You’re excited about renewing Business&ITCenter21 because of how helpful it was to you and your students this year.
While renewing feels like a no-brainer to you, sometimes administrators need a reminder of how valuable Business&ITCenter21 is to your program.
So, you need to explain why your administration should renew Business&ITCenter21 for you instead of going back to using textbooks or another resource.
Though this may feel overwhelming, you’re not alone!
In our experience, we find that teachers like you are able to renew Business&ITCenter21 year after year when they confidently answer seven questions their administrators ask:
In this article, we’ll walk you through each point to help you confidently answer each question your administrator asks.
You’ll also find a downloadable document to fill out and take with you when you meet with your administrator about Business&ITCenter21.
With so many things on their plate, your administrator may not remember what Business&ITCenter21 is - even if you gave them the rundown last year.
Or maybe you have a new administrator this year who has never heard of Business&ITCenter21.
Either way, before asking for the renewal, your administrator must understand what you’re asking to renew!
You could try to come up with your own explanation of Business&ITCenter21, but there are so many other things to spend your time 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 meeting with them about renewing Business&ITCenter21.
After watching the video, your administrator will have a much better understanding of what Business&ITCenter21 is. That will allow you to spend your in-person meeting about Business&ITCenter21 digging into the other talking points.
Here’s the direct video link to share with your administrator in preparation for your meeting: Answers to Common Questions About Business&ITCenter21
The goal of your classes is to teach students the objectives found within your course standards. So, your administrator will want to understand how Business&ITCenter21 aligns with that goal.
Talk about the specific courses you use Business&ITCenter21 for and (if applicable) how it ties in with your other teaching materials.
If we have an alignment or crosswalk to your course, be sure to reference it to further highlight how Business&ITCenter21 hits your objectives.
Administrators want every resource they purchase to genuinely make a difference to their students’ outcomes and the school’s CTE programs.
That means they’ll want to know how you measure success within Business&ITCenter21 before they decide to renew it for another year.
Luckily, the system comes with on-demand reports for grades and student activity that you can download to share with your administrator.
Here are a few examples of how you can use these reports to share information with your administrator:
Additionally, you can request an executive summary report to show an overview of student and teacher activity, including hours spent learning, number of logins, and a snapshot of student performance on specific modules:
Depending on what’s important to your administrator and the level of detail they want to see, you can pick and choose the reports and data you share.
Some business and computer teachers need to prepare students for end of program assessments or certifications.
If that’s the case for your program, you’ll want to explain how Business&ITCenter21 helped your students prepare for and pass the certification exam.
The easiest way to do this is to compare your pass rates from before using Business&ITCenter21 to afterward. If there is a clear increase, the data can speak for itself.
If your program is new or you added a new certification this year, it’s not as clear cut to show how Business&ITCenter21 helped your students prepare for certifications.
However, you can still find ways to show the value of Business&ITCenter21 by, discussing:
If you’re unsure how to explain how Business&ITCenter21 helped your students with certifications reach out to our team.
We can help you leverage the resources available to explain how Business&ITCenter21 prepares your students for certification success!
If you’ve already made up your mind about renewing Business&ITCenter21, you have a good idea of how it helps 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:
Pick one or two of those talking points to expand on, based on what you are most passionate and comfortable talking about.
The goal of your program is to prepare students for their careers. To do that, you need to provide effective, engaging learning experiences in the classroom.
However, your classes often have students with various skills and knowledge levels, making it tough to ensure that every student is successful.
In general, Business&ITCenter21 helps teachers create dynamic, blended learning experiences to help students hit their objectives and prepare for the future.
But how can you express the impact Business&ITCenter21 had on your unique 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 important to your administrator than others.
Because of this, focus on the benefits that reflect your students’ experience and resonate most with your administrators.
Though you may have an idea of how much your subscription was last year, your administrator will want to know what they can expect to pay for your renewal.
Even if you aren’t sure about your exact student count, you can still come up with a rough estimate of what your renewal will cost by requesting an initial quote!
Now you know the seven major questions your administrator will have about Business&ITCenter21.
And you have a clearer idea of how you’ll answer those questions and what resources can help you make your case.
Now it’s time to schedule your meeting and convince them to renew your subscription! When you schedule the meeting, consider including your account manager. They’ll be happy to join you or make additional suggestions based on your unique situation.
Whether or not your account manager attends the meeting, you’ll want to have your documents and notes organized to make sure you don’t miss sharing any crucial information.
To help you save time and be as prepared as possible, download this quick-reference guide: