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TIPS FOR CLASSROOM INTEGRATION NEW— Use the lesson plans at the end of each section of the CMH! (See below for a summary of each lesson). Tab 1: Local Chapter Organization. o A Local Chapter Organization Lesson Plan emphasizing the importance of communication within a chapter has been added. NBEA Standards addressed include the areas of Communications, Lifelong Learning, and Critical Thinking Skills. Classroom activities include: The M& M Game, a motivational activity with peanut butter and jelly highlighting listening skills, and a reinforcement group sales activity entitled “Selling a Zmoot” in which students create a “live” commercial to sell an unusual object. Tab 2: Recruiting. o A Recruitment Lesson Plan has been added. NBEA standards addressed come from the areas of Lifelong Learning, Problem Solving, and Communications. Classroom activities include a communications activity entitled “Jelly Bean Jam”, a reinforcement activity involving recruitment vocabulary words and puzzle pieces, a group activity with recruitment scenarios that students work through, and a reinforcement activity involving the creation of a tri-fold recruitment brochure. Tab 3: Fundraising. o A Fundraising Lesson Plan has been addend stressing the NBEA standards of Communications and Critical Thinking Skills. Integrated activities include discussing the story of Mrs. Field’s cookies, a “Mystery Gift” activity which emphasizes the importance of publicity and marketing in fundraising, a Crayola Web site reinforcement activity, a fundraising word search, and a budget assignment. Tab 4: Public Relations. o A Public Relations Lesson Plan has been added highlighting the NBEA Communications Standard. Classroom activities include: The Mystery Mingler – a motivational activity which emphasizes networking and communications within a meeting, a business card reinforcement activity, and a newspaper advertisement assignment promoting either American Enterprise Day or FBLA-PBL Week. Tab 5: Competitive Events. o A lesson plan has been added that integrates the FBLA Community Service Project into computer-related classes. NBEA Standards addressed include: Communications, Information Technology, and Critical Thinking Skills. Activities include a team building icebreaker with tennis balls, and integration activities for Introductory and Advanced Computer classes and Desktop Publishing or Multi-media. Tab 6: Chapter/Member Recognition. o A Chapter/Member Recognition Lesson Plan has added which emphasizes the NBEA Communications and Critical Thinking Standards. Integrated activities include: a FBLA Member Scavenger Hunt, a reinforcement mixing bag skit activity, the inclusion of a Business Achievement Awards PowerPoint, the Internet Scavenger Hunt Activity from the Business level of the Business Achievement Awards, and the Educational activities from the Future level of the Business Achievement Awards. Tab 7: National Programs. o A National Programs Lesson Plan has been added. This Lesson plan meets the Communications and Management NBEA Standards and contains the following classroom activities: Brown Bag it “Get to Know You” motivational activity, National Programs instructional PowerPoint presentation and FBLA-PBL Fact sheet, and mock FBLA- PBL informational commercial assignment. Tab 8: National Organization. o A National Organization Lesson Plan has been added. This Lesson plan meets the Communications and Lifelong Learning NBEA Standards and contains the following integrated lessons: Colored Dots motivational activity, trivia game PowerPoint game activity, FBLA- PBL History presentation script/role playing activity. Integrate the Business Achievement Awards into Your Classes! Four levels of leadership achievement, each consisting of the following business, education, and leadership elements: Integrated into the FBLA goals, programs, and partnerships. Aligned with NBEA Standards. Aligned with Career Clusters. Includes integrated classroom activities. Takes into consideration the strategic needs at each level of the association. In conjunction with and influenced by current business practices and corporate needs. Each level builds upon the next and includes projects and activities built around the FBLA-PBL crest: Service, Education, and Progress. Take Advantage of Educational Programs and Curriculum Offered by FBLA-PBL Virtual Business Management – online business simulation – NOW A PILOT COMPETITIVE EVENT! School Store Manual – online manual and forms. Service Learning Curriculum – curriculum on how to develop a community service project. BrainBench Certifications – 400 online certifications available. The Stock Market Game – online stock market simulation. Junior Tours – educational tours of major cities offered. Online Library (www.fbla-pbl.org) – project ideas, homework help, lesson plans, and much more. Offer a Class Incentive! Offer extra credit class points to any student who joins FBLA-PBL. FBLA-PBL activities take students beyond the regular classroom and introduce them to the business world through activities such as business guest speakers at meetings and tours to local businesses. Use the FBLA Recruitment Video Show the recruitment video on the FBLA-PBL National Web site in your business classes. Click on www.fbla-pbl.org; Once you get to the home page, click on Membership Recruitment Video. Click on the high school or the post-secondary level. This will take you directly to the video clip. This video explains the impact that FBLA can have on students and their leadership skills. You may receive disk copies by e- mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Introduce Icebreakers as Part of a Class to Hook Them! Have an icebreaker such as the one below in a class, and explain that in FBLA, students will participate in leadership icebreakers at meetings and/or at conferences. Silent Castle Building – Divide students into five different groups (depending on the class sizes) by passing out cards with five different animal stickers (you will have multiple copies of the same sticker) on them. Group students by the stickers. Each group is given some straws, paper, and tape. Without speaking, each group has 20 minutes to build the highest, most creative, and most beautiful castles. Award a prize to the group that is chosen as the winner. Prepare Bulletin Boards Showing that FBLA fits into Business Classes Design a bulletin board, such as the one below, for the business rooms. By having a bulletin board in the business room, it shows that there is a direct tie in from FBLA-PBL to the business classes. Fall Back on FBLA-PBL to Lead You to Success Description of items to be added to Bulletin Board: On the first pumpkin, put the FBLA- PBL emblem. On the second pumpkin, put the name of the chapter. On some of the leaves put the following words: Fun, Travel, Scholarships, Pizza, Awards, Food, and Networking. Also include photos of some of the previous year’s activities and include an invitation to FBLA-PBL meeting with the time and location. Use Word of Mouth by Their Peers! Have local chapter officers come in to the business classes to speak about the different things that they can do as FBLA-PBL members. These students could highlight some of the following educational benefits of membership: o National Recognition for local members and chapters with a program called the Business Achievement Awards (BAA) which consists of four levels of recognition. Students can earn recognition for work that they do in classes. Example – Earn a B or higher in a business class meets one of the requirements for the “Education” section of the Business level. The America Level is awarded at the National Leadership Conference. o Over 40 competitive events to earn awards in different areas testing a wide range of skills and business knowledge. o Leadership development and achievement through projects, activities, and programs. o Community Service experience with organizations such as the March of Dimes. o Career exploration opportunities through local chapter projects such as business guest speakers, business tours, and job shadow experiences. o An informative magazine highlighting business stories and FBLA activities and projects published four times a year. o An online Web site (www.fbla-pbl.org) with message boards, interactive business games, business publications, and homework help section.
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