September 30th – October 4th

Week 8 – September 30th – October 4th

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: Presentations/Letterhead

1st Block – One presentation, review for performance portion of test on Wednesday (drawing shapes) – Explanation of letterhead

2nd Block – 8 Presentations, review for performance portion of test on Wednesday (drawing shapes) –

Explanation of letterhead

GMETRIX check

Tuesday Objectives:  Entrepreneurship

Sub today –

1st block – Finish letterhead, Business concepts vocabulary and sentences, GMETRIX (new access codes are on the board)

nd block – Business concepts vocabulary and sentences, GMETRIX (new access codes are on the board)

Wednesday Objectives: Business Concepts

1st block – Performance portion of test, Print letterhead, GMETRIX

2nd block – Performance portion of test, Work on letterhead – print if you get finished

PUT on board – new due date for modules 4,5,6 are October 11

Discuss with entire class about testing modules – Print out cheat sheets for modules 8,9 testing

Thursday Objectives: Business Concepts

1st block:  Entrepreneurs who Shaped America – Pair/share

Students turn in business concepts vocabulary and sentences

Business Concepts PowerPoint and Guided Notes

2nd block: Entrepreneurs who Shaped America – Pair/share

Students turn in business concepts vocabulary and sentences

Business Concepts PowerPoint and Guided Notes

Friday Objectives:  Entrepreneurship/Restaurant

In the door: Entrepreneurial Self Assessment survey

Basic Business Concepts – Notes Handout Activity – Print

Group Entrepreneurship Projects – I will put students in groups of three

Chamber of Commerce Letter on Letterhead

Intro to how businesses use the Chamber of Commerce

Extra time:

Icon Activities in Word

Icon Name and Function/Ribbon Location Scavenger Hunt

 

 

September 2 – September 6

Week 5  –  September 2 – September 6

Monday – Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday – Communication and Teamwork Skills

GMETRIX Modules 1 -3 due today – Journal Prompt about a time you were on a team. Finish our graphic organizers for Tuckman’s Theory of Team Development – Refer back to “Remember the Titans” for clips about forming, storming, norming and performing – Groups of 5 -6 for communications and teamwork game – Get ready to CONGA!!!!

Wednesday – Communication and Teamwork Skills

GMETRIX due dates are September 20th for Modules 4,5,6 – Elements of teamwork with an inventory and self assessment of your skills – Teamwork presentation with a few notes – Game of Blocks – Teamwork quotes will be distributed today – Be ready for the presentation of those quotes on Monday, September 9th – Microsoft Word Lesson today: Drawing and Manipulating Shapes

Thursday – Leadership Skills

Brainstorming Island Activity – What is a leader? Let’s identify some character traits of true leaders – Vocabulary table for leadership traits – Leadership assignment – Microsoft Word Lessons on tables and formatting tables

Friday – Leadership Skills and Restaurant Project 

Box Patterns activity – Icon Name and Function worksheet for Microsoft Word 2016 – Ribbon Location Scavenger Hunt for Microsoft Word 2016

 

Next week: Presentations and Business Concepts

August 19 – 23 (Week 3)

Week 3  – August 19 – 23

Monday – Employability Skills – Emphasis on finishing Job Applications/Resume and Cover Letter

Finish applications from Friday (part 1 of project) – You will receive a copy of the Georgia Department of Labor’s instructions for effective resumes and cover letters – PowerPoint presentation on Resumes with student notes – Let’s look at some examples of resumes and complete a professional resume for a high school student (part 2 of project) – Cover letter information – A reminder that you need to bring your information for references tomorrow. See Tuesday for reference information.

Tuesday – Employability Skills – Emphasis on finishing Resume/Cover Letter and Reference Sheet

Reference Sheet today – you need to secure three professional references for yourself. These should be three people who know you and can attest to your character and work ethic. Think about teachers, counselors, coaches, family friends, neighbors, church leaders, etc… – YOU MAY NOT USE FAMILY FOR A REFERENCE and no one under the age of 18. You will need to secure their full names, addresses, phone number and/or email address. If you know them in a professional setting, you also need their titles and the name of their company. This is part 4 of your project. Project will be finished today and turned in for a summative grade.

