John Seymour

Business Department  ·  Business Teacher

Room
Business Office (124)

Phone
402 436-1302

Email
jseymour@lps.org

John Seymour

Business Department  ·  Business Teacher

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Classroom Information
About Me

Mr. Seymour's Classes

Take Charge: Take Charge is an integrated careers and personal finance course required for graduation and taken during the junior year. This course is part of the LPS overall systematic plan of college and career readiness and will help students become financially responsible, conscientious members of society.   Students will set goals and adjust their personal learning plan by identifying their interests, skills and values through academic and career decision making.  Students will develop understanding and skills in money management, budgeting, financial goal attainment, use of credit, insurance, investments and consumer rights and responsibilities.   Application of academic concepts, technology, and career planning are integrated throughout the curriculum.   The Take Charge class will help students create and implement their plan for an effective transition from high school to postsecondary education, the workforce, or military based on knowledge of self, career goals and financial consideration. 

 

World of Business: This exploratory class for 9th and 10th graders gives students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in business, marketing and management.   The units introduce students to career pathways in personal finance, accounting, management, marketing, information technology, and hospitality and tourism.    Students will use critical thinking skills to analyze decisions in the world of business and their personal lives.

 

Web Design & Programming: Students will demonstrate knowledge of web design and languages, including Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3) to create a content rich and visually pleasing website that captures and keeps visitors’ interests.   Focus will be given to effective page layout, image creation and manipulation, interactivity, content creation, and project management.   This course is available for dual credit with Southeast Community College.   

 

Information Technology: In Info Tech 1 you will learn Word Processing, PowerPoint, Integration, and Computer Ethics/Safety using the Microsoft Office 2016 Suite. This class satisfies one of your Computer Requirements for Graduation. Problems, Tests, and Applications will make up the graded activities. Course Objectives are located on the Google Classroom site and on the applicable LMS page.

Schedules

Mr. Seymour's Class Schedule

Period 1: 8:00-8:48 - (Plan)
Period 2: 8:53-9:41- (Web Design & Programming)
Period 3: 9:46-10:35 * 1 minute for pledge*- (Take Charge)
Period 4: 10:40-11:28- (Lunch)
Period 5: 11:33-12:21- (World of Business)
Period 6: 12:26-1:14 - (Plan)
Period 7: 1:19-2:07- (Take Charge)
Period 8: 2:12-3:00 - (Take Charge)

My name is John Seymour. I am a Business Marketing Information & Technology (BMIT) teacher. I graduated high school in 2013 from North Bend Central High School. I attended The University of Nebraska- Lincoln and graduated in May of 2018 with my Bachelor's Degree in Education with an Endorsement in BMIT.

 

I was born in Omaha, Nebraska. My family moved and built a house in the country just outside Morse Bluffs when I was four years old. My mom, Robin, works as a paraprofessional in the Special Education department at North Bend Central. My dad, John, works at Taylor and Martin Ag. in Fremont. They are dedicated to each other and making sure our family is safe, healthy and happy! I am the middle child of three. I have two siblings - an older sister and a younger brother. My sister is starting her fifth year of teaching as a third grade teacher at Omaha Public Schools. My brother is a freshman at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.

 

Some things I enjoy doing when I'm not teaching are traveling, reading books, playing sports, trying new restaurants, visiting family, and spending time with my friends.

Professional Experience

1. Student Teaching, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE 

January-May 2018

Taught Take Charge, Information Technology, Economics in Business

Taught college-level Personal Finance

Worked with students with varied abilities, learning needs, and cultural backgrounds such as: ELL, BD, Autism, and Special Education

Taught various class sizes ranging from 18 to 27 students

Used Google Classroom, CrossTec, Microsoft Office, and iPad to teach all courses

Attended staff development meetings and in-services

Created lesson plans on Supply and Demand, Microsoft Applications, and Credit & Budgeting
 

2. Local Substitute Teacher; Lincoln Public Schools,  Lincoln, NE 

March 2016 - December 2017

Assigned to work in the absence of a regular teacher

Helped students understand the subject matter

Wrote lesson plans for long term subbing position for Park Middle School

Took 40 jobs in 15 different schools, ranging from Elementary to High School

 

3. Practicum; Lincoln High School, Lincoln NE     

 September-December 2017

Taught Economics with 24 students

Assisted teaching Take Charge with 15 students

Worked with students with varied abilities, learning needs, and cultural backgrounds such as: ELL, BD, Autism, and Special Education

Volunteered as a Mock Interview Judge for Take Charge Interview Fair

Used Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, and iPad to teach courses

Created lesson plans on Types of Businesses and Monetary & Fiscal Policy



4. Practicum; Park Middle School, Lincoln NE

January-May 2016

Taught 7th and 8th Grade Keyboarding and Information Technology

Taught classes ranging from 20 to 28 students

Worked with students with varied abilities, learning needs, and cultural backgrounds such as ELL, BD, Autism, and Special Education

Used Google Classroom, EduType, and Microsoft Office to teach all courses

Created lesson plans on typing reaches