Business & Marketing Education Newsletter
New York State Education Department
November/December 2009 - Issue 69
CTE FUTURE DIRECTIONS
The CTE Future Directions E-Forum was held on November 5, 2009 in collaboration with Teacher Centers at 11 sites statewide. Over 300 CTE stakeholders participated. The E-Forum session is now archived for viewing and comment at http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/cte/home.html along with related documents. Comments may be posted to the Moodle until December 5, 2009. All participants will be sent an e-forum evaluation survey on the use of the technology.
AP ACCOUNTING PILOT UPDATE
Here is the latest information on the AP Accounting Pilot that will occur next summer.
Where: Hofstra University
When: June 28, 29, 30 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
8 - 5 each day
What: Textbook from McGraw Hill will be donated
How: Registration Information to be made available in February
SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVLEOPMENT THRU BTA
Next summer, BTA’s summer training will be geared around the computer software ALICE. Speakers have been lined up and regional directors are working on acquiring a venue.
The time 8 am - 2 pm.
Date: Early July late August
Room needs: Should have chairs/and desks or tables.
More information will follow in the coming months.
Many participants at BTANYS asked for the link to Cornell's FREE eClips collection. eClips ( <http://eclips.cornell.edu> http://eclips.cornell.edu will help you find relevant, focused, and interesting video content on business, entrepreneurship and leadership. They have created a special page for business educators who want to find the most interesting clips for business planning: http://eclipsco.org/businessplanning.htm
FROM THE LISTSERV
Movies to be used in business law, accounting or marketing classes as suggested by several business teachers.
12 Angry Men
Catch Me If You Can
Fun with Dick and Jane
The Burning Bed
Smartest Guys in the Room
Thank You for Smoking
The Santa Clause
Teachers reminder: Watch out for scenes you would have to skip.
THE STOCK MARKET GAME
Liz Reidel from the Stock Market Game would like to share some exciting news about the program with New York teachers. Learning Point Associates, in conjunction with the FINRA Foundation for Investor Education, recently commissioned a nationwide survey examining the impact of playing the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game on student achievement on mathematics and investor knowledge tests. The results of the study conclude that students who participated in the program significantly outperformed students who did not play the game on both the mathematics and investor knowledge tests.
The good news continues as students are not the only ones to benefit from The Stock Market Game. Teachers of the program report that their use in the classroom influenced their financial practices. They were influenced to set financial goals, analyze their risk tolerance, read the business section of the newspaper, and watch financial programs as a result of teaching The Stock Market Game. It's not too late to participate in a 2009/10 game session. For more information and to register, please visit their web site, www.stockmarketgame.org.
OHIO SPORTS ACADEMY
Attached is the information regarding the upcoming Sports Business Academy being hosted by Ohio University. Ohio U offers one of the most credible, dynamic and influential sport management programs in the country. As such, this is an outstanding opportunity for any students looking at pursuing a career in sports. The academy is limited to 50 students so you will want to encourage those interested to apply as soon as possible. Candidates can apply online and are eligible for college credit. Please don't hesitate to email or call Chris Lindaur (mobile| 503.330.1895) with any questions.if I can't answer them, I'll be sure to get you in touch with the appropriate folks on campus at Ohio U. Here is the general info.
The Academy will be July 18-25, 2010
Cost is $1,750 and max enrollment is 50. Cost includes airports transportation from CMH, Intro Textbook, housing, meals, field trip and a full game day experience at a Cincinnati Reds game (including interaction with front office execs), polo shirt, evening activities, BBQ at Strouds, Keynote Speaker and other guest speakers—NCAA Confirmed, access to Student Health, Campus Tours, and the expertise of Ohio U's prestigious faculty.
SASM 201 Credit Option for Students AND a scholarship guarantee for all accepted students that choose the credit option. Out of state tuition will be waived PLUS approx. $359 scholarship will be awarded making the academic credit cost $500 for all students.
Website is http://www.sportsad.ohio.edu/undergrad/academy/
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT’S NEWEST PROGRAM
New Junior Achievement High School Program in 2009: JA Be Entrepreneurial. This program focuses on challenging students through interactive classroom activities to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. JA Be Entrepreneurial provides useful, practical content to assist students to transition into becoming productive, contributing members of society. This program works well in many business and marketing classes. To get more information, or to request this program for your students, contact Shannon Bloomquist at Junior Achievement of Western NY at 716-853-1381, ext. 16 or email@example.com . Not in the western NY area? Shannon can also help you connect to a JA office near you.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME THEMATIC UNITS
Looking for something in the next month or so to keep your students thinking about something besides the holidays and vacation? Don’t forget to check out the thematic units from the Hall of Fame. Units on economics, character education, leadership etc….are well done and available for use. Go to http://education.baseballhalloffame.org/experience/thematic_units/index.html to see a list of all units available.
NEWS FROM BTA: VIDEO GAME DESIGN
BTA has informed me that they will be posting their Video Game Design curriculum on the BTANYS website very shortly. www.btanys.org