Teaching STEM through FCS Education
Many have shared the key to future career success is the development of STEM skills. But is it? Learn what this means and how the Family and Consumer Sciences classroom is aligned to provide the STEM skill development. This webinar will share the foundational FCS connections to STEM and how you can enhance your instruction through provided key points, resources and classroom lesson samples.
After this session, attendees will be able to:
- Understanding of STEM concepts and why some link it to career success and job growth.
- Connect foundational STEM concepts to Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
- Enhance STEM education in their FCS classrooms through key guidance points, resources and classroom lessons.
Gayla Randel, CFCS is the FCS Education Program Consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences and Human Services. Her educational training was obtained from Kansas State University, earning her B.S.in Vocational Home Economics Education in 1983 and M.S. in Occupational, Adult and Continuing Education in 1991. An FCS educator and FCCLA advisor for 20 years, she is a past president of the National Association of State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences and serves on the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. In 2005, she was awarded the K-ACTE Teacher of the Year and Kansas FCCLA Advisor of the Year and, in 2012, Outstanding Career and Technical Educator for Kansas. She continually strives to make connections between Family and Consumer Sciences and educational initiatives (both inside and outside the traditional classroom) to address issues of the day and impact trends of tomorrow.
Lisa Costa is the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Manager for the Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education with a Career and Technical Administration certificate and her bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences both from the University of Idaho. She completed the 15th cohort with the Idaho Career and Technical Education Leadership Institute in 2016. She has served on the National Association of Teachers of Family Consumer Sciences Board, National Career and Technical Education SCED review board, and currently serves on the National State Adviser Leadership Team for FCCLA. Lisa’s non-thesis project was “FCS STEM-Fusion” where she researched, wrote lesson plans, and created an extensive curriculum database for FCS classrooms. This project gained her the ability to speak at the 2016 and 2017 Idaho CTE Summer Conference and the 2016 ACTE Vision conference. She was also awarded the 2016 FCCLA National Integration of Core Academics Award.
Janine Duncan, PhD, CFCS is an Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Education in the Department of Adolescent, Career, and Special Education at Murray State University in Kentucky. Janine has been a FCS Teacher Educator for thirteen years. Janine is dedicated to promoting the importance of family & consumer sciences education, serving as a co-chair to the Say Yes to FCS national educator recruitment initiative, and instilling in FCS teachers how to foster critical thinking through the family & consumer sciences curriculum.