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COLUMBIA — Amanda Klenke will spend her first year as a full-time teacher in the brand new facilities of Battle High School. She is half of the two-person Family and Consumer Sciences Department and will teach classes in child development, family studies, teen issues and interior design. The department will inhabit facilities that include a sewing lab, day care and science classrooms.
The department will also have 10 late model RealCare Baby Infant Simulators for students to learn about the responsibilities of child care, Klenke said. The simulators will cry at random intervals requiring students to determine if they need feeding, burping, rocking or changing diapers. The simulator then will record the event’s level of success for teachers to evaluate later.
Klenke said her child development students will get to use the simulators in the classroom while her advanced child development students will be able to take them home for a more realistic experience.