Kopik, Richard

BUSINESS EDUCATION:

Rkopik@nbtschools.org


 
MISSION STATEMENT:

 "The mission of the North Brunswick School District, in partnership with the community, is to educate, inspire and empower our students to meet challenges and achieve success."

 COURSE(S) OVERVIEW:
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  • Radio Broadcasting: 

Radio Broadcasting is an introductory course intended to prepare students interested in a career in radio. This course provides students with an opportunity to work in a real radio studio as well as examine the various departments and personnel that go into making a radio station function. The course is divided into technical and non-technical instruction. Technical Topics: sound, consoles, microphones, basic production and FM station operations. Non-Technical Topics: broadcast performance, news, programming and the history of broadcasting. 

  • Business Dynamics:

 The course uses systems thinking to study the patterns of behavior we observe in real-world businesses, markets, economies, ecosystems, and human interactions and how these patterns relate to the structure of the underlying systems. In particular, we look at why so many business strategies generate disappointing results or outright failure. Students learn to conceptualize a business organization as a set of structures and policies that create dynamics and govern performance. The course introduces the tools of system dynamics for modeling and analyzing business policy and strategy. 

  • Integrated Computer Applications:

This course is designed to teach students software applications that are necessary to live and work in a technological society. The applications covered include Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint Presentations, & Publications. Other content areas may include computer hardware, terminology, concepts & formatting.
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Assignments/Classwork/Homework/Tests/Quizzes/Projects:

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Parent Portal Link:
https://parents.nbtschools.org/genesis/parents?gohome=true

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CLASSROOM RULES:
Rules and procedures are fundamental in life. We follow rules and procedures in our daily lives and there are also rules and procedures in this classroom. These rules and procedures ensure a positive atmosphere in the classroom, as well as, contribute to a controlled and positive learning environment for everyone. 

1. No Eating, Drinking, and/or Gum Chewing In Class - First offense is a warning. Second offense is parental contact. Third offense is parental contact and a write-up.

2. Do NOT cut class - Automatic parental contact and a write-up. 

3. Do NOT be late to class without a pass - 4 lates is 1 infraction - Parental contact and a write-up. 

4. Classroom Disruption - First offense is a warning. Second offense is parental contact. Third offense is parental contact and a write-up. (Bullying will not be tolerated and consequences will be taken immediately)

5. Computer Policy - Do NOT use the computers for anything other than school related activities. No YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Video Games, Etc... - First offense is a warning. Second offense is parental contact. Third offense is parental contact and a write-up

6. Cell Phones - Same as above....can be used on a discretionary basis, when teacher gives permission.

7. Restroom and Water Breaks - One person at a time. Do not ask or interrupt the class. Have the back of your planner prefilled and bring it to me to sign. Even if the water fountain is right next to the classroom, you need a pass to be in the hall at all times.

8. Assignments need to be turned-in at the end of the period according to their 'due-dates' or you will receive a zero. If handed in late, you could still get partial credit but I would advise against making a habit of that. (If you are out of school or have a valid exception, assignments could be made-up with no penalties. For each day that you are absent, you have one full day to makeup each assignment) - See Late Work Policy Below:

9. Cheating will NOT be tolerated - Automatic zero and disciplinary action. If I see your cell phone out during a test, it is an automatic zero.

10. Do not line up at the door before dismissal. Stay in your assigned seats and wait for the bell. 

11. Come to class prepared and ready to learn!!!!

Consequences for Classroom Rule Violations:

If you violate a rule violated, you will be assigned a consequence. Depending on the seriousness and the frequency of the misbehavior, will receive one of the following (usually in this order):

  1. Loss of participation points
  2. Change in seating assignment
  3. Discussion with me after class
  4. Parental contact
  5. Contact with your coach
  6. Office referral

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 Guidelines for Success:

  1. Be responsible & On-time (and in class)
  2. Treat everyone with respect (positive comments only)
  3. Cooperate with others (even if you don’t like them)
  4. Always be willing to give a good effort
  5. Be open to new ideas and opinions

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 Grades Scale:

  • A- 89.5% and above
  • B- 79.5 -89.4%
  • C- 69.5- 79.4%
  • D- 59.5-69.4%
  • F- Below 59.4%

  • Tests / Major Projects - 50%
  • Quizzes / Small Projects - 30%
  • Participation / Class Assignments - 20%

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 Late Work Policy:

*Late work due to absences will be graded in accordance with school policy

*Make-up work is the students responsibility

*Assignments will be accepted 1 day late for up to 90% credit, 2 days late for up to 80% credit and 3 days late for 70% credit. Any late work greater than 3 days will result in 1/2 credit. Once a Chapter/Unit is completed, late work will no longer be accepted for that particular section.