Conclave Welcomes DECA AMPED

In our latest video, see why business and marketing educators return year after year to MBA Conclave, a conference designed just for them. New this year: DECA Advisors can attend DECA AMPED right on-site!

ExecNet: Ask Your Business Partners To Join

MBA Research uses a multi-pronged research strategy to ensure standards and the resources developed to support them are always forward-thinking. The Executive Advisory Network (ExecNet) is one piece of that. Each month, business professionals from across the U.S. complete an online survey about skills in their workplace. Last month's survey focused on professional development in business administration. Learn more or invite business professionals in your area to join at

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 teamwork and leadership skills. (Available in states with Standard membership level or higher only) 
  • Gray Zone ethical dilemma on determining personal vision
  • Bookmark: ACTE Online Learning Network

New Videos Available: Ethical Issues in the Workplace Series

Two new videos are now available featuring young professionals discussing ethical issues in the workplace. Each includes an interview with a young professional or an HR professional who discusses a real-life situation that the employee had to face early in his/her career. These examples help show students the ethical dilemmas that they might face in the workplace, and how real people decided to handle them.

The series of 11 videos is available at no cost on YouTube. Each lasts 3-7 minutes. Thank you to the Daniels Fund High School Ethics Initiative for their support.

Project Inspires Economic Development Ideas Throughout a Small Community

This Facebook post inspired a 59-comment conversation, flooded with ideas for new businesses. In honor of #CTEMonth, hats off to teachers like Ms. Schroeder who give their best every day to their students and community. Read the post here.

Look Inside a Learning Activity Package (LAP)
Demonstrating Self-Control

Need a new way to help your students develop patience, self-discipline, and self-control? Click here to get a snippet about our latest LAP Control Yourself! (Demonstrating Self-Control) and teach students how to become more self-controlled, along with why keeping one’s cool is so important.

This 2020 edition LAP (referenced as LAP-EI-014) is available in the Learning Center today.  

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: Acquiring Product Information for Use in Selling.

This Gray Zone comes from the Get Informed lesson module (LAP) and aligns to performance indicator SE:062 Acquire product information for use in selling.

Learning Center LMS

Save time, stop Googling. The Learning Center includes “Explore the Web” resources vetted by our staff, available for each performance indicator. Use these links to relevant videos and articles to support and extend instruction.

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

I appreciate the website links for examples and videos.”

– Deanna Peck, Butler High School, NC

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