School Year 2022-2023
How is technology used to solve business problems and communicate solutions? Business and Technology is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be an asset to the collaborative, global, and innovative business world of today and tomorrow. Mastery use of spreadsheets and the ability to apply leadership skills to make informed business decisions will be a highlight of this course for students. Publishing industry appropriate documents to model effective communication and leadership will be demonstrated through project-based learning. Students will use spreadsheet and database software to manage data while analyzing, organizing, and sharing data through visually appealing presentation.
Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources, software, and applications of business practices. Professional communication skills and practices, problem solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of the employability skills standard for this course.
Business and Technology is the second course in the Business and Technology pathway in the Business Management and Administration cluster. Students enrolled in this course should have successfully completed Introduction to Business and Technology.
The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Using Technology as a Tool
BMA-BT-1: Demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.
BMA-BT-2: Create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents using technology as a tool increase productivity.
BMA-BT-3: Develop organizational communication skills through professional leadership, personal ethics, and customer/business relationships.
BMA-BT-4: Manage data in spreadsheet software for effective use in a business environment.
BMA-BT-5: Master use of spreadsheet software to analyze, organize and share data from a spreadsheet while presenting the data visually in a business environment.
BMA-BT-6: Develop creditable research skills to use information from a variety of sources.
BMA-BT-7: Acquire database skills to manage data in a business environment.
BMA-BT-8: Develop personal leadership skills to work on teams, teach others, serve customers, lead, negotiate, and work effectively in a business environment.
BMA-BT-9: Explore how related student organizations are integral parts of career and technology education courses through leadership development, school and community service projects, entrepreneurship development, and competitive events.
Occupation Level of Education Salary
General Office Clerk High School Diploma $25,950
Admin. Assistant/Executive Assistant Associate’s Degree $47,400
Database Administrator Bachelor’s Degree or higher $83,500
Internet Acceptable Use: Use of the Internet must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of the DeKalb County School System. The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges. Any student user not complying with the DeKalb County School System Internet Acceptable Use Agreement shall lose Internet privileges for a period of not less than one week.
FBLA: The development of positive personal qualities and leadership is a vital component in career success. In this course that development is achieved through a variety of methods, which include Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). FBLA is a student organization that is designed to enhance this class. FBLA provides career and leadership development through peer interactions, adult mentoring, and competitions based on knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. FBLA activities are incorporated throughout this course and all the Business and Computer Science courses. Students are strongly encouraged to join FBLA to benefit from the wealth of opportunities the organization has to offer. To join FBLA, dues are only $15.00 due on or before September 30 (membership fee includes state & national dues and organization t-shirt). To participate exclusively in the classroom to complete BAA Awards (Business Achievement Awards).
GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.
Pre-Assessments Prior to Learning (Formative Assessments) - 0%
Assessments During Learning – 25%
Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%
Summative Assessments or Assessments of Learning– 30%
A 90 – 100
B 80 – 89
C 71 – 79
F Below 70
DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS
Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester. The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently, and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.
Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.
Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience. Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience. It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.
DUE TO ABSENCES
When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.
SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS
Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and school property.
1. No cursing, rude or disrespectful behavior.
2. Cheating will not be tolerated!
3. If you cheat or allow/assist someone to cheat, all parties involved will receive a zero and your parents will be notified immediately.
4. No talking when the teacher is talking.
ABOVE ALL, ENTER CLASS PREPARED AND READY TO LEARN!
** All students should observe ALL the rules and regulations in the Student Handbook. **
Remember the 5 P’s:
· Be prompt
· Be respectful
· Be polite
· Be patient
· Be prepared to learn
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a co-curricular student organization that plays an integral part in the components of the Business & Technology course standards. The development of positive personal qualities and leadership is a vital component for career and academic success. In this course, that development is achieved through a variety of methods, which include the participation in future competitions based on knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, career and leadership development through peer interactions, and adult mentoring. FBLA activities are incorporated throughout this course and all the Business and Computer Science courses. Students are strongly recommended to join FBLA to benefit from the wealth of opportunities the organization has to offer. To join FBLA, dues are only $25.00 due on or before September 1st (membership fee includes state & national dues and organization t-shirt). To participate exclusively in the classroom to complete BAA Awards (Business Achievement Awards) all students are required pay the minimum of $11 (this does not include a t-shirt or any other fees).
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
Chromebook, laptop or desktop
The Microsoft Suite
7:45 am or 3:15 pm
OR by appointment
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