Developing Soft Skills in FACS

Webinar Slides

Handout: Life/Career Framework by ML Themes

“Soft” skills refer to student behaviors that significantly contribute to future college and career success. Soft skills, as a learning domain are referred to with many names; a positive term for these behaviors is Life/Career Abilities. In this session discover the best practices to be intentional and systematic in Family and Consumer Science courses for developing Life/Career competencies. The hands-on activities in FACS are great opportunities to give students feedback as they develop these behaviors in the classroom and through project-based learning. We must thoughtfully move forward with expectations, instruction and feedback approaches to incorporate this Life/Career domain. This webinar will share information, introduce teaching and assessment resources and have opportunities to share your thoughts with colleagues.

Presented by: Richard D. Jones, Ph.D., CTE Technical Assistance Center

Dick currently works with CTE Technical Assistance Center sharing best practices in CTE and Career Readiness. Dick has worked with educators in all 50 states developing the commitment to school change and skills necessary to better prepare students for the future. Dick served in several leadership capacities for two decades in the New York State Education Department, responsible for implementing leadership programs, curriculum development, professional development, integration of education technology and school improvement. In his four decades as an educator, Dick has shared with hundreds of audiences his passion for learning and vision for the possibilities in schools. He has received his BS. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. He has authored fourteen books on instruction and leadership. His philosophy is "To be an educator; you must never stop being a student.”