7th Graders Learn about Movie Production
Students in Mrs. Tammy Parks’ media class are learning the basics of business, entrepreneurship, and computer programming by running their own movie production companies. On March 3, 2011, these young executives will showcase their animated films at Howe Public Schools in hopes of selling enough tickets to repay their investors and turn a profit.
Mrs. Parks is teaching BizMovie, a program created by The BizWorld Foundation, a national non-profit dedicated to teaching entrepreneurial, financial and business skills to kids. In BizMovie, students work in teams to start and run their own businesses in a simulated movie production industry. This real-world curriculum reinforces academic content and standards while infusing core 21st Century skills through the discovery of business basics, finance, money management and computer programming. Taking on different leadership roles, students learn the basics of entrepreneurship and animated film production as they apply for jobs, design, produce, market and sell tickets to their animated films.
These student-led production teams will receive help from outside “consultants.” Teachers, parents and business leaders will serve as mentors to these students by playing different roles such as Investment Bankers and Company Advisors.
“Technology and business basics are essential tools for students in the 21st Century,” said Catherine Hutton Markwell, CEO of The BizWorld Foundation. “Teachers who have embraced BizMovie are truly the champions of educational innovation.”
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About The BizWorld Foundation
The BizWorld Foundation’s mission is to challenge and engage children across the cultural and economic spectrum through experiential learning programs that teach the basics of business, entrepreneurship, and money management and promote teamwork and leadership in the classroom. For more information, please contact us at T: 1(888) 4-BIZKIDS