• Lenape Regional High School District

    Cooperative Business Education, Level 3 Course of Study

    BOE Approved 2006-2007

     

    Table of Contents

     

    Members of Revision Committee

     

    Statement of Purpose

     

    Program of Studies Description

     

    Core Content Standards

     

    Textbook and Resource Materials

     

    Course Objectives/Activities

     

    Content Outline/Timeline

     

     

    Members of Revision Committee

    Member

     

    School

    Email 

    Extension

    Loraine Lord-Morgan

    Cherokee



    Judy White

     

    Shawnee



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                       

     

    Statement of Purpose:

     

                The purpose of all curriculum guides is to provide direction for instruction.  They identify the written outcomes in a subject and /or grade as the basis for classroom activities and student assessment.  In order to achieve maximum understanding, the objectives identified as learning outcomes must be written clearly and reflect the specific learning and behavior which are expected.

     

                Objectives are written as major outcomes and stated to require critical thinking. Teachers should understand that they must make careful decisions about the specific sub skills and prior learning needed to reach these objectives.  These professionals are encouraged to reflect with others teaching the same curriculum for this purpose and also to identify the most appropriate resources and methods of assessment.  The assessments are directly aligned with the objectives.  Therefore, the objectives in this guide are designed to provide direction to the teacher in order to facilitate instructional planning.

     

                All teachers, parents and students should be informed of the expected outcomes (i.e. objectives) for the subject and/or grade level.

    Program of Studies Description:

     

                Cooperative Business Education is designed for the student who wants to work part-time in a business environment.  Cooperative Business Education provides a background for either attending college or obtaining full-time employment following graduation from high school.  It is designed for the student pursuing college or post-secondary education.  Students learn marketable skills related to their career objective -- emphasizing business etiquette, computer technology, and personal development. Students will participate in class discussions, small group learning, research, and on-the-job training.  Ten academic credits will be granted for completing the related class and the paid work experience component.

    Core Content Standards for :

     

    STANDARD 8.1 (COMPUTER AND INFORMATION LITERACY ) ALL STUDENTS WILL USE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TO GATHER AND ORGANIZE INFORMATION AND TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.

    STANDARD 8.2 (TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION) ALL STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE AND IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN, AND THE DESIGNED WORLD AS THEY RELATE TO THE INDIVIDUAL, SOCIETY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

    STANDARD 9.1: (CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION) ALL STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP CAREER AWARENESS AND PLANNING, EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS, AND FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS IN THE WORKPLACE.

    STANDARD 9.2 (CONSUMER, FAMILY, AND LIFE SKILLS) ALL STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE CRITICAL LIFE SKILLS IN ORDER TO BE FUNCTIONAL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY.


     

    Textbook and Resource Materials:


     

    GETTING A JOB PROCESS KIT, Fifth Edition, Zedlitz, Thomson South-Western.

     

    WORD PROCESSING & PRESENTATIONS, Copyright ©2000, Olinzock, Arney, Skean, Thomson South-Western.

     

    SPREADSHEET & DATABASE, Copyright ©2000, Olinzock, Arney, Skean, Thomson South-Western.

     

    KELLER’S OFFICIAL OSHA SAFETY HANDBOOK, Fifth Edition, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

     

    NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION, National Business Education Association, 2001.

     

    UNDERSTANDING TAXES, www.irs.gov

     

    SEXUAL HARASSMENT WEBQUEST

     

    FIELD TRIPS AND GUEST SPEAKERS

    Course Objectives/Activities:

     

    Objective 1:

     

    The learner will understand the importance of practicing proper safety procedures in school, in the workplace, and on the road.

     

    Activities to meet objective:

    • The learner will read, sign, and date the Safety Procedures handout thereby agreeing to abide by the lab and equipment rules specified by the Business Department.
    • The learner will read, sign, and date the Lenape Regional High School District Acceptable Use Policy.
    • The learner will create a safety diagram of their employment station.
    • The learner will prepare a written safety record identifying potential safety hazards that can exist within their individual training stations of employment.
    • The learner will view a video on “Office Safety” and “Hazards in the Workplace”.

