Current Events Are Business Learning Opportunities

This is true especially now. To support you, every Tuesday our special-edition, remote-learning newsletter includes links to three articles you can discuss with students. And this past Tuesday, we've started adding questions to use in discussion board conversations. All articles are posted here. Don't miss Tuesday's topics: “Leadership in the time of COVID-19,” “From fashion to essential,” and “Autonomous vehicles and the need for contactless delivery.”

Online Training Creates Opportunity To Join High School of Business

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, High School of Business Summer Training Institute 2020 will transition from an in-person event to a live virtual training experience. This is a unique opportunity to begin the program without the travel time and expense usually required. To help schools take advantage, the application deadline for joining the program has been extended to May 15. For more information, contact Laurie Urich, Project Manager.

Incorporate Ethical Leadership

Looking to expand your middle school CTE course offerings? Consider Ethical Leadership. Throughout the course, students apply ethical principles to contemporary, real-world situations that teens and young adults often encounter in school, at home, with friends, and in entry-level job positions. Topics addressed include integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, viability, and much more. The course features a variety of activities, assessment items, and resources.
Click here (and select “Access for Free”) to get your Ethical Leadership course guide!

New in State's Connection

The State's Connection portal is full of free information, tools, content, and resources for all teachers in our member states. Each state has its own page with different content based on that state's membership option. Check out the latest additions:

  • Work-based learning resource on career planning. (Available only in states with Standard membership level or higher)
  • Action Brief: Can YOUR Business Change the World?
  • Bookmark: Chicago Booth Review
  • Gray Zone ethical dilemma on determining personal vision

Ready-To-Use Classroom Resource

Use The Gray Zone ethical dilemmas to introduce your students to problems and situations that don’t have one specific right or wrong answer. This week’s Gray Zone topic: Nature of Customer Relationship Management.

This Gray Zone comes from the Know When to Hold 'Em lesson module (LAP) and aligns to performance indicator CR:016 Discuss the nature of customer relationship management.

Learning Center LMS

Did you know? The Learning Center makes grading assignments easy with SpeedGrader! SpeedGrader allows you to quickly and interactively view, grade, and comment on assignment submissions. It also allows you to make corrections, annotations, and to use a rubric to automatically grade in seconds.

For an in-depth look at all the features the Learning Center has to offer, watch this video.

"When I have students complete assessments in Canvas (Learning Center), I love the fact [that] it automatically grades, and short-answer questions can be easily graded in SpeedGrader."

- Kim Guest, Genesee Career Institute (MI)

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