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?