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  • 1. Business/Marketing Program North High School Minneapolis, MN
  • 2. Team Members
    • Bob Bollweg
    • Dave Engelhart
    • Charles Hall
    • Jennifer Monson
  • 3. North High School
    • Enrollment 1289
    • Race
      • Native American 1%
      • African American 68%
      • Asian 22%
      • Hispanic 3%
      • White 6%
    • Number of Staff
      • Teachers 99
      • Classroom Support Staff 54
      • Administrators 5
      • Social Workers 3
      • Counselors 3
    Home of the Polars
  • 4. Philosophy Statement for Business/Marketing Program
    • The Business Education program will provide all students the opportunity to develop an understanding of current business concepts, practices, techniques and tools. It will support student learning in other subject areas, but most importantly, the Business Education program will provide an authentic workplace environment and curriculum that encourages students to set goals and strive to attain them, while developing an understanding of key concepts and achieving skills necessary for personal success.
  • 5. Business/Marketing Program Goals
    • To prepare students to enter the job market upon graduation
    • To prepare students for part-time jobs while attending college.
    • To prepare students for a college major in business
    • To help students understand the business aspects of almost all other careers
  • 6. Business/Marketing Program Goals
    • To help students make intelligent business/economic decisions as voters, consumers, and workers.
    • To help improve family life skills, i.e., communication and finance.
  • 7. Classes Offered/Goals
    • Basic Keyboarding
      • Students learn how to operate a keyboard using the touch method. Emphasis is place on learning the skills through drill work and timed writings. Students will work on building speed and accuracy and will apply these skills to the formatting of letters, reports, and other types of business communication.
  • 8. Classes Offered/Goals
    • Advanced Keyboarding
      • Accuracy and speed will continue to be stressed while learning to produce more complicated business letters, reports, and tables using office simulations. A major goal of this class is developing independent work skills as well as proofreading and following directions.
  • 9. Classes Offered/Goals
    • Accounting 1
      • This is a full cycle of accounting for a small service business operated as a sole proprietorship, which gives students an understanding of accounting at the most basic level. Students can use this class to explore the possibility of a future as an accounting clerk, bookkeeper, accountant, or Certified Public Accounting. This basic accounting knowledge would be helpful for students as investors, voters, members of the community serving as volunteers, or just personally to enable the students to balance their checkbooks and better handle their own business affairs.
  • 10. Classes Offered/Goals
    • Accounting 2
      • Accounting 2 is based on a larger retail business organized as a partnership that both buys and sells on credit using Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and uses subsidiary ledgers. The students also learn Payroll from calculating time cards through doing all the payroll journal entries. This class would be good preparation for an Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, or a Payroll Clerk.
  • 11. Classes Offered/Goals
    • Owning a Business
      • In this class students will learn about business types (service, retail, and manufacturing) and forms of ownership (Proprietorship, partnership, or corporation). The main project of the class is to pick a personal business they would like to own and write the business plan for it after students have done research on the business type and size and also research on the population demographics to identify their targeted customers.
  • 12. Classes Offered/Goals
    • Computers in Business 1
      • This course integrates computer literacy and applications. Students will cover a variety of topics from the origin of computers to career choices and the role of computers in the future. Students will use the Microsoft Office programs on the computer to do basic word processing, database, and spreadsheet documents.
  • 13. Classes Offered/Goals
    • Computers in Business 2
      • Students will use what they have learned in Computers in Business 1 in order to complete more advanced business applications using Microsoft Office. Students will also learn basic skills such as basic HTML, web site development, presentations, and learning how to search the web.
  • 14. Course Focused On
    • Personal Finance
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Grades 9-12
  • 15. Course Focused On
      • Personal Finance Description:
      • The personal finance class ensures that students understand their role and financial responsibilities as an individual and citizen, it covers personal business management skills including checking accounts, budgeting, credit decisions, financial security planning, consumer rights and responsibilities, etc.
  • 16. Units offered in Personal Finance Unit 1: Personal decision making Unit 2: Earning a living Unit 3: Budgeting Unit 4: Savings and Investing Unit 5 : Buying goods and Services Unit 6: Banking Unit 7: Using Credit Unit 8 : Protecting against risk
  • 17. Unit of Focus
    • Savings & Investing
  • 18. Concept Map of Saving & Investing Unit * Private Industry Demands of the workplace - employer Upper Management - supervisors Training Department Employees
  • 19. Big Questions
    • How do you making a personal savings/investment decision?
    • How do the financial markets operate?
  • 20. Assessment Flowchart
  • 21. Unit Assessment
    • Test (See Handout)
      • Givens
        • 50 minute class period
        • 5 true/false questions
        • 5 matching
        • 15 multiple choice
  • 22. The $64,000 question Do you have any questions???