Teacher: Debra Baltau
Cost: $240 or $230 / trimester if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments.
Mat Fees: $25
Fall-Economics for Success®and Finance Park
This class provides practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student’s skills, interests, and values. One of the most exciting parts of this class is that it culminates in a visit to FInace Park where students go through a simulation of being given a persona and they are guided in creating a budget and life schedule for this person based on their income and life situation. Maybe they have a house payment, maybe they live in an apartment - who know! Show up at Finance Park and find out!
Concepts- Budget, Credit, Credit card, Credit score, Co-pay insurance, Debit card, Decision making, Deductible, Goal setting, Gross income, Higher education, Interest, Interests, Needs and wants, Net income, Opportunity cost, Policy, Premium, Risk, Self-knowledge, Skills, Values, World of work.
Skills- Analyzing information, Critical thinking, Inquiry and critical-thinking skills, Interpreting data, Math calculations, Oral and written communication, Problem solving, Reading for understanding, Self-assessment, Working in groups and pairs, Presentation, Oral and written communication, Organizing information.
Winter - Global Marketplace!
Global Marketplace: provides practical information about the global economy and its effect on students’ lives. Concepts
and skills are presented in a hands on, active learning enviroment.
Concepts: Business practices, Culture, Currency, Domestic trade, Embargo, Emigrate, Entrepredeurship, Exchange rates,
Exports, Franchise, Global trade, Human resources, Immigrate, International trade, Market, Productivity, Quota, Subsidy,
Tariff, Technology, Trade, Trade barrier.
Skills: Analyzing points of view, Brainstorming, Criticalreading, Critical thinking, Gathering and organizing information, Interpreting maps, charts and globes, Math calculations, Oral and written communication, Persuasion,
Spring - It's My Business!
It’s My Business! ® encourages students to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations. Concepts-Advertising, Apprentice, Auction, Auctioneer, Be creative and
innovative, Believe in yourself, Bid, Business, Business plan, Civic responsibility, Customer, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur profile, Fill a need, Know your customer and product, Market, Marketing, Profit, Self-taught, Social entrepreneur.
Skills- Active listening, Analyzing information, Brainstorming, Creative thinking, Critical thinking, Decision making, Deductive reasoning, Estimating, Following directions, Group work, Interpreting information, Measuring, Money management, Oral and written communication, Problem solving & Self-assessment.
Over the 10 weeks we will explore lessons in Entreprenurial businesses, product design, advertising, business plans and more! Students will be practicing their public speaking skills through presenting their ideas and helping other teams fully develop their ideas. Guest speakers will round out this class to bring new ideas into the class!