# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory I (8208/18 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Exploring Human Development

  1. Identify influences on individual development.
  2. Explain the major attributes of character development.
  3. Explain Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
  4. Set a personal goal.
  5. Describe responsibilities for personal safety.
  6. Manage transition in the school environment.
  7. Perform a task by completing the steps in a sequence.

Understanding Positive Interpersonal Relationships

  1. Identify positive communication techniques to express individual feelings, needs, and ideas.
  2. Identify ways of getting along with others.
  3. Describe positive ways to resolve disagreements.
  4. Identify the contributions of different cultures to society.

Examining the Individual's Role in the Family

  1. Describe the student’s roles and responsibilities within his or her family.
  2. Explain ways an individual can strengthen the family unit.
  3. Use a problem-solving/decision-making model to address individual issues within the family.

Developing Responsibility for Living Environments (Personal Environments)

  1. Identify ways to maintain a clean environment.
  2. Demonstrate ways an individual can conserve natural resources.
  3. Apply sustainability practices to the personal living environment.

Understanding Nutrition and Wellness

  1. Identify the nutrients and their functions.
  2. Identify information found on food labels.
  3. Describe common food allergies and dietary needs.
  4. Demonstrate food safety and sanitation practices.
  5. Prepare a simple, nutritious snack.
  6. Demonstrate basic kitchen safety practices.
  7. Practice dining etiquette.
  8. Develop a plan for personal wellness.

Examining Consumer and Family Resources

  1. Identify personal resources.
  2. Identify strategies for earning and saving money.
  3. Explain the relationship between level of education and income.
  4. Demonstrate comparison shopping techniques useful in life-long decision making.
  5. Explain the importance of consumer safety.

Exploring Textiles, Fashion, and Apparel Concepts

  1. Describe how to care for your clothes.
  2. Identify basic textile tools and their function.
  3. Demonstrate simple clothing repair.
  4. Construct a simple textile project.
  5. Identify parts of the sewing machine and their functions.

Exploring Education and Early Childhood Concepts

  1. Describe the responsibilities involved with the care of younger children.
  2. Prepare a snack appropriate for young children.

Identifying Career Connections

  1. Assess personal interests and skills as related to school and career choices.
  2. Identify career clusters.

Developing Leadership Skills

  1. Use the FCCLA planning process in course activities.
  2. Complete a national FCCLA program project and/or competitive event.