Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2018 Annual Convention


Thursday, March 29


7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Convention Registration, Resource Center, and Hospitality


8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Certification in Personal Finance by W!SE
(Ticket Required)

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

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  Session 1: Bringing Sports Technology Curriculum to the Classroom

(This session will be offered again on Thursday, March 29, from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
Co-presenters from Omaha (Nebraska) Public Schools and Hudl share the challenges and successes of a unique collaborative partnership to bring online sports management technology curriculum to the classroom. With lessons about mobile app development and its most valuable tools, this innovative curriculum will give students the industry skills needed for sports and video analysis careers. Learn about the benefits gained from both sides and the impact of this partnership.

Presenters: Thomas Dickey, Omaha South High School, Omaha, NE; David Gnam, Hudl, Omaha, NE; Lukas Hartman, Omaha South High School, Omaha, NE

Session 2:  Which Program for Learning to Code Is for Me? Choosing Between Microsoft Touch Develop, Code Academy, Scratch, Apple Swift, or Code.org.

Want to teach coding but don’t know which coding program to teach? Then this session is for you! Coding is more than learning the syntax—it is a mindset that allows users to problem-solve the process and break each problem into modules. Other considerations for selecting a coding program include age of the student, Apple or PC computers, and how much computer depth to cover. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of Microsoft Touch Develop, Code Academy, Scratch, Apple Swift, and Code.org. Join us for a review of coding programs that can fit your style, aptitude, and budget!

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

Session 3:  Educators and Employers Both Know, But Do Students Really Know About Employability Skills??

A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers has identified skill sets that prospective employees need in order to be successful. This session addresses the ‘most desired’ employability skills, including ability to work in a team, leadership, communication, problem solving, initiative, and strong work ethic. For each of the skill sets addressed, the presenters demonstrate classroom-ready methods of developing employability skills through interactive activities and games.

Presenters: Jean Condon, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE; Kathleen McCune, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE

Session 4:  Infographics: A Piktochart Is Worth 1000 Words

Are you tired of students creating PowerPoints and Posters for unit projects? Want your students to include research and data linked with curriculum in your class? Have your students create Infographics instead! This session focuses on demonstrating popular infographic-creating apps and software, such as “Easi-ly”, “Piktochart” and “Canva.” The presenters will share curriculum examples of infographics, illustrate project ideas to implement infographics into various courses, and provide an overview of how to use each app and software program.

Presenters:  Jodi Dierks, Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE; Jodi Nielsen, Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE

Session 5:  Best Practices for Business Teachers

What does it take for a business teacher to remain relevant in today’s dynamic educational climate? This session is designed to inspire business teachers to embrace change, use the latest technology, and explore innovative delivery systems to ensure full classrooms, positive attitudes, and high-quality learning. Discover the latest trends and challenges in business education and creative ways to deliver course content. Leave the session inspired and ready to implement new ideas into current practice!

Presenter:  Robert B. Blair, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Session 6:  Go App Wild: Motivating and Engaging Middle and Secondary Students in Career/Business Education Curriculum through the Exciting World of Free Apps

(This session will be offered again on Thursday, March 29, from 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)
Students today are technology driven. Learn the FUNdamentals of using apps throughout your career/business education curriculum to motivate, cultivate, and stimulate a creative learning environment for all students. The presenter shares activities, applications, assignments, and project ideas to add to your curriculum treasure chest. Join us to learn how popular, as well as trending apps, can promote a culture of student engagement and ownership in the classroom that will make the content more personal.

Presenter:  Angela Andrepont, Dan River Middle School, Ringgold, VA


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

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

Workshop 7A:  Desktop Publishing Using InDesign (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenter: Marie Coleman, Sam Houston High School, Lake Charles, LA

Workshop 7B:  Digital Literacy Resources, Apps, and More (Beginning)

Presenters: Karen May, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; Michelle Taylor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS


9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open for Attendees


9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Silent Auction & Raffle Open for Attendees


9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Visit Exhibits


9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Legislative Seminar

Presiding: Colleen Webb, Baker College of Port Huron, Port Huron, MI (NBEA Legislative Advocacy Committee Chair)


9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

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

(This session will be offered again on Friday, March 30, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
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

Session 2:  Would You Like to Join the STEM Party? RSVP Yes!

