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

Theresa Golis theresa.golis at cte.idaho.gov
Wed Nov 22 11:33:15 MST 2017

Please see the information below from Idaho:

From: NASAFACS [mailto:nasafacs-bounces at lists.uen.org] On Behalf Of Blatnick-Gagne, Katy
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:45 PM
To: NASAFACS LIST <nasafacs at lists.uen.org>
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? At this time we follow the FCS national standards, unless a unit falls within a pathway content area and then we align with industry standards

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.)?  The class length and frequency of meeting depends on the school.  We have schools that still teach the wheel, where the middle school student has one of four CTE offerings every 9 weeks. The semester/trimester is more common.

Our current middle level course information can be found at: https://cte.idaho.gov/educators/program-areas/family-consumer-sciences/

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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