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Monday, September 28, 2020

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Monday, September 28
 

7:45am CDT

Welcome!
Welcome to the IBEA 2020: Look to the Future!  We are excited to have you join us for our first Virtual convention.  We have a jam-packed agenda that we know you will enjoy.  Thank you for being a part of IBEA!

Speakers
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Amy Christian

IBEA Convention Chair, Des Moines Area Community College


Monday September 28, 2020 7:45am - 8:00am CDT

8:00am CDT

Add Coding to Your Business Education Students' Resume
Are you a beginner or advanced teacher who wants to teach problem solving and logic in your business education classroom but you need some tools to help you? Look no further. Experience why so many educators are turning to Python to introduce students to coding. No business student should walk away from school without a little coding skills. The need for websites, social media, and now phone apps to compete and thrive in the market place drives business owners to find talent never before asked of our young business students. Come to this workshop to learn basic coding skills that you can immediately use in your business classes. These activities are aimed at the novice teacher who wants the tools and practice to feel confident in teaching coding. All activities and software are free to you and your students. By the end of this session attendees will be able to: Implement coding activities in your own classroom; Develop basic coding skills; and Demonstrate coding for your business classes

Speakers
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Rod Hames

Educator, Crews Middle School
Rod is a 29 year veteran teacher holding two graduate degrees in the area of Business and Computer Science Education. He has a deep passion to serve above and beyond with a style of leading with relational teaching. He currently teaches over 200 students a day in three courses: Financial... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am CDT

8:00am CDT

Business is Microsoft's Business - Teams Classroom
Business with Microsoft Teams for Education - unique permissions and features for teachers and students provides an excellent fit for your virtual classroom. Teachers assign work, share class content, start meetings, and control who can post in the team. Each class team is also linked to its own OneNote Class Notebook - see a course at college level - find out about Microsoft's support with training and PD courses for you.

Speakers
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Pam Uhlenkamp

Educator, Iowa Central Community College
Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Training, and Management before nearly 20 years in education both 9-12 and postsecondary; doesn't give away all the information about my age - just how long I've had to work! As a Business instructor, I'll be completing my 20th year with Iowa Central... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am CDT

8:00am CDT

Implementing Work-Based Learning through Internships and Career Shadows
Work-based learning allows students to see their ideal career choice first-hand before committing to a specific career path. With more focus on individual plans of study and Perkins V language to support all learners, work-based learning helps all students make important college and career choices. The presenter shares how to effectively implement and facilitate a work-based learning program through one-day career exploration shadows and longer, on-site internships. Attendees will receive editable documents to customize to their school for both programs, including Student Conduct Rules, Parent Release forms, Student Employee Evaluations, checklists and more. Curriculum and lesson plan resources for career planning and exploration will be provided. Ideas will be shared on how to enroll students in the program, ways to build community/business connections and measures to hold students accountable during the experience.

Speakers
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Melinda Rangel

Associate Professor of Business, Tabor College
My name is Melinda Rangel and I serve as an Associate Professor of Business at Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS. This is my second year at Tabor. Prior to this, I was a high school business teacher for 22 years and then moved into administration for five years serving as our district... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am CDT

8:00am CDT

Start Me Up - BizInnovator Startup!
Attend this hands on workshop and experience BizInnovator Startup firsthand - you will see how you can use these materials in ANY learning environment!

BizInnovator Startup is ready for the 2020-2021 school year. We’ve completely revamped our high school entrepreneurship curriculum to align with modern entrepreneurial frameworks - Lean Startup Methodology and Design Thinking.

This turn-key curriculum can be implemented in classrooms that are both in person or virtual. Perfect for educators who want to liven up their existing curriculum. Allows all teachers to explore new ways to motivate students and heighten energy. Provides a project-based, student-led and highly interactive classroom environment.

OUR WOW FACTOR Your high school students can earn transferable college credit! BizInnovator Certified Instructors are able to offer students to opportunity to demonstrate proficiency and earn college credit from The University of Iowa.

Speakers
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Dawn Bowlus

Director, Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, Jacobson Institute - The University of Iowa
Dawn Bowlus is director of the Jacobson Institute at the University of Iowa, a nationally recognized program equipping educators and communities with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to create the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs. The Jacobson Institute... Read More →
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Diane Fickel

Educator, Iowa City West High School
Loving the idea of evolving her business classroom into a high energy platform that nurtures innovation in students is one reason Diane has implemented the use of Design Thinking and the Lean Startup Method for teaching Entrepreneurship at Iowa City West. Diane has taught the course... Read More →
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Corey Brinkmeyer

Linn Mar High School
Corey’s entrepreneurial fire was stoked in 2017, when he was introduced to Design Thinking and the Business Model Canvas during the BizInnovator training; he has been teaching Entrepreneurship at Linn-Mar since 2008. As a self-described “Teacherpreneur”, he used BizInnovator... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am CDT

9:00am CDT

Creating a Value Added Culture Using Agile Scrum
Agile Scrum is a game changing project management mindset and framework that allows educators to navigate multiple projects and includes tools and processes that help students take control of their own learning. This framework naturally allows for students to develop 21st Century skills while still adhering to course objectives and learning targets. Participants will receive a playbook with ready to go activities and processes to incorporate directly into their classrooms.

