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volume 62, number 2 Special

Fall

Issue

2013

Professional Development Opportunities

Special Fall Back to School Issue Please check page 3 for recommended WBEA Bylaw and Executive Board Positional Changes.= See you at convention!

Revised Wisconsin CTE Standards Now Available! See pages 4 and 15 for details!

inside: 

WBEA Bylaw and Executive Board Changes Page 3

WBEA Fall Convention Info Pages 5-7

Pages 7, 8, 12, 19

WISCONSIN BUSINESS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION


FROM

THE EDITOR

The Wisconsin Business Education Journal is a refereed journal and is an excellent opportunity for business educators to share their thoughts and ideas relating to business and marketing education. Do you have a great idea or want to share a tip from your classroom? We would love to hear from you!  

Articles can be submitted via email or on disk. Photos should be submitted as black and white with at least 300 dpi resolution.

WBEJ submission deadlines: Spring ................................... April 1 Fall.........2 weeks after convention Winter....................... December 15 I am looking forward to serving as your interim WBE Journal Editor. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Michelle McGlynn WBEJ Editor Waunakee High School 301 Community Drive Waunakee, WI 53597 608-849-2130 608-849-2164 fax mmcglynn@waunakee.k12.wi.us

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WBEA Fall Convention Madison October 10 & 11, 2013 _________________________ Mark your calendar and register early

IN

THIS

ISSUE

WBEA Board Recommendations ..................................................................................... 3 BM&IT Professional CTE Standards Development Workshops ........................... 4 WBEA Convention Agenda ............................................................................................... 5 WBEA Convention Information ..................................................................................... 6 WBEA Convention Workshops ...................................................................................... 7 Professional Development Opportunity ........................................................................ 8 WBEA Convention Grad Credit Opportunity ............................................................ 8 Beyond WBEA....................................................................................................................... 9 Award for Aspirations in Computing ........................................................................... 10 WBEA Award Nominations............................................................................................. 11 Economics Wisconsin Professional Workshop ........................................................ 12 Personal Finance Pre-Test Links ................................................................................... 14 Revised Wisconsin CTE Standards Released .............................................................15 CTE Advocacy Resources .................................................................................................16 WBEA Convention Dress Code ......................................................................................16 More Professional Development Opportunities ......................................................... 17 Equivalency Credits ............................................................................................................18 Disciplinary Literacy Resources ..................................................................................... 19 WBEA District Realignment .......................................................................................... 20 Executive Board Members ............................................................................................... 21 National Business Honor Socity..................................................................................... 22

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS The Wisconsin Business Education Journal is a refereed journal listed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Education. Submitted manuscripts are given a blind review by three external reviewers. Accepted manuscripts are published twice a year, Winter and Spring. The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the Winter issue is June 1 and for the Spring issue is November 1. The purpose of the WBEJ is to provide educators with articles reflecting present and future teaching strategies, research-based articles, and technology ideas in business and marketing education. Only manuscripts which meet this purpose will be considered for publication. Research-based manuscripts will be submitted for review. Non-research manuscripts, such as teaching tips, will not be reviewed and are forwarded to the General Editor for publication decision on a space-available basis. Publishing Guidelines 1. All manuscripts should use APA style and be between 1-10 single-spaced pages in length. Leave one blank line between paragraphs and before and after headings. 2. The manuscript should be submitted in camera-ready format, typed in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman, 12-point font. 3. All graphics (tables, graphs, charts, etc.) should be encased in boxes. 4. Manuscripts should have 1-inch top, side, and bottom margins with no page numbers. 5. A title page that includes manuscript title and name, address of institution, email address, and phone number of each author must be attached to the manuscript. No identification information of authors should be included within the manuscript. 6. Four original hard copies of the manuscript should be mailed and one electronic version, an email attachment or CD, should be submitted to: Debbie Stanislawski, Ph.D., Research Editor, WBEJ UW-Stout  Chair, School of Education  276 Heritage Hall, Menomonie, WI 54751 StanislawskiD@uwstout.edu  Phone: (715) 232-1088

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From

the WBEA

Executive

Board

Recommended Board Composition and Bylaw Change ~To be voted on at the Fall WBEA Board Meeting at the 2013 Fall Convention in Madison; all WBEA Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Board Composition Proposal Change the terms of WBEA Officers (President and Treasurer) President: Change to: Three (3) year presidential term as President Elect and President (currently a two (2) year term as President Elect and President)  The year following the term will also serve as a mentor for the new President Elect but will not be an official board position. Reasoning: a president has great plans but only one year to implement. WBEA Bylaw changes: None WBEA Executive Board Job Description Manual: Term of Office: Change “One Year” to “Three Years.” Treasurer: Change to: Three (3) years with a 2nd term option  Reasoning: There is a large learning curve with this position and once the skills are learned, the term is expired. WBEA Bylaw changes: None WBEA Executive Board Job Description Manual: Term of Office: Change “Two Years” to “Three Years.” Recommended Position Reduction Eliminate Past President  Reasoning: Longer term as President, Past President as a mentor not a board position WBEA Bylaw changes:  Article VI, Section 1 Remove “a past president.”  Article VI, Section 4 Remove entire section.  Article VII, Section 4 Change current language of: “The president-elect shall be elected to serve consecutive one-year terms as president-elect and president….” New language: “The president-elect shall be elected to serve a one-year term, followed by a two year term as president…”

"T he whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." - Sydney J. Harris

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New

CTE

Standards

Released!

Here are 5 important reasons to attend one of the 5 upcoming BM&IT Professional CTE Standards Development Workshops. Registration information can be referenced through each locations link listed below: September 16, 2013

BM&IT Professional CTE Standards Development Workshop West Salem, WI

September 19, 2013

BM&IT Professional CTE Standards Development Workshop Pewaukee, WI

September 20, 2013

BM&IT Professional CTE Standards Development Workshop Turtle Lake, WI

September 23, 2013

BM&IT Professional CTE Standards Development Workshop Stevens Point, WI

September 27, 2013

BM&IT Professional CTE Standards Development Workshop Appleton, WI

1. Examine the revised state standards and structure 2. Discover the importance of the Wisconsin Common Career Technical Standards (WCCTS) 3. Align classroom activities to the revised Business, Marketing and Information Technology standards 4. Collaborate and build a library of aligned classroom activities 5. Connect your community to the powerful outcomes of CTE and develop opportunities to showcase student success Additional professional development opportunities are also planned for this fall. Although the following events are not solely dedicated to standards conversations, portions of all events listed below will include opportunities to expand your understanding of the revised standards. October 9, Madison, WI BM&IT New Teacher Workshop 2013 Wisconsin Business Education Association Annual Convention Connections to the revised standards will be held during the following scheduled times: October 10 Madison, WI -11, 2013  8:00-9:15 Annual Meeting/DPI Breakfast with Dave (Continental Breakfast)  Friday 1:15-2:00 Standards Conversations-Part 2 October 22, 2013 Reality Store Financial Literacy Workshop November WICPA Accounting Symposium 15, 2013

Wintergreen Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI Madison, WI

Dave Thomas Education Consultant Business & Information Technology Department of Public Instruction 125 S. Webster Street Madison, WI 53707 Voice: 608.266.2348 Fax: 608-267-9275 david.thomas@dpi.wi.gov

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WBEA

2013

Annual

Convention

October 10-11, 2013 The Madison Concourse Hotel  Madison Schedule Overview See Page 7 for a list of Tentative Sectionals! Thursday, October 10 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 8:00-8:30 a.m. 8:30-10:00 a.m. 10:15-11:00 a.m. 11:15-12:00 p.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Registration Continental Breakfast KEYNOTE SESSION (Corinne Hoisington) Session 1 (5 Sessions) Session 2 (5 Sessions) Lunch (with a guest presentation!) LUNCH CHOICES INCLUDE: Honey Ham, Smoked Turkey, Slow-Roast Beef, or Hummus Sandwich OR Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, TENTATIVE COST $20.00) Exhibits Open (1 Day Only!) Session 3 (5 Sessions) TOURS or VENDOR VISITS (Tentative Tours: Epic Medical Center, Kohl Center, American Family Insurance) Session 4.1 (5 Roundtable Options) Session 4.2 (5 Roundtable Options) VENDOR RECEPTION GRAND PRIZE DRAWING

12:00-6:00 p.m. 1:15-2:00 p.m. 2:15-4:00 p.m. 4:15-4:45 p.m. 4:45-5:15 p.m. 5:15-6:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.

Remainder of evening is open for participants to network, socialize, and enjoy the capital city. A possible bus to Ho-Chunk Casino may be available.

Friday, October 11 6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 8:00-9:15 a.m. 9:15-9:45 a.m. 10:00-10:45 a.m. 11:00-11:45 a.m. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:15-2:00 p.m. 2:15-2:45 p.m. 2:45-3:15 p.m.

FUN RUN WALK Registration DPI BREAKFAST WITH DAVE & ANNUAL MEETING (Continental breakfast) Hotel check-out time Session 5 (5 Sessions) Session 6 (5 Sessions) AWARDS LUNCHEON (MEAL CHOICES INCLUDE: Lemon-Scented Walleye, Seared Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Charbroiled Cabernet Marinated Sirloin Steak, TENTATIVE COST $25.00) Session 7 (5 Sessions) Session 8.1 (5 Roundtable Options) Session 8.2 (5 Roundtable Options)

Lodging Information The Madison Concourse Hotel 1 West Dayton Street  Madison, WI 53703  Tel: 800-356-8293  http://concoursehotel.com/ Single/Double Triple/Quad

$125 + 14.5% tax $135 + 14.5% tax

Tax Exempt? Be sure to mention and bring a copy when you check-in! Mention WBEA when calling for reservations. WBEJ Special Fall Issue 2013 5


WBEA

2013

Annual

Convention

October 10-11, 2013 The Madison Concourse Hotel  Madison Plans are well underway for the WBEA Convention being held in our State Capital this October 10-11, at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The committee is working on some changes and hopefully you will be able to join us for what will be a great time to network and enjoy the city of Madison.

This year we are going to be offering both a 1-day and 2-day registration fee! One of the many concerns we hear from members is that they are unable to attend both days. To encourage attendance, even for one day, we now have options!

REGISTER TODAY! Registration Fees—Regular (July 16-October 4) $75.00 for 1 day registration (WBEA MEMBERS) $120.00 for 2 day registration (WBEA MEMBERS) Registration Fees—Onsite (October 10-11) $85.00 for 1 day registration (WBEA MEMBERS) $150.00 for 2 day registration (WBEA MEMBERS) A TENTATIVE schedule is on the next page. Please check our website for convention updates as they become available!

Please note: Exhibitors will only be at the convention the first day. We are shortening their participation but hopefully giving you more time to visit them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Keynote Speaker... Corinne Hoisington And leading workshops on Flipped Classrooms and E-Learning!

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WBEA

2013

Annual

Convention

October 10-11, 2013 The Madison Concourse Hotel  Madison TENTATIVE Sectional Offerings See Page 31 for the Conference Schedule Overview!

Thursday, October 10 Session 1, 10:15 to 11:00 a.m.  E-Learning  Cool Tech Projects to Personalize Student Learning  Business Technologies and 21st Century Learning  Organizing your Google Drive  The Finance & Investment Challenge Bowl Session 2, 11:15 to 12:00 p.m.  Engage at Every Stage-The Mobile Experience  What Today’s Employers Expect  Google Scripts, Doctopus and Flubaroo  Higher Ed Reaches Out, Shared Experiences between College and HS  WICPA—Three Views on Accounting Session 3, 1:15 to 2:00 p.m.  The Flipped Classroom  Power Searching with Google  Using Apps in the Business & Marketing Classroom  iCEV online, Curriculum on Demand  Using Web 2.0 to Communicate, Collaborate, Create and Think Critically Round Table Topics for Thursday and Friday

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Accounting General Business FBLA Marketing Business Law

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IT Personal Finance School Stores Middle School Topics Standards Based Grading

Friday, October 11 Session 5, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.  Engaging the Middle School Mind with Technology  Google Doc Simulations and Google Certifications  Learning in the 21st Century  Kurzweil 3000  Soft Skills in Hiring Session 6, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.  edTPA—Changes in Teacher Licensing  Financial Literacy—TEACH IT!  30 in 60  Teaching in a BYOD World  Concurrent Enrollment—Grow your Business Program

Check the listserv and wbeaonline.org for the most up-to-date information on the fall convention.

Session 7, 1:15 to 2:00 p.m.  Elementary Keyboarding  Your Business Class as an English Credit—Equivalency  Google+ Are you Using it?  Standards Based Grading  Financial Literacy Interactive Board Game, Don’t be Jack™

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WBEA

Membership

Remember to pay your annual WBEA dues! Membership in WBEA offers educators a discount on convention registration, members-only professional development documents via the WBEA site, and access to resources offered in the WBEJ. Renew your membership today!

Renew my WBEA Membership!

Professional Development Opportunity! We’ve moved the date of this annual conference to later in October! Join EconomicsWisconsin for this one day conference covering topics on economics and personal finance. FREE CURRICULUM is offered!! Money Talks: Speaking to Students About Everyday Econ and Personal Finance Friday, October 18, 2013 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM The Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern 328 Front Street South, Suite 101 | La Crosse, WI 54601 Virtual Economics 4.0 is being offered to attendees at this workshop. Register online: http://economicswisconsin.org/LaCrosse.html Registration cost is $25.00 and includes beverages, continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Topics being covered:    

The Disappearing Middle Class Top 5 Global Issues of 2013 Is College Worth It? The State of Public Pension Funds

Graduate Credits Available UW-Whitewater will offer graduate credit for attendance at the WBEA conference October 1011 in Madison. One graduate credit may be earned by attending all sessions, attending a meeting with a UW-Whitewater faculty member during the conference, and submitting a graduate-level report summarizing all sessions attended. The current cost for one graduate credit at UW-Whitewater is $454. The tuition for Fall 2013 has not yet been determined, but it will be at least $454 per credit. If you are not already a graduate student at UWWhitewater, you may apply as a Non-Candidate for Degree student at http://www.uww.edu/ gradstudies/application.php. Once enrolled, contact Julie Marino at 262-472-6232 or marinoj@uww.edu in order to register. Indicate that you wish to enroll in CIGENRL 798 for one credit for WBEA conference attendance. Julie will only be able to register you if you are enrolled as a student and hold a UWWhitewater student ID number.

This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education. We look forward to seeing you there! Stephanie Czosnek Program Coordinator, EconomicsWisconsin www.EconomicsWisconsin.org P: (414) 221-9785 | F: (414) 221-9790 7635 W. Bluemound Rd. | STE 106 Milwaukee, WI 53213

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Beyond

WBEA

Consider taking your professional affiliation one step further by joining NBEA and SIEC/ISBE SIEC/ISBE provides a vital link between business and education. Both business representatives and educators benefit from an affiliation with SIEC-ISBE. SIEC/ISBE will:  Address common challenges in national chapters  Exchange experiences in business education  Provide international networking opportunities  Provide international educational opportunities  Provide diversity through experiencing various cultures  Encourage the development of chapters International Conference Opportunities 86th Annual International Conference Helsinki, Finland August 3 - 8, 2014 Theme: Service and Design Management Conference Website

The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is the nation's leading professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA is the leading association devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today's fast-changing society. National Conference Opportunities NBEA 2014 Annual Convention Los Angeles, California April 15-19, 2014 NBEA 2015 Annual Convention Chicago, Illinois March 31 - April 4, 2015

Great News! When you register for the WBEA Convention online through CVENT, you can renew your WBEA, NBEA, and ISBE memberships at the same time! Or become a member for the first time!

