January 20th – January 24th

Introduction to Business and Technology

We are off to a quick start!

Introduction to Business and Technology – Spring 2020

Lesson plans for the week of:  January 20 – 24 (Week 3)

 UNIT 1  – Employability Skills, Professional Appearance, Manners and Attitude, SMART Goals, Time Management, Career – Resume/Job App/Cover Letter and Reference Sheet

Monday – Objectives: Holiday
Tuesday: Objectives: :  SMART Goals

Return all graded paper – Corrections and re print for restaurant proposal

References by Friday – You need to have the information for three references that you may use for your professional resume. Full name, email address and/or phone number, relationship, title, business.

Let’s talk about GMETRIX due dates – Modules 1 and 2 are due on Friday, January 31st. You may work ahead as long as you are staying in the training modules. Grades for Modules 1 and 2 will be averaged for a formative grade in the gradebook.

PowerPoint on goals –  Lecture on short term, intermediate term and long term goals

Lecture on career, personal and educational goals -Graphic Organizer for life goals – Word lesson graphics Shapes –  Smart Goals Worksheet for ONE big goal

 Wednesday: Objectives: Employment Application and Microsoft Word

Read DOL Employment Applications and highlight important points.

Ribbon Location Scavenger Hunt – Due at the end of class. You may work with a partner. Turn in to the sub before you leave.

Any extra time on GMETRIX

Thursday: Objectives: Career – Job Applications/Resume/Cover Letter/References

Job Applications PowerPoint – Tips for filling out an application – tagged

Let’s talk about job applications – show some examples – what to do and not to do

Pair/Share – Looking at applications that need help- Let’s fill out an application for employment

Cover Letter today – compose and print

Summative Project -Employability Project – Due on Monday

GMETRIX

Friday: Objectives: Career – Job Applications/Resume/Cover Letter/References

Employability Skills Scenarios

Resume Today – Composing a professional resume for a high school student

Fun Activity

 

 

 

 

January 13 – January 17

Introduction to Business and Technology

We are off to a quick start!

Introduction to Business and Technology – Spring 2020

Lesson plans for the week of:  January 13 – 17  (Week 2)

 UNIT 1  – Employability Skills, Professional Appearance, Manners and Attitude, SMART Goals, Time Management, Career – Resume/Job App/Cover Letter and Reference Sheet

Monday – Objectives: : Manners and Attitude

Recite the teamwork quote,

Do manners matter? How do you make a good impression? What is respect and how do you show it?

Kahoot – Developing a Positive Attitude

Pair/Share: Think of three ways to have a good attitude toward yourself

Think of three ways to have a good attitude towards your job (school)

Think of three ways to have a good attitude towards your peers/co-workers

Think of three ways to have a good attitude toward customers

TOTD:  Pass out Positive Attitude handout – DOL handout

Essential questions on Manners/Attitude (tagged in notebook) see above

PowerPoint and Notes – Manners and Attitude in the Workplace  Manners 2019

Guided Notes, Taking Positive Attitudes to Work – Handout

 

WORK ON THE TABLE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK – EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS – Due on Wednesday.

Tuesday: Objectives: Professional Appearance

In the door, What should I Wear? Worksheet – Pair/Share

Dress for Job Success – Handout from DOL

https://www.slideshare.net/aluthe/dress-for-success-hs

Pair/Share – PowerPoint that they will email me – Handout

Extra Credit: Give students my phone number – If they send me a selfie of them in professional dress code, a bonus 10 points on the Unit 1 assessment.

 Wednesday: Objectives:  SMART Goals and GMETRIX

 PowerPoint on SMART goals

Lecture on short term, intermediate term and long term goals

Lecture on career, personal and educational goals

Graphic Organizer for life goals – Word lesson graphics Shapes

Smart Goals Worksheet for ONE big goal

Thursday: Objectives: Career – Job Applications/Resume/Cover Letter/References

Job Applications PowerPoint – Business I

Let’s talk about job applications – show some examples – what to do and not to do

Pair/Share – Looking at applications that need help

Let’s fill out an application for employment

Review the DOL handout for employment applications

Explain to students they need references by Monday

Summative Project

GMETRIX

Friday: Objectives: Career – Job Applications/Resume/Cover Letter/References

Employability Skills Scenarios

Resume Today – Printed

Fun Activity

January 6 – January 10

Introduction to Business and Technology

Welcome Spring, 2020 Students!!!!!

