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My name is Chris Johnson and I teach Professional Communications, Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance. I am also an Assistant football and soccer coach. I graduated from Mabank HS in 2006. I entered into the US Air Force shortly after, and served four years. After returning home, I enrolled into UT Tyler and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology, and a minor in Business Administration. I have previously taught and coached at Mabank JH and Longview Pine Tree JH. I am married to Ashton Johnson, and we have two dogs, Clyde and Charlie. I am looking forward to a GREAT year! 

Email: ctjohnson@mabankisd.net

Room: 221

Schedule: 

1. Professional Communications

2. Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance

3. Business Law

4. Professional Communications

5. Athletics

6. Athletics

7. Professional Communications

8. Conference  

 

Welcome to Professional Communications. You can find your course syllabus posted on google classroom. Below you can find a pacing guide for the current nine weeks. 

Pacing Guide for 1st 9 Weeks

-Professional Standards and Employability Skills

Students will begin the course by discussing professional standards and personal qualities needed to be employable, such as effective oral and written communication, leadership skills, teamwork, appreciation for diversity, conflict management, customer service, a positive and productive work ethic, and adaptability. Students will further develop and demonstrate these skills and attributes by creating and/or participating in classroom activities and workplace vignettes/scenarios that highlight professionalism, leadership, collaboration, and teamwork, and continue to demonstrate these skills and attributes throughout the course. Students will discuss successful methods of planning and time management in small groups and/or other classroom activities. As a culminating activity for the unit, student teams will discuss, describe, and/or present summaries of effective communication and collaboration skills, time management skills, and instructor expectations regarding classroom rules, schedules, and task completion.

-Communication and Technology Skills

Students will use appropriate technology and/or assigned materials to learn and/or review relevant cyber safety procedures. Students will also learn about, discuss, and use technology applications such as social media, email, Internet, writing and publishing, presentation, and spreadsheet or database applications for audio and video production projects, as well as processes such as personal information management, file management, and file sharing. Students will work together in teams to learn, observe, and demonstrate how to employ and monitor appropriate cyber safety/security measures for the various technology applications and processes.

-Ethical Conduct and Critical Thinking Skills

Students will explore, identify, and explain ethical decision making and laws regarding use of technology in communications, including copyright laws relevant to fair use and duplication of materials, and how to exhibit digital citizenship. Students will also use appropriate technology and/or assigned materials to research and analyze the impact of communications on society, and to identify and analyze ethical and social responsibilities of communicators. Students will discuss their findings in small groups, brief presentations, and/or in other classroom activities. Students will demonstrate their understanding of digital citizenship, relevant laws, and ethical responsibilities in classroom activities and/or decision-making scenarios/occupational tasks.

-Academic and Technical Skills

Students will explore, discuss, and demonstrate language arts knowledge as well as technical skills required for a successful career in professional communications. Students will be given multiple opportunities to learn, demonstrate and apply relevant technical and academic skills in-context as they demonstrate occupational tasks, participate in course activities, and complete their assignments. In this unit, students will use appropriate technology to research communications systems, including the history and evolution of the various related fields of study, the nature and types of businesses, and the economic factors influencing the communications industry as a whole. Students will discuss and demonstrate how to evaluate their information and resources for assumptions, purpose, outcomes, solutions, and propaganda techniques, as well as how to use correct grammar, punctuation, and terminology and technology applications to write, edit, and present their research projects. Student project presentations will demonstrate appropriate use of content, technical concepts, and vocabulary.

Welcome to Business Law. You can find the course syllabus posted on google classroom. Below is a pacing guide for the current nine weeks. 

Pacing Guide for 1st 9 Weeks

-Business Communications

Students will begin the course by discussing effective communication, collaboration skills, teamwork, and the importance of a positive, productive work ethic. Students will demonstrate these skills and attributes by creating and/or participating in classroom and workplace vignettes/scenarios that highlight integrity, professionalism, collaboration, and teamwork. Students will discuss successful methods of time management in small groups and/or in other classroom activities. As a culminating activity for the unit, student teams will discuss, describe, and/or present summaries of effective communication and collaboration skills, time management skills, and instructor expectations regarding classroom rules, schedules, and task completion.

-Business Organization

Students will learn and explain a sole proprietorship, the creation and operation of a partnership, and the nature, creation, and ownership of corporations as they participate in classroom discussions and activities that examine and identify types of businesses. Students will create and/or use charts, diagrams, examples, and/or written explanations to describe management and dissolution of a corporation.

-Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Government Regulations

Students will learn, discuss, and summarize the characteristics of the different types of courts and the concepts of civil law and criminal law. Students will discuss and demonstrate ethical and unethical decision-making business practices and making ethical, moral and legal choices in business situations by creating and/or participating in workplace vignettes/scenarios. Students will learn how to define and differentiate between business torts and crimes, and demonstrate a comprehension of the rationale for government regulations of business activities. Students will develop and demonstrate their professionalism and effective communication skills by asking appropriate questions during presentations, activities, and discussions.

Welcome to Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance. You can find your course syllabus posted on google classroom. Below you will find a pacing guide for the current nine weeks.

Pacing Guide for 1st 9 Weeks

- Business Communication

Students will begin the course by discussing effective communication, collaboration skills, teamwork, and the importance of a positive, productive work ethic. Students will demonstrate these skills and attributes by creating and/or participating in classroom and workplace vignettes/scenarios that highlight integrity, professionalism, collaboration, and teamwork. Students will discuss successful methods of time management in small groups and/or other classroom activities. As a culminating activity for the unit, student teams will discuss, describe, and/or present summaries of effective communication and collaboration skills, time management skills, and instructor expectations regarding classroom rules, schedules, and task completion.

- Let's Talk Business

Students will explain the principles of supply and demand, identify types of businesses, and compare the different forms of business ownership as they participate in classroom discussions and activities that examine the organizational structures and functions of business. Students will create and/or use charts, diagrams, examples, written explanations, and/or illustrations to show various business cycles and the differences between goods and services.

- Private Enterprise

Students will learn, discuss, and summarize the characteristics of the private enterprise system. Students will create and/or use charts, diagrams, written explanations, examples, and/or illustrations to compare and contrast different types of economic systems. Students will identify factors that affect profits, revenues, and expenses as they practice and demonstrate their professionalism and effective communication skills by asking appropriate questions during presentations, activities, and discussions.


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