Learn more about this year's Educational Sessions!

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Sunday, June 23rd, 8:30am-4:30pm

     Pre-Conference Workshop: Preparing an Accreditation Self-Study Report (Complimentary with Full or One-Day registration purchase)
Presented by Frances Andrews, CFCS; Lynda Martin; Lizabeth Self-Mullens; Amy  Yates; Carol Anderson, CFCS; Donna Bell; Melinda Anderson; and Lori Myers, CFCS

The Self-Study Report is the single most important document a Unit presents to the Council for Accreditation for determining a Unit's readiness for a Site Visit. This hands-on workshop provides TIPS for preparing a report, handouts and examples from Unit's having successfully experienced the process, and sample program assessment ideas. A "fair" finds Units that have successfully gone through the process sharing their experience and providing insight and wisdom.

Monday, June 24th, 1:30pm-2:30pm

      Lessons Learned From Partnerships to Provide Youth With Summer Work Experiences

Presented by Ani Yazedjian, Daniel Lannin, and Leandra Parris

Youth aged 15-24 participated in the Champaign Area Relationship Education for Youth (CARE4U) program, which includes workforce readiness and financial literacy education. In 2018, CARE4U partnered with 35 local businesses to provide summer job opportunities for 72 at-risk students. Come to  discuss strategies for forming and maintaining such partnerships and learn about some of the empirical findings regarding summer employment and changes in knowledge and behaviors.

     “Escape” Traditional Teaching Strategies and Motivate Students to Learn!
Presented by Brittany Rebuck

Are you bored of PowerPoint after PowerPoint? Are you stuck in a teaching rut? Do you want to shake up your teaching? Do you want your students to be excited and motivated about learning? Then escape rooms are for you! Join us for an interactive session where you will learn by doing! If you Google escape/breakout rooms, you could quickly become overwhelmed. So why not attend this session and see what all the hype is about? Both traditional and digital versions will be explored and discussed. No previous experience with escape rooms/ breakouts needed. Please bring an internet enabled device.

     Youth Financial Education Research Priorities: Using Evidence to Identify Effective Practices in Financial Capability
Presented by Meina Banh

Where and when during childhood and adolescence do people acquire the foundations of financial capability? How can teachers, financial education practitioners, and researchers evaluate program successes? Learn more about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Youth Financial Education Research Priorities and how the Bureau is using research to help uncover answers to these fundamental questions. This session will include a discussion on previous research that has been done and opportunities to fund future research through a Call for Papers.

     The Blue Zones: Powerful Lessons For Living Well
Presented by Lisa Brooks

Do you want to discover secrets to health and vitality? In this engaging session, explore research on the Blue Zones, places in the world where higher percentages of the population live astoundingly long lives while retaining their health and vitality.  Learn how to apply these lessons to optimize your potential to live a longer, healthier, happier life. 

      Collegiate Assembly Meeting—The FCS Body of Knowledge in the Undergraduate Program
Presented by Amy Yates

The Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge is key to success in the undergraduate program. What strategies are effective for incorporating the Core Concepts, Integrative Elements, and Cross-Cutting Themes into a core and/or throughout a program of study? The Body of Knowledge elements are essential for understanding and comprehending this profession's approach to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

Monday, June 24th, 2:45pm-3:45pm

     Involving College Students in Promoting FCS: A Month-by-Month Plan
Presented by Nicole Graves, CFCS, CFCS-HDFS

Find out how college FCS majors and members of an AAFCS/FCCLA student organization worked to increase the visibility of FCS during the 2018/2019 academic year by collaborating with other degree programs on campus, libraries, FCS classroom teachers, FCS retired teachers, and FCCLA advisors. Examples include conducting “Say Yes to FCS” workshops, distributing “Say Yes to FCS” bookmarks and bracelets, posting information on social media, displaying a “Say Yes to FCS” holiday tree, and helping with the iTeachU Event (showcased in Nov/Dec 18 issue of Techniques magazine).

     Step Onto the Global Stage—IFHE World Congress 2020!
Presented by Bev Card, CFCS and Janine Duncan, CFCS

Join us to learn about exciting opportunities at the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) World Congress 2020, including presenting, volunteering, and connecting with professionals from around the world. It’s a great opportunity to expand your leadership into the global scene!

     Revising the FCS Teacher Standards: Aligning For the 21st Century
Presented by Nancy Shepherd, CFCS; Susan Turgeson, CFCS; Deborah Handy, CFCS; and Mari Borr, CFCS

The national standards for teachers of family and consumer sciences (FCS) represent a model of what a new teacher in FCS should know and be able to do. In this session, learn about the recent revision process of the standards, including the addition of stand-alone standards for lab management and wellness. The NATEFACS Board will describe the revision process, rationale regarding changes, and implications for the teacher educator and the classroom.

     Best Papers in the 2018 Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
Presented by Sharon DeVaney, CFCS

Winners of the Best Papers award in Nutrition, Education, Family Studies, Personal Finance, Housing, Textiles, and Professional Issues will present brief summaries of their papers. Also, find out who will receiving the Outstanding Paper and an Emerging Scholar awards!

Learn about all  our Best Paper Winners here! 

