Finding Home in FCS for Innovative Multidisciplinary University-Wide Global Engagement Minor
Presented by Sharleen Kato
An innovative new multidisciplinary Global Engagement Minor (GEM) will be housed in and administered by the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department at Seattle Pacific University beginning next year. The establishment of a GEM is a strategic move to globalize the university-wide curriculum across all majors and schools while integrating study abroad or other international experiences. The goal is to prepare students for success in a global economy, but more importantly, for lives of compassionate service that reflect the vision and commitment to global and cultural engagement, reconciliation, and human flourishing. This session outlines how and why FCS took the lead in promoting globalization of university-wide curriculum and how such leadership can sustain and nourish programs in the future.
Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Intervention Strategies
Presented by LaPorchia Davis, Lurline Whittaker, Duvon Winborne, and Diana Sekayi
A significant portion of the US population is categorized as obese. This study investigates techniques to educate parents/children that positively impact Body Mass Index (BMI), and includes nutrition workshops that inform and empower parents to make better food and eating choices for the improvement of children’s health, while honoring cultural preferences.
CANCELLED: Connecting Pre-Service FCS Teachers to In-Service FCS Teachers
Presented by Carol Erwin and Toni Wiese
Providing experiences for pre-service teachers to connect with in-service teachers gives them a chance to network with future colleagues, as well as become more prepared for the realities of the job as 6-12 FCS teachers. Strategies used at Wayne State College in Nebraska will be shared. The session will conclude with brainstorming ideas and opportunities involving FCCLA, Department of Education updates, and regional meetings.
Publishing Research: Understanding Metrics and Journal Importance
Presented by Amy Harden and Alice Spangler
During this session, an overview of metrics used to gauge prestige and impact of professional journals will be discussed. This discussion will include the metrics for consideration when selecting a journal and submitting a manuscript. An extensive list of journals representing the broad scope of FCS content will be shared. Specific metrics include impact factor, 5-year impact factor, H-index, and SJR quartiles. In addition, information about individual author metrics will be introduced. Participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences with journal metrics and provide tips for use and interpretation.
CANVAS in the FCS Classroom
Presented by Erin McGrath
CANVAS, a learning management system, allows students and teachers to communicate freely in real time. Assessments, group discussions, projects, and videos can all be uploaded to the site for easy access. Many other tools and functionality are available for educators to increase student engagement. CANVAS has already surfaced through K-12 education and will continue to grow as more technology is integrated into our classrooms and curriculum. The presenter will provide an overview of the system and share examples of how CANVAS can be utilized in the FCS classroom.
Making Experiential Learning a True Learning Experience
Presented by Kristie Storms
This session will explore the PERT model or approach to experiential learning. This model involves pre-reflection, participation in the experience, reflection on the experience, and then discussion of how the experience can be applied in or transferred to their lives. The session will include examples of how the model has been used in FCS secondary and post-secondary programs. The presenter will share outcomes from her classroom, including community partnerships and memorable student experiences. Additionally, attendees will receive resources for implementation of experiential learning projects into their own classes.
Family and Consumer Sciences Activities for our Planet's Future
Presented by Carole Makela
By mid-century, the world will be home to nearly 10 billion people. This number is nearly 2 billion more than today’s population. All of these people will be trying to satisfy their needs for food, shelter, employment, energy, and health. In 'thinking globally and acting locally', this session will present hands-on activities examining resource use in different countries. The activities focus on the roles individuals and families play to conserve resources, consume less, and be conscientious global citizens. Lesson plans will be shared by the presenter.
Playing the Medicare Game
Presented by Ida Marie Snorteland, CFCS-Retired
For many, Medicare can be difficult to understand. Family and Consumer Sciences can have a major impact on individuals turning 65, as they need to enroll in Medicare or if they have been on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for 24 months. FCS professionals can help individuals understand all aspects of Medicare. This session will provide an explanation of what Medicare is and define the coverages of Part A, B, C, and D. Enrollment steps, timeline, and costs will be explained. The presenter will describe coverage options and Medicare rights.
