[NASAFACS] Middle School Curriculum- Questions for FACS/FCS State Directors

Mary Nagel Mary.Nagel at k12.wa.us
Wed Nov 22 09:49:03 MST 2017

I'm very excited about this work see Washington's responses below. Mary Nagel

From: NASAFACS [mailto:nasafacs-bounces at lists.uen.org] On Behalf Of Blatnick-Gagne, Katy
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:45 PM
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Subject: [NASAFACS] Middle School Curriculum- Questions for FACS/FCS State Directors

Hi to all Family and Consumer Sciences State Directors!

The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences is gathering information about Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences programs across the nation.  Through our work with FACS/FCS teachers across the nation, we have found a need for up-to-date middle school based curriculum, and we would like to build a middle school comprehensive curriculum that would be available to all FACS/FCS middle school teachers.  We are the only curriculum center in the U.S. that specializes in resources for Family and Consumer Sciences, and we believe that we can meet the need of middle school teachers across the nation by developing this new resource.

For the first step in this process, we need your help.  We are asking that you answer the following questions for us about the middle school programs in your state:

1.      Do your programs use middle school FACS/FCS standards?  If so, are they state specific standards or base on the national FCS standards? WE use the National Standards for framework alignment. As you know the National standards are not designated for middle level

2.      What are the formats of your middle school FACS classes?  In other words, how long are classes (45 min, 90 min, etc.), how often do classes meet/teachers see students (every day, every other day, etc.), and what is the length of time students are in these classes (one quarter, one semester, one trimester, etc.)?  they vary from 45 , 60 or 90 depending on the school but must align with STEM to receive funding.

We'd like to thank you for your time helping us out with this task.  After we gather all the information, we can begin the exciting work of creating resources for all middle school FACS/FCS teachers across the nation.

Thank you,

Shannon Dreessen
CCFCS Middle School Consultant


Dr. Katy Blatnick-Gagné
Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
Texas Tech University

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