Webinar: The Career Pathways in the FCS Classroom (Spring, 2019)



Presenter(s)

Ashley Nelson, CFCS, Outreach and Professional Development Manager, FCCLA
Caitlin Osbourne, Membership Manager, FCCLA

About the Session

Inspire career confidence in your FCS classroom by illustrating the broad scope of the career options available in the FCS Career Pathway courses. Learn how to integrate FCCLA tools and resources to bring career exploration to life! This webinar will be a “can’t miss” for FCCLA Advisers and FCS teachers who want to ensure they are showcasing the Career Pathways focus in their courses through FCCLA integration.

 After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Gain understanding of the career pathways related to FCS;
  • Learn how to incorporate lessons on the career pathways in the classroom;
  • Explore other career pathway tools and resources; and
  • Discuss methods of teaching career pathways in FCS curriculum.

About the Presenter(s)

Ashley Nelson, CFCS, is the Outreach and Professional Development Manager on the FCCLA National Staff in Reston, VA and former Family and Consumer Science teacher in MN.  She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Family Social Sciences and her Masters of Education in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Minnesota. She is an active member of the National, Virginia and Minnesota affiliates of AAFCS. In addition she is the author of Learning ZoneXpress curriculum 50 App Activities for Life Skills, 50 Apps for Careers and 50 Apps for Food Safety and Sanitation and her blog ashleysfacsoflife.blogspot.com.  Ashley has had many careers leading her to, and preparing her for the FCS profession, including retail work in a national craft store, and careers in hospitality, including resort management and apartment leasing.  She is always searching for new ways to help FCS Educators and FCCLA advisers be successful and recognized. #Sayyestofcs


Caitlin
Osbourne is the Membership Manager at National FCCLA.  She started working for FCCLA in September of 2015. Prior to joining the FCCLA team, she attended college at Christopher Newport University where she majored in Communications. While attending Christopher Newport University, she participated in several extracurricular activities including the women’s lacrosse team, an honors society and sorority. Although her school did not offer FCCLA, Caitlin thoroughly enjoyed participating in several Family and Consumer Science courses throughout her educational career. Her job at FCCLA entails working with advisers to affiliate their members, managing the Alumni & Associates program and assisting with national conference registrations. Getting to know wonderful advisers who dedicate their time and effort to FCCLA is easily the best part of her job.





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