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Standards

Business and Computer Science

PROGRAM CONCENTRATION:  Middle School Business and Computer Science

OURSE TITLE:  Middle School Business and Computer Science

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Using project based instruction; students are introduced to the principles of business in the 21st century while refreshing their keyboarding skills. This course should also help students to use computers effectively in their lives, thus providing a connection of computer science and business careers.

In this course, middle school students build a knowledge base of computer applications, information systems, internet safety, 21st century skills, and business and computer science careers of the 21st century.

Exposure to networking and programming will also be important threads in this course. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are integral components of the performance standards. FBLA activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

 

KEYBOARDING AND ERGONOMICS: Students will develop and apply keyboarding skills utilizing current technology.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-1:  Students will reinforce keyboarding techniques.

a)  Identify and demonstrate appropriate techniques.

b)  Identify ergonomic issues.

c)  Refine touch method keyboarding speed and accuracy skills using the Alphanumeric and Numeric keypad.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

ELA7R2 – The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.

S7CS2 – Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

 

CTAE NATIONAL STANDARDS:

Standard 1 – Use input technologies appropriately to enter and manipulate text and data.

Standard 2 – Utilize information and technology tools to conduct business effectively and efficiently.

 

 

21ST CENTURY SKILLS: Students will demonstrate employability skills such as working on a team, problem-solving and organizational skills.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-2:  The student participates in a variety of activities that demonstrate 21st Century employability skills.

a)  Show the importance of a positive attitude in obtaining and maintaining a job.

b)  Explain the importance of proper etiquette for greeting and meeting people, dress code, attendance, and other workplace expectations.

c)  Utilize brainstorming techniques to solve a problem.

d)  Identify the benefits of teamwork.

e)  Demonstrates an understanding of the nature of employer-employee relationships.

f)   Discuss child labor laws.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

ELA7R2 – The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.

ELA7W3 – The student uses research and technology to support writing.

ELA7LSV1 – The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

M7P1 – Students will solve problems (using appropriate technology).

S7CS2 – Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

 

CTAE NATIONAL STANDARDS:

Standard 1 – Relate the importance of workplace expectations to career development.

Standard 2 – Relate the importance of lifelong learning to career success.

Standard 3 – Communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, and correct manner on personal and professional levels.

Standard 4 – Apply basic social communication skills in personal and professional situations.

Standard 5 – Integrate all forms of communication in the successful pursuit of employment.

Standard 6 – Incorporate appropriate leadership and supervision techniques, customer service strategies, and personal ethics standards to communicate effectively with various business constituencies.

Standard 7 – Develop personal management skills to function effectively and efficiently in a business environment.

Standard 8 – Examine the role of ethics and social responsibility in decision making.

 

CAREERS—PATHWAYS: Students will explore multiple career paths and their interrelatedness. They will become acquainted with the array of careers available in the Business and Computer Science pathways. This awareness is important because frequent career changes are common in the 21st Century.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-3: The student will examine educational requirements, job responsibilities, employment trends, and opportunities in the different career pathways in Business and Computer Science.

a)  Investigate the 21st Century career opportunities.

b)  Evaluate several occupational interests, based on various criteria (educational requirements, starting salaries, trends, opportunities, and career ladders).

c)  Describe and demonstrate effective communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in a business environment.

d)  Explain why people need to work (e.g., social contacts, make purchases for necessities) expand knowledge, develop skills to meet basic needs and for personal satisfaction and enjoyment.

e)  Construct and/or update a Career Plan as a tool to explore self-knowledge and academic aptitude and understand that career paths should relate to your individual traits.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

ELA7LSV2 – The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas.

M7D1 – Students will pose questions, collect data, represent and analyze the data, and interpret results.

S7CS2 – Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

 

CTAE NATIONAL STANDARDS:

Standard 1 – Assess personal skills, abilities, and aptitudes and personal strengths and weaknesses as they relate to career exploration and development.

Standard 2 – Utilize career resources to develop a career information database that includes international career opportunities.

Standard 3 – Relate the importance of workplace expectations to career development.

Standard 4 – Apply knowledge gained from individual assessment to a comprehensive set of goals and an individual career plan.

Standard 5 – Relate the importance of lifelong learning to career success.

Standard 6 – Communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, and correct manner on personal and professional levels.

Standard 7 – Apply basic social communication skills in personal and professional situations.

Standard 8 – Integrate all forms of communication in the successful pursuit of employment.

Standard 9 – Use a rational decision-making process as it applies to the roles of citizens, workers, and consumers.

Standard 10 – Describe human resource functions and their importance to an organization’s successful operation.

 

 

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS: Students will show mastery of computer application software that encompasses word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation/multimedia, web page, and desktop publishing.  Skills will be demonstrated by creating projects.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-4:  The student will utilize word processing software.

a)  Identify uses of word processing software and careers related to word processing.

b)  Identify and explain word processing terminology.

c)  Create basic word processing documents related to business and computer science careers.

d)  Retrieve, edit, manipulate, and print documents.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-5:  The student will utilize spreadsheet software.

a)  Identify uses of spreadsheet software and careers related to spreadsheet.

b)  Identify and explain spreadsheet terminology.

c)  Create and save basic spreadsheets and apply formulas related to business and computer science careers.

d)  Retrieve, edit, manipulate, and print various spreadsheets.

e)  Create various charts/graphs from spreadsheets.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-6:  The student will utilize database software.

a)  Identify uses of database software and careers related to database.

b)  Identify and explain database terminology.

c)  Create and save basic database related to business and computer science careers.

d)  Retrieve, edit, manipulate, and print various databases

 

 

MSBCS-BCSII-7:  The student will utilize presentation/multimedia software.

a)  Identify uses of presentation/multimedia software in today’s workplace.

b)  Identify and explain presentation/multimedia terminology.

c)  Plan and design a multimedia presentation.

d)  Create, save, print, and present a multimedia presentation on a business related career.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-8:  The student will utilize web page design software.

a)  Identify uses of web pages and careers related to web page in today’s workplace.

b)  Identify and explain web page terminology including the elements of a web page.

c)  Plan and design a web page.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-9:  The student will utilize desktop publishing software.

a)  Identify uses of desktop publishing software and careers related to desktop publishing.

b)  Identify and explain desktop publishing terminology.

c)  Create, edit, save, and print desktop publishing documents.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

ELA7R2 – The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.

