Isaac Tarbell, a graduate student in the Educational and School Psychology Department, will evaluate a Pennsylvania Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America STAR event.
STAR events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:
- Cooperative: Teams work to accomplish specific goals
- Individualized: An individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
- Competitive: Individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria.
Tarbell will be evaluating Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood Education, an individual event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their ability to use knowledge and skills gained from their enrollment in an occupational early childhood program. Participants must prepare a portfolio and a resource container. On site, participants must plan and present to evaluators an activity related to the theme in response to a case study provided during the event and an oral presentation describing the activity. His participation, input, and support is invaluable to the students who have worked hard with their projects and activities to prepare for the STAR events.
The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a national career and technical student organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Educational and School Psychology