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  • New Horizons,Newly Revised Standards New Links to the Future June 17, 2008 Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sally Combs Educational Solutions [email_address]
  • Short History of FACS Standards
    • 1992-Vision and Mission crafted at ACTE
    • 1993-Profession changes name to FACS
    • 1994-Mission and Vision formally adopted
    • by profession
    • 1995-NASAFACS(State Administrators) begin Standards process
    • 1998-Standards unveiled at ACTE
    • 2005-NASAFACS begins revision process
    • 2007-”Refreshed” Standards presented ACTE
  • Standard--a structure for identifying what students should know and be able to do, in discipline-specific content and in thinking and process arenas as well.
  • The National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences provide structure for an integrated approach to FACS Education. Standards and FACS: a system for preparing for life and succeeding in related careers.
  • FACS Standards provide focused and enhanced content detail and additional direction for specific career paths.
  • Are there Gaps? Additional Standards for individual career areas of FACS in development Dietetics Early Childhood Interior Design
  • Additional Career Area Standards under development
    • Facilities Management
    • Hospitality
    • Food Service
  • Designing curriculum with Standards begins by establishing frameworks using FACS Standards as a guide, then selecting standards for specific Career Cluster areas to guide the development of specific career-related areas of study.
  • Needs Assessment Questions For Curriculum Development What are the labor market needs of the geographic area? Are there opportunities for career advancement?
  • What are the environmental conditions?
    • What are the long-term implications of climate change within the United States?
    • It is predicted that the Southern region will become hotter and drier. What outcomes could be predicted?
  • What are the implications of Economic change?
    • What impact will the changes in fuel prices and other sources of energy have on business and employment?
  • Technological Advancement
    • What changes will nanotechnology and other emerging technologies have on the business environment?
  • What articulation opportunities are available?
  • What can my system support?
    • Internships
    • Variety of programs
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Transportation
    • Funding for additional training
    • Community support
  • Looking at Education and Early Childhood Digging into the Standard
  • Education and Early Childhood 4.0 Comprehensive Standard-Integrate knowledge,skills,and practices required for careers in early childhood,education, and services.
  • Content standards
    • 4.1 Analyze career paths within early childhood, education & related services.
    • 4.2 Analyze developmentally appropriate practices to plan for early childhood, education, and services.
    • 4.3 Demonstrate integration of curriculum and instruction to meet children’s developmental needs and interests.
  • Content standards, cont.
    • 4.4 Demonstrate a safe and healthy learning environment for children.
    • 4.5 Demonstrate techniques for positive collaborative relationships with children
    • 4.6 Demonstrate professional practices and standards related to working with children
  • Competencies
    • 4.1.2 Analyze opportunities for employment and entrepreneurial endeavors.
    • 4.2.2 Apply a variety of assessment methods to observe and interpret children’s growth and development.
    • 4.3.2 Implement learning activities in all curriculum areas that meet the developmental needs of children.
  • Competencies,cont.
    • 4.4.2 Apply safe and healthy practices that comply with state regulations.
    • 4.5.2 Demonstrate problem-solving skills with children.
    • 4.6.2 Apply professional ethical standards as accepted by the recognized professional organizations
  • Possible Pathway Courses Sequence
    • Foundations of FACS
    • Early Childhood I
    • Early Childhood II
    • Entrepreneurship
    Coursework for Pathway 1
  • Coursework for Pathway 2
    • Nutrition
    • Early Childhood I
    • Early Childhood 2
    • Internship
  • Coursework for Pathway 3
    • Child Development and Parenting
    • Early Childhood I
    • Early Childhood 2
  • FCCLA Related Events
    • Focus on Children
    • Early Childhood
    • Job Interview
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Touch the Future-Teach
      • (in development)
  • Academic Connections
    • Language Arts- Twenty novels that include Early Childhood concepts.
    • Curriculum implementation includes developmentally appropriate activities with academic proficiencies chosen for age level-Early Childhood lesson preparation would include math skills that are age-appropriate.
  • Cluster Specific Activities
    • Career Exploration through job shadowing
    • FCCLA Chapter service project for Groundhog Day
  • 21st Century Outcomes Learning and Innovation Skills
    • Standards address critical thinking through the process skills--
    • Process is defined as “what should we do?” questions to solve a particular problem
    • rather than
    • Education that emphasizes steps or techniques used to reach a goal.
  • Elements of Process Skills or Systems of Action
      • Technical Action-knowledge,facts,and manipulative skills.
      • Interpretive Action-interacting with other people through written and spoken words and other types of verbal and non-verbal communication.
      • Reflective Action-Critical examination of various alternatives, with the goal of selecting the best action to take in this point and time.
  • 21st Century Outcomes Life and Career Skills
    • FACS Curriculum
    • Integral Part of Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America
    • Internship with instructional component
  • Facilities Management Developing Curriculum using a Career Cluster Pathway and an Industry Designed Curriculum
  • Hospitality Facilities Management Comprehensive Standard Integrate knowledge, skills,and practices required for careers in facilities management and maintenance.
  • Content Standards
    • Analyze career paths within the facilities management and maintenance area.
    • Demonstrate,planning,organizing,and maintaining an efficient housekeeping operation for residential or commercial facilities.
  • Content Standards, cont.
    • Demonstrate sanitation procedures for a clean and safe environment.
    • Apply hazardous materials and waste management procedures.
  • Content Standards, cont.
    • Demonstrate a work environment that provides safety and security.
    • Demonstrate laundering processes aligned to industry standards and regulations.
    • Demonstrate facilities management functions
  • Facilities Curriculum
    • Lodging Management Program-American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute --Two Year Secondary Program---START
    • FACS Standards
    • Industry Standards and Certification
  • Assessment/Certification
  • Assessment-What’s Available
    • Industry Assessments-ProStart, Culinary
    • Third-Party Assessments
    • State proficiency assessments
    • Unique state level certifications
    • Early Childhood (postsecondary)
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Assessments Partnership
  • Assessments/certifications under development
    • Financial Literacy and Security
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Broad Field Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Education Careers
    • Nutrition
  • Assessments/cert. (cont.)
    • Interior Design
    • Fashion, Textiles, and Apparel
    • Culinary Arts
    • Family Services
  • So what’s different about the 2008 Standards?
    • More industry/stakeholder input
    • Adds alignment with FCCLA programs,Career Clusters, 21st Century and assessments/certifications.
    • Content includes workplace skills, career exploration/development, community involvement, and (role of) professional involvement in the specific standard.
  • Is everything completed?
    • Since “Process” is an integral part of FACS Standards and curriculum, NASAFACS is in the “process” of development of Assessments, Career Cluster Correlations, FCCLA Correlations,Professional Links, References and Resources, State’s Resources, and 21st Century Correlations
  • Special Thanks
    • Peggy Wild, Ph.D, Indiana Department of Education
    • Gay Nell McGinnis, AAFCS Certification
  • Web Sites
    • Site hosting FACS Standards--aafcs.org
    • CTSO site--FCCLAinc.org