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'Making the Most of Technology' is the theme for Indiana State University's 66th Business Education Clinic

March 20, 2006


NOTE: The complete Business Education Clinic schedule of events appears below.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - "Making the Most of Technology" is the theme of the 66th annual Business Education Clinic at Indiana State University on Friday, March 24. All sessions and roundtable discussions will take place in Dede II and III of Hulman Memorial Student Union on the ISU campus.

This annual clinic attracts middle- and high-school business teachers from throughout Indiana and beyond and serves as a way for them to update their skills and learn more about new technologies, according to Bill Wilhelm, assistant professor and business education, information, and technology program coordinator for the College of Business.

Speakers will discuss current topics in business and technology and address how these advancements will impact teachers of business education across the board. Sessions will focus on topics such as investor education programs, online career planning tools, developing online connections between high school and college and providing exciting database projects for students, among others.

Presenters will include: Tina McCloud of Mount Vernon High School, Robin Smith of Terre Haute North High School, Dena Irwin and Jeff Rode of Shakamak Schools, Kelly Wilkinson of ISU's College of Business, Jeff Sanson of Purdue University, Becky Bendickson of Terre Haute North High School, Donna Ourand of ISU's College of Business, Barbara Beadle of the Indiana Department of Education, and Bruce McLaren of ISU's College of Business.

On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., and cost of the day is $18 per person. For more information, contact Bill Wilhelm at (812) 237-2076 or

CONTACT: Bill Wilhelm, BEIT (business education, information, and technology) program coordinator, College of Business, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2076 or

WRITER: Maria Greninger, associate director, Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-4357 or


66th BUSINESS EDUCATION CLINIC "Making the Most of Technology" Friday, March 24, 2006 Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede II and III Indiana State University

8:00 a.m. Registration Coffee and Donuts (hosted by Pi Omega Pi) Exhibits

8:30 a.m. Opening Session - Dede II

Welcome and BEIT Update

Exploring High School / University Partnering: Identifying Wants and Needs An interactive full-participation session to determine what high schools want and need from ISU and what ISU wants and needs form high schools, and how to get it.

10:20 a.m. Refreshments and Exhibits

10:50 a.m. Round-Table Discussions: (Dede II and III; select two; change tables at 11:40 AM)

Access to Access: Exciting Database Projects for Your Students Tina McCloud, Mount Vernon High School Teaching Computer Programming: Challenges and Opportunities Robin Smith, Terre Haute North High School Project ASPIRE: Achieving Student & Parental Involvement in Reaching Excellence Dena Irwin and Jeff Rode, Shakamak Schools Developing Online Connections Between High School and College: It's a Breeze! Kelly Wilkinson, ISU College of Business Take Stock in Indiana: Investor Education Programs Jeff Sanson, Purdue University Online Career Planning Tools Becky Bendickson, Terre Haute North High School Donna Ourand, ISU College of Business Business Education Curriculum Planning Barbara Beadle, Specialist, Business and Marketing Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, Indiana Department of Education College-Credit Business Courses: Courses You Can Sell Bruce McLaren, ISU College of Business

12:30 p.m. Wrap-up