We will be offering 2 tours at 1:00 p.m. and 3 tours at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Golden County Foods—When you’re shopping in the frozen food section of your grocery store, you may be purchasing Golden County Foods products. Among the fastest-growing
privately-held companies in Wisconsin, Golden County Foods, Inc., prepares potato,
vegetable and other foods for retail, food service, and private label. Learn about this
Central Wisconsin business, the types of employees they are seeking, and sample of the
Golden County Foods products.
Stevens Point Brewery—Visit one of the oldest continuously operating breweries in the country. Experience for yourself this Central Wisconsin business. Come feel the malted
barley! Look in the brew kettle! Watch the yeast being “pitched” into the cooling wort,
and get up close and personal to those dancing bottles and cans. Be a part of the
brewing process, as you experience the quality and tradition of the Stevens Point
Brewery. The tour consists of a detailed history of the Stevens Point Brewery and a
walking tour of the brewing, aging, packaging and warehouse facilities.
Worzalla Publishing—Visit one of the state-of-the-art employee-owned printing and binding companies in the State. In this 30,000 square foot facility, children’s, coffee
table, medical and directories are printed. Come learn about the publishing business,
tour and talk with the employees who work in the business.
The Wellness Spa—Over 40,000 customers have “Relaxed . . . And Enjoyed Life” at this spa facility located in a historical century old home on eight acres of naturally beautiful
property. Massage Therapy, Camp Goddess, Tai Chi and Qigong are all part of The
Wellness Spa’s offerings. Owner Deborah Adams received the “Entrepreneur of the Year”
award, and she will be sharing a tour of the Spa facilities, a history of her business, and
tips on staying healthy. WBEA members who attend this tour can also receive a discount
on spa services during the WBEA weekend.
Sentry Insurance—This company is one of the largest and strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. Throughout its more than 100-year history, businesses,
families and individuals have been protected with Sentry’s “Strength, Proctection and
Vigilance.” Sentry Insurance is rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry’s leading rating
authority. Tour the business facilities, listen to the discussion of what this company
looks for in employees and tour the fitness facilities and the public theater.
We will be offering 3 workshops on Thursday afternoon and 3 workshops on
Friday morning right at the Convention Center.
Introduction to Adobe InDesign – Kathy Ritchie
An introduction to Adobe InDesign desktop publishing software. InDesign is used to
create newsletters, letterheads, business cards, flyers and other publications. This
session is suitable for beginning users. Textbooks will be provided at the session.
Creating Classroom Podcasts – Dr. Elizabeth Alderton UW-Oshkosh, Malia Rousseau & Robert Wagner Marian University Educational Technology Program
Learn how to make an audio Podcast for your classroom. For teachers, Podcasting
extends teaching and learning beyond the normal classroom hours. Students are able to
easily and continuously learn as well as share their creations with Podcasts. This will be a
hands-on session using free software called Audacity. Bring your iPod or your USB jump
drive for saving. Using Podcast websites and information will also be presented. Come
have fun while learning about Podcasts!
Digital Scrapbooking with an Educational Twist - Danyell Franti
Prior Adobe Photoshop knowledge would be beneficial. This class will allow you to
create a bulletin board about yourself to display to your students. The idea comes from
the book “Classroom Management” by Harry Wong.
By attending this hands-on class, you will discover the magic of digital imaging.
Participants will collect photos and then use PhotoShop to edit photos and create layouts.
Once you are comfortable using Photoshop, you will find that you will be able to work
more efficiently, explore new creative options, and produce the highest quality images
for print, the Web, and anywhere else. Participants will also get a look at several
internet sites with Digital Downloads.
Accounting Done Online
Top 10 eLearning Tools for 2009
Office 2007 Intermediate – Sharon Fisher-Larson
This hands-on workshop will be designed to give those of you who are already using
Office 2007 some advance tips on what this software can do. Sharon, our current NBEA
President, brings her skills with this program and will show you many tricks and quick
skills you can bring to your classroom.