    Assessment:

    ·        The student will be assessed on safety concepts through the OSHA objective test and teacher observation of daily classroom practices.

    ·        Discussion and written documentation.

    ·        The student will demonstrate knowledge through teacher created tests/quizzes.

    ·        Guest Speaker from OSHA to administer the OSHA 10-Hour Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for    General Industry.

    Objective 2:

     

    The learner will create a portfolio of workstation documentation to comply with Lenape Regional High School District Cooperative Education Guidelines.

    Activities to meet objective:

    • The learner will utilize district forms to record employment activities.
    • The learner will prepare a weekly progress report documenting commendations and recommendations of his/her work experience.
    • The learner will prepare monthly and yearly wage and hour forms documenting pay stub information.

    Assessment:

     

    ·        The student will create a portfolio of required student and employee training agreements and forms.

    ·        Teacher generated rubric for student documents.

     

    Objective 3:

     

    The learner will develop an Employment Portfolio demonstrating their understanding of the interviewing process.

    Activities to meet objective:

    • The learner will be able to identify personal values and work values in developing their personal profile.
    • The learner will understand the correct procedure an applicant would follow when applying for a job.
    • The learner will understand the guidelines to follow before, during, and after a job interview.

    Assessment:

    ·        The student will conduct a self-assessment to identify important qualities, interests and skills.

    ·        The student will develop an Employment Portfolio which will include the following documents:

    A resume, letter of application, follow-up letter, letter of resignation, list of references.

    An employment application and a list of interview questions.

    Research report and resume of a famous businessperson.

    Career Research Project

    ·        The student will demonstrate the ability to properly dress and conduct oneself in an interview through a

     Role-play for a job interview.

     

    Objective 4:

     

    The learner will identify and recognize the many forms of sexual harassment that exist in the workplace, in school and in their living environment.

    Activities to meet objective:

    • The learner will become familiar with State and Federal laws that pertain to sexual harassment.
    • The learner will examine different forms of media including but not limited to videos, articles and the Internet that pertain to sexual harassment issues.
    • The learner will be able to recognize the various types of physical, verbal, quid pro quo, and environmental forms of sexual harassment.
    • The learner will understand the process one should follow to report incidents of sexual harassment.
    • The learner will complete the sexual harassment WebQuest where they will take part in a simulation of sexual harassment on the job. They will be able to identify the harassment, take action against the harassment and follow the procedures necessary to stop the harassment.

    Assessment:

     

    • The student will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through teacher created tests/quizzes.
    • Discussion and written documentation.
    • The student will use the Internet to research State and Federal Laws that pertain to sexual harassment.
    • The student will complete the Sexual WebQuest where they will take part in a simulation of sexual harassment on the job.

     

     

    Objective 5:

     

    The learner will become familiar with business etiquette as it pertains to the workplace and its importance in the interview process and its importance in entertaining clients.

    Activities to meet objective:

    • The learner will demonstrate their understanding of business etiquette as it pertains to Men & Women as Colleagues, First Impressions, Body Language, Business Correspondence/Faxing, Professional Dress for Men/Women, Restaurant Dining, Tipping Etiquette, Japanese Etiquette, Telephone Etiquette, Business Communication, and High Tech Etiquette.
    • The learner will use the Internet to research business etiquette topics.

    Assessment:

     

    • The student will demonstrate their knowledge through teacher created tests/quizzes.
    • The student will use the Internet to research, identify, and become familiar with business etiquette issues in the workplace.
    • Discussion and documentation of business etiquette.

    Objective 6:

     

    The learner will develop an understanding of our State and Federal Tax System and develop the skills necessary to complete their Employees Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-2) and Form 1040EZ tax return.

