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1 JA BizTown Teacher Training So What’s New?

2 Training Objectives By the end of training, you will understand: How JA BizTown lessons have changed. How to effectively use the updated curriculum materials. Changes and additions to the simulation visit.

3 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

4 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

5 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)

6 Timeline – Implementation Option 1

7 Timeline – Implementation Option 2

8 Lesson Format – Unit Overview

9 Lesson Features

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15 Application/Extension Activities

16 Financial Literacy Four core lessons 5 lessons in the past Order flexibility Before or after Community and Economy lessons Electronic payments added

17 Lesson One: Financial Institutions What is the Same? Services offered by financial institutions Connecting money and accounts Banks in an Economy Poster Why Go To The Bank worksheet What is New? Scavenger Hunt (revised Financial Services Ads) Financial ads updated

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

19 Lesson Two: Checking Accounts What is the same? Endorse a check Complete a deposit ticket Record transactions in a check register What is new? Insufficient account balance consequences Check It Out! starts here

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

21 Lesson Three: Savings Accounts What is the same? Check writing Benefits of saving Earning interest on savings What is new? Saving and spending game

22 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) NEW Extension Activities Rule of 72 Compound Interest NEW

23 Lesson Four: Debit Cards What is new? Debit card transactions Recording debit purchases in a check register Comparing various payment types Skill and vocabulary review Debit cards

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

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

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

27 Lesson One: Circular Flow of an Economy What is the same? Citizen Pledge Circular Flow of an Economy What is new? Lemonade Stand activity Check It Out! continues daily

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

29 Lesson Two: Free Enterprise What is the same? Production (prototype) activity Basic economic questions

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

31 Lesson Three: Public Goods and Services What is the same? Taxes Public vs. private goods Philanthropy What is new? Paying Taxes

32 Lesson Three Application Activities Word Search Public and Private Goods and Services (in Citizen Guide) REVISED Extension Activities Philanthropy NEW Deleted Activities So Many Choices Citizen Game

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

34 Work Readiness Two core lessons Previously four lessons Career exploration Interests/skills JA BizTown Jobs Tab Local jobs Staffing model

35 Lesson One: Interests and Skills What is the same? Skills and interests inventory Career types Workplace behavior scenarios What is new? STEM career match game

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

37 Lesson Two: Applying for a Job What is the same? Job application Making the right impression Interview evaluation What is new? Speed interviews

38 Lesson Two Application Activities Job Interviews (moved from Jobs Tab) Elections (moved from Jobs Tab) Extension Activities Writing a Resume NEW Career Exploration NEW

39 Unit Summary Check It Out! Continues with each lesson Family Newsletter Citizen Guide page revised Assessment Optional Not included in Citizen Guide CCSS References Vocabulary

40 JA BizTown Jobs Tab – What’s New? Staffing Model Job Descriptions Employment Letter Job Assignments Classified Ads

41 JA BizTown Staffing Model – What’s New

42 JA BizTown Jobs – What’s New

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

44 JA BizTown Jobs – Employment

45 Business Management Three core lessons Previously six lessons Focus is on visit prep BizPrep Tab Shop Envelopes Budget Ads

46 Lesson One: Business Costs What’s the same? Payroll Budget – Operating costs What’s new? Business Group CEO in charge

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

48 Lesson Two: Setting Prices What’s the same? Which Price activity Setting a Selling Price activity Price Setting at a JA BizTown Business activity What’s new? Which Price is Best? (revised)

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

50 Lesson Three: Visit Preparation What’s the Same? Business Costs Sheet Advertisements Philanthropy Pledge Checkbook Prep Friendly Letters Letter to the Editor

51 Lesson Three Application Activities Slogans and Logos REVISED Jingles NEW Extension Activities Friendly Letters Letters to the Editor

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

53 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

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

55 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

56 Student Checkbooks Check Register /1 Deposit /1 Bank

57 Business Start-up CFO begins working BizPrep

58 Simulation Updates Debit Cards Businesses accepting debit cards: STORE NAME1 STORE NAME2

59 Simulation Updates STEM Jobs List jobs & businesses

60 Paperwork Changes Highlight change

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

62 Debriefing One core lesson Previously two lessons Team meeting Quality business Review

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

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

65 Questions?

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


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