Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2018 Annual Convention

 

Friday, March 30


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


8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Technology Workshops

Workshop 10A:  Technology Joins Forces with Teaching Strategies (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenter:  Shelly Mowinkel, Milford Public Schools, Milford, NE

Workshop 10B:  QuickBooks: Tips and Tricks (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenter:  Cathy Scott, Navarro College, Corsicana, TX


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:  Financial Literacy: Empowering Students, Enhancing Student Success

Personal finance classes are designed to prepare students to deal with the financial decisions that may arise throughout their personal and professional lives. This session focuses on the topics of goal setting, budgeting, savings, credit, retirement, and investments. The presenter shares a variety of activities (experiential, project-based, and interactive) and strategies that can be used in a personal finance course to enhance student learning and prepare students to apply personal finance concepts to "real-life" situations. A financially literate student equals a successful student in life!

Presenter: Howard L. Eskew, Jr., San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA

Session 2:  Social Media: Business Education’s New BFF

This session will discuss the pros and cons of using social media and present a variety of social media tools that are currently trending among business education students and teachers worldwide. Instructional strategies will also be demonstrated. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as collaboratively converse about personal social media experiences.

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

Session 3:  Play/Testing: Game Development in our Classrooms

(This session will be offered again on Friday, March 30, from 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
Game development offers a low barrier of entry to infusing project-based learning and various technologies across any learning environment’s curriculum. The session highlights game development strategies and how ‘playful’ learning experiences are transforming education. The presenter defines ‘games,’ identifies software used in game creation, and addresses common roadblocks plaguing adoption. In addition, desired skills and career paths will be discussed, as well as curriculum. Attendees will leave this session with a change of attitude from “I’m not a gamer” to “Press Start!”

Presenter: John C. Balash, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA

Session 4:  College and Career Readiness: Opportunity for Success

Students need opportunities to explore career options during high school through career interest surveys, mock interviews, Career and Technical classes, and professional learning experiences such as co-op experiences, internships, and apprenticeships. The presenter shares strategies for teaching and implementing college and career readiness, including how to create workforce development partnerships. Learn how college and career readiness opportunities can help your students to define their career goals to better become equipped to prepare for their future.

Presenter: Deana Goodwine, Autauga County Technology Center, Prattville, AL

Session 5:  Issues Impacting Business Educators in Community and Technical Colleges Today

This interactive session will examine some of the issues facing educators in the community and technical colleges today. Although the audience for this session may represent different regions of the country, it will provide insight into the common issues we face. Participants will be given an opportunity to discuss such topics as new and emerging curricula, workforce development issues such as apprenticeships and soft skills (or lack of), and the pros and cons of online courses in the business curriculum at the community and technical college level. Possible solutions and strategies will be shared..

Presenter: Benita Moore, Technical College System of Georgia, Atlanta, GA


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:  Business Communication: Teaching Strategies for Today’s Classroom and Tomorrow’s Workplace

This session will discuss techniques and strategies for effectively teaching business communication in today’s fast-paced world. Technology affects how business communication works more than ever before. The presenter shares new areas included in business communications, as well as assignments and viable strategies for teaching the various components of the course.

Presenters:  Marsha L. Bayless, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX; S. Ann Wilson, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

Session 2:  Falling Back in Love With PowerPoint

Are you familiar with Office Mix in PowerPoint? This presentation will not only “introduce” you to Office Mix using Microsoft PowerPoint 365, but “enlighten” you about its newest updates now that this former add-on will become a permanent option in PowerPoint (May 1, 2018). The presenter will showcase the functionality and versatility of PowerPoint through the Office Mix recording option. Learn how to add slide and screen recordings to create interactive presentations. Office Mix is not just for educators, but for students too! This is an ideal tool for individual and group presentations or to use while “flipping” your classroom. Attendees will “fall back in love” with PowerPoint and want to learn how to apply all the innovative features that Office Mix has to offer!

