BUSINESS EDUCATION & INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
WEB DEVELOPMENT 9-10
The technology sector is a rapidly growing industry everywhere. This course offers students an introduction into the world of computers and web development. Students are not required to have any previous experiences or knowledge. Students will explore the basics of computer hardware and software, troubleshooting skills, basic coding concepts (HTML/CSS), web design, design thinking process, and issues surrounding digital literacy, cyber security risks, and ethics.
MEDIA DESIGN 10-11-12
Getting the right point across is crucial in communication. In this course, students will be using the principles of design to convey a message, create an effect, and/or influence personal preference. This course will explore and develop both online and traditional methods of media production and look at which one is suitable for various intended audiences. Students can look forward to creating their own collection of documents and visuals, graphics, and design work (ie. infographics, promotional materials, videos, blogs, broadcasting, typography, storytelling). Students will progress with greater levels of sophistication with software programs and design projects as they progress from Grades 10-11-12.
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS 11
The use of technology and the internet as a tool to communicate has become commonplace in our lives. Through examples in social media, online marketing, digital journalism, and other technology platforms, we will explore topics on digital communications such as basic design principles, social impact, risks, ethics & legalities, and career opportunities. Students can look forward to creating their own digital collection of documents and visuals, graphics, and design work (ie. websites, infographics, promotional materials, videos, blogs, coding). This course will focus on the following industry applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, open-source graphic apps, Apple I-Movie, Garage Band.
DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT 12
Through practical hands-on activities and projects, this course will focus on developing digital content using 2D, 3D, audio, and video editing applications, including paid, freeware, open source, and cloud-based solutions. Furthermore, students can exercise their creativity through the world of digital animation using Adobe Animate and other web-based resources. Students will follow the methods and principles of 2D and 3D graphic designs similar to industry standards and curate a personal portfolio of their unique ideas.
CATEGORY 3 BUSINESS AND I.C.T. COURSES IN THE I.B. DIPLOMA PROGRAMME:
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 11 SL
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 12 SL
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 11 HL
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY 12 HL
In this course, students will explore Information Technologies in a Global Society. The ITGS framework is modelled on a ‘triangle’. It uses an integrated approach, encouraging students to make informed judgements and decisions about the role of information and communication technologies in contemporary society. With an understanding of the information technologies, students must be able to evaluate social and ethical issues in specified scenarios and research and think about how IT impacts individuals and societies and how it is transforming social structures, both positively and negatively, around the world. Students will explore and refine their IT skills through movie making, network developing and software writing.
Information Technology in a Global Society is a two-year program of studies that provides students with:
- The framework to make informed judgements + decisions about using IT
- The opportunities to explore technologies of the student's choice
- Projects that will showcase skills and understandings and allow analysis of the practical implications technological change
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 11 SL
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 12 SL
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 11 HL
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT 12 HL
Students learn to analyse, discuss and evaluate business activities at local, national and international levels. The course covers a range of organizations from all sectors, as well as the socio-cultural and economic contexts in which those organizations operate. The course covers the key characteristics of business organizations and environments, including the business functions of human resource management, finance and accounts, marketing and operations management. Links between the topics are central to the course. Through the exploration of six underpinning concepts (change, culture, ethics, globalization, innovation and strategy), the course allows students to develop a holistic understanding of today’s complex and dynamic business environment. The conceptual learning is firmly anchored in business management theories, tools and techniques and placed in the context of real world examples and case studies. Students will learn:
- Organized interaction decision making
- The business decision making process, and how these decisions affect/are affected by internal/external environments
- How individuals and groups interact in an organization
- An understanding of business theory and the ability to apply these to actual business practices
- The understandings and implications of business activities in a global market
*Both IB courses mentioned above are two year courses, available in both SL & HL (for more information, see Mr. Szeto or visit the IBO website)
OTHER BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES:
YELL: YOUNG ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEADERSHIP LAUNCHPAD - RICHMOND VIRTUAL SCHOOL
If you are interested in entrepreneurship and working with business professionals, this hands-on course will help you develop your business knowledge.
The Young Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad course is based on the Lean Launchpad start-‐up program model for university students, and is in partnership with UBC Sauder School of Business. It has been adapted, and blended with Entrepreneurship 12 learning outcomes while maintaining the YELL mandate of matching mentors with the next generation of entrepreneurs. The purpose of this course is to provide the real world experiences of entrepreneurs while providing mentorship to the next generation of business leaders.
Go to: rvs.sd38.bc.ca Course Registration >Entrepreneurship YELL
This course will have weekly meeting for the first third of the school year. These meetings will be held after school once a week at Richmond Secondary. This course is only open to students that will be going into Grades 10, 11 or 12 and is limited to 30 students on an application basis.
If you would like to know more about this course for the upcoming school year, please contact Kuldeep Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org