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1 Welcome to JA BizTown Teacher Training

2 JA Capstone Programs JA BizTown – Elementary grades 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 Training Objectives By the end of training, you will understand: The purpose of JA BizTown. How to effectively use the curriculum. Teacher responsibilities for a successful student visit. Basic operation of the on-site simulation.

4 Benefits to Educators 1.Lessons are easy to use. 2.Minimal preparation time is needed. 3.Content is aligned with CCSS. 4.Curriculum is fun, interactive, and engaging. 5.Application and extension activities are in each lesson.

5 Student Goals 1.Demonstrate a basic understand of the free enterprise system. 2.Build money management skills. 3.Develop an understanding of basic business practices and responsibilities. 4.Describe the role of citizenship, worker, producer, consumer, and philanthropy in the economy. 5.Display the soft skills necessary for successful participation in the world of work.

6 Teacher training Classroom instruction Volunteer training Student on-site visit Post-visit activities Program Components

7 6 JA BizTown Video

8 JA BizTown Curriculum Basics Financial Literacy 4 class periods Community and Economy 3 class periods Work Readiness 2 class periods Business Management 3 class periods Simulation and Debrief

9 JA BizTown Curriculum Materials Teacher Guide Classroom Kit Citizen Guide (workbook) Online Resources

10 JA BizTown Classroom Kit

11 Curriculum Guide Tabs Overview/Getting Started Financial Literacy Community and Economy Work Readiness JA BizTown Jobs Business Management BizPrep Visit and Debriefing Visit Information Volunteer Information

12 Overview/Getting Started Overview (Pages 3-6) Program Goals, Experiential Learning, Economics Getting Started Materials (Pages 7-9) Lesson Format (Pages 10-16) Simulation Prep (Pages 17-20) Timeline and Checklist (Pages 20-23) Master List of Materials (Page 24)

13 Timeline – Implementation Option 1

14 Timeline – Implementation Option 2

15 Lesson Format – Unit Overview

16 Lesson Features






22 Application/Extension Activities

23 Financial Literacy Four core lessons 5 lessons in the past Order flexibility Before or after Community and Economy lessons Checks and electronic payment methods

24 Lesson One: Financial Institutions Topic/Activities Services offered by financial institutions Connecting money and accounts Scavenger hunt Financial services ads Banks in an Economy Poster Bank account application Bank accounts

25 Lesson One Application Activities Banking Bingo – bank services (game in kit) Vocabulary Review – (in Citizen Guide) Extension Activities Choosing a Financial Institution - financial institution differences (in Citizen Guide) Bank Teller Computations – money skills (practice)

26 Lesson Two: Checking Accounts Topic/Activities Endorse a check Complete a deposit ticket Record transactions in a check register Insufficient account balance consequences Two paychecks

27 Lesson Two Application Activities Transaction Actions – deposit tickets/checkbook registers (in Citizen Guide) Paycheck Practice – endorsement/deposits (in Citizen Guide) Extension Activities Direct Deposit – (local JA Area option) Gordon’s Bounced Check – (in Citizen Guide)

28 Lesson Three: Savings Accounts Topic/Activities Check writing Benefits of saving Earning interest on savings $1.50 saving required

29 Lesson Three Application Activities $1 Million or Double the Pennies? (option for Getting Started) John’s Shopping Day – check writing/register (in Citizen Guide) Savings Plan – Inquiry based (Internet required) Extension Activities Rule of 72 Compound Interest

30 Lesson Four: Debit Cards Topic/Activities Debit card transactions Recording debit purchases in a check register Comparing various payment types Skill and vocabulary review Debit cards

31 Lesson Four Application Activities Venn Diagram (compare/contrast) Let’s Go to the Bank Extension Activities The Debit Card Transaction (in Citizen Guide) Interest in Your Favor (Internet option) (in Citizen Guide)

32 Unit Summary Check It Out! Continuous scenarios Family Newsletter Citizen Guide page Assessment Optional Not included in Citizen Guide CCSS References Vocabulary

33 Community and Economy Three core lessons Order flexibility Before or after Financial Literacy lessons Circular flow Organizing construct

34 Lesson One: Circular Flow of an Economy Topic/Activities Vocabulary Citizenship Circular flow of economy Citizen Pledge Lemonade Stand activity Resources Circular flow demonstrated JA BizTown citizens

35 Lesson One Application Activities Circular Flow Game (game cards in kit) My Business (in Citizen Guide) Extension Activities Discovering Character Traits Code of Ethics

36 Lesson Two: Free Enterprise Topic/Activities Businesses produce goods and services Scarcity Basic economic questions Prototype production Production

37 Lesson Two Application Activities What is Free Enterprise? (in Citizen Guide) (homework option) Jim’s Popcorn Daydream (in Citizen Guide) Extension Activities Economic Freedoms Poster Family Resources (money cards in kit)

38 Lesson Three: Public Goods and Services Topic/Activities Gross pay vs. net pay Taxes Public vs. private goods Philanthropy Taxes

39 Lesson Three Application Activities Word Search Public and Private Goods and Services (in Citizen Guide) Extension Activities Philanthropy

40 Unit Summary Family Newsletter Citizen Guide page Assessment Optional Not included in Citizen Guide CCSS References Vocabulary

41 Work Readiness Two core lessons Career exploration Interests/skills JA BizTown Jobs Tab Local jobs Elections (Application Activity) Job interviews (Application Activity)

