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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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2020/2021 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory III (8241/6 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. Tasks/competencies bordered in red are considered sensitive when marked as such, and teachers should obtain approval by the school division before teaching them.

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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.

Facilitating Human Development

  1. Analyze multiple life roles and responsibilities as a community member.
  2. Examine cultural and community factors that influence personal development.
  3. Design a plan to manage change.
  4. Describe differing social norms across cultures.

Managing Interpersonal Relationships

  1. Demonstrate caring and responsible interactions with peers.
  2. Describe the importance of belonging within society.
  3. Apply conflict-resolution strategies.
  4. Demonstrate teamwork in the family, school, and community.

Strengthening Family Relationships

  1. Examine the roles of families in society.
  2. Identify community services available to help families solve problems.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills that contribute to positive family relationships.

Analyzing Living Environments (Personal Environments)

  1. Examine global concerns related to the community.
  2. Implement strategies to conserve natural resources in the school and community.
  3. Develop a design project.

Enhancing Nutrition and Wellness

  1. Research the effects of food choices on long-term health.
  2. Evaluate the importance of considering food allergies and special dietary needs when making food selections.
  3. Demonstrate the use of kitchen tools and equipment.
  4. Demonstrate kitchen safety and sanitary food-handling practices.
  5. Prepare a nutritious meal.
  6. Analyze nutrients and their effects on the body.
  7. Compare the cost and taste of made-from-scratch, convenience, and ready-made foods.
  8. Research nutritional benefits of fresh and local foods vs. convenience foods.
  9. Research the effects of science and technology on food composition and safety, from production through consumption.
  10. Research lifespan wellness practices and related community resources.
  11. Analyze the risks of personal choices throughout the lifespan.

Maximizing Consumer and Family Resources

  1. Analyze the effects of career choice, education, and skills on income and goal attainment.
  2. Develop a savings and spending plan for personal financial management.
  3. Research the services offered by financial institutions.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to manage an account in a financial institution.
  5. Examine credit options.
  6. Explain consumer rights.
  7. Explain consumer responsibilities.

Applying Textile, Fashion, and Apparel Concepts

  1. Describe a decision-making process when purchasing clothing.
  2. Demonstrate basic construction skills.
  3. Produce a storyboard using apparel and textile design technology.
  4. Repurpose textile products and apparel.

Applying Education and Early Childhood Concepts

  1. Analyze the stages of early childhood development.
  2. Demonstrate childcare skills.
  3. Explore childcare training and employment opportunities.

Managing Career, Community, and Family Connections

  1. Research Family and Consumer Sciences career clusters.
  2. Explore entrepreneurship as a career choice.
  3. Develop an individual plan of study for a Family and Consumer Sciences career pathway.
  4. Describe how volunteerism develops and sustains community resources.

Developing Leadership Skills

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