You’ve researched Business&ITCenter21 and are confident that it will make a big difference in your classroom.
Now you need to find a way to get funding from your administration to purchase it!
Teachers we work with often assume they will need to pay for Business&ITCenter21 with their classroom budget or pay for it out of pocket.
However, most teachers we work with can get funding by explaining the value Business&ITCenter21 provides compared to textbooks or another resource.
But how can you make sure you talk about the right things to convince your administrator to buy Business&ITCenter21?
We find that teachers have the most success in getting funding for Business&ITCenter21 when they can answer six common questions administrators ask:
In this article, we’ll dive into each point to help you confidently answer these questions when you meet with your administrator about Business&ITCenter21.
You’ll also find a downloadable document to fill out and use as a reference during your meeting.
Unlike a textbook that any educator is familiar with, your administrator may not have come across a digital curriculum system like Business&ITCenter21 before.
Because of that, you’ll need to find a way to explain what Business&ITCenter21 is to someone who has never heard of it.
You could find a way to explain the curriculum and system, but there are so many other things you need to focus on.
That’s why we created a short video to answer common questions about Business&ITCenter21.
In this video, I explain:
The best way to leverage this video is to send it to your administrator before your meeting about Business&ITCenter21.
After watching the video, your administrator will have a basic understanding of what Business&ITCenter21 is. That will allow you to focus your in-person time on the more detailed questions.
Here’s the direct link to share with your administrator in preparation for your meeting: Answers to Common Questions About Business&ITCenter21
Your goal is to teach your students specific skills and concepts. We understand that you also have to meet certain requirements outlined in your course standards. So, you need to make sure that any curriculum you purchase helps students achieve those objectives.
Business&ITCenter21 was developed according to national standards, focused on common skills and topics found in business and technology courses across the US.
We have alignments and crosswalks for many state courses and standards, including:
To see the full list of states we provide alignments for, visit this page: AES Across the United States
Because there are hundreds of business education and computer applications courses that teachers use Business&ITCenter21 for, we can’t provide an alignment for every single one.
Though courses vary from state to state, we find many key concepts and skills across the board.
If you’re unable to locate an alignment for your specific course, reach out to our team.
We can help you leverage other resources available to explain how Business&ITCenter21 can help your students hit their objectives.
If you want Business&ITCenter21 as a resource for your classes, you probably have a good idea of how it will help you be a more successful teacher.
However, explaining this value in a way your administrator will understand isn’t always easy.
Here are a few talking points to help you express the value you see in Business&ITCenter21:
Your course needs to prepare your students with the knowledge and skills required for successful careers. To do that, you need to provide effective and engaging learning experiences.
However, business and computer classes often have students with varying degrees of skills and knowledge. That makes it tough to ensure every student is successful.
Business&ITCenter21 can help you create customizable, dynamic, blended learning experiences to ensure your students hit their objectives and prepare for the future.
But how can you express the impact Business&ITCenter21 will have on your students?
Some of the most common benefits teachers tell us their students experience with Business&ITCenter21 are:
The examples shared above may not all be relevant to your classes, and some areas may be more critical to your administrator than others.
Because of this, focus on the benefits you feel will reflect your students’ needs and resonate most with your administrators.
Administrators want to make sure that any new resource they purchase will genuinely make a difference to their students’ outcomes, and in turn, the school’s CTE programs.
That means you’ll want to have a plan for keeping tabs and reporting on your students’ success within Business&ITCenter21.
Luckily, the system comes with on-demand reports for grades and student activity that you can access any time - even within a free trial.
Here are a few examples of how you can use these reports to share information with your administrator:
Depending on what’s important to your administrator and the level of detail they want to see, you can pick and choose the information you share.
Even after you’ve explained the value Business&ITCenter21 will add to your classroom, there’s one last question your administrator will inevitably ask: How much does Business&ITCenter21 cost?
In general, a yearly subscription can range from $799 to $75,000, based on:
We know this is a huge price range, so let's break it down by the typical cost for each of the three plans:
To determine the specific cost of your yearly subscription based on your needs, click here to request your quote!
Now you know the six main questions your administrator will have about Business&ITCenter21.
And you have a clearer idea of how you’ll answer those questions to make your case.
Now it’s time to schedule your meeting and convince your administrator to buy Business&ITCenter21.
As you prepare for your meeting, you’ll want to have your documents and notes organized to make sure you don’t miss sharing anything.
To help you save time and be as prepared as possible, download this quick-reference guide: