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Clothing & Textiles:  
Using Technology to Advance the Content Area
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Pinterest boards. YouTube videos.  ebooks on iTunes. Blogs.

Social media is a whole new terrain in teaching that has enormous potential for both teaching the content and promoting the benefits of our clothing and textiles programs to the entire online universe.

Which of these social and technology resources are most effective? How can they be incorporated into your instruction while still meeting national standards for FCS and STEM? How can the creative use of technology help you to justify the existence of your clothing and textiles program?

Find out how innovators in clothing and textiles are using social media and technology to address all of these issues at this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

Clothing & Textiles:
Using Technology to Advance the Content Area 

Presented by Lindsey Shirley, PhD

Archived Recording - 90-minute program

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

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When Dr. Shirley had to rebuild a clothing and textiles extension program with limited time and resources, she turned to social media and technology.  With the national standards in clothing and textiles as well as STEM requirements in her sights, she searched for free resources that educators could use.

She organized her findings into nine different areas and developed tutorials on each. As a teacher educator, she crosswalked all resources to ensure compatibility with secondary teaching. And now she is ready to go viral with her findings and share them with other professionals in clothing and textiles.

At this solutions-oriented webinar, you will learn step-by-step research-based strategies for implementing the very latest technology into your clothing and textiles programs.  And you will hear how you can use these resources to advocate for your program and build job security!

In just 90 minutes, you will learn how to: 

  • Use the latest technology resources to enhance teaching of clothing and textiles related content.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of social media, websites, and video resources available for teaching in this content area.
  • Examine examples of innovative, research-based teaching strategies and step-by-step processes for implementing them
  • Advocate for clothing and textiles-related programs in new ways

Social media is whole new terrain in teaching that has enormous potential for both teaching the content and promoting the benefits of our clothing and textiles programs to the entire online universe. And the research has already been done for you!

This webinar will save you time, allow you to inject new life into your instruction, and maybe even preserve your job!

 Register now and start pinning, posting, and tweeting about clothing and textiles!  

About the Presenter:

Lindsey photoLindsey Shirley, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Education at Utah State University.  She has been working as a teacher educator for seven years in Utah and Idaho while conducting research and developing innovative uses of technology in clothing and textiles.  An integral part of her current position is serving as a Clothing and Textiles Extension Specialist.  Before working at the university level, she taught junior high family and consumer sciences.


Who should register?  Secondary FCS teachers, higher education faculty and post- secondary teachers; any educators teaching the clothing and textiles content area in community college, trade schools, and Cooperative Extension Faculty; entrepreneurs and small business owners and employees, as well as bloggers.

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