(This session will be offered again on Thursday, March 29, from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
For years, our colleagues have discussed Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and its importance in education for our students. Let’s ‘join the party’ by integrating STEM into business education! In this session, attendees will learn how to link the STEM disciplines to business education through the exploration of hands-on learning materials. These materials challenge students and reinforce problem solving, creative and critical thinking, collaboration, troubleshooting, and communication skills, while also preparing them for the business world. Specific tips on how to acquire and integrate these STEM materials will be shared. A live demonstration of an innovative STEM device (Makey Makey kit) will also make an appearance at this STEM-tastic party!

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

11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  Teen Suicide Prevention

(This session will be offered again on Thursday, March 29, from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
This session will discuss the prevalence of teen suicide and provide an awareness of the triggering events, risk factors, and warning signs presented by teens. By gaining an awareness of the problem, participants will learn how to better identify and intervene with teens that might be at risk for suicide. Intervention options to help ensure safety will be shared, as well as the considerations that should be taken when establishing school policies that can have a positive impact on suicide prevention. Promotional materials and examples of assistance that the Boys Town National Hotline currently provides will be shared with session attendees.

Presenter: Kristen Halstrom, Boys Town National Hotline, Boys Town, NE

Session 2:  International Business: Strategies for Developing and Shaping Global Skills and Perspectives in the Classroom

The presenter will provide the case as to ‘why’ and ‘how’ educators should develop and shape global skills and perspectives among their business students at all grade levels. Key international topics that should be included in business classes will be discussed, as well as global opportunities available to students through internships, study abroad, and work abroad. Attendees will enhance their knowledge in regard to key strategies that educators may use to increase students’ global knowledge and skills. Whether an educator teaches an international business course or would like to integrate international business topics in another business course, attendees will leave this session with concrete ideas and activities that will enhance their students’ abilities in the global arena.

Presenter: Priscilla Romkema, Regional Health Foundation, Spearfish, SD

Session 3:  10 Top Technology Strategies

This interactive session will demonstrate ten technology strategies that will engage, inspire and empower both you and your students. The presenter shares strategies that push the possibilities, strategies that are simple but great, and strategies that maintain engagement. The technology tools shared can be integrated throughout the classroom day: bell-ringers, lessons, and exit tickets. Attendees will leave this session with a multiple technology tools that range from the ‘oldies but goodies’ to the ‘new kids on the block’.

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

Session 4:  Assessment: Get Your Game On!

‘Who’s’ on first, ‘What’s’ on second, and ‘I don’t know’ is on third. Do those three statements describe how you feel about assessment? If so, purchase your ticket and sit in the stands on opening day to learn the fundamentals of assessment from NBEA’s team manager! Beginning with the first pitch, position play (assessment categories), batting basics (assessment metrics), and game strategy information (data collection and analysis) will be presented, so you can ‘hit the ball out of the park’ when you return to your home ‘stadium.’ This session is sure to be a home run!

Presenter: Kimberly Schultz, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA


12:00 noon - 2:30 p.m.
Technology Workshops

Workshop 8A:  Next Level Teaching Strategies with Technology (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenter: Alex Lamon, Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ

Workshop 8B:  Marvelous Masks for Meaningful Photoshopping (Intermediate/Advanced)

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


12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Neworking Luncheon

Presiding: Diane J. Fisher, NBEA President


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Visit Exhibits


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  Finding Your Fit: The Importance of Incorporating Workplace Culture into Career Exploration

Work is more than just a paycheck. Employees today are motivated by meaningful work, not just economic rewards. Many factors contribute to the work a person does, the organization where a person works, and the level of happiness and job satisfaction a person experiences. This session defines and identifies key elements of workplace culture, discusses why an understanding of workplace culture is an important aspect of career exploration, and provides classroom activities to illustrate how students can ‘find the best fit’ in their personal employment search.

Presenter:  Brian Kufner, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE

Session 2:  The Balanced Accounting Student

To train students for the accounting profession, our focus needs to go beyond numbers. A balance of technical and soft skills is needed to ensure the future success of our students and workforce. Join this session to learn about engaging activities that will help your students develop communication and critical thinking skills in the high school accounting classroom. As a result, you will attract the best and brightest students to your classroom and the accounting profession!

Presenter: Janie Patterson, Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, KS

Session 3:  Would You Like to Join the STEM Party? RSVP Yes!

