Conference Resources

2018 Conference Booklet

2018 National Teachers Conference Booklet


Monday, July 9Tuesday, July 10Wednesday, July 11Thursday, July 12Mentorship Roundtable

8:30 AM - 9:00 AMHumanities 119Welcome and Opening Remarks Iris Blanc, VEI; Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, LIU; Dr. Ed Weis, LIU; Nick Chapman, VEI Welcome and Opening Remarks Presentation
9:00 AM - 9:30 AMHumanities 119VE Program OverviewKendra Lee, IL & Nick Chapman, Wendy Schmitt, VEINew FacilitatorsVE Program Overview Presentation
9:30 AM - 11:00 AMHumanities 119Orientation to VE for New FacilitatorsKendra Lee, IL & Wendy Schmitt, VEIAll FacilitatorsNew Facilitator Training Presentation

New Facilitator Toolkit Google Drive Folder

Career Readiness Framework
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMHumanities 0267th Grade Activity Map & Lessons/Introduction to CanvasJoanna Gillen, NYVE-JV FacilitatorsVE-JV Introduction to 7th Grade
9:30 AM - 11:00 AMHumanities 008VE Program UpdatesNick Chapman, VEIReturning FacilitatorsProgram Updates Presentation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMHumanities 0268th Grade Activity Map & LessonsJoanna Gillen, NYVE-JV FacilitatorsVE-JV 8th Grade Overview
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMHumanities 119Introduction to Design Thinking Dave Zasada & Nico Valencia, Intuit; Dave Cook, ILAll FacilitatorsResources coming soon
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMIncubatorRegional Meet & GreetAll Facilitators
2:00 PM - 5:00 PMIncubatorDesign Thinking: Deep DiveDave Cook, IL; Dave Zasada, Ryan McAllister, Emily Watkins, Josh Phelon, David Toper, Nico Valencia, IntuitAll FacilitatorsResources coming soon
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMIncubatorNew Teacher Toolkit: Deep DiveKendra Lee, IL & Wendy Schmitt, VEIAll FacilitatorsNew Facilitator Toolkit Google Drive Folder

9:00 AM - 10:00 AMHumanities 119Start-Up Procedures for Your VE firmTeri Jones, CA & Paul Presti, NYNew FacilitatorsStart-up Procedures for your VE firm Presentation

Job Description Chart

Start-up Procedures Session Review Sheet
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMHumanities 026Using Canvas for Lesson Delivery & AssessmentRegina Ferrara, & Angelina Jadulal, FLVE-JV FacilitatorsCanvas Guide: All Users

Canvas Guide: Instructors

Regina's Canvas Module Enroll URL
*This course was created for participants to see what it's like for a student to navigate Canvas, as well as to show them how to navigate as a teacher. Regina recommends taking the module after receiving a Canvas account.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMHumanities 119Basics of the Financial StatementsTeri Jones, CA & Paul Presti, NYNew FacilitatorsBasics of Financial Statements Presentation

Basics of Financial Statements- Session Review Sheet
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMHumanities 008HR and Grading PoliciesWendy Schmitt, VEIReturning FacilitatorsHR & Grading Policies Presentation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMHumanities 008Introduction to the VE-JV ProgramIris Blanc, VEIReturning FacilitatorsVE-JV Tips and Best Practices Presentation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMHillwood CafeTour of Student-Run BusinessesVE-JV Facilitators
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMHumanities 119Introduction to QuickBooksRyan McAllister, Emily Watkins, IntuitAll FacilitatorsResources coming soon
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMHumanities 026Integrating Microsoft Certification in the VE-JV ClassAngelina Jadulal VE-JV FacilitatorsIntegrating Microsoft Certification into the Classroom Presentation
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMIncubatorAccounting: Deep DiveTeri Jones, CA & Paul Presti, Chi Zhang, NYAll FacilitatorsQuickBooks Account Setup

Bicycle Enterprises Ticket Example

Payroll Register

Sample Balance Sheet

Sample Break-Even

Sample Cash Budget

Sample Income Statement

Sample Loan Amortization Schedule

Chart of Accounts

List of Firm Transaction Examples
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMIncubatorMentorship RoundtablesReturning FacilitatorsResources available on the Mentorship Roundtables tab
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMHumanities 026Playing the Stock Market Game in the VE-JV classHenry Phillip, NY & Regina Ferrara, FLVE-JV FacilitatorsStock Market Game Presentation

Stock Market Game Presentation: More Info

Stock Market Game Scavenger Hunt
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMHumanities 026Best Practices for Implementing a Successful VE-JV ProgramJoanna Gillen, NY VE-JV FacilitatorsResources coming soon

9:30 AM - 10:30 AMKumble TheatreCreating Compelling Projects on DonorsChoose.orgKatie VallasAll FacilitatorsCreating Compelling Projects on Presentation

