Contact Information 

 

49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Shaun Morrison

Communication Plan/Course Outline

Business Management 12

Course Overview

Business Management 12 is designed to reflect change in the economic and business environments and to develop students' analytical, problem solving, research, and communication skills through an understanding of how companies are managed from both employer and employee perspectives. The course focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to identify opportunities and meet the challenges of the business environment. The topics covered include the management environment (planning, organizing, leading & controlling), business and ethics, business organization, and competitive markets.

Student Learning Assessment Methods:

-Informal evaluation / observations
-Projects
-Technology use
 

Evaluation Procedures

-Final Project - 30%
-Midterm Project - 15%
-Chapter Tests/Assignments/Classwork - 65%
 
 
Teacher Expectations of Student:
-Attend class regularly
-Projects completed and passed in on time
-Responsible for work completed during absence

 

Exploring Technology 10

Communication Plan 2015-2016

Course Rationale Students will learn about and explore various forms of technology used in our society. Students will complete the following four modules for this course:

  • Introduction to Technology

  • Green Technology

  • Media Design Technology

  • Control Technology

Learning Experiences * Students will have opportunities for hands-on learning. * Students will use problem-solving skills to complete a variety of technology-related projects. * Students will use computers, and learn to use a variety of computer programs. * Students will work both individually and in small groups. * Students may take part in community-based field trips related to technology. Assessment and Evaluation Student learning will be assessed through observation, conversation, and completion of daily in-class assignments, projects, and activities. Students will be assessed on research and problem-solving techniques, team work, presentations, and use of multimedia and other technologies. Assessment rubrics will be used frequently. There is no final exam for this course; student learning will be evaluated on a daily, ongoing basis.

Evaluation Breakdown Introduction to Technology – 30% Green Technology

              • - 30% Media Design Technology

                - 20% Control Technology

                – 20% Classroom Conduct

 Behaviour Expectations Student are expected to take care in using all equipment and project materials, conduct themselves in a manner that will allow them to make maximum use of class time, and be courteous and respectful to all class members at all times. When using computers, students must abide by Computer / Internet Use policies which can be found in the student handbook. Students are expected to come to class on time, with necessary materials.

I can be reached during school hours at the school by calling (9020 562-5464, or be e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Sydney Academy

Communication Plan/Course Outline

Business Technology 12

To access the Business Technology 12 website click here.

 

Career Development 10 Communication Plan

Career Development is designed to provide students with an environment to interact with others in preparing for a journey of self-reflection, personal development and career exploration. This course is designed to help students develop communication and self-management skills, assess their abilities and set realistic goals. Students will begin to develop and refine a career plan, make decisions about their future and prepare for the world beyond high school.

Expectations/ Creating Opportunities for Success

First and foremost, it is essential that you bring commitment and an open mind to class everyday.. Attendance in class is essential. Being late and/or absent will affect your performance and your overall experience.  To enhance student learning, make real world connections and provide exposure to careers, several opportunities will be provided to students including field trips, guest speakers and workshops. Sydney Academy is grateful to the many community partners that provide these learning opportunities. It is imperative that students, as representatives of themselves and their school, demonstrate respect and professionalism and adhere to our school’s code of conduct.

 

Students are also responsible for:

  • Seeking assistance with assignments when required;
  • Responding to feedback provided during the learning process.
  • Completing assignments by specified due dates so they can receive timely feedback;
  • In the event that a due date for an assignment is missed, it will be at the discretion of the teacher and principal to extend the deadline.
  • Requesting an extension for assignments in a timely manner when required
  • Students who do not adhere to the extended deadline will have missed that opportunity to demonstrate achievement towards the outcomes addressed in that assignment.

 Resources

All other resources required for this course will be provided by Mr Morrison and PAHS. Resources will include computer technology, recent articles and texts. Hands-on work will be provided through field trips, guest speakers and presenters coming into our school.

