Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2018 Annual Convention


Wednesday, March 28

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Convention Registration, Resource Center, and Hospitality

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch – The Central Bank and Educational Resources
(Ticket Required)

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

Sponsored by the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) and the Association for Research in Business Education (ARBE)

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
National Association of Supervisors for Business Education (NASBE) Rap Session
Communication session for state and local supervisors concerning business education trends and issues.

Presiding: Dona Orr, Idaho Department of Career and Technical Education, Boise, ID (NASBE President)

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

Workshop 4A:  Create an Escape Room Challenge in Your Classroom (Beginning/Intermediate))

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

Workshop 4B:  Recording, Editing, and Publishing Podcasts and Webcasts (Beginning)

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

10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open for Attendees

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

Session 1:  Why Cybersecurity Here and Now?

This session provides an overview of the cybersecurity field—what it is and why it is needed, as well as why it is so important for you to teach it and students to study it! Information will be shared on career opportunities, required skill sets, employer expectations, as well as degrees and certifications in the cybersecurity field. National CyberWatch Center curriculum materials, additional resources, cloud-based virtual lab, and information about the Community College Cyber Summit will be discussed with attendees. 

Presenters:  Margaret Leary, National CyberWatch Center, Alexandria, VA; Bob Spear, National CyberWatch Center, Swanton, MD

Session 2:  Create Online Video Tutorials to Enhance Student Success

Have you been thinking about creating video tutorials for your class, but don’t know how to get started? This session reviews “best practices” to use when creating online video tutorials for your classroom. The presenter will examine the benefits of using video tutorials to enhance student success, including what elements should be included in the tutorial. Learn what tools are available to create tutorial videos, their pros and cons, and how to select which is best for your needs. The presenter will also demonstrate Screencast-O-Matic, one of the most popular free screen-casting tools used today.

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

Session 3:  Making Finance Personal for Teens

(This session will be offered again on Friday, March 30, from 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

This presentation will provide an array of resources for educators who teach personal finance to high school students. Topics that will be showcased are free and include lesson plans, projects, videos, online simulations, games, interactive assignments, and a variety tips for using technology in the classroom. Educators that attend this session will leave with a collection of new tools to use in their personal finance classes which are easy to implement, keep students engaged, and help to motivate them to be financially responsible throughout their lives.

Presenter:  Laurie Gardner, Marine City High School, Marine City, MI

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Business Education Research Conference Luncheon

Sponsored by the Association for Research in Business Education (ARBE) and the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE)

Presentation of the Association for Research in Business Education Doctoral Research Award

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

Workshop 5A:  Microsoft Office Productivity Tips, Tricks, and Timesavers (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenter: Amy Williams, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA


Workshop 5B:  Using Technology to Engage Millennials (Beginning))

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

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  The Role of Teachers and Schools in Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying occurs all the time. There is no “off” switch and it often spills over into schools. The presentation defines cyberbullying, explains how it differs from bullying, and shares how kids are using social media to bully. The roles of schools, teachers, parents and students will be highlighted. You will learn six key steps to help you become a “trusted” adult for students and six actions to improve your school’s cyberbullying posture. Attendees will receive other resources of value regarding cyberbullying.

Presenter:  John Nagel, CyberNet Security, Bismarck, ND

Session 2:  Engage, Inspire, and Motivate Through Cooperative Learning

How can simple teaching strategies have such a positive effect on so many dimensions of learning? Discover how brain-based research and cooperative learning strategies enhance student engagement to maximize cooperation, communication, and interaction in your classroom! There are many styles of learning, and what works for some, may not work well for everyone. The presenter provides a variety of strategies and activities to reach, inspire, and motivate students to do more than they thought possible!

Presenter:  Angie Hutson, Paris Middle School, Paris, AR

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Business Education Research Conference Sessions


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Business Education Legislative Lobbying Information Session

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First-Timers and New Professionals Reception and Get Acquainted Session
This event is especially designed for first-time attendees. Learn about the week’s convention and social activities, meet other “first-timers,” and mingle with some of NBEA’s leaders.

Facilitators: Becky Petersen, King's College, Charlotte, NC; Joan E. Belk, Waxhaw, NC

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Visit Exhibits

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Opening General Session
Presiding: Diane J. Fisher, Hattiesburg, MS (NBEA President)

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Business Meeting

National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) Business Meeting
Presiding: Ramona Schoenrock, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (NABTE President-Elect)

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

Workshop 6A:  Advanced Excel Tools for Decision Making (Intermediate/Advanced)

Presenter: Todd Stabenow, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA

Workshop 6B:  Infographics: Marketing Tool Extraordinaire (Beginning/Intermediate)

Presenters: Pamela Scott Bracey, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; Michelle Taylor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Presidents' Reception
This special event honors Diane J. Fisher, NBEA President, and all past presidents of NBEA.