Presenter:  Susan Hall Webb, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Session 3: STEM-Centric Game Development

This session provides an in-depth look at STEM as it relates to the student, employer and educator. The discussion will focus specifically on the game and computer simulation industry, including design considerations for creating learning software. The presenter identifies job opportunities and specific skills necessary to work in the game industry. A unique feature of this session is that the presenter will examine ideas, thoughts and platform considerations (PC, web, mobile devices) for creating games to teach STEM concepts!

Presenter:  Frank Vivorito, Immersive 3D, Aberdeen, MD

Session 4:  Venture into Social Entrepreneurship

This session provides an overview of social entrepreneurship and how it relates to the larger field of Entrepreneurship. The presenter will provide examples of social entrepreneurship ventures, a discussion of the importance of social entrepreneurship in the curriculum, and suggestions for how educators can incorporate social entrepreneurship into the curriculum at various levels—from introducing the concept of social entrepreneurship as a topic to incorporating social entrepreneurship into service learning activities.

Presenter:  Sandra Braathen, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Session 5:  Employment Law in the 21st Century:  Can Basic Principles Survive Under Social, Religious, and Political Pressure?

The goal of the session is to help business teachers be aware of what today’s students need to know about the fundamentals of employment law as they prepare for, and seek employment, in their chosen careers. Over that last few years, the legal environment has experienced rapid change that has baffled even the most experienced business law teachers. While no area of the law has been spared the upheaval caused by such things as the social media revolution and the LGBT civil rights movement, employment law has undergone more than its fair share of attempted reform. The presenter will review the major elements of employment law and discuss how these areas may be affected by the socio-political movements noted above. Specific focus will examine equal opportunity, employment-at-will, wrongful termination, severance agreements, working conditions, and equal pay lawsuits related to gender, race, age, citizenship, and religious freedom.

Presenter:  Paul Sukys, North Central State College, Mansfield, OH


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: Diane J. Fisher, NBEA President


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

Session 1:  When They Just Don’t Care: Dealing with Student ApathyF

We've all experienced student apathy in our classrooms. Some students have troubled home lives, experience peer pressure, realize they can get by without working hard, or one of the other hundreds of reasons why students don't try in school. How can you get those students motivated to participate, work hard, and enjoy your classes? The presenter discusses a philosophy change you should consider to help your students—all students—find success. Learn how to build relationships as well as connect with and engage students, both with and without technology.

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

Session 2:  Play/Testing: Game Development in our Classrooms

Game development offers a low barrier of entry to infusing project-based learning and various technologies across any learning environment’s curriculum. The session highlights game development strategies and how ‘playful’ learning experiences are transforming education. The presenter defines ‘games,’ identifies software used in game creation, and addresses common roadblocks plaguing adoption. In addition, desired skills and career paths will be discussed, as well as curriculum. Attendees will leave this session with a change of attitude from “I’m not a gamer” to “Press Start!”

Presenter: John C. Balash, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA


2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Technology Workshops

Workshop 11A:  Upping Your XFactor—Engaging Gen Z with Technology (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenter: Susan Hall Webb, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, G

Workshop 11B:  The Battle of Free Video Software (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenters:  Karen May, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; Sherrell Wheeler, New Mexico State University-Alamogordo, Alamogordo, NM


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

Session 1:  Re-Energize Your Business Classroom with ‘No Tech, Low Tech and High Tech Teaching Strategies

Are your students’ classroom attention spans and interests diminishing? Perhaps it’s time to add some instructional equity into your classroom activities! Explore a variety of interactive bell ringers, review techniques, teaching strategies, and activities that can be an asset to any classroom with a limited budget and turnaround time. Discover how interactive notebooks, Amazon Alexa, Jeopardy, review dice, Breakout EDU, and even a roll of masking tape can restore equity and balance to your classroom. This session shares how integrating “out-of-the-box” high tech, low tech and even no-tech strategies into your classes will add excitement to learning and leave your students begging for more!

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