February 5th – 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.


Monday: Assessment One Review and Graphic Organizer – LOGOS – Students should complete their graphic organizers for use on the test tomorrow – finish logos and submit today – Paddle board review for test tomorrow – PLEASE STUDY TONIGHT!!!!

Tuesday: Unit 1 Assessment/GMETRIX – Unit one assessment covering: Employability Skills, Professional Image in the Workplace, SMART Goals, Job Applications, Resume, Cover Letters and Reference Sheets – Any extra time will be devoted to Microsoft Cert preparation

Wednesday: Unit 2: Teamwork – What is Synergy? Teamwork vocabulary (Due on Friday) – Creating Tables in Microsoft Word – Elements of Teamwork: Inventory of Skills – Teamwork Activities –  Teamwork Quotes

Thursday: Unit 2 – Teamwork – SmartArt Lessons in Microsoft Word – gcflearnfree.org – Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development – We will watch clips from the movie “Remember the Titans” – graphic organizer with lecture

Friday : Unit 2: – Teamwork and Leadership – Teamwork activity with sentence structure – Teamwork vocabulary due today – Meet with Graphic Design team for our company logos. Begin to set up our letterhead for our restaurants – Shark Tank????

January 29th – February 2nd

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.


Monday: Employability Skills and Job Applications – Identifying your skills Handout – How to properly fill out a job application – Attitude Quotes – GMETRIX for 20 minutes – Begin gathering your References for Wednesday

Tuesday: Employability Skills and Cover Letters  – Ribbon Location Scavenger Hunt and Icon Name and Function Handout – Let’s complete a cover letter for our Mock Job/Employability Project – Know your Spelling Words

Wednesday: Employability Skills and Resume/Reference Sheet – GMETRIX for 20 minutes today – Complete a professional resume and reference sheet – Put all parts of your employability packet together and turn in for a Summative Project Assessment Grade.

Thursday: Graphic Organizer and Review for Assessment – Ribbon Location Scavenger Hunt and Icon Name and Function Handout – Review for test on Monday using paddles

Friday : Restaurant Simulation –  GMETRIX for 30 minutes today – Restaurant Logos today – Must submit three for approval

January 22nd – 26th

Welcome Back! Now that you are well rested, we have lots of work to do!

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.


Monday: Restaurant Simulation – Composing professional memos – We will work on a “practice” memo and learn how to format properly. You will then use your new skills to create a Restaurant Proposal memo for my approval. You should include all of your restaurant simulation information that we discussed in week one – Remember to study your Attitude quote and be ready to recite by Wednesday – work on writing your name in cursive (your formal name) – Spelling words: Business, Activities, Restaurant, Entrepreneurship, References

Tuesday: Communication Skills and Dressing for Success- How important are they? Some activities to stress importance of good communication skill – appropriate attire for the workplace – lecture and discussion – mini posters groups of two

Wednesday: GMETRIX first 30 minutes of class (I will return all graded papers up to this point) –  Attitude Quotes – SMART Goals – what are they? How do you create SMART goals for yourself? Self quiz on spelling words

Thursday: Manners and Attitude/Diversity in the Workplace – PowerPoint and Guided Notes – Students need three references by Monday. Icon name and function (bellringer) – Attitude Quotes

Friday : Employability Skills and Job Applications – Identifying your skills Handout – How to properly fill out a job application – Attitude Quotes

2018 – January 8th

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.


Monday: Welcome and Introductions – The Great Discovery – You will be opening a new restaurant during this semester. Go ahead and begin thinking about the name of your restaurant, theme and color scheme, location and a description of your “signature dish” that will be served.

