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Education & Training

Intro to Facs

83502 Introduction to FACS Grades 9 10 .5 credit
This is an introductory class for the area of family and consumer sciences. It is designed to present basic subject matter in all areas of FACS learning: clothing/textiles; resource management; foods and nutrition; interior design, child development, and family relationships. Learning experiences will assist students in understanding themselves, their roles in today's society, and the role of technology at home and at work.


Family Studies

84701 Family Studies Grades 10 11 12 .5 credit
Family Studies focuses on developing essential parenting skills, nurturing children’s development and guiding children’s behavior. Course content will include responsibilities and difficulties of parenthood, as well as basic development and care for infants and children. Students will experience a weekend as a parent by taking home an infant simulation doll. Students will gain a better understanding of the field of Early Childhood Education through projects, discussion, guest speakers and group activities. Students will be required to plan, develop, and perform a lesson for kindergarten students.


Human Growth & Development

85403 Human Growth and Development Grades 10 11 12 .5 credit
In the Human Growth and Development course, students will learn about the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth and development of infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and adults and their development across the life span. Students will study heredity and genetics to find out what their impact is on how individuals develop. Students will investigate each aspect of development and how it pertains to conflict, stress, and relationships. This would be a great course for anyone interested in working in Human Services or Education.


Teaching as a Career

Teaching as a Career - 11, 12; 1 credit

Students with an interest in teaching as a career will learn about diverse learners and the different types of learners that teachers have in a classroom and how to teach to those students. They will learn different ways to enhance instruction in a classroom and have appropriate assessments and evaluations for students. Students will also learn the importance of physical space and climate for a classroom while focusing on actual teaching skills. It will be a great addition and help those students that are already participating in internships to expand their skills and knowledge of the teaching field.


Career Connections

85451-85452 Career and Community Connections Grades 11 12 1 credit
Career and Community Connections is the career course for the student to apply technical skills in a professional learning experience, paid or unpaid, outside or within the school environment in the Education & Training, Human Services or Restaurant/Event Management career field. A career portfolio will be developed. This course provides the opportunity for the student to focus on career-related topics, team building and effectiveness in the world of work, and acquiring job-seeking skills and retention needed to advance within the workplace. Assistance will be provided to arrange a work placement for a professional learning experience.