Welcome to 6th Grade Business Education/Keyboarding
Heather Ehrin was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA where she was employed as a Senior Paralegal at a major law firm. In addition to her Paralegal Associate's Degree, she also possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Communications from Point Park University. Upon completion of her undergrad, she relocated to Alaska and then Texas where she obtained her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She then moved back to Pittsburgh, PA where she was a Corporate Trainer with Xerox. Most recently, she completed the Career Switcher Teaching License Program at Shenandoah University in Winchester. She has experience teaching Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Advanced Sports & Entertainment Marketing and Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Marketing in Frederick County, VA. She currently possesses teaching endorsements in Business & Information Technology, Marketing Education and Family Consumer Sciences.
Students will learn and develop touch typing skills required for entering alphabetic, numeric and symbolic information on a desktop computer keyboard. This business education course is designed to help students use the computer and business skills efficiently, successfully and productively. New skills are strengthened and typing speed is increased throughout the semester. Students will utilize various word processing programs to create business/personal letters, documents, and brochures, just to name a few. Students will be expected to learn proper keyboarding techniques and will be evaluated on their skills, as well as complete lessons in the classroom keyboarding textbook.
Some computer programs such as Microtype cannot be accessed from home; all lessons must be typed in class, therefore class attendance and participation is extremely crucial. In addition to keyboarding, coding and computer software programs, the 6th grade students will also explore various business education concepts throughout the course. These activities will vary and are aligned with the VDOE CTE competencies.
Students are expected to meet or exceed expectations in an effort to foster an environment in which all classmates can make meaningful contributions and be one to the world!
Ms. Ehrin is excited to work with the 2017-2018 6th grade students at
River Bend Middle School!