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.  Seating and name tags – Getting to Know You – Question session. You will be opening a 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.

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

Friday – Employability Skills – Skills, Qualities and Values in the Workplace – Employability Skills Framework

 

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

February 26 – March 2

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: Time Management/Restaurant Logos –  Students will print out the two memos from before break (Zaxby employee and Catering Service) – Students will also print out their calendars completed before the break – Complete Time is Money and It’s My Life 1/2 sheets for discussion aloud – Letterhead, what is it? Let’s look at examples as we prepare to make letterhead for our restaurants.

Tuesday: Time Management/Microsoft Word Lessons/GMETRIX – Procrastination PowerPoint and discussion – Teamwork Quotes – Setting Tabs (within a table) – Sorting in MS Word – LOGO Letterhead

Wednesday: Microsoft Word/Leadership – ABC Company Table Handout – Create, print and turn in – Leadership Interview Assignment – Due on Monday – Exemplary Leadership discussion and Pair/Share Mini Posters – Exemplary Leadership PowerPoint

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Thursday:  Leadership – Mini Posters – Discussion about Types of Leadership

Friday: Microsoft Certification/Restaurant –  Table, Chart, DataPoint Activity – Print and Turn in – Restaurant Memo to new employees

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