Schedule Last Updated: October 9, 2021

Confirmed sessions are listed below. All times listed are Central Standard Time (CST).

Session descriptions can be found with Online Conference Registration -- click here.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (Board Meetings) - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

5:30—6:30 p.m. - IBEA Executive Board Meeting

6:30—8:00 p.m. - IBEA Board Meeting


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Strand Code Definitions:

  • AF = Finance / Accounting
  • C = Certiport
  • E = Entrepreneurship
  • MG = Management
  • MK = Marketing
  • T = Technology
  • PD = Professional Development

8:00—9:30 a.m. - Opening General Session

  • Welcome
  • Awards
  • Nominations
  • Spotlight Speaker #1Dr. Tracy Ellis - Topic: Management

9:45—10:45 a.m. - Session One - Thursday Morning

  • Digital Literacy Curriculum and Certifications - Strand: AF
  • Fast Pitch StartUp Bootcamp Part I: Introduction to Fast Pitch - Strand: E
  • Don’t Be Left in the Cold — Be in the Know! - Strand: MG
  • Gender Difference in the Communication of Confidence - Are Women Holding Back? - Strand: MK
  • Creating an ePortfolio Using Google Sites - Strand: T
  • Best Practices for Culturally Relevant Teaching - Strand: PD

11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. - Session Two - Thursday Morning

  • Certiport Testing Session I (Pre-registration required for this session.) - Strand: C
  • Developing Cultural Fluency Through Action Research - Strand: AF
  • Creating a Workforce-Ready Student with Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) and Communication Skills for Business (CSB) Certifications - Strand: E
  • Fun and Games: Teaching Career Skills Through Play - Strand: MG
  • Where Do I Start in Helping Students Find a Career?  - Strand: MK
  • Now Serving! Raspberry Pi! Projects for the Business Education Classroom - Strand: T
  • Blending Culture, Community, Collaboration, & Courage that Builds Students, Families, Schools - Strand: PD

12;15—1:15 p.m. - General Session

  • Spotlight Speaker #2 - Dr. Toya Webb – Leading Marketing Expert - Topic: “Cultural Intelligence: Why Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Should Be a Core Principle in Every Marketing Strategy"

1:30—2:30 p.m. - Session Three - Thursday Afternoon

  • Teacher Round Tables – Small groups engage in facilitated discussions concerning successes, opportunities, and challenges related to business topics taught and culturally responsive teaching and the pandemic

2:45—3:45 p.m. Session Four - Thursday Afternoon

  • The Case for Crypto: What Is It? How Does It Work? Is It Here to Stay? - Strand: AF
  • Elevating Student Voice through Student Choice - Strand: E
  • At the Boiling Point and About to Explode: The Communication Skills Kettle - Strand: MG
  • Pearson’s Efforts to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Both the Company and its Products and Services - Strand: MK
  • Level Up and Get Your Game On - Strand: T
  • Universal Design for Learning - Strand: PD

3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. - Session Four - Thursday Afternoon

  • Certiport Testing Session II (Pre-registration required for this session.) - Strand: C

4:00—5:00 p.m. - General Session

  • Spotlight Speaker #3 - Representative Janet Yang Rohr – Topic: Finance

Friday, November 5, 2021

Strand Code Definitions:

  • AF = Finance / Accounting
  • C = Certiport
  • E = Entrepreneurship
  • MG = Management
  • MK = Marketing
  • T = Technology
  • PD = Professional Development

8:00—9:05 a.m. - Opening General Session

  • Conference Updates
  • Spotlight Speaker #4 - Jason Tanner - Topic: Inclusion and Accessibility Issues

9:15—10:15 a.m. - Session Five - Friday Morning

  • Checkbook? Is That an App? Understanding 21st Century Financial Literacy with EVERFI - Strand: AF
  • Fast Pitch Startup Bootcamp – Part 2: Ideation/Concept Creation and Prototyping/Testing - Strand: E
  • Multicultural Activities Found in a Briefcase—Exploring Cultures in the Classroom - Strand: MG
  • Tools for Marketing in an Age of Social Media Influence - Strand: MK
  • 3D Printing FUNdamentals - Strand: T
  • An Overview of Super Strategies to Support Special Populations - Strand: PD

10:30—11:30 a.m. - Session Six - Friday Morning

  • New Ideas for Personal Finance - Strand: AF
  • Fast Pitch Startup Bootcamp – Part 3: Fast Pitch Demonstrations and Evaluations - Strand: E
  • Thinking Bigger: Cultural Intelligence, Building Cultural Fluency - Strand: MG
  • What Working in the Salesforce Ecosystem Looks Like and the Opportunities It Affords Teachers and More - Strand: MK
  • Closing the Achievement Gap with Culturally Relevant Technology-Based Activities - Strand: T
  • Tech Tools for Accessibility - Strand: PD

11:45 a.m.—1:15 p.m. - Closing General Session

  • Business Meeting
  • Introduction of 2022 Fall Conference
  • Passing of the Gavel
  • Featured Speaker - Mr. Bill Wooditch - Topic: Looking Forward