Tuesday: Microsoft Introduction – Class rules and expectations – Show off your Microsoft Skills – Increasing your Self Awareness and Work Readiness Traits

Wednesday: Employability Skills – Skills, Qualities and Values in the Workplace – Employability Skills Framework

Thursday: Communication Skills – Worksheet Checklist – Communication Chain – Developing Good Communication Skills in the Classroom

Friday : Microsoft Word Lesson – Creating Business Documents – Professional Memos – Designing your Restaurant’s Identity

November 27th- December 1st

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  – OCTOBER

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Gavin Hall

2nd Block – Ben Vanrensselaer

4th Block – Grace Worrall


Congratulations to the following students who are MICROSOFT WORD SPECIALISTS!!

1st Block –  Maddy Bell, Hamilton Burchell, Nick Cunningham, Loren Franke, Brett Hutchison, Akshay Kannan, Isaac Kimball, Valentina Moreno, Tyler Stott, Adrianna Wurtz

2nd Block – Olivia Holliday, Alan Huber, Rose McHugh, Jalen McKinney, Ben Vanrensselaer, Lynn Weatherby, Zach White, Philbert Tjahjono


Unit 4:

Forms of Business Ownership, Franchise Ownership, Marketing

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.

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November 6 – November 10

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  – SEPTEMBER

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Loren Franke

2nd Block – Zach White

4th Block – Mitchell Clifford


GMETRIX MODULES 7,8,9 DUE ON NOVEMBER 14th.


Unit 4:

Forms of Business Ownership, Franchise Ownership, Marketing

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.

Monday:  Franchises – Corporations – (S Corp, C Corp, LLC and Non Profits) – Lecture, Discussion and Notes – Finish Graphic Organizer – Board of Directors and Stockholders – Vocabulary for our Graphic Organizers – GMETRIX

Tuesday: Teacher Work Day

Wednesday: Franchises – Franchise Word Map – We will watch some videos about franchising in America – Venn Diagram for Franchising vs. Business Opportunities – GMETRIX

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/25062

https://www.thebalance.com/should-you-buy-a-franchise-2948127

Thursday: Franchises – Introduction to Franchise Project – Summative Grade – Students will have two full class periods to complete. Anything not  complete will be due on Monday at the beginning of class (they may take it home over the weekend for completion).

Friday: Franchises –  Franchise Project

October 30 – November 3

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  – SEPTEMBER

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Loren Franke

2nd Block – Zach White

4th Block – Mitchell Clifford

 


GMETRIX MODULES 7,8,9 DUE ON NOVEMBER 14th.


Unit 4:

Forms of Business Ownership, Franchise Ownership, Marketing

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.

Monday:  Forms of Business Ownership – Corporations – (S Corp, C Corp, LLC and Non Profits) – Lecture, Discussion and Notes – Finish Graphic Organizer – Board of Directors and Stockholders – Vocabulary for our Graphic Organizers – GMETRIX

Tuesday: Forms of Business Ownership – Group Activity – Sweet Opportunities – Students will be given scenarios and they will decide which form of business ownership is most appropriate for the scenario – Ownership Factors Study Guide – GMETRIX

Wednesday: Franchises – Franchise Word Map – We will watch some videos about franchising in America – Venn Diagram for Franchising vs. Business Opportunities – GMETRIX

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/25062

https://www.thebalance.com/should-you-buy-a-franchise-2948127

Thursday: Franchises – Introduction to Franchise Project – Summative Grade – Students will have two full class periods to complete. Anything not  complete will be due on Monday at the beginning of class (they may take it home over the weekend for completion).

Friday: Franchises –  Franchise Project

October 23rd – 27th

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  – SEPTEMBER

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Loren Franke

2nd Block – Zach White

4th Block – Mitchell Clifford

Unit 3:

Business Concepts, Presentation Skills, Organizational Charts, Management Levels and Vision Statements

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.

Monday:  Vision/Mission Statements and Restaurant Simulation – Vision and Mission statements for HEINZ, General Motors, Nike, Wal-Mart – What do they look like? What purpose does a vision/mission statement serve? Create a vision/mission statement for your restaurants – Reading business tables – Let’s talk about the quiz on Wednesday which covers: org charts, presentation skills, powerpoint notes, management levels, business concepts and vision statements – GMETRIX modules 4,5,6 are due today for a formative grade. Modules 7,8,9 will be due on November 13th.

