This summer program objective is to assist high school
Family and Consumer Sciences teachers who have interest in teaching a high
school interior design course or would like to update their knowledge of
interior design. Each workshop is limited to 20 teachers. We encourage you to
apply early to ensure a place in the workshop.
The workshop will consist of 7 hours of face-to-face
training followed by access to a multitude of classroom resources and
discussion opportunities with fellow FCS teachers through the online database
BlackBoard. There are three workshop dates offered this summer of which you
will indicate your preference in the application:
- Thursday, July 28th from 10am-5pm at the Ball State Campus, Applied Technology
Building in Muncie, IN
During this workshop, teachers will learn the latest
information on the profession of interior design and the different career
options for their students. There will also be an overview of the technology
programs and software that are taught at the college level and used in the
field today. Teachers will gain knowledge on selecting an accredited college, the
different professional interior design associations, and the exam for
professional certification (NCIDQ). Ball State students’ and professional
firms’ projects will be shared as examples along with project ideas for the
high school level. Textbooks and resources for the classroom will also be
Following the workshop, teachers will have access to a
BlackBoard site including resources such as possible textbooks, PowerPoints,
online articles and magazines, YouTube videos, discussion boards, and other
materials to assist in the development of an interior design course. Through
this site, teachers can communicate with Ball State interior design professors
and other FCS high school teachers on classroom ideas.
The Teachers’ Design Forum is only $60 and lunch will be
provided. The last day to register (submit application and check) is July 1st. Envelopes must be
postmarked by that date. If you register before April 25th, the cost is only $50. Instructions for
mailing are included in the application form.
To download the Application click here (PDF)
If you have any questions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-285-1471.