Introduction to Business and Technology – Spring 2020

Lesson plans for the week of:  January 6 – January 10  (Week 1)

 UNIT 1  – Employability Skills, Professional Appearance, Manners and Attitude, SMART Goals, Time Management, Career – Resume/Job App/Cover Letter and Reference Sheet

Monday – Objectives: Introductions-

Roster and Introduction to Class, TRSS Forms Check, White Paddles – How do you feel this morning? (other questions that are tagged to break the ice)

Review the Syllabus

Foldable Name Plates, Can everyone log in? Join  REMIND  (handouts),  View my BLOG

The Great Discovery – Handout – Help me to know more about you.

 You will be opening a new restaurant during this 18 week course

Name of Restaurant, theme and color scheme, location (include city and state), description of signature dish – Why you chose this particular restaurant – by Monday, August 13

 Introductions – Verbal Communication Skills – Students will tell me three important things about themselves.

Tuesday – Objectives: Introductions

Take up syllabus

Microsoft Certification – Let’s talk about it.

20 Questions and Print to color printer

Introductions – Remainder of introductions – Importance of communication skills as young adult

Colored bathroom passes – color the passes,  Class Rules and Expectations – Students write expectations on poster paper – groups of 4 and hang up around room

Sticky labels on the desk – write down one word that describe someone who is good at their job – put in the parking lot

Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills – Notes

What are employability skills? In other words, if you were running a business, what kinds of skills would you want your employees to have? What kind of skills do you think employers want from you? What kind of skills would you want in an employee? Make a list on the board.

 Wednesday – Objectives:  Employability Skills

Take up Syllabus

Employability Skills – Skills, Qualities, Values Lecture and Notes

Groups of 2………….. Give Pairs of students sets of cards. They will 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

Microsoft Word: Lesson on Tables

Thursday – Objectives:  Employability Skills

Take up Syllabus

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 – Lets Create tables in Microsoft Word (tagged) (use tagged pages for definition and students will complete examples after we finish all tables)

Friday – Objectives: Manners and Attitude

On the Board:  Do manners matter? How do you make a good impression? What is respect and how do you show it?

Kahoot – Developing a Positive Attitude

Pair/Share: Think of three ways to have a good attitude toward yourself

Think of three ways to have a good attitude towards your job (school)

Think of three ways to have a good attitude towards your peers/co-workers

Think of three ways to have a good attitude toward customers

TOTD:  Pass out Positive Attitude handout – Department of Labor and have students read and highlight.

Manners/Attitude – PowerPoint and Notes – Manners and Attitude in the Workplace  Manners 2019

Guided Notes

Taking Positive Attitudes to Work – Handout

Preview for Week 2: Professional Appearance and SMART Goals

 

December 2 – December 6

Week 16   December 2 – December 6

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for earning Microsoft Office Certification:

John H, Will G, Tyler M, Joey C, Emily T, Ava J, Julissa S, Ryan G, Ryan K, Lakin B, Nathan E, Julianna F, Tate H, Merren I, Minh L, Matthew L, Ethan W

GMETRIX MODULES – Modules 1 – 9 should be completed at this point. Most of you will have to complete at least TWO more modules (10 – 12) before you are ready for certification testing. Please check with me and stay caught up as we near the end of the semester. Testing will occur on Thursday and Friday of this week.

UNIT 4 –  Organizational Charts, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Literacy

Monday Objectives: Marketing Project

Branding PowerPoint – Student notes

Marketing Mix graphic for the students so they can fill it in

Review the 4 P’s for Marketing – from previous notes

Marketing Paper to address the 4 P’s for our cereal boxes – also use information from notebook regarding product, price, place, promotion

Talk to students about testing this week.

