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    Avis Jones

    Department: CTE / Genesys Works 

     

    Room: L203

     

    Email:   Avis.Jones@houstonisd.org

     
    Phone: 281-920-8000 ext. 036262
     

    COURSE TITLE: Business Information Management         

    YEAR: Fall-Spring 2018-2019

    INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Jones

     

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Phone: 281-920-8000 ext. 036262

    Room: L203

    Email address for all class related emails: Avis.Washington@houstonisd.org

     

    Students will use Gradespeed to check their attendance, grades, and other information regularly. Students that do not already have an account will be allowed to create one in class.

    **Parents have the ability to register for a log-in to Gradespeed, where you will be able to check your student’s grades and attendance. If you need information on how to do this, please email me.  

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    The course develops technology skills with applications to personal and business situations focusing on spreadsheets, presentation management, networking, operating systems, and emerging technology with a review of keyboarding, word processing and Career Readiness. The importance of technology in the business world will be stressed daily. Among techniques used to deliver instruction are hands-on lectures, small group activities, multi-media materials, and student projects.

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    After completing this course, each student will be able to successfully use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students will be able to pursue an industry certification in Microsoft Office.  Students will be able to identify how each of these is applicable in different personal and business situations. Upon completion of this course students will have a professional, electronic portfolio containing work from the semester that can be used for college, job and scholarship applications.

     

    EXPECTATIONS:

    Benefits of this course are unique to the individual but always derived from the quality of work and the invested time and effort of the individual. Work hard on your own future! The knowledge that you gain in this class will be applied to your other classes, your college application process, your job search, and most “real world” jobs. All work assigned for each class meeting is the responsibility of each student, and is part of the cycle grade.

     

    Students are expected to display a high level of professionalism. Courteous and supportive behavior and good use of grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are required.  In accordance with the Westside High School Student Code of Conduct, this course seeks to develop professional competency in students. Students are expected to perform all work in a professional manner, and practice due courtesy with others.

     

    MAKE-UP WORK:

    Assignments are due at the beginning of class unless otherwise instructed. If you have excused absences see a classmate to get your make-up notes.  Always check the HUB when you are absent to see what assignments you might have missed. I am always available to answer questions about missed work. You will have three days to make-up an assignment from an excused absence. Any assignment due on the day you were absent, is due the day you return.

     

    SUPPLIES:


    Blue/black pen/pencil

    2 Subject Notebook

    USB Flash Drive (MANDATORY)

    Professional attitude


     

     

    GRADING:

    Grades are seen as feedback to parents, students, teachers, administrators, colleges and employers connected to the mastery of learning.  This course, Business Information Management, will utilize the Westside High School Grading Policy for 2018-2019. 

    Grade distribution will be as follows:

     

    70% = Major grades

      • Tests, Performance Assessments, Projects, Major Labs, etc.
      • A complete outline of major grade assignments will be distributed during the second week of class
      • There will be a minimum of 3 major grades during a grading cycle.
      • If students are caught cheating on a major project/test, we will follow HISD guidelines. In accordance with HISD policy, “A student found cheating on any assignment or test will be given a zero.”

    30% = Minor grades

    • Daily Grades, Quizzes, Homework, etc.

    Note:  Teachers may also record marks on student work that serve as feedback, but do not count as graded work.

    • Only major grade EXAMS are eligible for a retake (NOT PROJECTS).
    • Students are limited to one EXAM retake per six weeks per subject (NOT PROJECTS).
    • Students must complete a learning activity (as determined by the teacher) to be eligible for the retake.
    • EXAM Retake must be completed within one week of original test grade being posted in Gradespeed.
    • Retakes are for grades 75 and below only.
    • Prep retakes are capped at 80.
    • Students must fill out retake form prior to the retake.

     

    Late Work = Minus 20 pts on Minor grades only, for each day that it is late; however, the max is 2 days. 3 days or more will remain a zero.  In other words, NO LATE WORK!

     

     

    COURSE TITLE: Practicum in Business Management

    YEAR: Fall 2018- Spring 2019

    INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Jones

     

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Phone: 281-920-8000 ext. 6099

    Room: L203

    Students will email Mrs. Jones through the Hub

    Email address for parent communication: avis.jones@houstonisd.org

     

     

    GRADESPEED ACCESS

    • Students will use Gradespeed to check their attendance and grades regularly. Students that do not already have an account will be allowed to create one in class.
    • Parents have the ability to register for a log-in to Gradespeed on HISD’s website, houstonisd.org. Click on the “Student and Parent” link and register using the “Parent Student Connect” section.

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    The course will help the student make a smooth transition from the classroom to a job.  The student will get hands-on job experience that will teach them communication, networking, job-specific skills, and much more. Along with the hands-on experience, the students will complete and discuss classroom assignments to delve deeper into the characteristics and qualities needed to succeed on the job.

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    After completing this course, each student will be able to apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies. They will also develop a foundation in the economical, financial, technological, international, social and ethical aspects of business.  All of this knowledge will teach them how to make appropriate business decisions and successfully conduct themselves in a professional environment.

     

    EXPECTATIONS:

    Students are expected to:

    • Conduct themselves in accordance with the Westside High School Student Code of Conduct and the Practicum of Business Management Student Expectations
    • Attend all mandatory classes as scheduled by the instructor
    • Check The Hub regularly to complete the academic portions of this course

     

    MAKE-UP WORK:

    Assignments are due on Friday at 7 pm unless otherwise instructed. Always check the Hub when you are absent to see what assignments you might have missed. I am always available to answer questions about missed work. You will have three days to make-up an assignment from an excused absence. Any assignment due on the day you were absent, is due the day you return.

     

    SUPPLIES:


    2 Subject Notebook

    Blue/black pen/pencil                                   

    Professional attitude/dress

    Access to One Drive


    USB Flash Drive

     

     

     

     

     

    GRADING:

    Grades are seen as feedback to parents, students, teachers, administrators, colleges and employers connected to the mastery of learning.  This course, Practicum in Business Management, will utilize the Westside High School Grading Policy for 2018-2019. 

    Grade distribution will be as follows:

     

    70% = Major grades

      • Work attendance, Tests, Performance Assessments, Projects, Major Labs, etc.
      • There will be a minimum of 3 major grades during a grading cycle.
      • According to HISD policy, if a student has been found cheating on any assignment or test, he or she will be given a zero.
      • Work performance is also included in this category as a major grade.

    30% = Minor grades

    • Professionalism score, Daily Grades, Quizzes, Homework, etc.

    Note:  Teachers may also record marks on student work that serve as feedback, but do not count as graded work.

    Grading policy changes for 2017-2018:

    • Students are limited to 1 Major Grade retake per six weeks.
    • Students must complete a learning activity (as determined by teacher) to be eligible for the retake.
    • Retake must be completed within one week of original test grade being posted in GradeSpeed.
    • Retakes are for grades 75 and below.
    • Retake grades are capped at 80 for this course.

    Late Work = Minus 20 pts. for EACH Day that it is late; however, the max is 2 days. 3 days or more will remain a zero.  In other words, NO LATE WORK!

     

    Cohort/Lab Fee = $25 (one-time) fee. This fee is used to show annual appreciation to the student’s employer for materials and banquet.

     

     

     
       
       
     
     
     
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