This Is How We Do DECA: ICDC 2018 Presenters

In the midst of preparing your students for competition and emerging leader academies, take a moment for your own professional development by attending the DECA Advisor Professional Learning Series at the DECA International Career Development Conference, April 22-23, 2018. “This Is How We Do DECA” is professional learning for DECA advisors by DECA advisors. Sessions provide effective practices of using DECA to integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. Drop in for one session, or put together your own two-day schedule.

View the complete Advisor Professional Learning schedule here. Meet the presenters you’ll hear from below:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

DECA Chapter Strategy | 9:00 a.m. 
Competitive Events: Beyond the Stage | 10:00 a.m.

Josh Shankle | Texas DECA
My philosophy on DECA is simple: take advantage of the opportunities. The opportunity to lead, the opportunity to network, the opportunity to find personal success, or even the opportunity to put on a suit and tie for the first time. DECA is full of opportunities, let’s make the most of them.”

DECA is the Glue in Your Unit Planning | 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Robert Kriebel | Hillsboro High School (TN)
“DECA is the connectivity to learning in marketing and business education.”



Finding Your Competition Groove | 10:00 a.m. 

Troy Davis | York Town High School (IN)
“DECA is the spring board to student success. DECA in the classroom adds real-world instruction that prepares students for the future.”


Tips to Succeed with Written Events | 11:00 a.m.

Dan Sheeks | Cherry Creek High School (CO)
“I use DECA to prepare my students for any future pathway they may choose, business or otherwise.”


Twitter Chats for the #DECAAdvisor | 11:00 a.m. 

Teresa Brooks | Southington High School (CT)
“DECA allows me to facilitate learning and experiences for students by students. The opportunities that DECA provides are endless and can fit any student who is willing to work hard to not only improve him/herself but also his/her peers and their community.”


Vince LoPiccolo | Rochester Adams High School (MI)
Student growth, leadership and demonstration of classroom learning are outcomes of DECA participation. DECA is so much more than a student organization, it’s the key to future successes.”


DECA Virtual Business Challenges | 1:00 p.m. 

Maureen Ginley | Knowledge Matters, Inc.
“The DECA VBC provides students with the hands-on experience necessary to master business, marketing and finance skills that are critical to succeeding.”



Let’s Make Role-plays and Written Events Fun in Class! | 1:00 p.m. 

Kim Edwards | Myers Park High School (NC)
“No matter what you do in life, the skills that you learn with DECA you will take with you in the future.”



Show Me the Money! | 2:00 p.m. 

Mary Beth Allen | Portland High School (TN)
“DECA is the key to opening up post-secondary opportunities for students. Through DECA, students can deeply explore potential career options to help them make informed post-secondary choices. As a DECA advisor, it is my job to show students how DECA can really build a bridge into their future.” 

Using Competitive Events for Project-based Learning | 2:00 p.m.

Laurie Jennings | Har-Ber High School (AR)
“DECA connects students to real-life business experiences both within the classroom and in the community.”


Growing and Managing Large Chapters | 3:00 p.m.

Paola Fiocco | North Park Secondary School (Ontario)
“I believe that DECA provides students with opportunities and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. Aside from having fun while learning, this experience shapes our students into future leaders.”

School-based Enterprises: It’s A Family Affair | 3:00 p.m.  

Shawn Mosley | Clear Creek High School (TX)
“Involvement in DECA is essential to developing confident leaders who grow to have a vast understanding of professional marketing and business practices.”


Monday, April 23, 2018

Building Relationships with the Business Community | 9:00 a.m. 

Nakeesha Wilson | Campbell High School (GA)
with Betty Byrd and Brenda Neal | AT&T
“Each day I get the priceless opportunity to prepare current and future DECA members for college and careers by integrating a well-balanced combination of DECA’s Learning Program and my school’s philosophy of “One Team, One Goal.”  I can say with confidence that I help prepare our future leaders for academic, community and professional success.”


Creating A Culture of Limitless Opportunities | 9:00 a.m. 

Kitti Wheeler | Clover Park High School (WA)
“The DECA experience empowers all students with the tools, experience and confidence to dream big and reach their full potential.”


Effective Project Management | 10:00 a.m.

Jennifer Milke | Henry Ford II High School (MI)
“DECA helps students grow as individuals, connect with other students, network with business professionals, prepare for college and careers and enhance their 21st century skills. DECA is integrated into classroom instruction and students are challenged with real-world scenarios.”

Social Media Mania! | 10:00 a.m. 

Julian Rodriguez | Maricopa High School (AZ)
“Strive to do better than the day before, for yourself, for those who look up to you, for those who depend on you, for everyone whose life you impact. Never stop learning, never give up, never stop improving.”

Authentic Learning in the Classroom that Connects with DECA’s Written Events | 11:00 a.m. 

Christine Bell | Naperville Central High School (IL)
“DECA provides many opportunities for students to grow.”


We Do DECA Deliberately | 11:00 a.m. 

Melinda Briscoe | Northside High School (AR)
“DECA experiences build life-changing opportunities for my students.”



DECA Connects to Business – 3 Easy Steps | 1:00 p.m. 

Douglas Den Hartog, Sr. | Amador Valley High School (CA)
“DECA offers an outstanding opportunity to develop college and career-ready graduates, with both technical and soft-skills. Our job as advisors is to make it meaningful for our students and profitable for our business partners.”

Entrepreneurship in Action | 1:00 p.m. 

Daniel Jackson | Apex Friendship High School (NC)
“My vision is for all students, at every age, to look forward to going to school and learning. My vision is for classrooms of all ages to focus on satisfying curiosity, fostering creative confidence and developing self-directed, reflective, lifelong learners. My vision is for students’ education to be their experiences outside of the classroom and the textbooks.”


Cool Ideas | 2:00 p.m.
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