Speakers
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Laura Williams

21st Century Learning Specialist and WBL Coordinator, AEA Learning Online
Laura serves local school districts across the state as a 21st Century Learning Specialist and WBL Coordinator for the Iowa AEAs. She’s passionate about helping teachers to up the ante for students by embedding authentic and community based learning experiences as curriculum into... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT

9:00am CDT

Junior Achievement - The perfect high school business partner!
For over 100 years, Junior Achievement has evolved to meet the needs of schools, districts and the business community...and we continue to do so. Come learn about our new semester long programs, the new JA Finance Park, JA Company Program and virtual delivery models that will show how Junior Achievement can serve as a connection to larger business community for your students.

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Collin Lane

Director, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
Collin Lane is in his 3rd year as the Director of Programs for Junior Achievement of Central Iowa. Prior to his time with Junior Achievement, he spent 13 years in public education for Des Moines Public Schools. He taught in elementary classrooms for 7 years and spent 6 years as a... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT

9:00am CDT

Now Your Digital Work?? LMS Canvas & MBA Research Learning Center
Remote/Virtual/Full-Contact -- Canvas with MBA Research has you ready to go quickly and has everything to offer from Discussions, Virtual Meetings, Attendance, to the curriculum needed to move from classroom to virtual and back! You can get an overview or ask for specific topics of concern and interest as the group might like. Examples and how to find the information you need to make it work for all your needs.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Uhlenkamp

Pam Uhlenkamp

Educator, Iowa Central Community College
Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Training, and Management before nearly 20 years in education both 9-12 and postsecondary; doesn't give away all the information about my age - just how long I've had to work! As a Business instructor, I'll be completing my 20th year with Iowa Central... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CDT

9:30am CDT

Certiport Certification Exams
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance for Secondary and Post-Secondary instructors to try the Certiport certification exams for FREE. Decide if these certifications are right for your students.  Pre-registration is required.

Certifications offered:
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Intuit's Quickbooks Certified User (QBCU)
Communication Skills for Business (CSB)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ES)





Speakers
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Justin Barker

Regional Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business
Justin Barker has been with Certiport for over nine years and manages all certification programs for K12 in Iowa. Recently, Certiport released the opportunity for students to take certifications from home using virtual computers - www.certiport.com/efh. Also, Certiport has solutions... Read More →
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Don Wilson

Territory Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business
Don Wilson is a Territory Manager and covers Iowa, along with several other states, for Higher Education, Government, and Workforce Development.  He has been with Certiport for almost a couple years.  Don enjoys working with and helping Higher Education, Government, and Workforce... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

"What Employers Want: Lesson Plans and Strategies To Teach Soft Skills and Career Readiness to Students."
Graduating high school and college students may believe they’re ready for a job, but employers think otherwise. Business educators and employers both agree that graduates overestimate their confidence, competence and career-readiness for employment. The presenter, a cooperative education coordinator who works with local community business leaders and owners to provide job opportunities for high school students, shares employer feedback about desired skills that students do not demonstrate—how to carry on a genuine conversation, interact professionally with co-workers and customers, and how to act as an employee. In this session, the presenter shares the employer perspective about skills that students are lacking, what traits and soft skills that employers demand in new hires, and shares career-ready and employ-ability lesson plans and resources used to ‘bridge the gap.’

Speakers
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Charisse Woodward

Educator, Sherando High School
Charisse Woodward has been teaching at Sherando High School since 2008. In that position, she has taught Economics and Personal Finance, Business Management (Dual Enrolled), Computer Applications, Business Law, Principles of Business and Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. She is also... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CDT

10:00am CDT

25 (or more) Free Web Apps for Education
Free web applications are released every day but who has time to go through them and decide which ones are useful? This session will introduce you to 25 new web applications that you can start using right away.  The web applications introduced in this session will be educator-friendly and fun to use.  Only web apps that are free for teachers to use will be included and suggestions will be given for how you might use them in your classes. Come join the fun and take home something you can use right away.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy O'Brien

Sandy O'Brien

Business Educator, Kirkwood Community College
Sandy taught high school business classes in Eastern Iowa high schools for 22 years before moving to Kirkwood Community College 16 years ago. At Kirkwood CC she coordinates the Administrative Management Program and the Project Management Certificate. Sandy loves working with teachers... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CDT

10:00am CDT

Social Media Marketing Business Panel
Join us for a business panel discussion on social media marketing from experts in the field. John Deere's Social Media Marketing/PR Manager, Transamerica's Social Media Manager and Informatics, Inc Digital Marketer will discuss positions they hire, degrees, skills needed, programs and platforms used, and best practices for teachers to focus on in the classroom.