 

Tuesday

 

 

Objectives: Marketing Project – Cereal Boxes and Restaurant Simulation

1st block – Print the Restaurant Simulation and turn in, finish notes on Marketing Mix – explain the  2nd part of the Cereal project and students will complete today. Turn in cereal box today.

2nd block – Finish the Cereal Box Marketing Mix – Turn both in. –

Insurance PowerPoint

Insurance Unit – You are the teacher now  – Presentations on Monday, December 11, 2019 – Formative Grade

Wednesday Objectives:  Insurance

Insurance Project – Groups of three – Let’s students choose their own groups – must work with students you have NOT worked with before. Entire class period to finish the project

Thursday Objectives: Human Resources

Testing today for GMETRIX

Finish the Insurance Project

Human Resources PowerPoint and answer sheet.

Friday Objectives: Human Resources – – Lecture on Pay, Benefits and Working Conditions

Discussion on pay, taxes with calculations

 

November 11th – 15th

Week 14   November 11th – November 15th

CONGRATULATIONS to Ethan Williams and Ryan Kloss for being the first two students to earn Microsoft Office Certification this semester.

GMETRIX MODULES – Modules 1 – 9 should be completed at this point. Most of you will have to complete at least TWO more modules (10 – 12) before you are ready for certification testing. Please check with me and stay caught up as we near the end of the semester.

 Monday: Objectives: Restaurant

Send your organizational charts to me via email

Print your business cards for your project

Press Releases – What are they? Why are they necessary?

Create a press release for your grand opening on December 14th

Let’s get our Restaurant Simulation packages checked

Tuesday: Objectives: Marketing –  Marketing Mix

Marketing Stray Thoughts – Graphic Organizer

Marketing is communicating an idea to an audience – Definition on board

Marketing Mix PowerPoint and Guided Notes

Students should have calculators ready

Students will place themselves into groups of three – Entrepreneurship Project Explanation 

Wednesday: Objectives: Marketing – Branding and Promotion

Branding PowerPoint with student interaction

Mystery Connection – Bring the products  (re-write the instruction sheet) 

Packaging, and Slogans 

Thursday: Objectives: Vision and Mission Statements

Personal Vision Statement – Part One and Part Two

Creating a vision statement for your life.

Creating a vision statement for your business.

Entrepreneurship Project

Friday: Objectives: Restaurant and Word Lessons

Grand Opening Flyer

Extra time: Entrepreneurship Project

Preview:  Entrepreneurship Shark Tank Project, SWOT Analysis

Good Consumer Project on Monday

October 21 – October 25 – Week 11

Week 11   October 21 – October 25

GMETRIX is in full swing. We have several students who are nearing completion and will be able to sit for the exam very soon. Modules  7,8,9 are due on November 6th. Remember that if you need extra time, come during Hoya Block or set up some time before or after school with me.

UNIT 3 – Business Concepts, Entrepreneurship, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts, Business Ownership and Franchises, Vision and Mission Statements for Businesses 

Monday  Objectives: Franchises

What is a franchise? Notes for graphic organizer, Franchise Word Map

Investing money and pay franchise fees – must share your profits, Franchise fee,

Franchise Agreement,  Royalty Fees

A way to go into business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Board of Directors: Corporations and Non Profits

Separation of owners and managers 

GMETRIX modules 7,8,9 are due on November 6th – Reminder that students must make >80 to move on to the next module

Tuesday Objectives: Review for Business Concepts and Ownership

Series of three activities with a partner as review for ownership – Pair/Share

1.     Pick up your envelope from table – Using glue, glue your characteristics of business ownership onto your review sheet.

2.     Business Ownership Gallery Walk – questions posted around and outside of room – Use the gallery walk worksheet to answer all questions

3.     If you started a business questions – Choose two cards from each stack of difficulty, beginner and intermediate.  Answer on your own paper. Then, when you are ready, come to my table, have a seat and be ready to answer two advanced questions regarding business ownership and concepts.

