September 10 – 14th

Microsoft Certification is UNDERWAY! Your first three modules are due by September 17th. 

Monday:   Time Management

Leadership Quotes

Finish vocabulary tables and print for Daily Grade

Time Is Money! – Discussion

Time Management – It’s My Life – Discussion

PowerPoint with Guided Notes – Ten Strategies for Better Time Management

Tuesday:   Time Management

Leadership Quotes

Go shopping with $86,400.00 – Must use every penny. Significance of 86,400 seconds

Group Activity – Flip chart or on board – Fun Activity  deciding what is most important.

Procrastination: Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arj7oStGLkU

Groups of 4 – Michael College Scenario – each group must develop a plan for Michael.

How do you eat an elephant?????

Time Management Handout Packet – HOMEWORK

Wednesday:  Presentations and GMETRIX

CTAERN – PowerPoint – Principles of Design (Intro to Bus)

Design Guidelines and Guided Notes

Create ONE slide of a PowerPoint Presentation – Topics on the Board – Peer Review and Critique

Thursday:  Restaurant Simulation & GMETRIX

Help Wanted Ad for our Restaurants

Friday:   Presentations & GMETRIX

Ribbon Location Scavenger Hunt and Icon Name and Function Worksheet

Shark Tank – Ice Chips

August 27th – August 31st

Intro to Business and Technology

UNIT 1 Test this Thursday, August 30, 2018  (Review on Monday AND Wednesday)

Covers: Employability Skills, Professional Appearance, Cover Letters, Job Applications, Resume, References, SMART Goals, Teamwork, Memo Formatting

On Your Own This Week: Go to gcflearnfree.org and click on Technology, Click on Microsoft Word 2016 and complete Lesson 5 and Lesson 6 – This is great practice in preparation for Microsoft Exam Certification. 

This week:

Monday – Teamwork – Students will recite their Teamwork Quotes – Synergy – Human Knot Activity to Demonstrate Teamwork – Excerpts from Remember the Titans to demonstrate Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development. We will create a graphic organizer using SmartArt to represent Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing Stages with examples. I will tell students about the test today so they can begin to study.

Tuesday – Teamwork – Finish Graphic Organizer using SmartArt  – Teambuilding Activity –  Tabs and Tables Lesson in Microsoft Word with emphasis on Tabs within a table.

Wednesday – Teamwork/Review – Short class today due to early release – Paddle Board Review for test tomorrow. Two activities in Microsoft Word to show skills learned in Tabs and Tables from yesterday.

Thursday – Unit 1 Test – When we are finished, we will spend some time in GMETRIX – First three modules are due on September 17th with a score of >80%.

Friday – Restaurant Simulation – We will create letterhead for our respective restaurants using LOGOS previously created.

 

August 13 – 17

Monday – Objectives: Employability Skills – Manners & Attitude

Soft Skills Lesson: Smile, Eye Contact, Posture and Gestures, Tone of Voice

Employability Skills Framework – Personal Attributes – Pair/Share

Lesson essential questions on Manners/Attitude

PowerPoint and Notes – Manners and Attitude in the Workplace

Positive Attitude –  review – Taking Positive Attitudes to Work – Handout

 Tuesday – Objectives:  Dress for Success

Give everyone a dress for job success handout – let’s review – students highlight – Discuss various dress expectations in the workplace regarding different situations:  company picnic, Christmas party, interview, daily dress, dress down days.

Students create a mini poster reflecting proper business attire – Use magazines

Wednesday – Objectives:  SMART Goals

Bellringer: Scenarios – Tagged – Proper business attire

Lecture on short term, intermediate and long term goals

Lecture on career, personal, educational goals

Students create a graphic organizer for their life goals.

Students take notes on SMART Goals

Thursday – Objectives: Job Applications

Make a graphic organizer and go ahead and fill in employability skills and professional appearance.

Let’s talk about job applications – to do and NOT to do – show samples of job applications – Let’s fill out an application for employment.

Review the DOL handout for employment applications

Explain to student that they need references for next week.

Friday – Objectives: Personal Day for me 

Tables Practice Today – Both tables due before the end of class 

August 6 – August 10

 

Monday: Objectives: Employability Skills

Take up Syllabus -Soft Skills Lesson: Professionalism: Standing for Introductions (tagged) – Lesson on Memos and Restaurant Proposal Memo

Students complete Restaurant Proposal Memo today

 Tuesday: Objectives:  Employability Skills

Take up Syllabus – Soft Skills Lesson: Smile –  Soft Skills vs. hard skills – Employability Skills –  Skills, Qualities, Values Lecture and Notes

What kind of skills do you think employers want from you? What kind of skills would you want in an employee? Let’s make a list on the board.

Groups of 2…………..  classify cards into three groups and then color the cards

I can…. (skills)

I am….. (qualities)

I believe in ……. (values)

Choose a career and use cards to make project with colored words – Ethics Grade

 

Wednesday: Objectives:  Employability Skills

Take up Syllabus –  Soft Skills Lesson – Eye Contact – Discussion:   Modeling Work Readiness Traits in the Workplace: Integrity, honesty, accountability, punctuality, time management and respect for diversity. How important are these things?