    Activities to meet objective:

    • The learner will become familiar with terminology as it pertains to income tax.
    • The learner will view a video on the topic of  Understanding Your Taxes -- “Income Tax and You”.
    • The learner will become familiar with completing W4 Form/Employee’s Withholding Allowance Form.
    • The learner will understand the process of completing Form 1040EZ.

    Assessment:

    ·        The student will complete a worksheet on the video listing important information as it pertains to the taxpayer and income tax.

    • The student will read case studies about various taxpayers and complete the necessary W4 Forms and 1040EZ Forms.

     

     

    Objective 7:

     

    The learner will explore the opportunities and benefits of entering a career in business and create a portfolio of their research.

    Activities to meet objective:

     

    • The learner will identify an occupation of interest that matches their personal profile.
    • The learner will be able to identify the current job outlook, job growth, education, earnings, and employment trends.

    Assessment:

     

    • The student will use the Internet to research their individual career.
    • The student will create a career portfolio including the following topics:
      • General Information
      • Basic Skills Required
      • Work Skills
      • Training and Qualifications
      • Job Outlook
      • Education
      • Earnings
      • Employment Trends
      • Related Occupations
      • Graphic Self-Portrait
      • Business Card

    ·        Using a rubric, the student will be assessed on their compilation of portfolio documents.

    Objective 8:

     

    The learner will develop oral and written business communication skills necessary to interact successfully in the workplace.

    Activities to meet objective:

    ·        The learner will demonstrate the proper elements of written communication skills when composing, keying and editing documents.

    • The learner will demonstrate proper oral communication skills in role-play situations.

     

     

    Assessment:

     

    • The student will demonstrate their knowledge through teacher created tests/quizzes.
    • Teacher generated rubrics for documents and role-plays.

    Objective 9:

     

    The learner will develop the skills necessary to maintain a personal checking account.

    Activities to meet objective:

     

    • The learner will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of banking terminology.
    • The learner will become familiar with the complete checking account cycle.
    • The learner will demonstrate their knowledge of personal checking by writing a personal check and completing the check stub.
    • Guest Speaker from Commerce Bank
    • The learner will demonstrate their knowledge of personal checking by completing a bank reconciliation.

    Assessment:

     

    • The student will complete the Commerce Banking Simulation maintaining a checking account for a simulation period of six months.
    • The student will complete bank reconciliations at the end of each month’s transactions.
    • Teacher generated test.

    Objective 10

     

    The learner will demonstrate a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint and how the various computer applications can be used effectively in business.

     

    Activities to meet the objective:

     

    • The learner will key/compose word processing documents in the proper format.
    • The learner will use Reference Guides to aid in the production of assignments.
    • The learner will create/maintain databases that can be used in a variety of ways designing queries, reports, and forms.
    • The learner will create/maintain simple spreadsheets demonstrating their understanding of formulas/functions.
    • The learner will create PowerPower presentations demonstrating their ability to create charts, graphics, and transitions.

     

    Assessment:

     

    • The student will demonstrate their ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite to create business letters, spreadsheets, databases, financial reports, charts, and business presentations.
    • The student will be assessed on the completion of worksheets, daily assignments, and tests.
    • Student PowerPoint presentations will be assessed using a rubric.

     

    Content Outline/Timeline

     

    1.         Employability Skills and Forms                                             4 Weeks

     

    2.         Safety Procedures                                                                  3 Weeks

     

    3.         Sexual Harassment                                                                3 Weeks

     

    4.                  Getting a Job

    Employment Portfolio                                                            6 Weeks

     

    5.         Business Etiquette                                                                 8 Weeks

     

    6.         Communications                                                                     5 Weeks

     

    6.         Understanding Your Taxes                                                    3 Weeks

     

    7.         Career Portfolio                                                                     5 Weeks

     

    8.         Commerce Bank Simulation                                                  3 Weeks

     

    9.         Integrated Business Projects