It hardly seems possible that it’s been nearly an entire year since I last posted to this blog! It turns out that time really does fly when you’re researching and writing a new FACS classroom resource! Particularly when that project is based on incorporating engineering into the FACS curriculum! As a FACS teacher, I really never expected to include engineering in my classroom instruction. However, with the current emphasis on the STEAM initiative, it seemed like a FACS instructional need that just had to be addressed.
So I set about educating myself on the subject of engineering and its relationship to FACS. Color me astonished when I discovered that FACS and Engineering are a perfect pairing!
Light bulb moment!
The end result of this epiphany and many months of work was the creation of FACS: Full STEAM Ahead, Engineering A Design For The Future, a series of 20 lessons applying STEAM concepts based on 21st century FACS careers. It includes tons of support materials so that you don’t have do your own research. (You’re welcome!) Check it out on our website at www.freshfacs.com.
FACS: Full STEAM Ahead has become more than the title of our latest resource, it’s become our theme for 2018! We plan to update two of our most popular existing resources incorporating STEAM concepts and the FACS Engineering Design Process that we’ve developed. Cooking Up A Cool Career and Cooking Up Success will be the first Fresh FACS resources to receive the STEAM treatment, but they won’t be the last!
We will also be publishing our first-ever magazine/catalog in 2018! This exciting and useful publication will include activities and information that you can use in your FACS classroom and best of all it will be FREE! Follow Fresh FACS on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for information on how to receive your FREE copy or go to our website and add your name to our mailing list today. We anticipate that the magazine/catalog will be ready to mail in late February or early March.
2018 is going to be an exciting year for Fresh FACS! We hope you’ll join us on this STEAM-powered adventure!
Wishing all our FACS friends the very best in this New Year!