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Course Content: 1.00 Understand communication skills and customer relations. 1.01 Apply verbal skills to obtain and convey information. 8/29/16- Today we established a seating chart by having the students practice their communication skills and put themselves in alphabetical order. We went over the syllabus and classroom procedures. We also discussed the opportunity for students in this class to join DECA. 8/30/16- Today we completed a VARK assessment to determine the students interests. We also completed a multiple intelligences assessment through Edutopia to help the students understand their preferences and get to know the preferences of other students. 8/31/16- Today we completed a powerpoint presentation that answered 10 questions about the student. The students were instructed to make the powerpoints creative and express their personality. This gave me a chance to see how the students used powerpoint and how they approached a creative assignment. 9/1/16- Today we learned about communication styles, took notes on 1.01 and completed activities to reinforce what we learned about communication. The students took assessments to determine their own communication style and completed a gallery walk to brainstorm ways to communicate with different styles. 9/2/16- Today we continued with 1.01 and completed activities to support the second half of the notes for 1.01. We will continue with 1.01 and add more in depth knowledge next week. 9/6/16- Today we did a think-pair-share on ideas to defend ideas objectively. We also completed a graphic organizer on barriers to good communication and discussed strategies to overcome the barriers. We also read an article on selling ideas. 9/7/16- Today we worked on a project to present an idea or opinion to the class tomorrow. The students will do a 2 minute presentation to sell the class on their idea or opinion. The students also began work on a paper to summarize what they have learned about good communication and defending their ideas. The paper will be due Friday. 9/8/16- Today we presented the defend your ideas presentations. 9/9/16- Today we finished presenting the defend your ideas presentations. 9/12/16- Today we did a group discussions pair and share to work on our group communication skills. 1.02 Record information to maintain and present a report of business activity. 9/13/16- Today we learned Cornell note taking. This lesson is meant to help students record information efficiently. 9/14/16- Today we learned ways to organize information and completed a graphic organizer to outline these methods. 9/15/16- Today we learned about graphic aids in presenting information and completed a webquest to practice these skills. 1.03 Write internal and external business correspondence to convey and obtain information effectively. 9/16/16- Today we learned about the different methods of business communication and completed a 5 Cs of communication assignment. 9/19/16- Today we learned about ways to choose the correct business communication methods to convey a message. We also edited a business letter. We will have a quiz on 1.01 and 1.02 tomorrow. 1.04 Foster positive relationships with customers to enhance company image. 9/20/16- Today we took a quiz on 1.01 and 1.02. We will have a quiz on 1.03 on Thursday and a quiz on all of unit 1 on Friday. After the quiz today, we covered revising and editing correspondence and sending emails. We also went over the outline for 1.04. 9/21/16- Today we started 1.04 and discussed customer service and defined great customer service. We completed a group discussion on customer service after watching a video about customer service. 9/22/16- Today we continued discussing customer service by watching a Fred Factor video and then working in groups to brainstorm ideas for improving customer service even when it seems great. The groups then shared their ideas with the class. 9/23/16- Today we took a quiz covering all of unit 1. We also began a research project by selecting a topic and learning about ways to select topics. 2.00 Understand information management. 2.01 Use information literacy skills to increase workplace efficiency and effectiveness. 9/26/16- Today we continued with selecting a topic and the basic research necessary to understand a topic. We watched videos and completed a practice activity to identify primary and secondary information. 9/27/16- Today we took notes on information literacy skills and completed the information literacy skills project step 3. 9/28/16- Today we continued with the information literacy skills project step 4 to evaluate sources and writing three paragraphs to get the paper started . We also reviewed for the benchmark test covering unit 1 tomorrow. 9/29/16- Today we took the benchmark test covering Unit 1. We also took notes on news and views. 9/30/16- Today we continued with the information literacy skills project step 5 by evaluating the reliability of sources . 2.02 Acquire a foundational knowledge of information management to understand its nature and scope. 