Family & Consumer Sciences
Nominations for 2017-2018 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees
School divisions may nominate a CTE teacher for each of the 34 committees. Approximately 12 applicants will be selected to serve on each committee. All nominees who wish to serve on a committee must complete the Web-based application using the CTE Application Processing System (CTEAPS). Schedule for the committees. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 124-17.
Nominations for Career Success Stars in Career and Technical Education
A new initiative called “Career Success Stars” will begin in 2018. It will replace the long running R U “College & Career” Ready Magazine, a VDOE production that has come to an end with its final publication of the 2017 Edition. The new initiative will feature video profiles of the Commonwealth’s brightest Career Success Stars, former students who are now in their 20s and 30s. The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is seeking CTE program completers to showcase for each of the 16 career clusters, an entrepreneur, active military personnel, and an apprentice or intern. For more information see, Superintendent’s Memo 053-17. Nominations form.
Cybersecurity Instructional Workshop
In collaboration with the Cybersecurity Innovation Center (CIC), a cybersecurity instructional workshop in conjunction with the Career and Technical (CTE) professional association summer conference will be held at the Hotel Roanoke on August 1, 2017. The workshop will focus on implementation of the Cybersecurity Fundamentals course and will provide instructional methodology and resources. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 093-17.
Save the Date: June 27-28, 2017, “Experience Works – A Convening of Business Leaders and Educators”
The Experience Works professional development opportunity will be held June 27-28, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond – Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, in Richmond, Virginia 23235. The targeted audience includes Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructors and coordinators, CTE administrators, school counselors, and career coaches.
Experience Works will bring together business, industry and educators to strengthen and build positive WBL experiences for CTE students throughout the Commonwealth. For more information about the WBL methods of instruction, please visit the Virginia Department of Education Work-Based Learning webpage. Online pre-registration is required and must be completed by May 19, 2017. Hotel reservations can be made online. For more information, refer to Superintendent’s Memo 112-17, Save the Date Flyer-This is a PDF document. (PDF), and Industry Tour Descriptions-This is a Word document. (Word).
Family and Consumer Sciences programs facilitate student progress toward a set of unifying goals in the areas of academic achievement, cultural and environmental issues, health and safety, individual and family relations, leadership and workplace ethics, and application of technology.
MissionFamily and Consumer Sciences provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for work and family life.
- Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the life span.
- Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings.
- Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span.
- Managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families.
- Balancing personal, home, family and work lives.
- Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse families, communities, and work environments.
- Exemplifying successful life management, employment, and career development.
- Functioning effectively as providers and consumers of goods and services.
- Appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one's actions and success in family and work life
Instructional ResourcesThe following courses were revised for implementation during the 2016-2017 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- Food Science and Dietetics - New Course
- Independent Living (formerly Resource Management) (8214, 8219)
- Life Planning (8226, 8227)
- Introduction to Family and Human Services (8237, 8238)
- GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills) (8213, 8277, 8278)
- Child Development and Parenting (8231, 8232)
- Family & Consumer Sciences Course Listing (PDF)
- Essential Competency List for Family and Consumer Sciences – Virginia's CTE Resource Center
- Administrative Planning Guide for Family and Consumer Sciences
- Industry Credentialing
- Equipment Resource Guide - See Equipment for CTE Programs
Virginia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Provides opportunities for students to prepare for multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader as they develop skills for life through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. For more information, visit the CTSO web page.
WBL is a school-coordinated, coherent sequence of on-the-job experiences that are related to students’ career goals and/or interests, are based on instructional preparation and are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries or other organizations in the community. For more information on WBL methods of instruction, visit Work-Based Learning.
Federal and State Labor Laws for Youth Work-Based Learning – Know the Rules-This is a PDF document. (PDF) is a resource that compares federal and state labor laws for nonagricultural and agricultural occupations, parental exemption, and prohibited and hazardous occupations as they relate to youth work-based learning.
- Reference Sheet (PDF)
- Calendar of Events (PDF)
- Licensure Endorsement Requirements – Family and Consumer Sciences
- Career Planning Guide
- Educators Rising
- American Culinary Federation (ACF)
- Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education (VAECE)
- National Education Association for the Education of the Young Children (NAEYC)
- Virginia Association for Family and Consumer Science (VAFCS)
- Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (VATFACS)
- National Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (NATFACS)
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA)
- American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
- International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
- The Foodservice Educators Network International (FENI)
- The Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association (VHTA)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (Virginia ACTE)