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ARE YOU RECEIVING DECA DIRECT WEEKLY?

If not, you are missing out on this important weekly e-mail. E-mail communications@deca.org for assistance.

INSIGHT DECA Direct Online

FEATURES MANY CLASSROOM RESOURCES If you haven’t already, point your browser to www. decadirect.org, and encourage your members to do the same! Launched November 15, 2012, this new online platform is full of resources to help you and your members take advantage of all that DECA has to offer. With how-to articles on topics ranging from community service and using social media to competitive events strategies, there is certainly something for everyone. Updated at least once a week — and often more — DECA Direct is the place for everything DECA.

DECA advisors have two opportunities for exceptional professional development. DECA’s four-day chapter advisor summer institutes provide resources and generate new ideas to increase student achievement while making DECA an integral part of students’ learning experiences. The Charlotte institute (June 18-21) is designed for newer chapter advisors, while the Miami institute (June 24-27) focuses around entrepreneurship instructional best practices. Apply for advisor scholarships by March 1. <www.deca.org/advisors/

January/February 2013 No. 11

Submit your online membership by March 1 for your DECA members to be eligible to compete at the International Career Development Conference. Your association may have an earlier membership deadline, so consult your association advisor for more details. <www.deca.org/membership

Participate in the Advocacy Campaign

<www.decadirect.org

DECA Advisor Summer Institutes and Scholarships

ICDC Competitor Eligibility is March 1

New School-based Enterprise Instructional Units available Check out DECA’s new School-based Enterprise (SBE) instructional units. Each of the ten units corresponds with a standard from the SBE certification guidelines and features an instructional pamphlet and corresponding PowerPoint presentation. These are great classroom lessons or independent learning modules. Use these new tools to familiarize your DECA members with key concepts and help them prepare for SBE certification! <www.deca.org/sbe/resources

Participate in DECA’s Advocacy Campaign and highlight the importance of your DECA chapter throughout February which is Career and Technical Education Month! <www.deca.org/events/ctemonth

Share your best practice on DECA Direct Online Share a great idea you have with fellow DECA advisors by simply sending a short write up and photograph to DECA Direct. We’ll publish your idea! <communications@deca.org

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INTRODUCING DECA’S HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

A new year signals change, innovations and new ideas. We’d like to introduce DECA’s high school division team members, all of whom are eager to continue helping you prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. CHRISTOPHER YOUNG Christopher is DECA’s new high school division director, overseeing the division’s day-today operations. He is responsible for guiding DECA’s innovative high school programs, including communications, conferences, membership development and member services. Most recently, Christopher served as DECA’s assistant high school division director, where he focused on publications, professional development and conferences. Prior to joining DECA Inc., Christopher was the chartered association advisor for Missouri DECA and Collegiate DECA and state supervisor for business, marketing and information technology education. <Christopher_Young@deca.org

SANDRA TUCKER Sandra brings 14 years of experience as a marketing educator and DECA advisor to her new role as assistant high school division director. Her areas of responsibility include chapter development, new advisor mentoring, student leadership and recognition programs. Specifically, Sandra mentors new chapter advisors, advises the National Officer Team and manages such programs as the chapter campaigns, Emerging Leader Honor Award and leadership academies. <Sandra_Tucker@deca.org

JANELLE SCUDDER Janelle joins the high school division as a communications assistant, where she will focus on DECA’s cutting edge communications strategies. She edits the DECA Direct family of communications, including the magazine, weekly e-mail and online platform, and manages DECA’s social media community. Janelle is excited to help chapters use social media to better engage members and promote DECA to a wider audience. <Janelle_Scudder@deca.org

SHIRLEE KYLE Working remotely from Colorado, Shirlee will continue to be an essential member of DECA’s staff. She will play a major role in planning the annual International Career Development Conference and perform many “behind the scenes” functions for DECA’s conferences. Because of Shirlee’s legendary customer service, you likely won’t even know she isn’t in the office. <Shirlee_Kyle@deca.org

Our goal is to continue to develop and enhance our innovative programs and provide exceptional customer service. We will work to ensure that DECA is the absolute best tool to prepare your students for college and careers — and make your role as a teacher even more powerful and enjoyable.

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION CHRISTOPHER YOUNG > > > >

Communications Conferences Member Services Membership Development

SANDRA TUCKER > Chapter Development > New Advisor Mentoring > National Officer Team > Student Leadership Programs > Recognition Programs

JANELLE SCUDDER > Communications > DECA Direct > Social Media

SHIRLEE KYLE > Conferences

MEET THE ENTIRE STAFF A complete listing of DECA Inc. staff members, including their responsibilities and biographies is posted at www.deca.org/ contact.


2013 CAREER CLUSTER EXAMS

BOOKLET HCEB13-S $10.00 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

2013 PRACTICE EXAM BOOKLET CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

Build Students’ Competency Levels

Chartered Association Editions will be available for shipping on Monday, March 25, 2013.

