# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Consumer Sciences Exploratory II 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 II (8263/18 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.

Understanding Human Development

  1. Describe the developmental characteristics of early adolescence.
  2. Identify factors and conditions that influence individual and family development.
  3. Describe factors that influence the development of self-esteem, self-concept, and personality.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Relationships

  1. Demonstrate examples of caring, respectful, and responsible behaviors.
  2. Demonstrate characteristics of positive relationships.
  3. Create strategies for handling peer pressure.
  4. Use communication skills that express feelings, needs, and ideas.
  5. Explain the consequences of positive and negative behaviors in communication.
  6. Set goals for individuals and families.
  7. Demonstrate social etiquette.

Exploring Family Relationships

  1. Define family.
  2. Describe the function of the family.
  3. Explain ways an individual can strengthen the family unit.

Maintaining Living Environments (Personal Environments)

  1. Demonstrate ways to conserve natural resources within the family.
  2. Maintain a clean and safe environment.
  3. Organize personal space.

Demonstrating Nutrition and Wellness

  1. Explain the essential nutrients.
  2. Demonstrate nutrition and wellness practices that enhance well-being.
  3. Identify common food allergies.
  4. Demonstrate food safety and sanitation practices.
  5. Demonstrate kitchen safety.
  6. Identify food preparation terms and equipment.
  7. Perform sequential steps in all aspects of food preparation.
  8. Plan a nutritious family meal.
  9. Demonstrate dining etiquette.

Using Consumer and Family Resources

  1. Apply steps in a problem-solving/decision-making model.
  2. Manage personal resources.
  3. Evaluate forms and techniques of advertising.
  4. Analyze personal saving and spending habits.
  5. Identify consumer rights and responsibilities.
  6. Identify consumer resources.

Developing Textile, Fashion, and Apparel Concepts

  1. Demonstrate clothing maintenance techniques.
  2. Describe factors affecting clothing choices.
  3. Create an apparel/textile product.
  4. Demonstrate basic measurement and fitting techniques.

Developing Education and Early Childhood Concepts

  1. Describe responsible behaviors in caring for children.
  2. Identify the stages of early childhood development.
  3. Identify developmentally appropriate and nutritious snacks for children.
  4. Evaluate age-appropriate activities for children.

Exploring Career, Community, and Family Connections

  1. Demonstrate workplace etiquette.
  2. List management strategies for balancing family, school/work, and extracurricular activities.
  3. Demonstrate ways to be a responsible citizen.
  4. Identify career clusters and pathways that lead to Family and Consumer Science careers.
  5. Explore entrepreneurship opportunities for adolescents.

Developing Leadership Skills

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