Education Speakers

Setting Up Your Gradebook in the Learning Center

Join Heather as she discusses how to set up the gradebook, organize LAPS in the gradebook, adjust the scoring values of assignments, delete assignments, and export gradebook.

Enhance Your Curriculum by Integrating Ethics

Integrate MBA Research’s Ethical Leadership curriculum into your classroom. This free curriculum makes for great bell ringer activities, classroom discussions, and more. When the media spotlights the questionable conduct of leaders on a regular basis, there is not better time to purposefully introduce ethics to your students.

Flip the Script with Project-Based Learning

Turn Your Classes into Student Led Learning with a Custom Food & Beverage Shop- How to Open, Operate, & Connect to your Classes for MAXimum Program Exposure and Funding. Engage students with a real-world business experiences by adapting to industry trends with rotating management groups that allow students to take the lead each day with group business meetings, action plans, and student led initiatives that are sure to leave all stakeholders impressed!

Five Critical Skills for a Highly Motivating Instructor

What does research tell us about teachers that have a knack for motivating students? This presentation will examine five research-based attributes of motivating teachers. Fifty minutes will fly by as we have fun examining thought-provoking and critical skills for motivating students in the 21st century. This session is brought to you by the National Business Education Association.

BestPrep: Financial Literacy & Career Readiness Resource

Learn about the cost-free resources BestPrep provides to help students explore career options and gain critical employability and financial literacy skills. The BestPrep team will highlight their programs, opportunities for educators to utilize the free services available statewide and collaborate with community and business volunteers.

Digital Assessments

In this session attendees will hear about the important of using a variety of assessments within their classroom. Up-to-date digital assessment tools will be shared and how those can be implemented in any classroom.

CTE Proficiency Scales Matrix with Standards

Do you wonder how to get down to a few priority standards when you have so many you need to cover? This is a strategy that helps arrange and apply standards in a Proficiency Scale Matrix. Demonstrating how to create a Proficiency Scales using standards to build and develop stronger levels of learning. Attendees will be given a guide sheet to build scales in a matrix for students to track their own learning.

Women in Business

Women entrepreneurs are a growing segment of the world economy but we see limited numbers of girls in our CTE business classes. In order to prepare more girls for business roles, we created Women in Business. Our course has 19 students enrolled. This course will focus on the history, impact, and influence of female business leaders. A portion of the class will be spent on local women in business leadership roles through interviews and case studies.

From Competitive Events to Career Success

Discover how FCCLA prepares students with the foundational employability skills needed to succeed in careers within the four Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) career pathways. Join us to hear case studies on how youth projects led to career connections and success.

How to Make an Impact on Your Student Responses

Learn how to effectively and efficiently respond to students work in writing. There are some simple methods to review work and make comments in a meaningful manner. The response to students work to encourage their energy in the classroom, view of the subject material and be productive. Utilize this simple technique to make a difference in your classroom.

30 in 30: BMIT (Business, Marketing, and Information Technology) Strategies and Tools for the Classroom

Join us as we will highlight winning strategies, tools, and resources to be the MVP of the BMIT (Business, Marketing, and Information Technology) classroom. Participants will leave with a playbook to incorporate immediately. Game on!

Incorporating BPA and New Projects into Your Classroom

Are you looking for new ways to incorporate BPA into your classroom? Are you looking for new projects to bring to your internship programs? You will find all of this and more as presenters share a variety of ways they incorporate BPA Cares, Torch Awards, and competitive events into their Business Internship classrooms. From working with local businesses and charities to preparing students for college and career, participants will leave with new tools for class.

Cultural Awareness

As national policies and rules change in education, this session will keep advisors and teachers abreast of societal awareness that may affect students.

We Are the Champions!

This interactive session will teach attendees about the new member engagement program that helps chapters develop a successful Program of Work.

This Is How DECA's Competitive Events Connect to Curriculum

Discover why DECA’s Competitive Events Program is the framework that is essential for every student being college- and career-ready. Learn how DECA’s Competitive Events Program supports the teaching and learning of National Curriculum Standards, Career Clusters knowledge and skill statements, 21st Century Skills and project management.

Using FBLA Competitive Events to Enhance Classroom Instruction

With 75 different competitive events in a variety of business and business-related areas, the FBLA competitive events program is a place to explore when wanting to integrate Project-Based Learning and opportunities for motivation to specific units or entire courses. Supercharging your business education classes is easy with FBLA’s competitive events! From case study to presentation to objective test events, FBLA has something for every student in every business education class. In this session, we’ll explore ways to use the scoring rubrics to provide students with better, more frequent feedback. Together, we’ll learn how to challenge students to extend their learning beyond the classroom walls. Attend this session to see how you can make the competitive events program as integral to your courses as your course objectives and lesson plans. Your students will learn more, develop a higher level of confidence, and will learn how to lead inside and outside of the classroom.

Human-Centered Design Thinking: A Not-So-New Take on PBL

Why Design Thinking? Look around, the table, chairs, buildings, bridges, and apparel wouldn’t be here without designers. Design thinking is used in all fields (careers), we are all designers! Personas are used by design, marketing, and engineering professionals to help solve design questions in development. We will experience design thinking together as we dive into an innovative classroom project, The Extraordinaire’s Design Project. Attendees will leave this session with the tools and resources to implement this exciting project in their classrooms.

Tips, Tools, and Tricks for Teaching Generation Z/Generation Alpha

This session will highlight various technology and instructional tools that are in tune with the characteristics of students born after 1995.

Using CTSOs to Build Relationships and Shift Culture

This workshop is designed to give participants tips and tricks on how to start and utilize CTSOs to advance student achievement, especially within urban and other underserved communities. Learn how Northeast High School, a school where 100% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch, utilized CTSO’s to create a culture of high standards and expectations while creating meaningful experiences for their students.

School-Based Enterprise Competition

School-based Enterprises reinforce classroom instruction with realistic and practical learning experiences. Discover smart techniques to effectively implement a school store operation and opportunities for School-based Enterprise Program recognition.

Help Students Learn By Doing With Virtual Simulations

Learn how you can provide students opportunities to go hands-on through a simulated work environment. They’ll solve complex problems such as staffing, pricing, safety and much more through simulations for food service, fashion, hospitality, retailing, sports management, manufacturing, marketing and financial literacy. See a brief demonstration and discover why one-third of all the high schools in the United States are engaging students with Knowledge Matters Virtual simulations.

Teaching High School of Business™ (HSB) in an Exceled Quarter Block

Join JoLynn Baral as she shares her system, structures, and tips on how she teaches the High School of Business™ (HSB) Courses in an Exceled Quarter Block System at her current high school in Colorado.