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WBEA

Award

Nomination

Do you know a current WBEA member who . . .    

Excels in business education? Willingly gives of themselves to assist in the development of business education? Serves as a mentor or role model for others? Shares their love for teaching and children?

Do you know someone who. . .    

Supports business education or business educators but is not an instructor? Contributes to the advancement of business education? Promotes business education? Makes the time to support others in their pursuits?

Then consider nominating that teacher or Friend of WBEA for one of these awards by clicking on the link and completing the online nomination form: 1 Friend of WBEA Award 2 ISBE Scholarship 3 Lorraine Missling 4 NBEA Scholarships 5 Outstanding K-12 Educator 6 Outstanding Post Secondary Educator 7 Russel J. Hosler Award

Online Keyboarding Games ~Shared via Business Ed List Serve~ Nitro Type Typing Chef Super Hyper Spider Typer Pac Man Typing Free Typing Game Fun to Type

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Personal

Finance

Pre-Tests

Shared via List Serve, August 2013 David Thomas, Education Consultant Wisconsin DPI Some states have additional systems in place for pre-test and post-testing due to required legislation around financial literacy (such as the Utah exam that launched in December 2012- http://my.uen.org/ myuen/221511/4). Wisconsin currently does not have a statewide assessment at this time for financial literacy so you will need to determine what level of testing meets your local needs. Many financial literacy tests are aligned to curriculum materials so taking a test that doesn’t align to your curriculum may create some challenges during implementation and analysis. Listed below is a sampling of resources that local districts appear to be using for pre-test/post-testing needs (this list is not a comprehensive list—there are additional resources available that provide only the pretesting or post-testing portion; this list is not an endorsement of any testing product; and this list is not in any specific order):  WISE  National Financial Educators Association  Jumpstart  Dollar Works 2  Hands on Banking  United Way and Bank of America  Financial Fitness  Test of Economic Literacy, grades 11-12 (also available for grades 7-9 and 5-6)  Publisher based materials (i.e. Cengage/Southwestern, Glencoe, and Career Solutions to name a

few)

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Wisconsin

CTE

Standards

We are pleased to share with you our recently revised Wisconsin standards for Career and Technical Education. A formal announcement from the State Superintendent and complimentary set of the standards documents will be sent to district administrators in the near future. However we wanted you to be aware the standards are now available for your use online. Click on any link below to go to the standards web page. Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin

Standards Standards Standards Standards Standards Standards

for for for for for for

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Business and Information Technology; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health Science; Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship; and Technology and Engineering.

The comprehensive standards documents include a vision for student success and guiding principles for teaching and learning. Another feature of the standards documents is a set of common career technical standards that are part of each subject area standards. These standards represent the common skills, knowledge, and dispositions that are necessary for students to succeed in careers. Program leaders will find the guide valuable for making decisions about program structure and integration, curriculum redesign, and staff development, to name a few. Furthermore, these revised standards and supporting resources will guide schools, districts, and communities in engaging in larger conversations about the important role of CTE in ensuring that students are college and career ready. To that end, multiple professional development opportunities will take place statewide throughout the upcoming school year. These are being designed with the teacher in mind and will focus on implementation of the standards. Please find the professional development opportunities for each CTE program at http://cte.dpi.wi.gov/cte_standards. We believe that Career and Technical Education (CTE) has significant value for all students – from introducing them to the world of work to providing specific technical skills. CTE helps students to find relevance, application and understanding of the core subjects. Please feel free to provide feedback on the standards. This site represents the first version of what’s to come! Dave Thomas Education Consultant Business & Information Technology Department of Public Instruction 125 S. Webster Street Madison, WI 53707 Voice: 608.266.2348 Fax: 608-267-9275 david.thomas@dpi.wi.gov

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Career & Technical Education Advocacy Resources There is no better time to promote Career and Technical Education (CTE) than today! Our CTE advocacy website http://cte.dpi.wi.gov/cte_cteadvocacy offers a vast array of resources you can use throughout the year. The value of CTE should be highlighted to inform students, parents, school personnel and counselors, community members, and legislators about CTE programs, student success, and the impact on college and career readiness.