Wednesday – Employability Skills – Emphasis on Time Management

Time Management – Why do you procrastinate? Some of us work better if we wait until the last minute…. but as you get closer to college you will realize that good time management skills will be paramount to your success and being able to handle all that you will have to handle in college and life. So, we will talk about some ways that you can manage your time better and identify some of those issues that cause you to have poor time management. Guided notes sheet and short exercise.

Any extra time will be spent on GMETRIX today. You should be finished with Module 1 and working on Module 2 to stay on track.

Thursday – Employability Skills – Emphasis on Diversity in the Workplace

Sub today.  Please complete all work as it will be graded. Use the following website on diversity  Understanding Diversity to complete handout #1 which the substitute will provide for you.  When finished, turn in to the sub. Handout #2 you will type on a Word Document and save until tomorrow. I will allow you to print at the beginning of class tomorrow and turn in handout #2. If you finish both, you should work on GMETRIX.

Friday – Restaurant Project and Review for Unit 1 Test on Tuesday, August 27th

August 5 – 9, 2019

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 – I will provide you a hard copy of the syllabus in class, but here is a link to it.

Intro to Business Syllabus  Please sign it, have your parents sign and return to me (Ethics Grade in Synergy).


Week 1 – August 5th – 9th

Monday – Employability Skills – Emphasis on Work Readiness/Soft and Hard Job Skills

Take up Syllabus, T Chart Notes for Soft and Hard Skills in the Workplace, Pair/Share activity with employability cards and those skills used in their Career Choice (Formative Grade), Modeling Work Readiness Traits in the Workplace (handout)

Tuesday – Employability Skills – Emphasis on Soft Job Skills and Creating Tables in MS Word

Take up Syllabus, Take up Work Readiness Traits handout, Employability Skills Framework in Microsoft Tables (Communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organizing, self management, lifelong learning and technology, Discussion and reminder of restaurant simulation ideas for Friday

Wednesday – Employability Skills – Emphasis on Manners and Attitude in the Workplace

Do manners matter? How do you make a good impression? What is respect and how do you show it? Kahoot on Positive Attitudes, Pair/Share activity for having a good attitude, Positive attitude cards, PowerPoint and Guided Notes on Manners and Attitude in the workplace, handout

Thursday – Employability Skills – Emphasis on Professional Dress in the Workplace

Dress for success handout from the Georgia Department of Labor, Pair/Share PowerPoint that you will create about dress code in the workplace, Set up GMETRIX accounts today for MOS Certification, Reminder about Restaurant needs for tomorrow

Friday – Restaurant Project

What is a memo? Memo formatting guidelines and practice, Restaurant proposal memo (formative grade)

 

PREVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK:  Cover letter, resume, job applications and reference sheets, Diversity in the Workplace, Time management, SMART Goals, Microsoft Word Lessons

 

Intro to Business and Technology

August, 2019

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.

Level I – I will provide you a hard copy of the syllabus in class, but here is a link to it. Intro to Business Syllabus  Please sign it, have your parents sign and return to me (Ethics Grade in Synergy).

March 25 – 29

Microsoft Certification is in full swing. You should have completed Modules 1 – 6 at this point. Modules 7, 8, 9 are due on Friday, March 29th. Tutoring and Open Lab on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week until 4:15

Congratulations to Gaven House, Aiden Rice and Chantal Cyrier for becoming Microsoft Certified!

UNIT 3 – Entrepreneurship, Business Concepts, Vision/Mission Statements, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts

Monday:  Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Chamber of Commerce – Finish and print letters

Restaurant Menus – Let’s take a look together and correct any issues you had on Friday

Business Concepts – PowerPoint and Guided Notes

Entrepreneurship Group Project – SHARK TANK tomorrow

Modules 7,8,9 are due on March 29th.

Testing begins in April for Certification. Testing will take place every Monday in April


Tuesday: Objectives:  Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Group Project – SHARK TANK Presentations due today

 

 

March 18 – 22

Microsoft Certification is in full swing. You should have completed Modules 1 – 6 at this point. Modules 7, 8, 9 are due on Friday, March 29th. Tutoring and Open Lab on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week until 4:15

Congratulations to Gaven House, Aiden Rice and Chantal Cyrier for becoming Microsoft Certified!

