The primary mission of Business & Information Technology is to prepare students for business occupations and to teach students about business. Education about Business & Information Technology focuses on those aspects of business that affect every member of society, whereas preparation for business occupations focuses on the preparation of individuals to own or operate their own business or to work in a variety of business functions.
Within the local school district and community, it is the business educator who must develop and nurture a comprehensive business program. The support base for the program should include former students, business employees/employers, informed educators, parents and all others who recognize that business education can improve the quality of life for the individual and well-being of the community.
The Business & Information Technology consultant and staff at the Department of Public Instruction offer major support to business educators at all levels.
What's New in Wisconsin Career & Technical Education
Collaborative all CTSO Community Service Project
Download the brochure here
Download the submission form here
CTSO Night With the Milwaukee Bucks with an exclusive program from CTSO attendees at the Bucks Training Center. Download the brochure here.
|Wisconsin Standards for Technical Education Now Available!|
|2013-2014 Wisconsin Business & Information Technology Calendars are now available including new summer offerings such as the National Institute for Financial & Economic Literacy.|
Reality Store Financial Literacy Workshop
Wintergreen Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Workshop Canceled. Watch for new date in Spring, 2014!
|Interested in seeing which schools require Personal Finance curriculum to graduate? Take a look at the Personal Finance Report summarizing responses to a recent survey of B&IT List Serv members.|
|Here's a collection of on-line resources for BIT teachers and students.|
DPI/WBEA Spring Updates --
The 2014 Spring BM&IT Updates are a series of events for PK-16 Business, Marketing Information Technology (BM&IT) Educators
February 11, 2014 Madison College
February 12, 2014 Milwaukee Area Technical College
February 17, 2014 Fox Valley Technical College
February 24, 2014 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
February 25, 2014 Western Technical College
February 26, 2014 Northcentral Technical College
This We Believe Statement...This document is a collaborative reflection of the current priorities in business, marketing and information technology—imperative to education for today’s youth. In Wisconsin, Business and Information Technology and Marketing are two distinct content areas. Therefore, there are two separate sections that address the uniqueness of each content. Finally, the last section showcases the overlap and collaborative aspects of both areas that make them truly interdependent. The intent of this document is for practitioners to evaluate current programs and shape the future of these programs. The document includes the following sections:
Evaluation of a program provides a basis for identifying strengths and challenges for the program and overall curriculum. Program evaluation is not done for accountability purposes; it is intended as a management and planning tool. Use the Quality Program Standards Self-Evaluation to self-assess your programs strengths and challenges.
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