Use as Classroom Practice Tests

2013 PRACTICE EXAM CD CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

BOOKLET HCEF13-S $10.00

100 Questions and Answers

BOOKLET HCEH13-S $10.00

FINANCE

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Use as Classroom Practice Tests

Prepare Students For Competition

HOSPITALITY

Build Students’ Competency Levels

2013 PRACTICE EXAM BOOKLET CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

Use as Classroom Practice Tests

FINANCE

CD-ROM CDEB13-S $25.00

Build Students’ Competency Levels

2013 PRACTICE EXAM CD CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

Use as Classroom Practice Tests

Build Students’ Competency Levels

HOSPITALITY

100 Questions and Answers

100 Questions and Answers

Build Students’ Competency Levels

Prepare Students For Competition

Prepare Students For Competition

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Use as Classroom Practice Tests

2013 PRACTICE EXAM BOOKLET CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

100 Questions and Answers

Build Students’ Competency Levels

Prepare Students For Competition

HOSPITALITY

Use as Classroom Build Students’ Practice Tests Competency Levels

CD-ROM CDEH13-S $25.00 BOOKLET HCEP13-S $10.00 PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2013 PRACTICE EXAM BOOKLET CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

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MARKETING

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2013 PRACTICE EXAM CD SET

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Business Management and Administration | Finance Hospitality | Marketing | Principles of Business Administration

Build Students’ Competency Levels Use as Classroom Practice Tests 100 Questions and Answers

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2013 PRACTICE EXAM BOOKLET CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

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Build Students’ Competency Levels

100 Questions and Answers

MARKETING

100 Questions Use Classroom and as Answers Build Students’ Practice Tests Competency Levels

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Build Students’ Competency Levels Use as Classroom Practice Tests

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MARKETING 2013 PRACTICE EXAM BOOKLET CHARTERED ASSOCIATION EDITION

FINANCE

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CD-ROM CDEF13-S $25.00 BOOKLET HCEM13-S $10.00

SET OF ALL EXAMS HCES13-S $45.00

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PRE-ORDER NOW! Free shipping on all orders placed by March 1, 2013!

CD-ROM CDEP13-S $25.00

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CD-ROM CDES13-S $110.00

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DECA ICDC ATTRACTION OPTIONS

PLACE YOUR ORDER AT <www.deca.org/events/icdc

Take advantage of these excellent entertainment opportunities during your free time! DECA has negotiated outstanding rates that are much lower than gate prices to help our members take advantage of great savings while in Anaheim.

FINISH LINE/DECA DASH FUN RUN/WALK WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 – 7:00 AM $30 registration fee

Get ready for the third annual Finish Line/DECA Dash Fun Run/ Walk! This year’s dash not only welcomes runners, but also includes a short course for walkers and a fun fair for participants who choose not to run or walk. The dash reinforces our guiding principle that DECA members are community oriented, as all proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and DECA’s scholarship fund. Whether you run, walk or just join us for some fun, come support this great cause!

<DECAREGISTRATION.COM/5KRUN

DISNEYLAND® PARK

Visit Walt Disney’s original theme park and celebrate the worlds of yesterday, fantasy and tomorrow with timeless attractions, dazzling entertainment and magical moments that last a lifetime.

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE® PARK

The newly expanded and reimagined Disney California Adventure Park brings Disney and Pixar stories and characters to life through amazing attractions, entertainment and dining! With two brand new lands — Cars Land and Buena Vista Street — Disney California Adventure Park is ready to shine like never before!

DECA DAY AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD® WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Experience a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. $55 without transportation (Tickets valid any day of the conference.) $80 with transportation (Transportation will only be provided on Wednesday, April 24.) The first busses will leave Anaheim at 9:00 AM and the last busses will leave the park at 5:00 PM. Tickets with transportation must be pre-ordered and will not be available for purchase onsite.

<UNIVERSALSTUDIOSHOLLYWOOD.COM

Enjoy both parks with a park hopper ticket, allowing you to hop between parks. 1-day park hopper $110 2-day park hopper $165 3-day park hopper $180 Twilight, 1 day, 1 park $60** ** Twilight tickets are not available at the gate and must be purchased through DECA. Twilight tickets are valid after 4 p.m. or four hours before park closing, whichever is earlier. Only valid for one park.

<DISNEYLAND.DISNEY.GO.COM

Deadline to pre-order tickets is Noon EST on Friday, April 19, 2013. All ticket prices increase by $5 at the DECA Tour Booth. Tickets can be picked up at the DECA Tour Booth. Tour Booth location and hours of operation will be included in your confirmation e-mail. DECA Inc. does not recognize or accept any responsibility for tours arranged through travel agents or individuals. DECA’s official tours are promoted and sold only through DECA Inc. All tours are subject to change or cancellation at any time. No refunds. Pre-orders must be paid in full when tickets are picked up or a credit card or cash payment will be necessary.

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