Happy New Year! As we welcome 2019, we also welcome the opportunity to begin the second semester with a desire for our students to succeed, a rejuvenated passion for teaching, and new goals. As I traveled to different State Conferences during the first semester, I was impressed by what I observed. First, I noticed that, as teachers, you realize the importance of building relationships with your students, and as a result, the students respect you and want to learn from you. Second, your dedication and passion are demonstrated through the relevant curriculum you teach by keeping it current with today’s technology and pedagogy. Lastly, you are able to sift through all available resources in order to make them work for you. Keep up the good work, and you will be able to meet your goals for 2019.
In business education we take on several different roles and titles. Our Association and Business Education consists of Business/Technology Teachers, State Business Education Administrators, and Career and Technical Organizations (CTSO) Leads and Advisors. I am proud to say after all my traveling to the Western State Conferences in Washington, California, and Idaho, I was thrilled to see business education flourishing. There were “seasoned” teachers, as well as younger teachers, who are ready to prepare students for the future and industry with innovated courses and curriculum. As business educators, we know that our topics relate directly to career and life.
However, our work is never done. We must continue to keep up with the ever-changing technologies and learn new teaching strategies by attending conferences. The upcoming 2019 WBEA Conference will be a great time to network and learn new strategies to take back to our classrooms. The conference is at the beautiful El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ, February 14-18, 2019 and officially begins on Friday, February 15 at 9:00 a.m. We have a full schedule of sessions, tours, and guest speakers. Please visit our Conference website at wbea2019.com.
Happy New Year and have a wonderful Spring Semester.
THANK YOU TO ARIZONA FOR A GREAT CONFERENCE!
Welcome to the Western Business Education Association (WBEA), an affiliate of the National Business Education Association. WBEA seeks to share educational experiences that will prepare individuals to excel as consumers, workers, and citizens in our economic systems. WBEA is committed to providing our members professional development, networking, and learning opportunities through online resources and regional conferences.
Working closely with the States, Territories, and Provinces (S/T/Ps) that make up the western region, WBEA provides opportunities for these organizations to connect, share, and support business education programs at the local, state, provincial, regional, and national level.