The BizMovie Program

BizMovie reveals the basics of entrepreneurship and business to 7-15 year olds through a hands-on project that uses technology to drive real enterprise.

The program is designed to expand kids’ horizons and showcase their potential by progressing both practical and personal skills..

By focusing on technology, it sets up our region’s next generation of leaders with all the skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This project-based learning experience sees kids get into teams to set up and run a movie production company. Using specialist software, they apply themselves to a real-world scenario by producing a movie from start to finish.

It may be a student’s first exposure to animation technology or they may use the opportunity to further existing talents – the program is entirely flexible to the individual. Each team concepts, storyboards and produces their movie before creating and executing an original marketing campaign – with every decision their own.

Box Office Day is where the program culminates. Students present previews of their movie before selling tickets to peers, parents and teachers, who watch the movie and provide constructive feedback.

BizMovie was originally developed in collaboration with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) in order to bring together important technology skills in a business context for students who might not otherwise consider careers in technology.

Who does it benefit?

BENEFIT TO STUDENTS

  • FUN and engaging!
  • Showcases their individual talents
  • Opportunity to work in teams
  • Appeals to interest in technology
  • Chance to be creative in the classroom
  • Provides options and allows students to make choices throughout the program

BENEFITS TO TEACHERS

  • Connects academic content to the real world
  • Enhances 21st Century Skills: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Works with the technological resources you have available at your school
  • Project-based and interdisciplinary
  • Meaningful way to engage parents/volunteers in your classroom
  • Built in student assessment
  • Aligned to standards (Common Core Standards and ISTE NETS)
  • Easy to follow lesson plans
  • Adaptable for different grade levels and classroom settings
  • Affordable and reusable
  • Everything you need to teach comes in the kit!

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