For years, our colleagues have discussed Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and its importance in education for our students. Let’s ‘join the party’ by integrating STEM into business education! In this session, attendees will learn how to link the STEM disciplines to business education through the exploration of hands-on learning materials. These materials challenge students and reinforce problem solving, creative and critical thinking, collaboration, troubleshooting, and communication skills, while also preparing them for the business world. Specific tips on how to acquire and integrate these STEM materials will be shared. A live demonstration of an innovative STEM device (Makey Makey kit) will also make an appearance at this STEM-tastic party!

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

Session 4:  Effective Strategies for Online Course Design and Delivery

As the number of online courses grow to record numbers in both public schools and colleges, it is important to know the “must haves” to make your online course strong for students and at the same time maintain self-preservation for the instructor. This session examines best practices for design and delivery of an online course that will be engaging for students, while at the same time, provides tips to make teaching online more manageable for the instructor. You will be motivated to make adjustments to your online courses!

Presenter: Sherrell Wheeler, New Mexico State University-Alamogordo, Alamogordo, NM

Session 5:  Today’s Business Education: Evolution or Revolution?

This session provides insight and possible solutions/strategies into the common challenges and opportunities that we, as business educators, are facing. The discussion will address topics such as recruitment and retention of new teachers (including the mentoring processes), restrictions/opportunities resulting from legislation, and promoting the relevance of business programs to other educators and outside entities.

Presenter: Cheryl Wiedmaier, Arkansas Department of Career Education, Little Rock, AR


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Economic and Personal Finance Update

 

Bell Ringers for the Personal Finance, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Classroom

Are you looking to get your students “hooked” on the objective for the day and get them ready to learn? During this session, participants will be introduced to music, TV, movies, and YouTube clips that speak to the objective of the day. By using these multimedia techniques, you help break up the monotony of a lecture, bring some fun into the lesson, and keep your students more engaged and interested in the subject. Using multimedia tools in your classroom is not that much work. All it takes is some searching and browsing on the website to see what is available on the subject you’re teaching, along with a little time spent watching clips to find that perfect fit. Participants will receive documents that have a listing of sources that includes songs from the Beatles, the TV series Empire, The Bee Movie, readings from Dr. Seuss, and many more that can be utilized in your classroom.

Presenter: Gregory Valentine, Council for Economic Education, Evansville, IN


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  Bringing Sports Technology Curriculum to the Classroom

Co-presenters from Omaha (Nebraska) Public Schools and Hudl share the challenges and successes of a unique collaborative partnership to bring online sports management technology curriculum to the classroom. With lessons about mobile app development and its most valuable tools, this innovative curriculum will give students the industry skills needed for sports and video analysis careers. Learn about the benefits gained from both sides and the impact of this partnership.

Presenters: Thomas Dickey, Omaha South High School, Omaha, NE; David Gnam, Hudl, Omaha, NE; Lukas Hartman, Omaha South High School, Omaha, NE

Session 2:  Go App Wild: Motivating and Engaging Middle and Secondary Students in Career/Business Education Curriculum through the Exciting World of Free Apps

Students today are technology driven. Learn the FUNdamentals of using apps throughout your career/business education curriculum to motivate, cultivate, and stimulate a creative learning environment for all students. The presenter shares activities, applications, assignments, and project ideas to add to your curriculum treasure chest. Join us to learn how popular, as well as trending apps, can promote a culture of student engagement and ownership in the classroom that will make the content more personal.

Presenter: Angela Andrepont, Dan River Middle School, Ringgold, VA

Session 3:  Teen Suicide Prevention

This session will discuss the prevalence of teen suicide and provide an awareness of the triggering events, risk factors, and warning signs presented by teens. By gaining an awareness of the problem, participants will learn how to better identify and intervene with teens that might be at risk for suicide. Intervention options to help ensure safety will be shared, as well as the considerations that should be taken when establishing school policies that can have a positive impact on suicide prevention. Promotional materials and examples of assistance that the Boys Town National Hotline currently provides will be shared with session attendees.

Presenter: Kristen Halstrom, Boys Town National Hotline, Boys Town, NE


5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
U.S. Chapter of the International Society for Business Education (ISBE) Business Meeting

Presiding: Michelle Taylor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS (ISBE President)


5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Association for Research in Business Education (ARBE) Business Meeting

Presiding: Marcel Robles, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY (ARBE President)


5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Technology Workshops

Workshop 9A:  Project Management for Everyone (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenter: Sandy O’Brien, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Workshop 9B:  A Teacher’s Day Made Easier with OneNote (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenter: Kelly Williams, DeWitt High School, DeWitt, MI