Lorie Brunner

Child Development and Parenting | Culinary Arts | Nutrition and Wellness | Principles of Education and Training | Principles of Human Services

Lorie earned her Bachelor's Degrees in Family & Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Lorie taught students at Metro Meridian, an alternative high school in Wichita, KS. Lorie then earned certification in Early Childhood Unified from Fort Hays State and teaches 20 three, four, and five- year old students. It will be interesting teaching them online!

Lorie is continuing her education at Fort Hays State working on her masters for Informational Technology. In her free time, Lorie enjoys machine embroidery and cooking. She loves to share her knowledge with others who want to know more about FCS.

Classes

Child Development and Parenting

This one-semester course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with various aspects of child development and parenting. This course covers the fundamental concepts of parenting and the roles and responsibilities of parents. It also covers essential communication skills related to parent-child interaction. In addition, the course covers important workplace qualities and skills, such as positive work ethics, integrity, and time and resource management. It also covers technology and recent trends in parenting.

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts, Semester A, is a one-semester course that is intended to help you gain an understanding of the history and development of the culinary arts. This course covers the basics of nutrition; and health, safety, and sanitation. In addition, the course explains the basic science principles used in cooking and various cooking methods. Finally, the course describes culinary skills required to make a variety of items, ranging from stocks and soups to seafood and poultry to various breads and desserts.

Culinary Arts, Semester B, is a one-semester course that is intended to help you gain an understanding of menu planning, food presentation, and different service styles. This course covers the running of food service establishments and kitchen management skills. In addition, the course explains the personal skills and professional traits needed in the food service industry. Finally, the course covers career opportunities and career management skills.


Nutrition and Wellness

This course will cover basic knowledge about nutrition and wellness such as basic concepts of nutrition, the digestive and metabolic processes, nutrient requirements, dietary guidelines, importance of physical fitness, community health issues, food management, and careers in the field of nutrition and wellness.

Principles of Education and Training

Course A: This one-semester course is intended to help familiarize you with career opportunities in the education and training career cluster. This course covers career opportunities in the three pathways in the education and training cluster—administration, education, and professional support. In addition, the course covers personal and professional skills that are necessary for a career in this field.

Course B: This one-semester course is intended to help familiarize you with teaching strategies as well as the importance of child growth and development for educators. This course explains child development, health, nutrition, and safety requirements for children. In addition, the course covers teaching strategies as well as technologies that can aid educators.

Principles of Human Services

Principles of Health Science, semester A is the first part of a two-semester course. It is designed to help you get an overview of healthcare careers relating to therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. You will learn about the history of health care in the United States, job opportunities in the five healthcare systems, the qualifications and skills required to work in the healthcare sector, and factors that are important in a workplace environment such as communication skills, knowledge of laws and ethics related to health care, and knowledge of health and wellness.

Principles of Health Science, semester B is the second part of a two-semester course. It is designed to help as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the human body systems and learn career skills related to health care. You will learn medical terminology, human anatomy, homeostasis, and different stages of human life. You will also learn about the personal qualities and professional skills that will help you succeed in the healthcare sector.