Incorporating STAR Events into the Classroom

Report
INTEGRATING STAR EVENTS
INTO THE CLASSROOM
Jenn Callahan
Iowa FCCLA State Executive Director
Waukee High School Chapter Adviser
[email protected]
• STAR Events are an individual or group project that cover
all of the areas within family and consumer sciences
courses.
• There are 27 different categories that students can choose
from that can easily be incorporated into class.
• Students can choose from:
• Nutrition and Wellness, Life Event Planning, Illustrated
Talk, Interior Design, Focus on Children, Job Interview,
Career Investigation, Entrepreneurship, and much
more!
WHAT ARE STAR EVENTS?
• The rubrics are done for you!
• You can download the rubrics from the National Website
and make it your own if you choose, or use the form exactly
as it is from the website.
• Whether you have FCCLA members in class or not, ALL
students can do a STAR Event for a class project. This is
one of the BEST ways to teach students what FCCLA is all
about! When students take ownership of their project and
learn more about STAR Events, they become excited and
what to join FCCLA!
WHY STAR EVENTS?
• When students finish their projects, you can pick out the
BEST one in the category that you chose or they chose,
and encourage them to take it one step further by joining
FCCLA and by competing in their event at the District,
State, and possibly, even the National level!
• If you are a new adviser or current adviser, practicing STAR
Events in your classrooms only helps you learn! Practice
makes perfect! 
WHY STAR EVENTS?
• Depending on the classes that you teach, you can pick a
STAR Event topic that works best for you!
• Child Development – Focus on Children
• Culinary Arts – Entrepreneurship, Nutrition and Wellness,
Sports Nutrition, Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation, Food
Innovations, Applied Math for Culinary Management
• Fashion/Textiles – Fashion Construction, Fashion Design,
Recycle and Redesign
EXAMPLES
• Interpersonal Relationships – Life Event Planning,
Interpersonal Communications, Illustrated Talk, Leadership
• Career/College Readiness – Job Interview, Teach and
Train, Leadership, Career Investigation
• Housing – Interior Design, Environmental Ambassador
• Health – Advocacy, Sports and Nutrition, Health and
Wellness, Illustrated Talk
EXAMPLES
• Two examples that I personally use in my classes:
• Interpersonal Relationships – Life Event Planning
• Students plan events that will happen in their near future.
(Saving for college, planning a graduation party, planning a
birthday party, planning an after prom party, a family vacation,
etc).
• Students learn the amount of work it takes to stay within a
budget and to piece together an event.
• College and Career Readiness – Job Interview
• Students learn about resumes, cover letters, and job
applications to prepare them for their mock interviews.
Students practice answering common interview questions
before they go through their interview.
EXAMPLES
Interpersonal Relationships – Life Event Planning
• Students plan events that will happen in their near future.
(Saving for college, planning a graduation party, planning a
birthday party, planning an after prom party, a family vacation,
etc).
• Students learn the amount of work it takes to stay within a
budget and to piece together an event.
• Example of Rubric
• Sign Up to Receive Student Example
EXAMPLES
For a list of STAR Event descriptions and a link to their
rubrics:
http://www.fcclainc.org/content/star-event-descriptions/
For additional STAR Event resources:
http://www.fcclainc.org/content/resources/
RESOURCES
Questions?

similar documents