Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FCCLA Competitive Event Chair/ Interior Design Habitat for Humanity

At the 2010 FCCLA state conference I volunteered to help with the state competitive event Interior Design-Habitat for Humanity. I attended the mandatory meeting to train each event chair in the spring and then co-chaired the event at state. We met with the student participating in the even the night before the event. The day of the event we filled out all paperwork needed and helped the judged get set up. We also helped the judges understand the score sheet and the project by giving examples.

I wish more schools would participate in this event. It is a very worth while cause and it gives students real world experience dealing with a budget. What I like most about this is that a person receiving a Habitat home was one of the judges. Directions for this project are easy to understand and perfect for lower levels of Interior Design or can be made harder for older students. I have my Interior Design students do this project every year as midterm and they really learn many skills. This project reinforces the concepts they have already learned and teaches them new ones as well.

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