Moderators
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Jessi (Steward) McQuerrey

Director of Programs, Iowa Association of Business and Industry

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Cathy Lee Fredrikson

Director, Social Media, Transamerica
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Holly McAvoy

Social Media Marketing/PR Manager, John Deere
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Amanda Hoffman

Digital Marketer, Informatics, Inc


Monday September 28, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CDT

11:00am CDT

Business Meeting & Prizes
Join us for IBEA's annual member business meeting.  NBEA and NCBEA Presidents will bring greetings.  We will approve the 2019 Fall business meeting minutes, review IBEA's financial statements from last years convention, approve the budget for the 2021 convention, make nominations for open positions on the 2020-2021 IBEA Executive and approve the elections.    

3 lucky attendees will receive an IBEA 1/4 zip pullover.  Must be present "live" to win.

Speakers
avatar for Dara Knudtson

Dara Knudtson

IBEA President, Postville
Dara has been a 9-12 Business teacher at Postville Jr/Sr High School for the past eight years.  Previously, she worked for 10 years in Management and Human Resources in the retail and inbound call center industries. Dara is currently the President of Iowa Business Education Association... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am CDT

11:45am CDT

Keynote Speaker
Your beliefs about education shape your classroom. They affect your lessons and impact student motivation. A disastrous lesson changed Matt Miller's beliefs about his role in education, and it's likely to change yours, too. This keynote is full of stories to reach your heart and surprise twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. In the end, it will make you think about your purpose as a teacher and inspire you!

"The Art and Science of Memorable Teaching” will equip, inspire and encourage teachers to create change in their classrooms. Teachers leave with loads of resources. They participate. They laugh. They see tech use and teaching in a new light.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Head Textbook Ditcher, Ditch That Textbook LLC
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the four books, including Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

8 Techy Ways to Make Class UNFORGETTABLE
If class is forgettable, how do we expect students to learn? In Matt Miller's book, Tech Like a Pirate, he shares 8 ways to make class a memorable learning experience with tech. You'll leave with concrete ideas to use right away -- and a process for coming up with your own. Engage your students. Supercharge learning. And enjoy the process!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Head Textbook Ditcher, Ditch That Textbook LLC
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the four books, including Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT

1:30pm CDT

Certiport Certification Exams
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance for Secondary and Post-Secondary instructors to try the Certiport certification exams for FREE. Decide if these certifications are right for your students.  Pre-registration is required.

Certifications offered:
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Intuit's Quickbooks Certified User (QBCU)
Communication Skills for Business (CSB)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ES)





Speakers
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Justin Barker

Regional Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business
Justin Barker has been with Certiport for over nine years and manages all certification programs for K12 in Iowa. Recently, Certiport released the opportunity for students to take certifications from home using virtual computers - www.certiport.com/efh. Also, Certiport has solutions... Read More →
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Don Wilson

Territory Manager, Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business
Don Wilson is a Territory Manager and covers Iowa, along with several other states, for Higher Education, Government, and Workforce Development.  He has been with Certiport for almost a couple years.  Don enjoys working with and helping Higher Education, Government, and Workforce... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Digital Instruction: To Infinity and Beyond!
Tired of the glazed over eyes? The slumped posture? Gather ideas to students actively engaged with new content. Create self-paced lessons where students are their own guides in learning. These steps will move your class from teacher-centered toward student-centered learning right away!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Head Textbook Ditcher, Ditch That Textbook LLC
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the four books, including Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT

2:55pm CDT

Awards Ceremony, Prizes & Closing Session
Join us as we present the 2020 award winners for:

  • Outstanding Business Educator
  • Outstanding CTSO Advisor
  • Service to Business
  • Hoffman Award
  • Iowa Best

Present President plaque
Introduction of new IBEA President
2021 Convention Dates
Closing Remarks

  • 1 lucky attendee will win a crisp $100 bill.  Must be present "live" to win!



Speakers
avatar for Lois Roth

Lois Roth

IBEA Awards Chair, John Lawrence, HS Principal
Such a privilege to share with wonderful IBEA colleagues and friends.Imagine-40 years ago I was starting my first year of teaching.... such a terrific ride it has been--with many of you on the journey too. Daughters Sarah and Laura and their guys are the pride in my life.


Monday September 28, 2020 2:55pm - 3:30pm CDT