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Business Education | Computer Applications | CTE Career Clusters | Florida

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

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. Adding to that difficulty, many of these teachers came from industry and receive an alternate teacher certificate from the state. Putting together an introduction to business computer applications course can be a real struggle.

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