Hawaii, USA (PRWEB) April 4, 2010
“Project management has moved from the boardroom to the school room,” says Aiman ZouZou, creator of Project Management for Children, a software-based educational course that targets students in grades 6-12 to teach them critical thinking with regard to time and resource management. It was developed by AV Compunet, a Hawaii-based leader in education and IT solutions for small businesses, in response to a world where effective multi-tasking has become synonymous with success and computer-based training has been demonstrated to offer key learning advantages for children.
“Children who are busy with homework, playing sports, music classes, computer games and other extracurricular activities may end up short-changed when it comes to learning about managing their time and money efficiently,” observes ZouZou. So the scenarios included in Project Management for Children are drawn from everyday experiences to make them interesting and relevant. Learning modules focus on developing a child’s critical thinking with regard to real life time management techniques, organization skills, team leadership, decision-making, problem solving, money management, and resource management.
Project Management for Children software includes an exercise section where the students can practice what they have learned. Seven exercises have been provided, but they can easily be modified by adults in response to a child’s learning abilities.
“We also encourage adults to create unique practice scenarios to aid students in the practical application of their new skills,” ZouZou explains. “Our easy-to-use course is a tool that enables parents and educators to take a hands-on approach to teaching the fundamentals in this vital area at home or in a classroom setting.”
Rigorous Testing by Parents and Educators
Project Management for Children has already been tested by both parents of middle schoolers and educators of high school students. “They found the program easy to use and the captivating animations kept the students’ attention,” says ZouZou.
Feedback from testers demonstrate that students who took part in the program “have been finishing their homework on time, improved their presentation skills, refined their problem solving capabilities and made decisions in a timely manner,” ZouZou reports with pride. As an added bonus “students overcame shyness and learned to manage their resources effectively,” says ZouZou.
Building on Proven Results
ZouZou points to extensive research results that underscore the value of technology-based learning. “Not only do children prefer to learn using their computers, it’s been shown that they also learn better with technology,” he reports. “There are hundreds of studies that show positive benefits from the use of technology.”
A U.S. Department of Education-funded study of technology-rich schools was one of the first to conclude that “the use of technology resulted in educational gains for all students regardless of age, race, parental income, or other characteristics.” And according to the National School Boards Association, a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards across the United States, “We know now -- based on decades of use in schools, on findings of hundreds of research studies, and on the everyday experiences of educators, students, and their families -- that, properly used, technology can enhance the achievement of all students, improve teachers’ skills and knowledge, and improve school administration and management."
Electronic and Hard Copy Options
“We believe that Project Management for Children could be the best educational investment that a parent or educator can make in the future of a child,” concludes ZouZou. The electronic software package of the course consists of an e-book, software, and one license for installing the software on one computer. The hard copy version of the course consists of a printed book, software, and one license for installing the software on one computer.
Onsite and offsite training sessions on the software are also available.
For more information about Project Management for Children, to preview the software and book, and to place an order, please visit http://www.projectmanagementforchildren.com. For details regarding training sessions and fees, please send an email to info(at)projectmanagementforchildren(dot)com.
About Project Management for Children
Project Management for Children is a custom designed course built for parents and educators to teach the fundamentals skills of project management to middle and high school students either at home or in a classroom setting. The easy to install and user friendly software comes with either an ebook or printed copy that complements the program lessons. Onsite and offsite training sessions on the software are also available. Project Management for Children was created for AV Compunet by IT management expert and company founder Aiman ZouZou. For more information and to order please visit http://www.projectmanagementforchildren.com.
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