10/03/16- Today we continued with the information literacy skills project steps 6 and 7 by creating a thesis statement and planning the reporting of information. We also took notes on Information management. 10/04/16- Today we completed the objective 2.01 study guide, read an article on data and information management and completed an assignment to describe ways to avoid information management risks. 10/05/16- Today we reviewed for the Unit 2 Quiz that we will take on Friday 10/7 by playing a vocabulary and example game. We also began working on unit 3, understanding professional development by covering the outline for objective 3.01 to acquire self-development skills to enhance relationships and improve efficiency in the work environment. 3.00 Understand professional development. 3.01 Acquire self-development skills to enhance relationships and improve efficiency in the work environment. 10/06/16- Today we began working on the 7 steps to setting goals by completing the first step in a project that will span the entire objective and include all 7 steps. We continued reviewing for the Unit 2 Quiz that we will take tomorrow. 10/07/16- Today we continued with the 7 steps to setting goals with steps 2 and 3. We also took the Unit 2 Quiz. 3.02 Utilize critical-thinking skills to determine best options/outcomes. 10/11/16- Today we completed the objective 3.01 study guide, went over the objective 3.02 outline to get started with 3.02 and completed the best innovations activity by selecting from a list of the best innovations in the last few years and analyzing their impact. 10/12/16- Today we took notes on the decision making powerpoint, wen over the objective 3.02 key terms and completed an assignment using the steps in the decision making process. 10/13/16- Today we began presentations of the decision making assignment from yesterday. We also completed the objective 3.02 study guide. 10/14/16- Today we finished the presentations of the decision making assignment. We also completed a couple of activities using the "Weigh your options" decision making LAP. 4.00 Understand business operations management. 4.01 Adhere to health and safety regulations to support a safe work environment. 10/17/16- Today we completed the LAP that we started on 10/14 and reviewed the decision making concepts. 10/18/16- Today we had an introduction to OSHA and learned to recognize hazards in the workplace by completing a recognition group activity. 10/19/16- Today we began learning about employment law and workers' rights. We took notes on the employment law powerpoint and watched a video explaining the history of workers' rights. We also completed an activity analyzing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire from 1911 and compared it to the more recent workplace tragedy in Hamlet, NC. 4.02 Implement purchasing activities to obtain business supplies, equipment and services. 10/20/16- Today we began learning about the purchasing process. We also learned how to complete a purchase order. 10/21/16- Today we completed an activity to create a purchasing plan for the school cafeteria and write POs for all of the needed supplies. 4.03 Understand production’s role and function in business to recognize its need in an organization. 10/24/16- Today we are taking notes on the 4.02 and 4.03 powerpoints. We completed an activity exploring the production process and learning about the history of the assembly line. 10/25/16- Today we completed a case study on Henry Ford and the innovations he brought to mass production. 10/26/16- Today we did some review activities for the benchmark test tomorrow. We went back and completed the study guides and reviewed the vocabulary for Units 2-3. 10/27/16- Today we had our Benchmark test. 10/28/16- Today we completed the Nature of Production LAP to wrap up objective 4.03. 5.00 Understand economics. 5.01 Understand fundamental economic concepts to obtain a foundation for employment in business. 10/31/16- Today we began objective 5.01 to understand fundamental economic concepts. We completed several activities to learn the concepts of 5.01 and watched a "How it's made video to answer discussion questions. 11/01/16- Today we completed more activities to build a foundation of knowledge about economic concepts by reading from a LAP and answering discussion questions. 11/02/16- Today we took the unit 4.00 Test and continued with activities for objective 5.01 including an activity to analyze an economic case study. 11/03/16- Today we took notes on the 3 economic questions Powerpoint and completed a small group activity to discuss the concepts learned in the Powerpoint. 11/04/16- Today we completed a case study on the command/demand market economy by studying a case from history. 11/07/16- Today we continued with basic economic concepts by discussing utility and all of its forms. We completed an activity to identify the different types of utility offered by products that the students chose. 11/08/16- Today we covered the concepts of supply and demand and related that information to the economy as a whole and to individual consumers. 11/09/16- Today we discussed pricing and how it impacts demand for products. 11/10/16- Today we worked on activities including a LAP to reinforce the topics learned from 5.01. 