Advocacy Resources On the website, there are a variety of tools that can be used on a regular basis including: 

Public service announcement from Wisconsin State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers

Public address announcements

Explore www.wicareerpathways.org and encourage students to create accounts

Letters to the editor

Success stories video

Access the weekly Career Cluster classroom activity

These resources can and should be adapted to strategically promote your program.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-CareerTechnical-Education/ Shared with the Business Ed listserv via David Thomas, DPI Business & Information Technology Consultant

2013 WBEA Fall Convention Dress Code Announcement October 10 and 11 is a great time to be a Wisconsin Business Education teacher and join in on the WBEA Fall Convention. October 12 is a great day to be a Wisconsin Badger fan! October 12 is the UW Homecoming Game — so to celebrate we are inviting all WBEA Conference participants to wear Wisconsin Badger attire during convention activities! 16 www.wbeaonline.org Wisconsin Business Education Association


2013 Wisconsin Business & Information Technology Professional Development Calendar Here are some highlights of the 2013 B&IT PD Calendar:  October 10-11  December 5-7

WBEA Fall Convention, Madison ACTE Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

To view the 2013 calendar in its entirety, visit http://bit.dpi.wi.gov/bit_calendar

More Professional Development Opportunities for Educators! The Center on Education and Work at the University of WisconsinMadison is offering professional development workshops for educators, career counselors, and any professionals interested in education and career issues. Four half-day workshops will be held at Viterbo University in LaCrosse on October 17th and 18th. Topics include: Take Control of the Job Search, Resumes: Why Do I still Need One?, How to Improve Your Virtual Communication Skills, and Understanding Intercultural and Global Competence. Registrants may attend one, two, three, or all four. Cost is $110 per workshop. For more information and a registration form, go to http://cew.wisc.edu/institutes/default.aspx. Carol Edds, Sr. Outreach Specialist Center on Education and Work University of Wisconsin-Madison caedds@wisc.edu (608) 263-4779

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Equivalency

Credits

WHAT ARE EQUIVALENCY CREDITS? Section PI 18.02, Wis. Admin. Code, defines "equivalent graduation policy" as "a board policy which meets the credit requirements specified for each subject area, but which permits selected equivalent courses as long as such courses contain the time allotment and substantially the same objectives to develop the knowledge, concepts, and skills of the course for which an equivalent is proposed."

WHAT CORE CONTENT CAN BE CROSSWALKED WITH B&IT? English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies/Economics

HOW DO I GET MY B&IT COURSE APPROVED FOR EQUIVALENCY CREDIT? Information from the DPI website includes the following process needed to obtain DPI approval for designating a B&IT course as an equivalency credit (sample is for ELA Equivalency):

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Disciplinary

Literacy

Resources

The State of Wisconsin introduced the new Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects in midSeptember, with a new resource page available for educators was made available in early October. General information regarding this initiative can be found at the agency website at: http://dpi.wi.gov/standards/ disciplinaryliteracy.html . Also called “disciplinary literacy”, this increases concentration on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and performing in all content areas, from kindergarten through twelfth grade as a way to enhance learning of specific content and concepts. This not only strengthens reading, writing and communication skills, but also increases comprehension in subject areas. Originally part of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Wisconsin is a front-runner in expanding these standards for all areas and grade levels.