Employability Skills Framework Handout and Worksheet – Let’s do this together aloud in class.

Employability Skills Worksheet Checklist (if time) (homework if not finished in class) – Formative Grade (table)

How do we communicate? How are you developing your communication skills at school?

Communication Chain

Thursday: Objectives: Employability Skills

Take up Syllabus – Soft Skills Lesson – Postures and Gestures – Aloud: Scenarios for Employability Skills – notebook

Manners/Attitude (tagged in notebook)

PowerPoint and Notes – Manners and Attitude in the Workplace

Taking Positive Attitudes to Work – Handout

 

Friday: Objectives:  Restaurant

Soft Skills Lesson:  Tone of Voice – GMETRIX Accounts set up today.

What is a logo? Discussion and examples

Draw your Restaurant LOGO

 

 

 

August 1 – August 3

Welcome to Business Education!

Guess what? You made a good choice! Do you realize that of the 1,869,814 bachelor’s degrees conferred last year, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the field of business (358,079)  (per the National Center for Education Statistics). Business and Technology is a class that will benefit you in so many ways…… no matter your choice of college major or career field.  70% of high school students say they want to own their own business and 73% of new jobs in the next five years will require technology skills. 91% of hiring managers consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring! You are going to leave this class with Microsoft Certification! 


This blog will be used for Level I, Level II and Level III Business Classes.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd and 3rd Level  Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II or Business III to access information for your class


For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.


 

 

Wednesday – Welcome.  Roster verification and introduction to class – Foldable Name Plates – Check on log-ins. Join Remind. Check out the BLOG and navigation – Business facts and trivia – Great Discovery Handout

Thursday- Microsoft Introduction – Syllabus – Class rules and expectations – Show off your Microsoft Skills – Increasing your Self Awareness and Work Readiness Traits – Soft Skills and Hard Skills – Introduction to Restaurant Simulation – You will be opening your own restaurant this semester, so begin thinking about a theme for your restaurant and potential names for your restaurant.

Intro to Business SYLLABUS

Friday – Employability Skills – Skills, Qualities and Values in the Workplace – Employability Skills Framework – Professionalism and the importance of making a good first impression.

 

May 7th – May 11th

Business and Technology

This blog will be used for Level I, Level II and Level III Business Classes.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd and 3rd Level  Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II or Business III to access information for your class


 

LEVEL I – Congratulations to the following students who are now Microsoft Word Specialists:

Nick Bates                             Savannah McVey                           Michael Sola                                  Mason Bollin                              Richard Konopczynski

Esther Callies                        Brendan Michler                           Natalie Wallace                             Cameron Maxwell                     Parker Gross

Will Cepress                          Casey Miller                                   Jacob McDaniel                             Julianna Yagyu                           Inaya Mohammed

Jacob Hall                              Noah Pratz                                     Tione Lawler                                  Justin Wobb                                Melanie Portillo

 

Objectives:  Microsoft Word Certification

Bellringer: Business Ownership Reading Tables

Ethical Dilemmas

Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

Finish Partnerships and Corporations

C Corp, S Corp, LLC and Non Profits

Lecture and Discussion

Better Than Butter Popcorn Company

Board of Directors and Stockholders

 Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

Sweet Opportunities – Groups of 4

Microsoft GMETRIX

Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

Corporations ½ sheet handout

Business Ownership Review

Objectives: Franchises

Franchise or Business Opportunity

Venn Diagram

Franchise Word Map

Franchise Five

April 30th – May 4th

Business and Technology

This blog will be used for Level I, Level II and Level III Business Classes.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd and 3rd Level  Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II or Business III to access information for your class


 

LEVEL I – Congratulations to the following students who are now Microsoft Word Specialists:

Nick Bates                             Savannah McVey                           Michael Sola

Esther Callies                        Brendan Michler                           Natalie Wallace

Will Cepress                          Casey Miller

Jacob Hall                              Noah Pratz

Objectives:  Microsoft Testing and GMETRIX

Microsoft Word Testing and Certification today

Everyone else will spend class on GMETRIX

 

Notes on Vision/Mission Statement – tagged

Homework: Personal Vision Statement – Part Two

 

See who brought their cereal boxes for Marketing Project

 

Objectives: Vision Statements

Bellringer: Business Ownership and Operations – Reading a Table

Let’s look at the vision statements for restaurants (existing)

Create a vision statement for your restaurant

 

Put Restaurant Together Today – Print everything – Turn in

 

 Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

Forms of Business Ownership – Fold and cut – Graphic Organizer

PowerPoint – Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships

Sole Proprietorship PowerPoint

Business Partnerships PowerPoint

Lecture and Discussion

Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

Finish Partnerships and Corporations

C Corp, S Corp, LLC and Non Profits

Lecture and Discussion

Better Than Butter Popcorn Company

Board of Directors and Stockholders

 

