Cup of Joe
Each morning as I pulled into the parking lot of school, I was greeted by the same internal monologue that clouded my mind with doubt, anxiety and fear. I don’t know if I can do this. What was I thinking?…
Comics are Collaborative
Grade level 9, 10, 11, 12
The unit served as a cross-curriculum endeavor between the English, History and Marketing departments. Comics generated excitement and enthusiasm for learning as well engaged students in a manner that portrays them each as a superhero or super heroine of their own.…
Making it Count
DECA Nationals 2014 so much to do…so little time. It’s easy to see why the event is headlined with a motivating and challenging
slogan: Make it Count. Our flight touched down in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday afternoon, and we hit the ground running.…
Shopping is Learning
Retail Marketing & Sales students of DCTS at Buffalo Wild Wings in Colonial Park Mall.
There are plenty of reasons why taking students on a field trip to the Colonial Park Mall is educational. Laced with opportunities, my DCTS students were engaged in an environment fit for Retail Marketing & Sales.…
Being Smart at Social Media
Students engaged in learning about how to be smart using social media.
The 9th and 10th grade Retail Marketing & Sales students at DCTS were following every word spoken by Monica Helt, Admissions H.S. Rep for McCann School of Business & Technology.…
Dropping a Line
The 11th grade students of DCTS were knee deep into an advertising project. In fact, as we peeled back the layers of onion, two students actually took it upon themselves to cold call some newspaper places to find out just how much these ads cost.…
Talking the Talk
Curtis Voelker is an Admissions Counselor at Central Penn College. He spoke to the 10th and 11th grade Retail Marketing & Sales students at DCTS. His presentation topic was communications — it was informative and engaging.…
We’re all Winners
The Hershey Lodge served as a gracious host for a 3-day DECA state competition. DCTS was represented by six of its finest Retail Marketing & Sales students poised and primed for competition, and they have hardware to prove it.…
The FES Unit Plan
Objectives Students will become informed of the basic economic freedoms in the free enterprise system.
SWBAT: 80% of students will demonstrate competencies using a variety of assessment with an overall portfolio score of 80% or higher.…
Career Acquisition 101
Objectives – 80% of students will complete the objectives with a minimum of 80% competency.
- Create a career portfolio — an individualized collection of material — to be used for mock job interviews and DECA competition
- Create a resume, a cover letter and a follow-up thank you letter according to current industry standards
- Demonstrate appropriate interview behaviors in a simulated job interview according to teacher criteria
- Structure answers to job interview questions using STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result)
Examples of EQ’s used throughout the unit.