Wednesday Objectives: Corporations Project

In notebook  – Students choose from the list of corporations

Research history, facts, mission statement, social responsibility, competition, stock exchange info, subsidiaries

Thursday Objectives: Corporations Project

 

Friday Objectives: Restaurant

New Employee Memo

Press Release on Letterhead 

Microsoft Lesson on Bullets – Standard and Custom

Microsoft Lesson on Level Lists

 

Week 10 – October 14 through October 18

Week 10   October 14 – October 18

GMETRIX is in full swing. We have several students who are nearing completion and will be able to sit for the exam very soon. Modules  7,8,9 are due on November 6th. Remember that if you need extra time, come during Hoya Block or set up some time before or after school with me.

UNIT 3 – Business Concepts, Entrepreneurship, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts, Business Ownership and Franchises, Vision and Mission Statements for Businesses

 

Monday  Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Small Business Administration – Take up the work from Friday

Students have 15 minutes to work in their groups and practice for presentations tomorrow.

Restaurant – Help Wanted Ad – Let’s advertise our available positions at the restaurant so that we can hire staff.

GMETRIX modules 7,8,9 are due on November 6th – Reminder that students must make >80 to move on to the next module

Tuesday Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Presentations of  Entrepreneurship Project  -Groups of 3 – Entrepreneurship Research Activity – Economics, Famous Entrepreneurs, Inventions, Dot.com Ventures and Business Plans  – Groups of three to four

Entrepreneurs Graphic Organizer

Microsoft Lesson on Bullets – Standard and Custom

Microsoft Lesson on Level Lists

Wednesday Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

Make a graphic organizer – Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporation, LLCs

Definition – Ownership – Start Up Costs – Taxes – Liability – Decision Making – Pros – Cons

Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships (general and limited) Today – PowerPoints and Notes

Online store Partnership Agreement –  Show agreements to class and assign partners who want the extra credit – drop lowest formative grade

Thursday Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

 Corporations  – PowerPoints and Notes

If we have time, corporations assignment

Friday Objectives: Forms of Business Ownership

Ownership Factors Check off List

Business Ownership Review Handout

Sweet Opportunities – Mini Posters

 

Preview: Next week:

Monday: Franchises – Introduction

 

 

Week 9 – October 7 – 11

Week 9 – October 7 – 11

GMETRIX is going strong! We have several students who are AHEAD of the required modules! Modules 4,5,6 are due on Friday, October 11th. Remember that if you need extra time, come during Hoya Block or set up some time before or after school with me.

UNIT 3 – Business Concepts, Entrepreneurship, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts, Business Ownership and Franchises, Vision and Mission Statements for Businesses

Monday  Objectives: Entrepreneurship

1st Block – Entrepreneurship PowerPoint and Notes, Chamber of Commerce – What is it? Observe the Cobb Chamber, Also the Small Business Administration

2nd Block – We still have several 2 minute presentations – Entrepreneurship PowerPoint and Notes, Chamber of Commerce – What is it? Observe the Cobb Chamber, Also the Small Business Administration

GMETRIX – Reminder that modules 4,5,6 are due this Friday

Tuesday Objectives:  Microsoft Lessons

Microsoft Lesson on Bullets – Standard and Custom

Microsoft Lesson on Level Lists – Multilevel

Microsoft Lesson on Breaks

Restaurant Letter – Chamber of Commerce on our Letterhead

Wednesday Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Tell the students about the Entrepreneurship Project they will present on Monday – Groups of 3 – I put them into groups. Entrepreneurship Research Activity – Economics, Famous Entrepreneurs, Inventions, Dot.com Ventures and Business Plans

Thursday Objectives: Entrepreneurship

One of six projects – assigned yesterday – Be ready to present on Monday

Sub Today: FBLA Rally – Students should have access to posters and markers

Friday Objectives:  Small Business Administration and GMETRIX

Small Business Admin Worksheet and remainder of day spent on GMETRIX