There will be 24 different sectionals with a repeat of 12 being offered on Thursday afternoon and
Hot Technologies 2009 - Corrine Hoisington Warning: Only engaging and positive instructors of any course need to attend this high energy
presentation. Take a front row seat to see what is earth-shaking in the Technology World! It is time
that we engage our students with the tools that surround them - and of course engaging
them is critical to maintaining their interest and ultimately helping them achieve. See
over 20 new ways to connect your students through technology to the world around
them such as CatchVideo, ChaCha, Cuil, PollEverywhere, and many more that are all FREE!
Light your fire all over again for teaching! Expand the boundaries of learning!
Microsoft Expression Studio: Web Design on Steroids! - Corrine Hoisington
Watch out Dreamweaver – Expression Studio is taking over! Come get a front row seat to see the new Expression Studio, the new Microsoft product that you can use to
create professional web sites. Expression Web is part of a family of software applications
called the Expression Studio, which includes four programs named Expression Web,
Expression Blend, Expression Design, and Expression Media. Wait until you see how
Expression Web can help you make your vision a reality, with tools for developing web
sites that include CSS style sheets, ASP web developer tools, and web reports. Microsoft
is giving away to every school in the country a full version of Expression Studio as part of
the Academic Alliance and here’s the great part – every student can have a free copy for
Celebrate Visual Basic 2008 and soon 2010 - Corrine Hoisington
Get ready to be impressed! Visual Studio 2008 delivers new and easy ways for powerful
program development. Now developers can build smart clients like cell phones and PDA’s
easier than ever. Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) is now fully integrated into Visual
Basic 2008 enabling developers to customize various Office applications, such as Word,
Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook including the Ribbon Bar, Ribbon Status Bar, and Mini-
toolbar. Developers will be able to easily leverage the new Vista Windows Presentation
Foundation features into Windows forms. Even if you are not a programmer, you need to
see what VB can do you for today!
Why is a Smartboard Just so Smart? – Jessica Brogley
This presentation will introduce you to some of the features a Smartboard has to offer
for you. You’ll see examples of how to use the Notebook and Recording software and also
how to use the online tools that accompany the board. You’ll leave the presentation
ready to apply these tools to your own classroom or maybe you’ll be excited to pursue
getting one for your own room.
Business Teacher Preparation Trends & Changes –Lila Waldman & Denise Schulz
The traditional model for preparing business education teachers is changing. Learn about
alternative licensure programs throughout the United States. Are these programs
effective? Results of a survey of new Business Education teachers in the eight states of
the North-Central region will be presented.
WHAT’S UP IN FINANCIAL LITERACY? – Kristin Legler Discover high-quality financial literacy resources from the Educational Communications
Board available to Wisconsin educators at no-cost! Find out how What’s Up In Finance?
can help your students make connections between financial matters, real life and job
opportunities. Learn how Biz Kid$ can help capture, nurture, and develop the innovative
and entrepreneurial spirit in your students. Check out Financial Literacy TEACH IT!,
professional development resource for educators that models effective instruction!
Soft-Skills: We Know They Need Them, But How to Teach Them? –Trish Bobst
Think about the role you play as an educator in preparing your students to be both tech-
savvy and work ready. Is it your job to teach soft skills such as oral and written
communications, teamwork, and interviewing skills? With today’s employers assuming
students have the requisite basic technical skills to begin their careers when they
graduate, how do we enhance our current classroom approaches to address both
instructional outcomes and students’ needs for workplace preparedness?
Making it Personal: Personal Financial Literacy – Trish Bobst Start now to teach students the value of a dollar. Personal Finance has emerged as one of
the hottest courses in business education, and it’s never too early to get students on the
path to financial responsibility. We’ll explore the topics and trends in Personal Finance
and why it’s more important than ever to students’ long-term personal success.
Speed networking: Accounting and Beyond - The Wisconsin Institute of CPAs Learn what the future holds for your students if they choose accounting as a career. In
eight minute rotations, you will meet a variety of accounting professionals. CPAs, a
professor and a college accounting student will visit your table to talk about
opportunities in accounting, the future of the profession and college accounting. Receive
valuable real-world information to take back to your classroom.
Reality Store--Quadrant D--Financial Literacy Simulation – Kristine Labbus & Fox Valley Workforce Development Center
Looking for an extension of your financial literacy course, except with more rigor and
relevance...the quadrant D rigor and relevance?! Host a Reality Store. Find out what it
takes to host this worth-while financial simulation. Examples of various tools will be
shared in order to organize this event.