UNIT 3 – Entrepreneurship, Business Concepts, Vision/Mission Statements, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts

Monday:  Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs PPT – Guided Notes

Entrepreneurship Group Project – Assign partners and brainstorm ideas today. – Assign groups

Announce Modules 7,8,9 are due on March 29th.

Testing begins in April for Certification. Testing will take place every Monday in April


Tuesday: Objectives:  Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Group Project

Be ready for presentations on Monday 3 – 25

 


Wednesday: ObjectivesBusiness Concepts

PowerPoint and Guided Notes – Business Concepts

Introduction to the SBA and  Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant Letter to the Chamber of Commerce


Thursday: Objectives: Restaurant

Internet Activity – Small Business Administration – Handout with Questions


Friday: Objectives: Business Concepts

You will complete a one page menu for your restaurants today. Click on the link below and follow the step by step instructions for creating your menu. If you do not finish today, don’t worry…. I will give you some time on Monday for finishing touches. The bulk of the menu should be completed today. DO NOT GET FRUSTRATED. I have provided a sample menu, but you will “tailor” your menu to your restaurants. Be creative, obviously you will not be able to list ALL your menu items because of lack of space on one page, but my expectation is that you will create a menu that includes appetizers, main courses and desserts. The sample on this link has spelling and grammar errors. Don’t make the mistake of NOT using spell check 🙁  as you will notice the spelling/grammar errors on the menu and they are OBVIOUS.

 

 

 

March 11th – 15th

Microsoft Certification is in full swing. You should have completed Modules 1 – 6 at this point. Modules 7, 8, 9 are due on Friday, March 29th.
Congratulations to Gaven House for obtaining Microsoft Word Specialist Certification with an outstanding score of 963!

 

UNIT 3 – Entrepreneurship, Business Concepts, Vision/Mission Statements, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts

Monday:  Objectives: : Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace – Choose one and write your comment

How diverse is your universe with colored beads

PowerPoint and Lecture with Guided Notes

Review for test on Wednesday over Unit 2

 

Testing begins in April for Certification. Testing will take place every Monday in April

Tuesday: Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Who Shaped America – pair/share match up

Entrepreneurs PPT – Guided Notes

Introduction to the SBA and Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant Letter to the Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday: Objectives: Test today covers: Unit 2:  Leadership, Time Management, Presentation Guidelines, Setting Tabs

What makes a successful entrepreneur? Handout  – homework due on Monday

Thursday: Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Self Assessment Survey

Entrepreneurship Group Project – Assign partners and brainstorm ideas today.

Friday: Objectives: Business Concepts

Internet Activity – Small Business Administration – Handout with Questions

February 25th – March 1st

Microsoft Word 2016 is in full swing. Modules 4,5,6 are due on Friday, March 8 by the end of the school day. Congratulations to those of you who have already finished all 12 modules! Great job!

Unit 2: Leadership, Time Management, Communication (Public Speaking), Presentations

Monday:

Objectives: Microsoft Lessons – Extra time this week – Tabs and outline Assignment

GCFlearnfree.org – Click on Technology – Click on Word 2016 – Complete Lesson 18 and Lesson 19 – At the end of each lesson – complete the practice document and save so that I can check work tomorrow. Students should have both documents saved.

Microsoft Word Flowchart Activity –  Students will create flowchart for computer fix.’

Tuesday:

Objectives: Time Management – Close your eyes – How long is a minute?

PowerPoint, Guided Notes and Lecture for Time Management

Students spend $86,400 – Use the money or lose the money – Relationship to time in your day.

Wednesday:

Objectives: Time Management – Time Management – It’s My Life and Time is Money

Fun Activity

Procrastination: Why do you do it? Video on procrastination

A Simple Time Management Plan

Thursday:

Objectives: Restaurant – Letterhead – What is it? Show examples

Create a letterhead for our restaurant so that we can begin writing business letters.

Friday:

Objectives: Restaurant – Microsoft Lesson on using bullets…..

Gcflearnfree.org – Lists and bullets – Lesson #10 – Show video and let’s practice

Help Wanted Flyers  – Restaurant is set to open in about 6 weeks. Create a help wanted ad/flyer that clearly defines the type of employees you want to hire.