Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2019 Annual Convention

 

Friday, April 19


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Convention Registration, Resource Center, and Hospitality


9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Certification in Personal Finance by W!SE
(Ticket Required)

Do you teach personal finance? If so, we are pleased offer you the opportunity to earn the W!SE Certification in Personal Finance at this year’s NBEA 2019 Annual Convention, Working in Support of Education (W!SE), a leading educational non-profit, offers teachers this unique opportunity to earn a Certification in Personal Finance by taking and passing the W!SE Certification in Personal Finance Test. We will be administering the test during the NBEA 20189 Convention on Thursday, April 19, and participants will have 75 minutes to complete the test between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The test is web-based, and participants will need to bring their own device to take the exam (i.e. laptop, tablet). Internet access will be provided.

Registrations for the W!SE Certification in Personal Finance must be received by March 29, 2019. You will receive an email from W!SE the week of April 1, 2019, with a link containing resources you can use in your preparation in studying for the exam. **Registration for the NBEA 2019 Annual Convention is required to sign up for the W!SE Certification. There will be no exceptions.**

Presenter: David Anderson, Working in Support of Education (W!SE), New York, NY

 

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Technology Workshop

Workshop 10A:  Create an Escape Room Challenge in Your Classroom

Presenter:  Jacqueline Prester, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  The Power of People Skills

In the age of smart phones, iPads, eBooks, and social media, the next generation of workforce talent is consumed by technology. While these important technological tools are essential for our generation’s success, there is an equal and critical key skill that cannot be jeopardized for professional success: People Skills. It is the relationships you create and the people skills you demonstrate that will get you the furthest in your career. This session will highlight what a Fortune 500 international organization looks for to attract and retain early talent. Learn what employers and educational leaders can do to ensure that students enter the “real world” with polished and professional people skills.

Presenter: Eric Taylor, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Chicago, IL

Session 2:  Hooked on Learning: Lessons, Activities, Learning Games & Other Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy

April is “National Financial Literacy Month.” What better way for business and economics teachers to celebrate than to explore resources to supplement your curriculum (and your textbook) for teaching financial literacy concepts? The presenter shares “out-of-the box” and “out-of-their chairs” interactive teaching strategies and resources to help students gain the financial literacy skills they will need to manage their financial resources effectively throughout their lives. Find out how you can add bell ringers, educational games, lessons and activities that reinforce financial literacy concepts in your classes. Your curriculum may not be changing, but students’ attitudes and enthusiasm . . . as well as your enrollment . . . will be!

Presenter: Kyleigh Lewis, Dorchester High School, Dorchester, NE

Session 3:  Best Practices for Effective Online Teaching

Online teaching is always changing and always challenging! In this session the presenter shares ways to enhance online learning for students and how to help ourselves, as teachers, to work smarter. Topics include the importance of being ‘present’ in our online courses; setting realistic expectations; “branding” your online class; ways to provide feedback to students, as well as tools that will help achieve these goals. Ultimately, we want to create a positive online learning environment to contribute to our students’ success. I invite you to bring a technique that has worked for you in the world of online learning. Let’s share and learn from each other!

Presenter: Leslie Cloud, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA

Session 4:  Developing a Leadership Mindset for Educators

This session is designed to inspire or renew the commitment among teachers, faculty and administrators to the value in creating a mindset and culture that values and supports leadership growth and development. Attendees will be challenged to consider current or potential leadership opportunities and pathways available in their respective schools, colleges/universities and communities. Through a two-person panel of current teachers, explore key reasons why leadership development and engagement should be encouraged among teachers, faculty and administrators. The presenters will assess potential opportunities and challenges as well as recommend strategies for leadership growth and development to educators and students interested in becoming leaders.

Moderator: Priscilla Romkema, Regional Health Foundation, Rapid City, ND; Panelists: Angie Hutson, Elkins High School, Elkins, AR; Matt Maw, Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, NE


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  It’s Not Just for Sports! How Instructional Coaching Can Enhance Classroom Instruction and Student Achievement

Instructional coaching is receiving much attention lately as a model for educators' professional development. The goal is twofold: improved instructional practice and improved student learning. Instructional leaders’ partner with classroom teachers in a continuous non-evaluative, trusting, and formative relationship. This session explores how schools can tailor coaching strategies to the needs of their schools and its teachers, to the benefit of students. From the perspective of an instructional coach and the coached teacher, learn how coaching differs from mentoring, the essential guidelines for successful instructional coaching and how the process really works. The presenters share the challenges, benefits and impact of instructional coaching for their school system and challenge you to learn how instructional coaching could benefit you, your program, and your school!

Presenters:  DeLayne Havlovic, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE; Amy Wagner, Omaha South Magnet School, Omaha, NE

Session 2:  Filling Your Toolbox with Social Media Resources

Using social media tools and applications for networking, collaborating, and marketing is a huge component in today’s world. In this session, attendees will learn innovative ways to use social media in their classrooms. The presenter will discuss parameters and guidelines for social media use in the classroom, as well as share a variety of resources for using social media tools and applications in educational settings. Instructional strategies and best practices will be shared.

