Dana Jones is the Marketing teacher and DECA sponsor at Vista Ridge High School in Cedar Park, Texas. Her dedicated DECA students have taken on the task of writing a 30-page paper and making a presentation to judges in developing a “strategic plan that will attempt to provide new and exciting ways to restructure, change and update that business’s website to create a wider audience and/or generate more customers.” Her students will be attending the CoSpace WordPress Fundamentals class starting on September 20th.
Ms Jones has four teams of students who are still looking for businesses to partner with on their projects.
The kids offer a youthful perspective and have been able to contribute in some material ways to the projects they’ve undertaken with businesses in the past. We are reaching out to the Austin WordPress Community to see if you, or someone you know, would be willing to take on one of the teams as business partners for DECA. The categories the students are seeking partners in are:
1. Buying and Merchandising includes retail and wholesale businesses that provide consumer goods.
2. Finance includes banks, credit unions, accounting, investments and other financial businesses.
3. Hospitality and Tourism includes hotels, restaurants and tourism-related businesses.
4. Sports and Entertainment Marketing includes businesses that conduct sporting and/or entertainment events.
If you are willing to mentor and help cultivate the next generation of Entrepreneurial WordPress developers, contact Ms Dana Jones at: Dana.Jones@leanderisd.org
Dan Saint-Andre says
I’m in Austin (Anderson Mill area) and would love to discover how I might work with you on your project. I have a bare-bones wordpress install of v3.4.1 that is a Sandbox blank canvas. I’d really like to deploy BuddyPress features or similar.
I’ve worked in what we now call I.T. since the Sixties and started my second career with the dot-COM bomb. I taught Computer Science at Baylor for two years and have done substitute teaching in RRISD. I now work privately as a “Study Coach” for middle school and high school students.
How can we discuss this more?
You need to contact Dana Jones at the email below…
“If you are willing to mentor and help cultivate the next generation of Entrepreneurial WordPress developers,contact Ms Dana Jones at: Dana.Jones@leanderisd.org
Good luck, we are working with the DECA kids and they are great!
See you at the next Meetup,