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IBEA Virtual Convention
Monday, September 28, 2020

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Monday, September 28

9:00am CDT

Junior Achievement - The perfect high school business partner!
For over 100 years, Junior Achievement has evolved to meet the needs of schools, districts and the business community...and we continue to do so. Come learn about our new semester long programs, the new JA Finance Park, JA Company Program and virtual delivery models that will show how Junior Achievement can serve as a connection to larger business community for your students.


Collin Lane

Director, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
Collin Lane is in his 3rd year as the Director of Programs for Junior Achievement of Central Iowa. Prior to his time with Junior Achievement, he spent 13 years in public education for Des Moines Public Schools. He taught in elementary classrooms for 7 years and spent 6 years as a... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT

10:00am CDT

"What Employers Want: Lesson Plans and Strategies To Teach Soft Skills and Career Readiness to Students."
Graduating high school and college students may believe they’re ready for a job, but employers think otherwise. Business educators and employers both agree that graduates overestimate their confidence, competence and career-readiness for employment. The presenter, a cooperative education coordinator who works with local community business leaders and owners to provide job opportunities for high school students, shares employer feedback about desired skills that students do not demonstrate—how to carry on a genuine conversation, interact professionally with co-workers and customers, and how to act as an employee. In this session, the presenter shares the employer perspective about skills that students are lacking, what traits and soft skills that employers demand in new hires, and shares career-ready and employ-ability lesson plans and resources used to ‘bridge the gap.’

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Charisse Woodward

Educator, Sherando High School
Charisse Woodward has been teaching at Sherando High School since 2008. In that position, she has taught Economics and Personal Finance, Business Management (Dual Enrolled), Computer Applications, Business Law, Principles of Business and Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. She is also... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CDT