Announcing Who We Are
The learners designed a business sign (or banner) to professionally display the name of the class business.
Learning Objective The learners will design, print, and post a business sign (or banner) that professionally displays the name of the class business.
Work-Based Skills EFF Skills: Interpersonal Skills: cooper- ate with others; Decision Making Skills: plan, solve problems and make deci- sions; Lifelong Learning Skills: reflect and evaluate, take responsibility for learning, use information and communications technology.
KSAs: Cooperates with others; Works on a team effectively; Listens for understanding; Quality in the work- place.
SCANS: Thinking Skills: seeing things in the mind’s eye, creative thinking, decision making, problem solving, rea- soning; Interpersonal Skills: participates as a member of a team; Resources: human; Information Skills: uses computers to process information; Technology Skills: selects technology, applies technology to tasks.
Learner produced materials
Class business manager calls busi- ness meeting to order and informs class members that today's agenda is the creation, printing, and posting of a business sign (or banner) to appropriately advertise the name and purpose of the class business.
Class business manager leads the discussion of what elements are nec- essary to consider in visually advertising one’s business.
Class business manager, and practi- tioner if needed, asks the class members to research other similar professional businesses to examine their business signs (or logos). (For example: the yellow pages, signs on the outside of local businesses, busi- nesses on the Internet.)
The class business manager leads the class team in brainstorming what elements, including colors, should be included on their class sign (or banner) to properly adver- tise the nature and purpose of their company.
5. Learners explore on the computer various software programs capable of creating original signs or ban- ners. The class business manager,
Families First is the Tennessee program to provide training for those welfare recipients who lack basic education skills. While learners do work toward a GED, emphasis in these classes is shifting toward the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learners need to acquire and keep a good job.
Lisa Coy Chester County Families First
Project We received an action research grant to create a work-focused Families First classroom. We created and managed a small business for our project. This is the fourth of five lessons in this series on setting up the class business:
Researching a business
See How We Run (Our Business)
“And By What Name Shall This Business Be Known?”
Announcing Who We Are
Setting Up For Business
Materials and Resources
Class notes from learning activities one, two, and three in this action research project.
Copies of local newspa- pers, magazines, phone books with yellow page sections, and access to businesses on the Internet.
Computer and software with graphics capability to develop a banner, color printer (or black ink printer with plenty of magic