11/14/16- Today we continued learning about pricing and its impact on businesses and the economy. We reviewed objective 5.01 to prepare for the 5.01 test tomorrow. 5.02 Understand economic systems to be able to recognize the environments in which businesses function. 11/15/16- Today we took the objective 5.01 test. We began objective 5.02 by discussing the types of economic systems and completing an economic systems activity. 11/16/16- Today we discussed private enterprise and completed an activity to help understand private enterprise in our economy. 11/17/16- Today we continued our learning activities for private enterprise by learning about profit and how to calculate profit. 11/18/16- Today we completed an activity to simulate making a profit and reviewed economic systems and private enterprise. 11/21/16- Today we learned about business risks and completed an activity to categorize business risk. 11/22/16- Today we learned about market structures and competition. We learned about monopolies, oligopolies and Pure Competition. 5.03 Understand the nature of business to show its contributions to society. 11/28/16- Today we began objective 5.03 to learn about business contributions to society. We went over the outline for objective 5.03, covered the vocabulary for the objective and took notes on business ethics. 11/29/16- Today we continued with 5.03 by competing a business and society activity and discussing business activities. 11/30/16- Today we began a project to explore business environments. This project requires some research and analysis of global business environments. 12/01/16- Today we began a group project to examine business ethics. The case studies were assigned to groups to create a presentation to the class with their findings. The class will evaluate each case and record their own opinions in an individual assignment. 12/02/16- Today we presented the business ethics case studies and the students completed their evaluations of each case. 12/05/16- Today we learned about organizational design. We learned the difference between functional, divisional and matrix organizations by doing research on a company we like. 5.04 Acquire knowledge of the impact of government on business activities to make informed economic decisions. 12/06/16- Today we began learning about the government and the economy by taking notes on 5.04 and exploring examples from history. 12/07/16- Today we conducted research to learn how government spending has impacted the economy throughout history. 12/08/16- Today was benchmark testing day. 5.05 Analyze cost/profit relationships to guide business decision making. 12/09/16- Today we reviewed the profit powerpoint and completed two learning guide activities on the relationship between cost and profit. 12/12/16- Today we reviewed unit 5.00 for our quiz tomorrow. 6.00 Understand financial analysis. 6.01 Acquire a foundational knowledge of accounting to understand its nature and scope. 12/13/16- Today we took the unit 5.00 quiz and began learning about accounting. We discussed the language of accounting and its importance in business. 12/14/16- Today we worked on an assignment to calculate a profit and loss using revenue and expenses. 6.02 Acquire a foundational knowledge of finance to understand its nature and scope. 12/15/16- Today we began learning about the role of finance in business. We completed and activity to perform the cash conversion cycle. 12/16/16- Today we continued with the nature and scope of finance by learning about working capital and return of capital. 12/19/16- Today we reviewed the accounting and finance information. We also played a cool math game where the students ran a virtual coffee stand trying to make a profit. 7.00 Understand marketing and business management. 7.01 Understand marketing’s role and function in business to facilitate economic exchanges with customers. 12/20/16- Today we took the unit 6.00 quiz and began learning about the role of marketing and its impact on business. 12/21/16- Today we completed an activity to dig deeper into the marketing concept and reviewed examples of the 4 Ps. 7.02 Apply knowledge of business ownership to establish and continue business operations. 1/03/17- Today we learned about the different types of business entities. 1/04/17- Today we completed a franchise opportunity activity to learn more about business formation. 7.03 Recognize management’s role to understand its contribution to business success. 1/05/17- Today we began learning about business management. 1/06/17- Today we completed an activity to learn more about the different levels of management in an organization and reviewed Standard 7.00 for the test Monday. 1/09/17- Today we took the standard 7.00 test and began reviewing standard 1.00 for the NC final. 1/10/17- Today we reviewed standard 2.00 for the NC final exam. 1/11/17- Today we reviewed standard 3.00 for the NC final exam. 1/12/17- Today we reviewed standard 4.00 for the NC final exam. 1/13/17- Today we reviewed standard 5.00 for the NC final exam. 1/17/17- Today we reviewed standard 6.00 for the NC final exam. 1/18/17-1/24/17- Exams