With the requirements that come along with standardized testing, curriculum benchmarks, and all the strains on your teaching schedule, it may be hard to find an opportunity to focus on the less tangible aspects of education: character development, leadership skills, responsible decision-making. That’s where the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America come in. The mission of the FCCLA is to “promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.”
Glogster EDU is teaming up with the FCCLA to sponsor the Virtual Poster STAR Event. Participants create a Glog related to one of the following categories: Eat Right, Be Fit, and Make Healthy Choices. Along with informative text, images, graphics, and data, the Glog must include an embedded video of the participant presenting their Glog to an audience. View requirements and rubrics here.
Any nationally affiliated FCCLA chapter member may submit an entry. To be eligible, you must register for the STAR event and post your complete projects (Glog, project identification page, FCCLA planning process summary page, and bibliography) on the school/FCCLA chapter website or wiki. View the project requirements for a detailed description of each component.
The deadline for first-round submissions is February 1, 2012. 20 finalists will be invited to present their Glog and give an oral presentation at the 2012 National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida during the summer.
If you have any questions, contact FCCLA’s STAR Events staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FCCLA STAR Event is a great opportunity to teach your students valuable research, organization, and presentation skills in highly relevant content areas. If you’re just getting started with Glogster EDU, this is the perfect time to jump right in!
Are you planning to enter? Have a good idea on how to incorporate the STAR Event into your existing curriculum? Let us know in the comments!