The Texas Tech University Graduate Program in Family and Consumer Sciences Education will be offering an online course focused on Advising FCCLA Chapters during the first summer session, June 5th-July 6th.
This course is open to any graduate-level student interested in learning more about FCCLA. The course would be an appropriate elective in a post-baccalaureate FCS Education teacher preparation program, an FCS Education Master’s program (check with your adviser), or anyone interested in learning more about advising FCCLA chapters.
Enrollment will require that a student apply for graduate temporary admission at Texas Tech, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/how.php.
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The cost (tuition and fees) for the course is approximately $1,200, and it will be worth 3 credit hours. Tuition and fee estimate is based upon Texas Residency. IF you are not a resident of Texas, please contact Dr. Karen Alexander for other enrollment options.
Students will be expected to purchase FCCLA related educational materials for their textbooks and a web camera with microphone headset.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the FCCLA organization and its programs to new advisers or advisers and classroom teachers who want to learn more about the organization. FCCLA is the national career and technical education organization for students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences Education through grade twelve. Topics include history and philosophy of FCCLA, affiliating and governing a chapter, educational and service related projects, individual and chapter STAR Events, integrating FCCLA activities with the FCS curriculum, educational and support materials, and publicizing and promoting FCCLA.
For specific course information, please contact Dr. Karen Alexander, email@example.com.
U.S. News and World Report recently compiled a list of the best hotels in the USA for 2012. To learn more about each hotel visit the following Web site. As a project, have students research the hotels from the list and present their findings to the class.
Best Hotels in the USA
The following new online curriculum guides will soon be available for the 2012-2013 school year.
- Career Preparation I & II (two courses for the price of one!)
- Food Science
- Counseling and Mental Health
If you would like to go ahead and place an order for these or other online curriculum guides just give us a call, 806-742-3029.
Have your students review the travel apps discussed in the following article. Lead students to discuss other travel apps that would be helpful to travelers.
8 Travel Apps that Could Save Your Life
The National Park Service along with the National Park Foundation presents National Park Week, April 21-29. During National Park Week, ALL 397 of the national parks offer free admission, all week long! To celebrate, have students research a national park and develop a creative presentation, develop a marketing campaign to promote the park or create a promotional video.
For more information visit The National Park Service Web site http://www.nps.gov/npweek/.
The food truck industry seems to be booming. Read what one food truck entreprenuer has to say about the business.
Driver’s Ed for Would-Be-Food Truck Entrepreneurs
Great information regarding the use of customer feedback to motivate employees to be their best.
Use Online Guest Feedback to Motivate, Engage Employees
Paperlinks, a QR marketing and mobile commerce provider, has launched PayDragon, a mobile ordering app for restaurants and food trucks. The new app lets smartphone users skip lines at the register with one-tap ordering and payment. PayDragon also enables consumers to easily browse, shop and pay for items on-the-go through either QR code scans or in-app discovery. (source: FastCasual.com)
Mobile Purchasing App Launched for Restaurants, Food Trucks
After reading the article, have students discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a mobile purchasing app like the one described.
Disney will soon be implementing a high-tech system that will allow guests to reserve ride times, meetings with characters and order food months in advance. The article below explains how the system will work. Have students debate the pros and cons of the NextGen plan in a place such as Disney.
Disney’s “NextGen Plan”
Where are the happiest places to work? Check out the annual rankings by CareerBliss.com to see what companies made the top 10.
America’s Happiest Workplaces