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Junior Achievement Volunteer Training

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Junior Achievement is the only organization reaching public & private school students, from kindergarten to high school, with classroom instruction programs that result in better comprehension scores & improved critical thinking skills by simulating everyday business experiences. Overview of JA - About What is Junior Achievement?

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How Do We Add Value? JA programming is centered around structured lesson plans tied to NC standards for grades K-12 A philosophy that presents content followed by classroom activities that challenge a student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills A delivery system that uses role models from the community who offer inspiration, enthusiasm, knowledge & living proof of where education can take you Using economics to support reading, writing, and math concepts Current K-12 content emphasizes Entrepreneurship, Workplace Readiness and Personal Financial Literacy. Junior Achievement Adds to the 3 R’s! RELEVANCY- tying the classroom to the real world RELATIONSHIPS-bringing the community back into our schools effectively and efficiently RESULTS-improved test results & critical thinking skills Overview of JA - About

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The Success: 47,783 students impacted across the JA of the Central Carolina’s footprint! 2009/2010 Wrap-up Overview of JA - About ¹ Cabarrus, Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Robeson, Rowan, Scotland, Union ² Cape Fear (Wilmington), Western North Carolina (Asheville), Winston-Salem, South Carolina (York, Chester) The Challenge: Significant budget cuts to JA programming . JA has cut expenses and is also seeking new sources of funding so that we might be able to meet the growing demand for JA programs. How Volunteers Can Help: Help JA meet the demand for our programs by making a donation! For more information, visit www.jacarolinas.org JA of the Central Carolinas serves 51 counties across the state of North Carolina and three counties in Northern South Carolina

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The Elementary School Programs (5 Lessons, 30-45 minutes each) K - Ourselves 1st - Our Families 2nd - Our Community 3rd - Our City 4th - Our Region 5th - Our Nation When you sign up for a JA class, you are committing to teaching all the required lessons. The Elementary School Programs include six sequential themes for Kindergarten through fifth- grade students. Students learn the basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace. The sequential activities build on studies from each preceding grade and prepare students for secondary school and lifelong learning. Overview of JA – Elementary Programs* Tips for Working With Elementary School Students Ask teachers for their signal to get students’ attention and use it. Explain vocabulary – use the board or poster paper. Remember their age level. Relate the information to everyday life. Be enthusiastic and keep it fun! * For more specific information on each JA Program, please visit the Local Program section at www.jacarolinas.org

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Middle Grades Programs (6 Lessons, 45 minutes each) 6th-7th JA Global Marketplace 6th-8th JA Economics for Success 8th JA America Works When you sign up for a JA class, you are committing to teaching all the required lessons. Junior Achievement has several highly effective programs for middle grade and junior high school students that reinforce the value of education and teach students about the future economic benefits of staying in school. Students will be introduced to many economic concepts and useful facts about the working world. Overview of JA – Middle School Programs* Tips for Working With Middle School Students Know the teacher’s classroom rules and follow them. Show students respect and ensure they respect you. Make sure you can move around the room so students pay attention better. Don’t let students speak when you are speaking. Do not keep talking even if 1-2 students are talking. Be honest and show you care about them. * For more specific information on each JA Program, please visit the Local Program section at www.jacarolinas.org

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9th - 12th JA Economics 9th - 12th JA Exploring Economics 9th - 12th JA Personal Finance 9th - 12th JA Titan 9th - 12th JA Success Skills 9th - 12th JA Company Program When you sign up for a JA class, you are committing to teaching all the required lessons. Junior Achievement's High School Programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.   With a range of different programs, JA teaches “what the world is really like.” You mix your life experience with our materials to light a fire under students to consider starting their own business, or why profit isn’t a “bad word.” High School Programs (5 - 7 Lessons, 45 minutes each) Overview of JA – High School Programs* Tips for Working With High School Students Know the teacher’s classroom rules and follow them. Show students respect and ensure they respect you. Make sure you can move around the room so students pay attention better. Don’t let students speak when you are speaking. Do not keep talking even if 1-2 students are talking. Be honest and show you care about them. * For more specific information on each JA Program, please visit the Local Program section at www.jacarolinas.org

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So you’ve signed up to teach JA…Now What?

