credit union Internet bank Online banking Mobile banking Lesson One: Banking Partners

46 Electronic payments Credit Bankruptcy Mobile banking Lesson Two: Personal Spending

47 Debit and credit payments Lesson Three: Savvy Shopping

48 Credit report Credit score Credit score game Lesson Four: Managing Credit

49 Assessment Teacher Guide only 10 questions Multiple choice Fill in the blank True/False Answer key

50 Extension Activities Checks and Checking Accounts (p.41) Check writing and registers Installment Debt (p. 49) Interest rate effect on real price Rent or Home Ownership (p. 55) Benefit and responsibility

51 Extension Activities Leasing vs. Buying a Car (p.61) Pluses and minuses of having a car Identity Theft (p. 67) Protecting personal information

52 Traditional: Budget + Three core lessons Budgeting Paying for education Three extension activities

53 Wants and needs Impulse buying Short-term goals Long-term goals Lesson One: Think Before You Spend

54 Budget categories Discretionary income Budget your time option Lesson Two: What is a Budget?

55 Opportunity cost Scarcity Life scenarios Summer job classifieds High school scenarios Lesson Three: Using a Budget

56 Assessment Teacher Guide only 10 questions Multiple choice Fill in the blank Answer key

57 Extension Activities Sample Budgets (p.41) Evaluating budgets Personal Budget (p. 47) Developing a realistic budget Paying for Postsecondary Education (p. 53) Financial aid options

58 Simulation and Debriefing One day simulation 4½ hours JA facility One debrief lesson Post-test

59 PBL: Driving Question What do I need to do today to accomplish what I want in the future?

60 PBL: Culminating Project

61 PBL: Income Four core lessons Student self-assessment Career goals Sources of income Calculate NMI Video introduction Pre-test

62 Set the stage Introduce culminating project Career assessment Lesson One: My Life: Got Skills?

63 Career search Occupational Outlook Handbook College search College Scoreboard or College 411 Debate Is a college degree worth it? Optional: research/presentation Compare future with/without a degree Lesson Two: My Life: College or Not?

64 Tax discussion Take-home pay Online paycheck calculator Payroll tax teams research How is tax money spent? Lesson Three: My Life: Where’s All My Money? Part One

65 Tax argument presentations Tax argument decision Lesson Four: My Life: Where’s All My Money? Part Two

66 PBL: Saving, Investing, and Risk Managment Two required lessons Saving and investing options Personal risk Two optional but recommended lessons

67 Rule of 72 Investment Accounts Online paycheck calculator Mini simulation How is tax money spent? Lesson One: My Life: Pay Myself First? Optional but recommended: Short story for elementary students

68 Auto insurance focus Student groups Decide on a car they would like to have Research Auto insurance pricing, policy options and requirements Lesson Two: My Life: Insurance Too? Optional but recommended: Q&A for purchasing insurance

69 PBL: Debit and Credit Three required lessons Financial institutions Debit and credit cards Building good credit Credit scores Two optional but recommended lessons

70 Banks and credit unions Options Brick and mortar Internet Mobile Online Research Lesson One: My Life: Financial Institutions Optional but recommended: Talk show

71 Good debt vs. bad debt Debit vs. credit cards Jeopardy-style game show Lesson Two: My Life: Cost of Credit

72 Use of credit Building a good credit history Lesson Three: My Life: My Credit Score Optional but recommended: My Credit Report Presentation

73 PBL: Budget + Three required lessons Setting goals Budgeting One optional but recommended lesson

74 Financial planning Financial challenges “Riches to Rags” stories Lesson One: My Life: “Riches to Rags”… Not Me!

75 Developing a budget Financial freedom Avoiding excessive debt Discretionary income Lesson Two: My Life: Income – Expenses = Reality Optional but recommended: Interview results

76 Budget Choices Goals Lesson Three: My Life: In Control of My Money

77 PBL: Simulation and Debriefing Portfolio presentation preparation One-day simulation 4½ hours JA facility Presentation Debrief

78 On-site Simulation 4- to 4½-hour day Volunteers One per group of six students One hour before student arrival Teacher role

79 Flow of the Day Welcome Set up/Discovery Research Budget Shopping Payment Paperless Paper-based

80 Virtual Simulation Four sessions The Truth Revealed The Big Search Budget Puzzle Final Commitment “Extras” round

81 Teacher Resources Video to introduce program Pre-/Post-Test Web page links PowerPoint slides

82 Questions?

83 Thank You! We’ll see you on simulation day – Be prepared for a day of fun!

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