Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2019 Annual Convention


Technology Workshops

The following technology workshops are offered in conjunction with the NBEA 2019 Annual Convention and are available to NBEA member registrants through advanced registration only. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: All computer workshops will accommodate 1 person per computer.

Tuesday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

1A Let’s Get Social in the Business Education Classroom (Beginning/Intermediate)

Social media is a constant presence in today’s world of business and marketing. Join us to learn how to set up your social media accounts, how to teach students to use them in the business classroom, and how to engage your students using social media as a tool. Social media as an instructional strategy with tips for classroom instruction will be provided. Time will be provided for participants to practice using their social media tools and share ideas for instruction.

Presenter: Michelle Taylor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

Tuesday, April 16, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2A Coding for Teachers (Beginning/Intermediate)

Want to teach coding but you don’t know how to code? Maybe you feel like coding is too hard—it is fun not hard. This workshop is for you. This workshop will focus on the basics of coding while you explore different programs. You can explore coding plus learn the advantages of different coding sites. A brief introduction to the practical application of using Microsoft MakeCode for a MicroBit is included.

Presenter: Dennis Garner, Utah State University, Roosevelt, UT

Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

3A Tools to Build Student e-Portfolios (Beginning/Intermediate)

This session will focus the most common tools currently being used by secondary and CTE teachers for creating electronic portfolios. Incorporating some of the research into why electronic portfolios are valuable tools for assessment and student promotion, this session will focus on creating a structure within Google Sites that allows students to showcase their best work along with feedback from the instructor and/or self-reflection. The second hour will introduce the participants to Seesaw, Word to PDF options, and—time permitting—Google Slides as alternative portfolio options.

Presenter: Tamra S. Davis, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Wednesday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

4A Top Ten Features of Excel 2019 (Beginning/Intermediate)

If you’re looking for a quick rundown on what’s cool in Excel 2019, look no further! Attend this session and get a cursory glance at some of the new features on the list. At the end of the session, you will realize that the thrust of the features is being able to be productive with Excel 2019-anytime, anywhere!

Presenter: Jan Bentley, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

5A Tech Tools to Teach Soft Skills (Beginning/Intermediate)

As educators we hear time and time again that our students need to have better soft skills. How do we teach soft skills? This workshop will provide you with free online tools and activities to work on soft skills with your students.

Presenters: Jessica Crabtree, Newton High School, Newton KS; Kimberly Dhority, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS

Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

6A Add Power to PowerPoint with Add-Ons (Beginning/Intermediate)

Make your PowerPoint presentation interactive by using a PowerPoint Add-on that lets you inject life into your presentation using group activities, polls, brainstorming, and quizzes. Easily create a timeline that makes it easy to interpret the information--and more! Join us as we cover five add-ons that remove the "dull" from your PowerPoint presentations.

Presenter: Cynthia Krebs, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Thursday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

7A Photoshop Bootcamp (Beginning/Intermediate)

This session will be a crash course in basic Photoshop, including using Selection tools, layer masks, minor photo retouching, color adjustment, and typography. Each attendee will work step-by-step to create a business education "movie poster" and will explore how to use video inside Photoshop to create a trendy cinemagraph.

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

Thursday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

8A What’s New in Microsoft Office 2019 (Beginning/Intermediate)

This interactive hands-on session will provide you with a brief overview of the new features of Microsoft® Office 2019. After the overview, there will be plenty of time spent examining each application, and you will discover how to use each application’s new features. In addition, you will also be provided with useful ideas to incorporate these features in your lesson plans or use the examples as extra class projects in your upcoming classes. Come see what’s new in Microsoft® Office 2019!

Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

9A Create Video Content with Camtasia, Jing, and More! (Beginning/Intermediate)

During this presentation, discover how Camtasia, Jing, Screencastify and a variety of other tools can enhance teachers’ resources. The presenters will demonstrate how to use student videos for assignments and assessments. Come with materials and ideas and you will leave this presentation with videos and activities to use in your classroom.

Presenters: Jessica Crabtree, Newton High School, Newton KS; Kimberly Dhority, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS

Friday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

10A Create an Escape Room Challenge in Your Classroom (Beginning/Intermediate)

Escape room simulations are popping up in classrooms all over the country. (An escape room is an adventure game where players are locked in a room and must use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit.) Get in on the fun by participating in a business-themed escape room. Crack the codes! Solve the problems! Discover the clues! Escape from the room! When you break free, we will work together to create your very first escape room challenge using free online tools that can be used in your own classroom.

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