Tuesday: Forms of Business Ownership –  Graphic organizer creation – We will create a table to use as a business ownership activity sheet – PowerPoint and Guided Notes on Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships – Lecture and discussion – Review for quiz tomorrow.

Wednesday:  Unit 3 Quiz and Business Ownership –  Quiz – Ethical Dilemmas activity – remainder of time will be spent on GMETRIX

Thursday: Forms of Business Ownership –  –  Corporations – PowerPoint and Notes – Better Than Butter Popcorn Company – Boards of Directors, Shareholders, Types of Corporations, Comparison of Forms of Business Ownership – Corporations Research Activity

Friday: Forms of Business Ownership –  Groups of 4 – Sweet Opportunities Project and Poster – Finish your Corporations Research Activity from yesterday – Creating Forms in Microsoft Word

October 16th – 20th

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  – SEPTEMBER

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Loren Franke

2nd Block – Zach White

4th Block – Mitchell Clifford

Unit 3:

Business Concepts, Presentation Skills, Organizational Charts, Management Levels and Vision Statements

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.

Monday:  Public Speaking/Personal Vision Statements – What scares you the most about public speaking? Let’s practice 🙂 – Two minute presentations on the topic of your choice (finishing up)– We are going to listen to a couple of famous speeches in history (Martin Luther King and Nolan Ryan) as we evaluate pitch, intonation, volume, grammar, etc… – You will evaluate using a rubric handout as you listen – We will discuss personal vision statements and creating a statement for your life. Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Tuesday: Organizational Charts –  Use of organizational charts in a corporation – Purpose? – We will draw some simple organizational charts and then use SmartArt Hierarchy to create some more complex org charts. You will complete an assignment on organizational charts for a formative grade. Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Wednesday:  Business Mission and Vision Statements – Visualize your future activity – Company vision and mission statements – Part Two of personal vision statement assignment. Vision and Mission statements for HEINZ, General Motors, Nike, Wal-Mart – What do they look like? What purpose does a vision/mission statement serve? Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Thursday: Microsoft Word Lessons/Restaurant Simulation –  Creating Forms in Microsoft Word – A look at templates in Microsoft Word – Announcement of Quiz on Tuesday, October 24th that covers Unit 3. Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Friday: GMETRIX/Restaurant Simulation –  Microsoft Certification –  Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.  (TODAY)

October 9th – 13th

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  – SEPTEMBER

Congratulations!!!!!!

1st Block – Loren Franke

2nd Block – Zach White

4th Block – Mitchell Clifford

Unit 3:

Business Concepts, Presentation Skills, Organizational Charts, Management Levels and Vision Statements

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.

Monday:  Presentation Skills – What scares you the most about public speaking? Let’s practice 🙂 – Two minute presentations on the topic of your choice – We are going to listen to a couple of famous speeches in history (Martin Luther King and Nolan Ryan) as we evaluate pitch, intonation, volume, grammar, etc… – You will evaluate using a rubric handout as you listen – Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Tuesday: Business Concepts –  Bellringer: –  Honorifics  (Proper Use) – The Role of Business in Society – Business Activities – Community Impact – We will create a SmartArt for the different levels of Management and discuss each level with guided notes – Any extra time should be spent on Microsoft Certification. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are due on Friday, October 20th.

Wednesday:  PSAT – The PSAT will be given this morning (school- wide), so we will not be having class today.

Thursday: Restaurant Simulation –  Today is an Early Release Day so we will only have class for one hour. We will discuss Press Releases – What are they and why do businesses use them? We will look at examples of Press Releases and create a Press Release for our Restaurant Business.

Friday: GMETRIX –  Microsoft Certification