John W. Collette Educational Resource Center
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Dover, DE 19904
phone: (302) 857-3320
OPPORTUNITIES for TEACHERS:
Dreyers Large Grant Foundation Grants will be given to K-12 public education and programs that help students to succeed in core academic subjects and graduate to postsecondary education and/or vocational training. More information: http://www.dreyersinc.com/dreyersfoundation/large_grants.asp
Kettering Foundation The Kettering Foundation studies the relationship between the public and the education system, exploring practices that can help regain a sense of growth in the public schools. More information: http://www.kettering.org/
W. M. Keck Foundation Support is for organizations providing civic and community services, health care, early childhood, and pre-college education. More information: http://www.wmkeck.org/
Alcatel-Lucent Foundation The focus here is on education and volunteerism. More information: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/foundation
Deluxe Corporation Foundation supports after-school academic enrichment programs in their areas across the U.S. More information: http://www.deluxe.com/dlxab/deluxe-foundation.jsp
BFM 502 Alignment Documents
Middle School Guidelines
Teachers may use these guidelines to develop 7th and 8th grade business education course guidelines as appropriate to meet their students’ needs and the requirements of State Regulation 502 and Career and Technical Education state approval. These documents were designed as a guideline in presenting evidence of a clear articulation to an existing CTE high school pathway and to inform curriculum development at the middle school level. Identified performance elements and indicators are based on the prerequisite skills identified in the national career clusters project for the business, finance and marketing core knowledge and skills.
- Middle School Guidelines Working Document
These guidelines should be reviewed and revised based on available staff and student scheduling (see page 13). Additional knowledge and skills may be indicated and defined within each district/school. In addition, evidence of alignment with the Business, Finance and Marketing pathways must be present. “One size” will not fit all for middle school programs; therefore, offerings must be customized in each district as a collaborative effort between middle and high school instructional leaders.
These documents serve as an example of how a district/school might introduce the middle school knowledge and skills at varying levels. These documents follow the format required for the submission of documents meeting the requirements of State Regulation 502. Schools will need to base decisions on student needs and scheduling priorities.
Sample High School Templates
Districts/schools are may use these guidelines to 9-12 business education curriculum for business, finance and marketing education pathways, as appropriate to meet their school’s needs. These documents are meant as a guide in presenting evidence of curriculum alignment and should be modified to meet the needs of the districts/school’s community and labor market.
- Regulation 502 and Template
- Business, Finance and Marketing Core
- Accounting Pathway
- Administrative Services Pathway
- Banking Services Pathway