Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services Education
FCS e-Learning Center
Welcome to the Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services e-Learning Series. The intent is to provide teachers with program information through a series of short podcasts. These short podcasts (between 7 and 15 minutes) present material on current topics and issues related to Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services programs.
Contact Information is provided at the end of each podcast or you may contact: Cynthia K. Arendt, Director of Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services, 573-751-2644 or Cynthia.Arendt@dese.mo.gov.
- Technical Skills Attainment (TSA)
Perkins IV requires that students completing a career education program take a technical skill assessment. This presentation provides information on identifying Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services completers and the technical skill assessment they should take at the end of the program. (11 min., March 2010)
Technical Skills Assessment (TSAs) podcast - Presenter: Cynthia Arendt, director
Technical Skills Assessment (TSAs) transcript
- Missouri LifeSmarts Program
This presentation gives an overview of the LifeSmarts Program. It outlines the requirements for team participation and the basics of the on-line competition are reviewed. (8 min., April 2010)
Missouri LifeSmarts Program podcast - Presenter: Merilee Thoenen, supervisor
Missouri LifeSmarts Program transcript
- DESE Mentoring Program
This presentation describes the components of the DESE mentoring program established to assist teachers entering the field for the first time and teachers returning to the field after an absence of several years. (7 min., April 2010)
DESE Mentoring Program podcast - Presenter: Merilee Thoenen, supervisor
DESE Mentoring Program transcript
- Applying for Grants
This presentation provides information about the grants available through the Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services Section for teachers. It does NOT address the enhancement grant which is available only to districts with an occupational Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services program. Tips on applying for Department grants as well as other grants are provided. (11 min., April 2010)
Applying for Grants podcast - Presenter: Merilee Thoenen, supervisor
Applying for Grants transcript
This FCS eLearning Series is provided by the Family and Consumer Sciences and Human Services Education section of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of College and Career Readiness. (Continue with description of audience and purpose of eLearning Center.) As new topics are posted to the e-Learning Center, educators will be notified via the FCS list-serve.
To submit future topic suggestions or feedback, contact Cynthia Arendt at (573) 751-7964.