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Business Education | High School

5 Awesome International Business Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
November 21st, 2017

If you’re like most high school business education teachers, you’ve probably spent some time searching for international business lesson plans. We know you are tired of using the same old lessons from your decades-old textbook. With how much the business world and international relations have changed that textbook is probably obsolete! You want relevant, engaging, and current lessons to help your students understand international business. These five resources are the best places to find lesson plans and activities to teach international business.

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Accounting | Business Education | High School | Middle School

Accounting Lesson Plans for Middle and High School Classes

By: Sarah Layton
June 8th, 2017

Are you in need of some fresh accounting lesson plans for middle or high school? I'll be the first to admit that accounting is not my favorite subject. And I'm sure that's true for a lot of your students, too. But the fact of the matter is...it's gotta be done! Not only is it in your state standards and in NBEA standards, it's really important information for your students to understand.

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Business Education | Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum | Business&ITCenter21

Digital Curriculum: Will it Work? - A Teacher's Perspective and Advice

By: Bri Stauffer
February 2nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum provider, we often speak with teachers and administrators about our digital curriculum. When we talk to CTE Directors in large school districts, the biggest question we are asked regarding HealthCenter21 and Business&ITCenter21 is: “How do I know it will work?”

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Business Education | Computer Applications | CTE Career Clusters | CTE Standards | florida curriculum frameworks

Florida's Digital Information Technology Course: What's New?

By: Bri Stauffer
September 29th, 2016

Are you looking for information on the new Florida Digital Information Technology course standards? Over the past year, we have spoken with hundreds of business education teachers in Florida, and a common topic of conversation was the change in the Florida Curriculum Frameworks around the Business Technology Education Core (BTE Core) and Introduction to Information Technology course. These changes are a concern for many teachers, as there is nothing worse than having to come up with new engaging lessons and projects that also meet new standards!

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Business Education | Computer Applications | florida curriculum frameworks | ICT Essentials

New Guide to ICT Lesson Plans: Aligning to Standards

By: Sarah Layton
December 29th, 2015

Are you struggling to align your ICT lesson plans to the standards? From talking to CTE administrators and teachers, we know that this can be particularly challenging to the 10-15% teachers that are new to middle and high school business education every year.

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Business Education | NBEA

National Business Education Association: Why is it Essential to All Students?

By: Sarah Layton
December 15th, 2015

The National Business Education Association serves so many useful functions for business education in the United States. One of those functions is their development and supply of standards for business education teachers and students. Are you required to follow the NBEA standards in your courses?

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