 

Assessment & Evaluation

When determining a students’ final grade:

  • No single assessment tool (i.e. presentations, labs, demonstrations, portfolios, debates, written tests/quizzes) will account for more than half of the value of each Gradebook category
  • Learning trends over time will be considered, more recent student work and the teacher’s professional judgment

 

 Career Development Modules and Weights

Module

Title

Includes

Value/Weight

Module 1

Personal Development

Decision-Making, Communication & Teamwork Skills, Personal Relationships & Conflicts, Community Issues, Cultural Values, Attitudes & Beliefs

20%

Module 2

Career Awareness

Skills and Personality Assessments, Job Search Strategies, Career Cruising, Post-secondary Research, Goal Setting, Resume Writing, Cover Letters, Interview Skills

30%

Module 3

Workplace Readiness

Health & Safety Act, Rights & Responsibilities, Work Ethic, Employability Skills 2000+,

First Aid and CPR Level A

OHS, WHMIS, Hazard Control and Identification

20%

Module 4

Financial Management

Financial Terms, Budgeting, Credit, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities

10%

Module 5

Lifework Portfolio

Students will keep artifacts to demonstrate growth in knowledge and skills. These items will demonstrate the development of a career plan and illustrate their interests and abilities. The Lifework Portfolio is meant for students to continue to organize artifacts of their achievements throughout their high school years and beyond.

20%

 

Assessment Practice

  • Students will be provided with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their progress toward achievement of outcomes.
  • Assessment for Learning/Formative Assessment…the ongoing process of gathering and interpreting evidence about student learning for the purpose of determining where students are in their learning, where they need to go, and how best to get there; instructional strategy that takes place while the student is still learning and served to promote learning
  • Assessment of Learning/Summative Assessment…process of analyzing, reflecting upon, and summarizing assessment information and making a judgment and/or decision based upon the information gathered.
  • Assessment Types… On-line tutorials and assignments, peer work, observations, conversations, reflection, products
  • Assessment Tools…include, but are not limited to work samples, presentations, tests/quizzes, debates, projects, checklists, portfolios, experiments, demonstrations, anecdotal notes, graphic/visual representations, models, oral and/or written reports, journals, logs, performances

Communication Tools

  • PowerSchool (Gradebook). It is essential that students and parents check PowerSchool regularly to stay up-to-date with assessment and evaluation opportunities.
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews, Mid Term Reports, Final Report Cards

Accessing Help

  • Please e-mail or phone me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any immediate questions or concerns.
  • Please check PowerSchool and my website regularly
  • Be on time and prepared to learn!

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12                                   Shaun Morrison

COURSE OUTLINE

 

THEORY COMPONENT

Students will explore personal finance including income sources, budgeting, financial planning and the use of credit. Through this exploration, students will identify educational requirements to achieve the level of income desired; examine work and employability skills to ensure personal growth and development; and examine financial goals and the strategies to achieve them.

Entrepreneurship 12 students will learn about various types of business ownership, distinguishing features and advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will research growth trends in businesses and business sectors. An evaluation of the impact of businesses on the community includes how businesses influence standards of living and quality of life, social and environmental issues in the community and change in the community.

We will also be following current issues affecting the nation's business. The role of marketing, accounting, human resources, and management in business success is highlighted. Throughout the course students encounter discussion topics where they will respond to on the class MOODLE.  Some topics that may be explored include the role of technology, ethics and responsibility, and the rights of employees.

The class will also be introduced to the impact of trade on a nation's economy by describing its key international economic relationships and understanding how and why nations become interdependent.

 

Action Component

Students will be involved in planning and running entrepreneurial ventures. 

The Action Component will involve extra work outside of class.  Students will be expected to attend group meetings in order to complete this component of the course.

These projects will run concurrently with the Theory Component.

Business Plan Component

Entrepreneurship 12 students will learn the elements of writing a business plan.   Business Planning is not just about producing a report. The work of writing, of thinking things through is as important as the final document. 

ASSESSMENT

  • A variety of assessments will be used in this course, including paper & pencil assignments, business plan, homework/assignments on the MOODLE, in-class assignments, peer/self evaluation, informal observation, oral presentations. 
  •  THIS COURSE REQUIRES PARTICIPATION IN GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS. 
  •  ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12 REQUIRES YOU TO BE MOTIVATED, ORGANIZED, AND COOPERATIVE.
  •  A LARGE PART OF YOUR MARK WILL BE FROM WORK THAT IS DONE IN GROUPS IN CLASS – SO EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT.  YOU WILL NOT PASS THIS COURSE IF YOU ARE NOT HERE REGULARLY!!  TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION IF YOU HAVE HAD ATTENDANCE PROBLEMS IN THE PAST.