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BusEd Bits – September 2017

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MBITE Fall Conference Wrap-Up:
Back to School Business
Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year!  The theme back to business is appropriate for so many reasons! Fall is a time when energy levels are high, teachers are looking to implement new ideas, and we have so many hopes for the upcoming school year.  The Fall Conference did not disappoint!  The keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Dunham, really highlighted how business education should be a critical component in education.  Business educators teach creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration EVERY DAY.  The breakout sessions really emphasized that what we do in our classes (accounting, entrepreneurship, technology) matter.  
Callon Siebenahler, South St Paul Secondary
MBITE President
Student Workshop Opportunity:

MBITE Fall Conference keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Dunham from St. Thomas shared fascinating insights into Entrepreneurship as well as an opportunity for high school students to participate in a new venture being hosted by St. Thomas.

Have your students join others from around the state for a fun, and fullday where students will get to see what it takes to be an innovator, to meet like-minded students, and to spend the day on St. Thomas campus with a top Entrepreneurship program and collaborate on ideas. Students will collaborate with others to create a prototype for a business concept and conclude with a viewing of current St. Thomas students who will be pitching their business ideas in the annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge.

This workshop is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (one team up to 4 students per school). Space is limited and a school representative must attend with their team.

See this flyer for more information. HS Innovation Day

Shared by MBITE member, Stephanie Burg
Can't Stop Excel-ing: Professor sings Justin Timberlake to teach Microsoft Excel
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Online Article:  
5 Ways Kermit the Frog is a Great Teacher. by Quinn Rollins, History Teacher, Author of “Play Like a PIRATE: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics,” LEGO Builder, toymaker, comic book reader, doodler-in-meetings, and Obsessive Compulsive Geek

Online Resources Share
Submitted by fellow MBITE member, Stephanie Groh

When we do our retirement unit, we love playing with this website that uses life insurance data to estimate longevity. Students go through once on their own to the best of their ability and then they spend 10-15 min playing with the features to see what could make people live longer. It is great resource to talk about life insurance and opens the door to talk about healthy choices and how they make a big impact. Could also be a great co-teaching lesson with the health department. 
Link to Longevity Game
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Board Members Needed
MBITE is looking to fill several vacant Board positions.  Please contact Callon Siebenahler, MBITE President, if you have any questions or are interested in getting involved in our great professional organization.   The time commitment includes two face to face meetings a year, two conference call meetings a year, and responsibilities of your specific board seat.  Board members get free membership and conference registration.   Vacant positions include:
Legislative Chair– as the legislative chair you have a seat on the MnACTE (Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Education) Board representing MBITE.  MnACTE;s  focus is on policy and advocacy for Career and Technical Education in Minnesota.  This is a very important position as we want to assure business is represented as an important part of CTE.
President- Elect-as President-Elect you spend one year shadowing the State President and then transition into a two-year term as MBITE State President, followed by one year as Past-President.  Our organization needs a strong leader, passionate about business and marketing education.  As President, you get to be involved in the work of the organization and meet amazing people.
Region Representative– as a Region Rep you get to be involved in the work of the organization and assure that all members across the State have a voice.  We have immediate vacancies for the North and Central Regions.  In the Spring we will also have vacancies for Metro and South.

If you are interested in serving any of these positions, please send an email to mbeionline@gmail.com. We look forward to having you join our team.


2017-18 Membership Registration Open

 Whether you’re involved in business education at the elementary, secondary, or post-secondary level or are a CTE educator in a field related such as graphics, careers, college prep, etc. there are many benefits that will greatly enhance your career. Educators in fields beyond Marketing, Business, and IT such as AVID, Art, FACS, and media specialists can all benefit from membership. Find more benefits and details on the MBITE website.

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