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Applying STEM Concepts to Real World Issues
Using Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum
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The demand for graduates who are proficient in science, technology, engineering, and math concepts has never been higher. It is imperative that FCS professionals integrate STEM standards.  Learn how to adapt curriculum, identify correlations with national standards, as well as promote the relevancy of FCS to a STEM education.

Gain fresh insights on how STEM standards can be integrated into the FCS curriculum at this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

Applying STEM Concepts to Real World Issues

Using Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum

Presented by Lindsey Shirley, PhD, and Gayla Randel, CFCS

Archived Event:  90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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In just 90 minutes, you will learn to: 

  • Identify concepts associated with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum.
  • Identify the correlations between Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards and standards associated with STEM courses.
  • Integrate STEM concepts into current curriculum using research-based teaching strategies.
  • Advocate for FCS programs with the correlations between FCS and STEM that prepare students for a future career and/or college.

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About the Presenters:

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 related pathways after being a FCS educator and FCCLA advisor for twenty years.  Her educational training was obtained from Kansas State University, earning her Vocational Home Economics Education in 1983 and M.S. in Occupational, Adult and Continuing Education in 1991. She has recently become certified in Family and Consumer Sciences through AAFCS, elected Secretary of the National Association of State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences and appointed to the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, representing ACTE.  She was awarded the 2005 K-ACTE Teacher of the Year and 2005 Kansas FCCLA Advisor of the Year. Recently, she was named 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.

Lindsey Shirley, PhD,  is an Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education at Utah State University.  She has been working as a teacher educator for seven years in Utah and Idaho.  An integral part of her position is serving as a Clothing and Textiles Extension Specialist.  Before working at the university level, she enjoyed teaching junior high family and consumer sciences.  She graduated from Iowa State University in 2007 with a PhD in FCS Education offered through the Leadership Academy of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  Dr. Shirley also earned a Master's of Education from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. from Iowa State University. In her current position, she strives to challenge teachers to use technology to engage youth in learning important life skills. Visit and to see her research and innovative use of technology firsthand.

Who should register? Secondary FCS Teachers, Higher Education Faculty & Post Secondary Teachers

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