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Each kit contains all the materials that you need to successfully conduct your JA class……. The JA Volunteer Program Kit

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The Guide for Volunteers and Teachers No matter what grade you teach, The Guide for Volunteers and Teachers is laid out the same way. This is your step by step guide to teaching the JA lessons. The Master List of Materials A complete inventory for everything included in your kit. JA provides the volunteer with enough materials to teach 30-32 students. Next to the item name is a code (begins with the letter E, M or H). All the materials in the kit are coded in order to help the volunteer find them quickly. On most materials, the code can usually be found in the lower corner. The JA Volunteer Program Kit Tip: The only materials JA does not supply are items normally found in the classroom (e.g., crayons, paper, etc). Keep in mind, some schools may lack adequate school supplies for all children. Refer any questions to the classroom teacher!

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The Guide for Volunteers and Teachers No matter what grade you teach, The Guide for Volunteers and Teachers is laid out the same way. This is your step by step guide to teaching the JA lessons. The Lesson Plan The first page of a lesson plan is a complete overview of what the lesson will cover. Included on this page: Key Concepts Lesson Objectives Vocabulary Amount of time the lesson should take you to teach. Materials you will need for the lesson The JA Volunteer Program Kit Not sure which materials to use? You can reference the Master List of Materials for the appropriate code!

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The Guide for Volunteers and Teachers The Lesson: The detailed script guides volunteers through the activity and discussion. No matter what grade you teach, the lesson plans are structured similarly. Margin Notes (shaded areas) suggest alternative strategies and give recommended time guidelines. Introduction: All lessons start with a brief introduction where volunteers introduce themselves and the topic. Activity: Activities reinforce the concepts you are teaching the students. The majority of the lesson will be spent leading the students through activities. The JA Volunteer Program Kit

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The Guide for Volunteers and Teachers Summary and Review Before concluding the lessons, volunteers are encouraged to reemphasize objectives. The Lesson: The detailed script guides volunteers through the activity and discussion. No matter what grade you teach, the lesson plans are structured similarly. Junior Journal Follow-up These teacher-directed activities are designed to reinforce the concepts and skills presented in the activity. Activity Outline Volunteers may use this outline to personalize the activity while accomplishing its objectives. The JA Volunteer Program Kit JA scripts the lesson for the volunteer’s convenience, however, feel free to add your own personal touches to the lesson or modify activities to meet the needs of your classroom.

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Program Completion Upon Completion Of The JA Program… Immediately let JA know you have finished. Visit www.jacarolinas.org or contact your Program Manager directly. For a complete list of Program Managers by area, click here. Note: This is required of all JA volunteers. JA must have written verification that all activities have been completed. Please return the extra materials to the your local JA office. Please take a moment to provide JA with feedback about your JA experience. Loved your JA experience? Sign up for another JA class or recommend a friend! Volunteer resource page

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Working With The JA Staff – Who to Contact Program Manager Contact Information by County

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Working With The JA Staff – Who to Contact JA Central Carolinas Office Locations JA of the Central Carolinas (Franchise Operations) 201 South Tryon Street, LL100 Charlotte, NC 28202 Ph: 704.536.9668 Fx: 704.563.4864 JA of Western North Carolina P.O. Box 2716 Asheville, NC 28802 Ph: 828-252-5842Fx: 828-252-1289 http://www.jacarolinas.org/westernnc2.html JA of the Cape Fear Region 217 N. Fifth Avenue, Suite 101 Wilmington, NC 28401 Ph: 910.762.3690 Fx: 910.762.0009 http://www.jacarolinas.org/capefear.html JA South Carolina (York, Lancaster and Chester Counties) P.O. Box 12193 Rock Hill, SC 29731 Ph: 803.980.6363 Fx: 803.980.6364 York: http://www.jacarolinas.org/yorkcounty_sc.html Lancaster: http://www.jacarolinas.org/lancastersc.html Chester: http://www.jacarolinas.org/chester_sc.html

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