Mental Health Concerns Among College Students
Presented by Sherry Bachus
Mental disorders are prevalent among college students and these disorders appear to be increasing in number and severity. Currently, there is a major concern to understand and to address behavioral, emotional and mental health problems among students. Researchers have explored stressors which may lead to psychological problems and have found that colleges are still ill-equipped to deal with the mental healthcare needs of college students. The session will review the research and identify the role that colleges can play in creating best practices to effectively address mental health issues among college students.
The Art of Negotiation: Building a Professional Toolkit for Women
Presented by Lisa LeBleu and Teresa Collard
Negotiation has typically been viewed as a masculine skill. However, women need to develop and hone their negotiation skills in order to ensure that they have equitable standing in financial and professional endeavors. This interactive session will address the most important negotiation skills: establishing connection, listening, use of verbal and nonverbal skills, and knowledge of situation. Developing confidence and preparing women to be strong and successful in negotiations is the primary focus of this session.
Examining the Hottest New Global Food Trend: Culinary Tourism
Presented by Lisa Brooks
This engaging session will explore one of the hottest new food trends in the hospitality and tourism industry, culinary tourism. Attendees will learn how the hospitality and tourism industry defines culinary tourism and examine some of the most popular culinary tourism destinations in the world. The impact and popularity of culinary tourism will be explored. Attendees will examine practical applications of culinary tourism by examining effective ways to attract culinary tourists. Additional resources on culinary tourism will be provided.
Clayton Fresh: Growing Real Awareness with Clayton Youth
Presented by Rebecca Hardeman
The nutrition habits formed, decisions made, and knowledge gained during childhood can have a significant impact on future health. The Clayton Fresh mobile market and youth programs work to address poor diets, inactivity, knowledge of foods and where they come from, and also access to fruits and vegetables. The direct objectives of Clayton Fresh programs are to disseminate research-based information about the importance of a balanced diet, challenging youth to try new foods, and exposing the urban youth population to Georgia’s rich agricultural existence. The program’s focus areas are the Pizza Farm, the school-based curriculum, the summer programming, and the special events/workshops.
Photogrammetry for Clothing Application: Challenging Fabric Surfaces
Presented by Jinhee Nam, Victoria Shamel, and Diana Saiki
Photogrammetry takes multiple 2D still images from different views, tracks their overlapping areas, and reconstructs 3D digital images. It has been used widely for mapping of geographic features, buildings, architecture, and museum artifacts. 3D body scanning has been used to be an important tool for the fashion industry and research fields. This session will describe how photogrammetry, a vision-based 3D restructuring technology, can be used in the apparel and textiles field. The use of photogrammetry has many potential possibilities as an alternative cost-effective method for the apparel and textiles industry to use in sizing, fit, and 3D modeling. Results from a pilot study will be shared.
Employer-Supported Career Prep Workshops for Students
Presented by Barbara Stewart, Marcella Norwood, and Shirley Ezell
Student placement and career success are major objectives of FCS programs. This session shares a two-part sequence of employer-supported career preparation workshops. Session participants are encouraged to consider how this sequence can be applied in their setting. The first part of the sequence includes workshops, such as Dress for Success, Resume Writing, Interviewing Techniques, and Executive Table Talks. The second part of the sequence, two weeks later, includes a keynote speaker/panel and fast-paced actual interviews for internships, part-time jobs, and career positions. Employers are involved throughout the workshops.
Universities Partner to Deliver FCS ED Certification Courses
Presented by Jan Bowers and Jane Walker
As part of the National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare, and Support FCS Educators, universities are collaborating to offer online courses for FCS educator certification. During this session, institutions can learn how they can contribute courses for the online bank. Potential students can learn how to access courses from the online bank to meet their licensure needs. This collaborative effort is a national example of a way to share online courses, faculty and students with other institutions. This session will answer questions and help recruit institutional partners and students.
Fundraising Tips and Strategies for Affiliates
Presented by Jessica Macelle Parks
This session will highlight a fundraising campaign used in the Georgia affiliate to generate student scholarships. Specifically, the goal was to generate $500 scholarships for 5 students for the next 5 years. Strategies and tips learned from the affiliate’s successful efforts will be shared.