Mrs. Orrick's Classroom Website

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I have been an instructor in the Seminole County Schools since 1997. I have taught Business and Computer Science courses since 2000. I have taught Middle School Career Exploratory, Technology Education, Desktop Publishing, Computer Applications, Business Communications, Business Law, and Website Design. Prior to becoming a teacher I worked in retail management, insurance, real estate and corporate offices. I have a BS degree in Public Relations and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. My students will be using this website to keep up with the daily activities of our classes and FBLA.  We will use this website for classroom communication. I am available before and after school as needed. If you have a question, you can also email me at

Introduction to Business & Technology is the foundational course for Administrative Support pathway. The course is designed for high school students as a gateway to the career pathways above, and provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today's business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.

Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the business world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready. Introduction to Business & Technology is a course that is appropriate for all high school students. After mastery of the standards in this course, students should be prepared to earn an industry recognized credential: Microsoft Office Specialist for Word Core Certification. The pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.

The goal of this course is to provide students with opportunities to enhance their computer technology, decision-making, productivity, communications, and problem-solving skills. Areas of instruction include advanced computer applications and integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software, as well as the use of emerging technologies. In this course, high school students can acquire advanced skills required to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Areas of study will also include oral and written communications and information research for reporting purposes. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and technical skill standards.
Thousands of students across the nation are joining Future Business Leaders of America! FBLA is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business and the largest student business organization in the world with a quarter of a million members. FBLA prepares students for "real-world" professional experiences. Members gain the competitive edge for college and career success.
These are assignments ONLY for students assigned to ISS.

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