Clinton County ATC Business Instructor Holly Claborn was appointed to the MBA Research National Teacher Advisory Network on July 1, 2017. The MBA Teacher Advisory Network (TAN) counsels the organization’s staff regarding work to support high school and college business and marketing education nationwide. Advisers provide both structured and informal feedback on a wide range of national initiatives designed to ensure that local programs align curricula with needs of the business community with the ultimate goal of ensuring that high school and college graduates develop key skills critical to employability.
Teachers selected for the network were screened on the basis of professional qualifications, including experience with contemporary business curricula, active support of an appropriate student organization such as BPA, DECA, or FBLA, engagement of the local business community, and proof-of-learning activities such as testing and realistic project work. To maintain their positions in the network, teachers will undergo annual training and orientation and participate in a variety of distance-based activities including conference calls, webinars, and survey work.
In exchange for their participation in the unpaid advisory network, advisers’ schools will receive a number of direct benefits, including free access to the online MBA Learning Center, professional development activities for the adviser, and free use of various proof-of-learning assessments used nationally. Mrs. Claborn will be attending the MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference on October 5-10 in Vancouver, Washington. While attending, Mrs. Claborn will be presenting a workshop on strategies for teaching Financial Literacy, as well as attending various entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing workshops.