ELA7W2 – The student demonstrates competency in a variety of genres. ELA7W3 – The student uses research and technology to support writing

ELA7W4 – The student consistently uses the writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing.

ELA7LSV1 – The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

ELA7LSV2 – The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas.

M7D1 – Students will pose questions, collect data, represent and analyze the data, and interpret results.

M7P1 – Students will solve problems (using appropriate technology).

M7P4 – Students will make connections among mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.

M7P5 – Students will represent mathematics in multiple ways.

S7CS2 – Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

S7CS3 – Students will have the computation and estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and following scientific explanations.

 

CTAE NATIONAL STANDARDS:

Standard 1 – Apply appropriate accounting principles to payroll, income taxation, managerial systems, and various forms of ownership.

Standard 2 – Use planning and control principles to evaluate the performance of an organization and apply differential analysis and present-value concepts to make decisions.

Standard 3 – Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication.

Standard 4 – Integrate all forms of communication in the successful pursuit of employment.

Standard 5 – Use mathematical procedures to analyze and solve business problems.

Standard 6 – Identify various forms of income and analyze factors that affect income as a part of the career decision-making process.

Standard 7 – Develop and evaluate a spending/savings plan.

Standard 8 – Use input technologies appropriately to enter and manipulate text and data.

Standard 9 – Gather, evaluate, use, and cite information from information technology sources.

Standard 10 – Use, plan, develop, and maintain database management systems.

Standard 11 – Design, develop, test, and implement programs.

Standard 12 – Describe positions and career paths in information technology.

Standard 13 – Utilize information and technology tools to conduct business effectively and efficiently.

 

 

INTERNET AND INTERNET SAFETY: Students will examine the professional, ethical, and safe issues involved in the use of the Internet.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-10:  The student will demonstrate an understanding of ethics and potential dangers related to the use of the Internet.

a)  Investigate strategies for Internet Safety and the importance of not releasing personal information to strangers/Internet friends.

b)  Evaluate websites to determine the accuracy of information and images.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

ELA7R2 – The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.

ELA7LSV1 – The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

ELA7LSV2 – The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas.

S7CS2 – Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

 

CTAE NATIONAL STANDARDS:

Standard 1 – Assess the impact of information technology on society.

Standard 2 – Develop the technical and interpersonal skills and knowledge to support the user community.

Standard 3 – Examine the role of ethics and social responsibility in decision making.

 

 

INTRO TO BUSINESS: Students will demonstrate an understanding of careers in entrepreneurship, management, marketing, and banking & finance.

 

BCS-BCSII-11:  The student will examine career requirements, job responsibility, employment trends, and opportunities for careers in business.

a)  Discuss characteristics and opportunities that lead to the development of a successful career in entrepreneurship management, marketing, and banking and finance.

b)  Create a logo, slogan, letterhead, and business card for an imaginary business.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

ELA7R2 – The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.

ELA7W2 – The student demonstrates competency in a variety of genres.

ELA7W3 – The student uses research and technology to support writing.

ELA7W4 – The student consistently uses the writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing.

ELA7LSV1 – The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

ELA7LSV2 – The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas.

S7CS2 – Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

 

CTAE NATIONAL STANDARDS:

Standard 1 – Utilize career resources to develop a career information database that includes international career opportunities.

Standard 2 – Integrate all forms of communication in the successful pursuit of employment.

Standard 3 – Recognize that entrepreneurs possess unique characteristics and evaluate the degree to which one possesses those characteristics.

Standard 4 – Use the financial competencies needed by an entrepreneur.

Standard 5 – Recognize that entrepreneurs must establish, maintain, and analyze appropriate records to make business decisions.

 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Students will demonstrate an understanding of careers in networking, programming, and computer science.

 

MSBCS-BCSII-12:  The student will examine career requirements, job responsibility, employment trends, and opportunities for careers in networking, programming, and computer science.

a)  Discuss characteristics and opportunities that lead to the development of a successful career in networking, programming, and computer science.

b)  Create a flow chart to demonstrate their understanding of basic programming concepts.

c)  Compare and contrast types of networks, including LANs versus WANs and wireless versus wired.

d)  Diagram a LAN for home & small business & essential components needed.

e)  Create & use basic programming terms in context & in keying/designing a given program.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

ELA7R2 – The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.

ELA7W2 – The student demonstrates competency in a variety of genres. ELA7W3 – The student uses research and technology to support writing.

ELA7W4 – The student consistently uses the writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing.

ELA7LSV1 – The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

ELA7LSV2 – The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas.

M7P1 – Students will solve problems (using appropriate technology).

S7CS2 – Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

 

CTAE NATIONAL STANDARDS:

Standard 1 – Assess the impact of information technology on society.

Standard 2 – Analyze and design information systems using appropriate development tools.

Standard 3 – Describe positions and career paths in information technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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