June 2012 Newsletter

Check out BestPrep’s June 2012 Newsletter!

Minnesota Business Venture 2012

Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) is right around the corner! Resident Business Leaders have been trained, speakers have been secured, and students are registered. What’s left?
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David Krause is BestPrep’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year

Almost 4,000 individuals volunteered for BestPrep programs this past year. To select one as the “Bunzel Volunteer of the Year” is not a job for the faint of heart. The selection became easier and easier as the BestPrep staff looked at David Krause, Eden Prairie Market President of Beacon Bank.
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School Year Programs Conclude

BestPrep’s school year programs – Classroom Plus, eMentors, Financial Matters and The Stock Market Game – concluded in May/June and saw great success during the 2011-2012 school year.
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Record Breaking Technology Integration Workshop

With 100 educators enrolled, the 2012 Technology Integration Workshop is on track to be the largest Workshop yet! As a result of special funding, educators from select school districts have been invited to attend free of charge. To accommodate the growth in participants, more breakout speakers have been secured, new and emerging technologies have been added, and eight Technology Integration Specialists have been hired.
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Corporate Spotlight – Allstate
Three years ago, BestPrep and The Allstate Foundation joined forces to create a PowerPoint presentation that would emphasize the economic cost of teen driving decisions. After piloting the presentation in several classes, it was determined that educating students as to the economic side of driving could modify driving behavior positively.
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