Economics

Wisconsin

Workshops

Registration has opened for EconomicsWisconsin's Fall 2013 Professional Development Workshops. These workshops are each one-day conferences for 6th through 12th grade educators. Each workshop offers engaging presentations to help bring you up to date on some of today's most important personal finance and economics issues. Gain valuable knowledge that will help you lead classroom discussions and answer your students' questions with confidence. For a complete list and links, visit—www.EconomicsWisconsin.org/Teachers.html WBEJ Special Fall Issue 2013 19


WBEA

District Realignment

The map below shows the new WBEA District alignment (labeled as Region 1-7). This change was voted on by WBEA membership in September 2012. An additional Region/District was added as well as some realignment of counties within each Region/District. WBEA Districts currently align with FBLA Regions.

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WBEA Executive Board 2012-2013 Title

Name

Email

President

Scott Kosidowski

skosidowski@tmore.org

Co President-Elect

Rebecca Ackermann Jennifer Bishop

backermann@xaviercatholicschools.org jbish@omro.k12.wi.us

Secretary

Kathryn Morgan

kmorgan@palmyra.k12.wi.us

Chief Information Officer

Josh Firgens

joshuafirgens@monroe.k12.wi.us

Treasurer

Allie Holtzer

holtzera@elmbrookschools.org

Past President

Michelle McGlynn

mmcglynn@waunakee.k12.wi.us

District 1

Open

District 2

Open

District 3

Kay McLain

kmclain@florence.k12.wi.us

District 4

Travis Johnson

johtr@webmail.onalaska.k12.wi.us

District 5

Lauretta Pickel

pickel@weston.k12.wi.us

District 6

Sheri Schmidt

SchmidtS@ripon.k12.wi.us

District 7

Kyla Stefan

kyla.stefan@gmail.com

Student Representative

TBD

Student Representative

TBD

Convention Coordinator

Mike Carpenter

Legislative Chair

Open

Marketing Director

Ginger Verhulst

ginger_verhulst@mcfarland.k12.wi.us

WBE Journal Editor

Michelle McGlynn

mmcglynn@waunakee.k12.wi.us

mjcarpe@charter.net

WBE Journal Research Editor Debbie Stanislawski

StanislawskiD@uwstout.edu

Webmaster

Katie Grassel

kgrassel@seymour.k12.wi.us

NCBEA Representative

Tina Trumbower

ttrumbower@csd.k12.wi.us

DPI Representative

David Thomas

david.thomas@dpi.wi.gov

WTCS Representative

Moira Lafayette

moira.lafayette@wtcsystem.edu

Open

Board

Positions

Starting October

2013

Secretary WBEJ Editor Legislative Chair Marketing Director District 1, 2, 3, and 5 Reps If you are interested in serving on the board of this great organization, go to wbeaonline.org and follow the links under about WBEA for more information or email Jen Bishop at jbish@omro.k12.wi.us or Becky Ackermann at backermann@xaviercatholicschools.org WBEJ Special Fall Issue 2013 21


National

Business

Honor

Society

Are you looking for a way to provide honor and national recognition to outstanding students in your business education program? Look no further. The National Business Honor Society is the perfect way to bring greater recognition to your students AND your business education program. By starting a chapter of the honor society, you will be able to promote and recognize your dynamic students’ academic achievement in business education at the secondary level. Who’s eligible? Any high school junior or senior who has completed or is currently enrolled in his/her third business course and has a 3.0 (overall) and 3.5 (business course) GPA. What school can start a chapter? Any public or independent secondary school offering business curriculum reflective of National Standards for Business Education is eligible to apply for a local chapter charter. Start a chapter today. It’s so easy…you’ll be glad you did! The National Business Honor Society is an official division of the National Business Education Association. Through starting a chapter your students’ names and school will be recognized in NBEA publications and on our Web site. More information is available at www.nbea.org.

National Business Honor Society Schools      

Campbellsport High School Holmen High School Oshkosh West High School Seymour Community High School Sturgeon Bay High School Xavier High School, Appleton

Mark Your Calendar WBEA Convention  Madison  October 10-11 , 2013 NBEA Convention  Los Angeles, CA  April 15-19 , 2014


Journal layout special fall 2013