'CPA Career Adventure Challenge' Enters The Classroom

Fans of Survivor take note - there's a new adventure challenge coming to a school near you, and it's got "CPA" written all over it.

Last October, AccountingWEB reported on an innovative new web based game, created by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, designed to make the accounting profession attractive to high school students. The Pennsylvania Institute has announced that it is expanding its initial success of the game, located at www.cpazone.org, by bringing a CD-ROM version into the classroom.

"In order to reach students so that they take notice of the various opportunities within the accounting profession we must first capture their attention and hold onto it. The CPA Career Adventure Class Challenge CD-ROM is designed to accomplish this and so much more," says Ron Rogozinski, CPA, PICPA President.

The CD-ROM is composed of three main sections: classroom activities, The CPA Career Adventure game, and video profiles of five diverse CPAs who work in various accounting fields.

The classroom activities are designed to fit into the middle school and high school classroom curriculum through prewritten lesson plans included on a teacher's version of the CD-ROM.

Teachers can choose among four classroom activities to assign to students. Each activity is presented in the form of a one-paragraph scenario that includes a set of circumstances, a budget, and a time frame to complete the task. While working on the activity, students keep track of budgets by using a special worksheet designed to add and subtract the daily figures that they enter into the computer.

Educators can order a free copy of the CD-ROM online, or by calling the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs at (215) 496-9272.

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