Intro to Business class

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          ACADEMY FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

     

    Introduction to Business & Technology

                  Course Syllabus

     

     

    INSTRUCTOR:  Mr. Odiah    ROOM #:  117     YEAR:  2021 – 2022

     

    INSTRUCTOR EMAIL:  hilary.odiah@henry.k12.ga.us               Phone#:

    (Email is the best method of contact)

     

    COURSE PATHWAY:              Entrepreneurship

     

                            (Business Class)        

                                                                                

    TEXTBOOK USED:  Introduction to Business (Be in classroom)   

     

    SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS OR SPECIAL MATERIALS:

    • Pen or Pencil
    • Notebook and Folder (to keep graded work in)
    • Headphones (Bluetooth works with chrome book / earbuds that can plug into the computer)
    • Flash drive

                                                                                                                                  

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

    Introduction to Business & Technology is the foundational course for the Entrepreneurship pathway. The course provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.

     

    Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the business world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready. Introduction to Business & Technology is a course that is appropriate for all high school students.

     

    COURSE OUTLINE AND CONTENT:

     

    • Introduction to Technology
    • Word Processing
    • Communication
    • Careers
    • Leadership & Management
    • Marketing
    • Money Management
    • Bookkeeping/Accounting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Insurance & Risk Management

     

     

     

    SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS:

    Selected students in this class will be taking part in the Mock Interviews/ Career Unit will be held.

     

     

    FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA): 

    FBLA is a co-curricular student organization in business that promotes leadership, career planning, community service, and social networking.  Membership includes local, state, and national dues, a club t-shirt, and Tomorrow’s Business Leader (quarterly publication).  Membership is strongly encouraged for all students enrolled in this course.

     

     

     

    CLASSROOM RULES AND DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES

     

    All students must adhere to the rules and expectations outlined in the Henry County Schools student handbook and the Academy for Advance Studies student handbook addendum.  Behavior detrimental to learning will not be tolerated.  This includes outbursts in class, inappropriate comments toward anyone, or any other behavior, which the instructor deems as inappropriate. Please review the Classroom Rules handout.

     

    4-STEP DISCIPLINE PLAN:

    1. First Offense- Teacher initiates the write-up form. The offense is documented, and the teacher confers with the student to correct the behavior.
    2. Second Offense- Teacher documents the offense and calls the parent, documenting the date, time, and brief review of the call on the write-up form.
    3. Third Offense- Teacher assigns a school detention or optional assignment. The detention is held by the individual teacher, lasting no more than one hour.
    4. Fourth Offense- Teacher refers the student to the assistant principal.

     

     

    CHROMEBOOK POLICY:

    The use of Chromebook is not compulsory, but it is an expectation for students to have their charged Chromebook with them if they want to bring Chromebook to the classroom. Failure to do so will be regarded as “not being prepared for class.”  Chargers will not be provided in class. Students are expected to follow all Henry County handbook rules concerning technology as well as the policies outlined in the Supplemental Learning Device handbook. Digital Citizenship rules will be strictly enforced.

     

    MAKE-UP POLICY: 

    It is the student’s responsibility, not the teacher’s, to make arrangements for make-up work.  Students are allowed to make up work for excused absences only, and it is their responsibility to get make-up work the first day they return. For each day that a student is absent, he or she has the same number of days to complete make up work. Anything else will result in a missing grade in the gradebook.

     

    GRADING SYSTEM:  (All grades are calculated through Infinite Campus.)

     

    Cumulative Average                                                  

    • Minor Assessments

    (Daily work, quizzes, participation & professionalism)              40%

     

    • Major Assessments (Major tests and projects)               40%

     

    • Semester Final Exam                                                   20%

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    Course Final Average                                                              100%

     

     

    EXAM EXEMPTION:

    In an effort to encourage and reward excellent attendance, each student may earn the right to exempt one (1) spring semester non-state required final exam.  Each student must meet clear guidelines to qualify for this exemption.  Please see our school website for all requirements and guidelines.

     

    INTERNET USAGE IN CLASS SETTING: 

    In order to enhance student learning, students will use the Internet almost daily as a resource tool for this class. While in a business lab, students will comply with all Henry County Schools guidelines.  Failure to follow county mandated guidelines will result in punishment that ranges from loss of privileges to an administrative referral. All students/parents are required to sign the Classroom Rules. 

     

    CELL PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY:
    Cell Phones will not be allowed to be used in the classroom.  All cell phone must be kept in the book-bags. 

     

    ON TIME POLICY:

    In order to be considered “on time” to class, the student must be across the threshold of the classroom or designated classroom area by end of the tardy bell.

     

    COMMUNICATION WITH THE TEACHER:

    E-mail will be the best contact to reach out to me.

    hilary.odiah@henry.k12.ga.us

     

     

     

     

     

     

    EXPECTATIONS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS:

     

    • Complete daily classwork assignments
    • Participate in class discussions / ask questions and be Professional
    • Participate constructively as a team member and on all projects.
    • Problem solve and accept challenges
    • Challenge yourself to continuously improving on your academic
    • Check your grades on Infinite Campus – daily!

     

     

     

    BE GREAT AT WHAT YOU DO & BRING YOUR BEST ATTITUDE

     

     

    ~ After reviewing the syllabus, please fill out and sign the information on the following page and return to the Instructor in class. ~

    I have read and understand all the objectives, requirements, and expectations for the course: Introduction to Business & Technology taught by Mr. Odiah.

     

     

     

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