42 Lesson One: Interests and Skills Topic/Activities Recognition of skills and interests Career types STEM careers Workplace behavior

43 Lesson One Application Activities Career Types Education Pays Off (in Citizen Guide) Extension Activities Soft Skills – Teamwork Soft Skills – Problem Solving

44 Lesson Two: Applying for a Job Topic/Activities Job application Speed interviews Job interview evaluation

45 Lesson Two Application Activities Job Interviews Elections Extension Activities Writing a Resume Career Exploration

46 JA BizTown Jobs Tab Staffing Model Job Descriptions Employment Letter Job Assignments Classified Ads

47 JA BizTown Staffing Model

48 JA BizTown Jobs – By Business

49 JA BizTown Jobs – Assignments Fill positions based on group size JA staff will specify priority for “between” group sizes One student per line

50 JA BizTown Jobs – Employment

51 Business Management Three core lessons Business expenses Price setting Visit preparation BizPrep Tab Shop envelopes Budget Ads

52 Lesson One: Business Costs Topic/Activities Customer service Budget – operating costs Payroll Business Costs Sheet Business group CEO in charge

53 Lesson One Application Activities Customer Service (in Citizen Guide) Ranking Criteria (in Citizen Guide) Extension Activities Quality Task Committee (in Citizen Guide) BizBriefs (in Citizen Guide - businesses in simulation)

54 Lesson Two: Setting Prices Topic/Activities Selling price Revenue Inventory Profit Divide products into equal groups – all students have same opportunity

55 Lesson Two Application Activities Wants and Needs Business Costs and Profit (in Citizen Guide) Extension Activities History Connection – Inquiry-Based Lesson (Internet required) Identity Theft

56 Lesson Three: Visit Preparation Topic/Activities Advertisements Philanthropy Pledge Checkbook Prep Friendly Letters (Extension Activity) Letter to the Editor (Extension Activity)

57 Lesson Three Application Activities Slogans and Logos Jingles Extension Activities Friendly Letters Letters to the Editor

58 Student Checkbooks Classroom preparation Name written on book and on checks and deposit tickets throughout Account number on checks and deposit tickets

59 Student Checkbooks Ready for first visit to the bank First deposit ticket ready o Payroll taxes have been deducted o Cash back maximum of $2.00 o Net deposit o Gross pay amounts: $9.00, $8.50, and $8.00 o Net pay amounts: $8.82, $8.33, and $7.84

60 Student Checkbooks Deposit Ticket Caleb Lents April 1 15 Caleb Lents

61 Student Checkbooks First check and register transactions First check for savings o $1.50 – required for each student o Pay to the order of “Bank” o Memo: savings account Check Register o Beginning balance is $0 o Two entries – net deposit and savings o Show math

62 Student Checkbooks Check Register /1 Deposit /1 Bank

63 Business Startup CFO begins working BizPrep

64 Simulation Visit 4½- to 5-hour day Volunteers 1 – 2 per business 1 hour before student arrival Student Welcome

65 Business Startup Students read and begin jobs

66 Business Startup Pricing activity Nothing under $1.00 Price popular items highest – record on inventory supply sheet Consider bank loan Speech preparation CEOs may have opening speech template Printing payroll (CFO) CEO signs/checks are filed Do NOT distribute yet!

67 Opening Town Meeting Students gather in town center Mayor’s welcome speech CEO’s opening speeches

68 Staff Meeting #1 All students and volunteers in business No one should be out in town! CFO hands out first payroll check Endorse – remove stub Tear out deposit ticket and savings check Remind students of break order Remind students they must visit the bank before shopping or eating

69 Work/Break Rotations #1 Three break sessions, 20 minutes each Red – Yellow – Green Students on break go to bank first Teachers: help at banks Students not on break continue to work – follow the job simulations As income begins to come in, CFO to make deposits

70 Staff Meeting #2 CFOs pass out second payroll check Prepare students for next bank deposit Deposit ticket (no cash back) Enter net deposit in checkbook register Discuss how things are going Remind students that on their next break they will eat lunch and go shopping Remind students to record purchases in their checkbook register

71 Work/Break Rotations #2 Three break sessions, 30 minutes each Red – Yellow – Green Students on break go to bank first Students not on break continue to work – follow the job simulations As income begins to come in, remind CFO to make deposits Assist with Closing Town Meeting speech prep, if applicable

72 Business Cleanup Final business deposits made to the bank Business cleanup See list posted in business Students return uniforms, JA BizTown cash, break buttons, etc. Unused materials and supplies remain CFO prints accounting report All paperwork goes in BizPrep envelope Including checkbooks – return to school

73 Closing Town Meeting JA staff calls everyone to town center Students bring all personal belongings with them Mayor leads meeting A few, specific CFOs/others give reports/speeches Students return uniforms, JA BizTown cash, break buttons, etc.

74 Reminders Everyone brings a sack lunch No time to “go out” for lunch Teachers cover for volunteers during breaks Teachers responsible for medications Schedule transportation ASAP

75 Debriefing One core lesson Team meeting Quality business Review

76 Debriefing Application Activities Rank Your Business BizQuiz (game cards in classroom kit) Fact Tag Extension Activities Business Letter (in Citizen Guide)

77 Teacher Resources Video – Introduce program Pre/Post-Test Posters Illustrations

78 Questions?

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

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