Presenter:  Pamela Scott Bracey, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

Session 3: The Morphing of Ethics and Compliance in the 21st Century

The line between Ethics and Compliance has, in the past, been fairly clear: “Compliance tells us what we must do; Ethics tells us what we should do.” In the recent past, this distinction has become blurred. The presenter discusses how to integrate ethical principles and compliance to laws, regulations and policies in business decision making. The impact of the #MeToo initiative, the increased frequency of workplace violence, and the ethics of using social media in the workplace are addressed as the very real challenges that workers face every day in the workplace. Acquire a new insight into the morphing of ethics and compliance in business that makes the case for a new job title in business, ‘corporate ethicist.’

Presenter:  Tom Tropp, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Chicago, IL

Session 4:  Tools, Tips and Tricks: Teaching Practices That Work

This session will touch upon a variety of teaching ideas and philosophies, ranging from student involvement to the effective use of social media in a school setting, as well as practices that build a strong Business Education curriculum. The presenter shares tools, tips and tricks to bring new ideas and concepts into the classroom that will engage and challenge your students, build positive student-teacher relationships, and push students to realize their own potential.

Presenter:  Matthew Marks, James B. Conant high School, Hoffman Estates, IL

Session 5:  Incorporating Computer Information Systems in Your Accounting Course

Accounting is much more than debits and credits, but at times, it is difficult to convey to students how much accounting affects every aspect of business. The presenter introduces the concept of accounting information systems and its wide reach in today’s businesses through the student creation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This model joins both accounting and computer programming, two skills critical in today’s business world. New ideas to incorporate technology to enhance learning in accounting and examples of ERP projects and assignments will be shared.

Presenter:  Jeffrey Pike, Wahconah Regional High School, Dalton, MA


12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
NBEA Awards Luncheon

Presentation of the NBEA Awards: Middle School Teacher of the Year, Secondary Teacher of the Year, Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, Collegiate Teacher of the Year, Distinguished Service Awards, and John Robert Gregg Award

Presiding: Margaret Blue, NBEA President


2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  Technology Strategies to Improve Student Engagement

With so many free technology tools at your fingertips, it can be overwhelming to decide on which ones to infuse with your tried and true lessons. Explore leading technology tools that improve student engagement, promote collaboration, and make formative assessments more interactive. The presenter will showcase how to turn spreadsheets into flashcards, games and crosswords as well as existing videos into interactive assessments with questions, and much more. Don’t miss your opportunity to see some great technology tools in action!

Presenter: Jacqueline Prester, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA

Session 2:  Be Resourceful: Resources and Lessons to Re-Energize Intro to Business Classes

Stuck in a rut and want some new teaching ideas? Are you seeking to combine “good old-fashioned” teaching with some video or new assignments with rubrics? This session provides suggested lessons for customer service, stock market, business ownership, ethics, marketing and more! Re-energize yourself as well as your Intro to Business class (or other courses in which these concepts are taught)! The presenter shares a variety of lessons that work with Google Classroom or similar platforms.

Presenter: Michelle Bruna, Washington County High School, Washington, KS

Session 3:  What’s on My Plate and Who’s at My Table?

This personal and professional development session is designed to help participants reflect on experiences (both personally and in the classroom) and focus on priorities to balance the demands of careers, families and practicing the art of becoming “your best self.” A critical piece of leading others includes focusing on values that are both meaningful and relevant. With increasingly busy lifestyles, this becomes a challenge as we identify top priorities and balance our ever-growing “to-do” list. This session will include personal value-setting activities that may also be useful in the classroom. Participants will explore the process of implementing a strong support system by developing a personal “board of directors” to support and guide those goals. The information can be applied in participants’ personal or professional lives. Additionally, teachers will receive resources and activities that would be useful in their classrooms.

Presenter: Lorrie Mowry, McCook Community College, McCook, NE


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  Apps with Class: Design, Don’t Assign

With so many schools implementing student devices, increasing online learning opportunities and employing flipped classroom models of teaching, it’s easy to think of the “app” first and the effectiveness second. In this session, learn how to better design a lesson using apps and websites that engage students. Revisit some old favorites with a new twist, such as Kahoot and Quizlet, and how to create effective Hyperdoc lessons that incorporate a mix of web apps that will supplement learning in your classroom.

Presenter: Tonya Skinner, Jackson High School, Jackson, MO

Session 2:  Bigger and Better: The Red Paperclip Project

With so many schools implementing student devices, increasing online learning opportunities and employing flipped classroom models of teaching, it’s easy to think of the “app” first and the effectiveness second. In this session, learn how to better design a lesson using apps and websites that engage students. Revisit some old favorites with a new twist, such as Kahoot and Quizlet, and how to create effective Hyperdoc lessons that incorporate a mix of web apps that will supplement learning in your classroom.

Presenter: Tonya Skinner, Jackson High School, Jackson, MO

Session 1:  Apps with Class: Design, Don’t Assign

With so many schools implementing student devices, increasing online learning opportunities and employing flipped classroom models of teaching, it’s easy to think of the “app” first and the effectiveness second. In this session, learn how to better design a lesson using apps and websites that engage students. Revisit some old favorites with a new twist, such as Kahoot and Quizlet, and how to create effective Hyperdoc lessons that incorporate a mix of web apps that will supplement learning in your classroom.

Presenter: Tonya Skinner, Jackson High School, Jackson, MO