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BuseEd Bits – August 2015




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Are you ready? Suggestions for 1st day activities are plentiful, but one teacher most business teachers have heard of, Tonya Skinner has returned to blogging and her 1st day plan has many aspects worth considering. She includes a PowerPoint she uses with multiple activities. (Blogger handle Skindawg, Blog page “Super Fun Business Teacher“)

Another option is to bring Winter to your classroom and have a Snowball Fight. Read More


MBITE Member 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 such as AVID, Art, FACS, and media specialists can all benefit from membership. Find more benefits and details on the MBITE website.

Join today to continue to receive the BusEd Bits Newsletter, to support the professional development offered through website, Twitter, Facebook, conferences and workshops.
MBITE 2015 Conference Deadlines Approaching

“make !t matter” October 8-9, 2015
Registration Open

Block Rooms held until September 15, 2015

Conference registration available on the MBEI/MBITE website.

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Lakeside View
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Phone:  1.888.668.4352 or 218.726.1111

Lesson Share

Ok, this isn’t exactly a lesson, but it will definitely help with many lessons throughout the year. Update your 
technology use agreement in your syllabus with an added Technology Excuse Statement. Check out this sample from @NFLaFave. 

Online Resource Share:

Show your creativity or let your students by designing your own font styles.
Build – Share – Download fonts for FREE. Does require a login. 


Member Updates

Many schools will be welcoming new faces in their Business departments:
  • Shakopee welcomes Diane Ewy
  • Eastridge welcomes Nicole Woehrmann
  • Park Christian (Moorhead) welcomes Lawton Burgstahler
  • Buffalo welcomes Mark Tuchsherer
Do you know a new teacher to the field, teacher who has moved, or someone retiring who deserves a shout out? Share your exciting news by emailing a photo and short bio to mbeionline@gmail.com so we can help you celebrate.

MN Legislative Update

CTE CreditMN.  This website will allow you to articulate your business classes without a masters degree! This will give your students the opportunity to earn credits towards an AA degree, without them leaving your classroom!
At the summer Emerging & Veteran Teacher Workshop, we hear about the CTE Levy changes. Check out the changes to see how your schools may be affected. State of MN CTE Levy Report
Website Update:
New features added include
1 – ability to submit article for website-see Website Article Submissions Form
2 – calendar of Twitter chats
3 – list of some prominent blogs to follow and get new ideas

Join MBITE to support these added features and to continue to receive professional development opportunities and to improve our organization.

We are looking for interesting facts or stories about MBITE or members. Email mbeionline@gmail.com to get your story in an upcoming edition of BusEd Bits.

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