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Suitability
Depth
Duration
Language

Format

Learner

Depth

Duration

Language

CD

CD

Network

College

& Adult

G 10–12

G 7–9

Detailed

Moderate

Intro

MAX

MIN

dozens
of hours

none

English

Network

G K–6

Latest version 2.0.0

Pre K

About

The Smart Technology for a Smarter Business Program is a highly practical, ready-to-use, and customizable curriculum for business and office technology training. Designed as a resource for small business trainers, the curriculum is also ideal for use in schools. The curriculum was developed under a US$1.5 million sponsorship provided by HP and is offered free.

As a teacher or trainer, you may choose to use some or all of the content and activities contained in the curriculum.

Nineteen business topics are covered within five subject areas:

  • Operations and Management
  • Finance
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Technology Management

Each topic offers approximately 2 hours of learning time, with the entire curriculum providing at least 40 — 50 hours.

This resource is ONLY available in the GoVenture SUITE that is available
exclusively to K-12 schools.

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The Curriculum

The curriculum consists of several components that create a dynamic and rich experience for the learner. Each topic consists of the following:

Virtual Entrepreneurs and their Stories, which set the stage and help participants relate to the business topics. Animations are provided for trainer use, and the Virtual Entrepreneur stories are woven throughout the training.
Click here to see a sample External Link

Business Scenarios, on which participants work through small-group activities.

Technology Demonstrations, which prepare students for the technology activity.

Instructor-led Technology Activities, which help participants build their skills on real equipment and software.

Self-paced Technology Simulation Activities, which help participants interactively learn how to accomplish common business tasks using a computer. Click here to see a sample External Link or view the list of all 11 simulations External Link.

Debriefs through Large-Group Discussions, which enable participants to reflect on the applications of technology to their businesses.

Self-Assessments, which help participants capture their learnings and create action plans.

Activity Booklets and Exercise Files, which are given to participants, who also can keep the materials created in class, to Take Home.

Trainer guides are provided to help guide you through each of the business topics and individual components. Use one or all of the components to build or enhance your own training course or program!

The chart below lists subjects covered by the Smart Technology for a Smarter Business Program.

Operations and Management

Finance

Communications

Marketing

Technology Management

Scheduling

 

 


Contact Management

 

Information Management

 

Project Planning

 

Common Financial Documents

 

Expense Tracking

 

Financial Graphics

 

Cash Flow Analysis

 

Financial Accounting

Email and Internet

 

 

Presentations

 

 

Communication Devices

 

Virtual Collaboration

Print Marketing

 

 

Digital Images

 

Electronic Marketing

 

Websites

Setting Priorities

 

 

Putting It All Together

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