 

Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

Sweet Opportunities – Groups of 4 

Preview: Franchises and Marketing

 

March 19th – March 23rd

Business and Technology

This blog will be used for Level I, Level II and Level III Business Classes.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd and 3rd Level  Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II or Business III to access information for your class


 

LEVEL I – Modules  7,8,9 are due on Friday, March 30th (You must have a grade of  80 or higher to move on to the next module)

Monday: 

Unit 2 Assessment

Covers Teamwork – Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development, Leadership Skills (Exemplary and Styles), Setting Tabs and Tables, Entrepreneurship, Time Management, Diversity, Tabs and Formatting 

Tuesday:  Restaurant

Bellringer: Soft Skills Lesson: Accepting Awards

We have previously reviewed what a Chamber of Commerce does – let’s look at Cobb’s website and just review

Chamber of Commerce Letter and addressing an envelope properly

Graphic Layout (Grid) of Restaurant

Wednesday:   PowerPoint and Presentation Skills

Bellringer: Soft Skills Lesson: More than a Matter of Up and Down – Elevator Rules

PowerPoint and Guided Notes for PowerPoint Design –

Show students a storyboard for laying out a presentation

Lecture and students take notes from (tagged) note sheet – talk about the purpose of a presentation, audience and how you organize your ideas before beginning

Not only do you present visually but everyone SEES and HEARS you – public speaking – who is considered a good orator? Listen to MLK speech – evaluate – Let’s review the sheet first and talk about volume, language, stress, pacing, pronunciation (asked, axed)

 Thursday:  PowerPoint and Presentation Skills – Public Speaking Dos and Don’ts

Bellringer: Soft Skills Lesson:  Meaning of Civility

Public Speaking Dos and Don’ts

One minute Impromptu Speech

Microsoft Word – Modules 7,8,9 due March 30th – 45 minutes today

Friday: Entrepreneurship

Daddy Day Care – Finish Movie with POPCORN – Notes with Movie

Students turn in Handout for ethics grade today.

Preview: Microsoft Word Lessons on Trouble Spots

 

March 12th – 16th

Business and Technology

This blog will be used for Level I, Level II and Level III Business Classes.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd and 3rd Level  Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II or Business III to access information for your class


 

LEVEL I – Modules  7,8,9 are due on Friday, March 30th (You must have a grade of  80 or higher to move on to the next module)

Monday:  Restaurants

Bellringer: Honorifics

Print Help Wanted Flyers

Memo to New Employees – Complete and Print

Chamber of Commerce Letter and lesson

Restaurant so Far: Proposal Memo, Help Wanted Flyer, Letterhead, Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday:  Microsoft Word Lessons

Leadership Quotes

$2 Challenge with Entrepreneurship Assessment

Word Lessons: Tabs with runners AND Lists/Numbering and Bullets

Review for Unit 2 assessment on Friday

 

Wednesday: Microsoft Word Lessons and Activities

Let’s complete a couple of lists/tables as review from our Microsoft Word lessons on Tuesday

Review for assessment

 

Thursday: Microsoft Certification/Restaurant

Table, Chart, DataPoint Activity – Print at the end of class – Turn in

Graphic Layout for our restaurant

 

Friday: Unit 2 Assessment

Covers Teamwork – Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development, Leadership Skills (Exemplary and Styles), Setting Tabs and Tables, Entrepreneurship, Time Management, Lists, Indents in Word

Microsoft Modules 7,8,9 after the test

March 5th – March 9th

Business and Technology

This blog will be used for Level I, Level II and Level III Business Classes.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd and 3rd Level  Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II or Business III to access information for your class


For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.


LEVEL I – Modules 4,5,6 are due on Friday, March 9th (You must have a grade of  80 or higher to move on to the next module)

Monday: 

Leadership

Assign everyone a leadership quote

Students have 45 minutes to type up their leadership reflection paper. Print and turn in. Two formative grades.

Students will (with partners) come up with five business scenarios that promote one of the five exemplary leadership models.

Tuesday:

Leadership/Restaurant

GMETRIX – Modules 4,5,6 are due on Friday

Types of Leadership –Leadership Styles and Guided Notes Page – Complete and turn in

Leadership Styles PowerPoint

Help Wanted Flyer

Wednesday: 

Restaurant/Entrepreneurship

New Employee Memo

Entrepreneurs Who Shaped America

List some characteristics of a successful entrepreneur – Make a graphic 

Thursday: 

Entrepreneurship

Bellringer: Are you an entrepreneur?

Let’s watch YOUTUBE video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOjeQV5pHh4

Entrepreneurs PowerPoint and Guided Notes

Summary Pyramid – Differentiation Articles 

Friday: Microsoft Certification/Restaurant –  Table, Chart, DataPoint Activity – Print and Turn in –  Grand Opening Flyer and finish up any Restaurant  work from this week