More than Home Ec: Encompassing All Components of Family and Consumer Sciences

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program (Fulbright DAST) 2023 Project Information

Project Overview

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Location: Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province, Vietnam

Project Dates: Possible to take place between January – August 2023

Project Length: 6 weeks

Summary: A U.S. educator specializing in STEM and Family and Consumer Science will share their skills with Vietnamese educators to boost interdisciplinary learning, establish STEM clubs, and run a STEM fair.

Host Institution Information

Name: Nguyen Quang Dieu Gifted High School

Type: Secondary school


About: Nguyen Quang Dieu Gifted High Schoolwas established in 2011 in Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province, about 165 km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The school covers an area of 1,575 square meters with 45 classrooms, three computer rooms, three laboratories, a library, a canteen, a small football field, a sports hall, and a dormitory. Currently, the school has 73 teachers and 1,154 students. The school anticipates operating fully in-person by early 2023.

Project Information

Background: Developing a strong understanding for Family and Consumer Science (FCS), and STEM more generally, among educators and staff is an educational goal for Nguyen Quang Dieu Gifted High School. The study of Family and Consumer Science (FCS) fits in with the schools broader STEM program which seems to empower students to successfully manage the challenges of living and working in a rapidly changing workforce and global society.

Goals: The U.S. educator will provide educators and staff at the Nguyen Quang Dieu Gifted High School with quality training on best practices in interdisciplinary FCS and STEM instruction and curriculum design, as well as, more generally, classroom management. In addition, the U.S. educator may help establish extracurricular STEM clubs and help organize a research project competition science fair. As a result of the project, educators and staff will be able to implement curriculum designed to help students master a complex set of essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and knowledge needed to achieve quality of life. Successfully implemented projects will be used as a model to replicate in other schools in the local or gift talented community.

Activities: Leading seminars, workshops, or other teacher professional development for educators; conducting needs assessments, surveys, institutional or programmatic research; consulting with administrators and/or instructors on faculty development; developing academic curricula or educational materials; other education capacity building activities that meet host institution goals

Target Beneficiaries: Educators and staff

Qualifications of Selected Applicant

Teaching Level: Secondary (grades 7-12)

Years of Teaching Experience: 3+ years required

Subject Area Expertise: Curriculum Specialist, Family and Consumer Science, Guidance/School Counseling

Language Requirement: None

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