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AMLLC 116Business Plan BasicsPaul Presti, NYNew FacilitatorsWritten Business Plan Competition Guide for 2018-19

Business Plan Competition Guide Presentation
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMLLC 122Competitions and Rubrics UpdatesNick Chapman, VEIReturning FacilitatorsCompetition Updates Presentation
10:30 AM - 12:30 PMLLC 1249th Grade - Technology Applications for Business & the EntrepreneurIris Blanc, VEINew Facilitators & Returning FacilitatorsResources coming soon
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMLLC 116Incorporating Personal Finance and VE ResourcesAlan Gersten, CANew FacilitatorsIncorporating Personal Finance Presentation

Life Happens Cards

Personal Finance 9.1
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMLLC 122Engaging Mentors in Your VE ClassroomClaudia and Mike StepanovichReturning FacilitatorsMentoring a VE Class Presentation

Mentor Insights Presentation
1:30 PM - 6:00 PMNew York CityVE Scaventure HuntAll FacilitatorsVE Scaventure Hunt

9:00 AM - 10:00 AMHumanities 119Store Manager / POS System / Student Debit CardsNick Chapman, VEIAll FacilitatorsMarket Systems Overview Presentation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMHumanities 119Moments & Stories: Getting National Recognition for Your ClassTyler Fugazzie, VEIAll FacilitatorsPresentation Slides

Moments & Stories Reference Document
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMHumanities 119Web UX: Designing a Website Customers LoveIsai Serrano, NYAll FacilitatorsWeb UX: Designing a Website Customers Love
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMHumanities 119Effective Student PortfoliosJohn Hanson, ILAll FacilitatorsEffective Student Portfolios Presentation

Effective Student Portfolios Session Resources
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMHumanities 008Preparing for a Trade ShowMike Silberman, NYAll FacilitatorsPreparing for a Trade Show Presentation
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMIncubatorMentorship RoundtablesAll FacilitatorsResources available on the Mentorship Roundtables tab

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VE Regional Leadership
Come check in with the VE regional leadership team on best practices for program implementation and support. Join one-on-one or small group discussions in the topics you are most interested in.
Leaders include Wendy Schmitt, Kendra Lee, Mark Jones, Cindy Boyd, Kathy Gielow, Ellen Palazzo, Irv Wortman, and Jake Stuebbe.
Resources coming soon!
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Alan Gersten
VE facilitator at Century High School in Santa Ana, California. Alan is a guru in all things personal finance and has a massive library of helpful VE resources. He also has tons of experience in traveling with his students to trade shows across the country. He is a tremendous sharer of knowledge and resources and always more than happy to talk any and all things VE.
Alan Gersten's Website

Personal Finance Resources from Alan's Website
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Tyler Fugazzie & Abril Peña
Tyler and Abril make up the communications team for VEI and can provide great insights on social media, promoting your VE firm, and how to get things shared on our national social media channels and communications.Resources coming soon!
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Rich Butzke
VE facilitator at Patchogue-Medford HS in Long Island, New York. Rich is a great all-around educator and passionate about VE. His teams consistently rank among the top firms on Long Island and have appeared in the National Business Plan Competition. Talk to him about developing a business plan, sustaining a quality VE program, and tips and tricks he has learned in his experience as a facilitator.
Developing an Effective Business Plan Presentation
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM

Mike Silberman
VE facilitator at West Hempstead High School in Long Island, New York. Mike has a knack for facilitation. He is an expert in facilitating the learning by doing concept and allowing his students to take charge. Talk to Mike about facilitation, developing leaders, traveling with your students, and getting ready for trade shows.
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM

Nick Chapman
Here I am, bring your questions!Resources coming soon!
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM

Joel Levin
VE facilitator at Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta, California. Joel and his teams are perennial competitors at the National Business Plan Competition. He has also developed a strong base of local business mentors that work closely with his students and firms. Talk to Joel about incorporating mentors into your class, developing a strong business plan, and other tips in facilitating a great business.
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Claudia & Mike Stepanovich
Business mentors and competition judges from Bakersfield, California. Claudia and Mike have long been involved with VE schools in the Bakersfield area as mentors, chaperones, and judges. Talk with them about how to best incorporate business mentors in your VE classroom and helpful tips from the judge's’ perspective.
Resources coming soon!
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Wil Richburg
VE facilitator at James Logan High School in Union City, California. Wil is a salt of the earth kinda guy… a great all-around facilitator whose kids you just want to be around. Talk to Wil about building and maintaining a successful program, establishing an in-class business to support fundraising for VE activities, and all the tips and tricks he has picked up in his experience as a facilitator.
Resources coming soon!
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Jacilyn Elliott
VE facilitator at Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California. Jaci is a whiz at public relations and getting the word out about her VE program. She is a dynamo facilitator to boot! Talk to Jaci about promoting and fundraising for your VE firm, incorporating your local community, and leveraging those resources to create a great business plan.
Engaging Your Local Community Presentation