     Online Food Safety Education Meets Society’s Demand

Presented by Surine Greenway; Jeanne Brandt; Bridget Morrisroe-Aman; Joey Peutz, CFCS; Sendy Martinez; and Glenda Hyde

Home food preservation remains popular. To meet online information demands from consumers, Extension Service teams have focused efforts on incorporating digital platforms into food safety/preservation education. Consumers can access information, step-by-step instruction, responses to questions, and volunteer training to ensure safe and healthy home-preserved products. Five separate ways to educate consumers and volunteers with digital platforms will be highlighted in this session, including adapting traditional face-to-face delivery content to access digitally.

     FERM Emerging Scholars Award Recipients – Where Are They Now?
Presented by Lorna Wounded Head, CFCS, CPFFE

The Family Economics and Resource Management Community recognizes doctoral students who demonstrate outstanding potential to make significant contributions to the understanding of individuals and families, and the context in which they make family economic and resource management decisions with the Emerging Scholars Award. This session is an opportunity to hear from past award winners about how their research has contributed to the body of knowledge in family and consumer sciences.

Monday, June 24th, 4:00pm-5:00pm

      Living Our Values and Mission: Dialogue and Action on Controversial Issues—Family Separation as a Case

Presented by Carole Makela; Virginia Vincenti, CFCS; Jody Roubanis, CFCS; and Deborah Tippett, CFCS

With complex issues, it is essential to critically think and advocate based on our professional values and mission. This can be done individually or in collaboration with others to identify and clarify current situations, alternative actions, and impacts on individuals, families, and communities. Using different sources and weighing relevant evidence and trends reflecting the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge and its emphasis on ethical reasoning, issues will be examined by identifying causes, short- and long-term consequences, and rational and ethical justifiable course(s) of action.

     You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader: Tools for Making a Difference Where You Are Now 

Presented by Ani Yazedjian and Michael Newman

In this session, explore the topic of leadership and learn about the skills family and consumer sciences professionals need to be a successful leader. Using both instructional and interactive formats,  you will investigate the main themes from a leadership book, find out about a leadership mindset, and gain specific strategies to use immediately to benefit your workplace, even without a leadership title. You’ll be asked to reflect on your own perceptions of leadership and your current leadership skill set.

     Framework for Family & Consumer Sciences in Career & Technical Education

Presented by Lisa Stange, Robert VanDyke, and Reno Palombit

Review the graphic that had been developed collaboratively with FCS affiliates to convey a national unifying framework for the role of FCS in CTE. CTE pathways are incorporated into career cluster areas aligning program areas to demonstrate validity of the program area. The framework’s purpose is to provide a more consistent application of FCS within CTE programming that aligns to the FCS National Standards 3.0.  The framework showcases how FCS equips students with foundational employability skills that are a part of all CTE pathways and specific CTE pathways aligned to the FCS field.

     Helping Graduate Students Develop a Research Path

Presented by Sharon DeVaney, CFCS

A panel, including three associate editors of the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ) and an assistant professor,  will answer questions and provide suggestions for master's and doctoral students as they develop their research. The Editor of the FCSRJ will moderate.

     Adapting a Youth Program for Hispanic/Latino Audience

Presented by Jackie Amende, Surine Greenway, and Liliana Vega

Learn how a youth entrepreneurship program was adapted to effectively educate Hispanic/Latino youth. This program was adapted because of different motivations, aspirations, and trends related to Hispanic/Latino youth culture. Understand the research behind strategies used to adapt a Hispanic/Latino youth program and walk away with information on how to adapt a developed program for Hispanic/Latino audiences and cultural tips for making a Hispanic/Latino youth program successful.

     AAFCS Professional Certification—Your Seal of Approval

Presented by Deborah Handy, CFCS and Gregg McCullough, CFCS

Explore AAFCS Professional Certification! Learn about the AAFCS professional certifications, how to become certified, and how to maintain certification.

Tuesday, June 25th, 10:00am-12:00pm

i3: Inspiration--Innovation--Impact 
Learn more about this round table session! 

Tuesday, June 25th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

     Picking Up the Pieces and Moving Ahead: Collaboration and Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

Presented by Mary Warnock, Wanda Figueroa Fuentes, Mary Keith, Madeline Fernandini-Morales, and Juanita Mendenhall, CFCS

Come to hear from a four member panel on collaborations between the International Home Economics Services, Inc. (IHES); Disaster Assistance Partnerships for Home Economics Programs (DAP); University of Puerto Rico (PR) and the PRAFCS affiliate, with emphasis on assistance to home economics programs recovering from devastation after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Additionally, learn  how home food preservation training empowers the public in food science/nutrition best practices and how a "Call to Action for Puerto Rico" initiated the collection and shipping of needed supplies.

     Diversity Matters

Presented by Jacqueline Holland, CFCS-HDFS

The  Diversity and Inclusiveness Task Force will share findings from a previous AAFCS surveys and a new survey regarding diversity and inclusiveness issues. They will also facilitate discussion on best practices to support diversity on the local and national level.

     HyperDocs: A Classroom Teaching Tool
Presented by Aubrey Turnbow

A HyperDoc is a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheets method and shifting the way you instruct with technology. They are created to engage, educate, and inspire collaborative learning. They encourage students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills through linked tasks. Learn about HyperDocs and how you can use them in your classroom! 

     Assembly of Higher Education Business and Program Meeting—FCS Research

Presented by Lawrence Ganong, Scott Hall, and Sharon DeVaney, CFCS

The Assembly of Higher Education and the Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research are joining forces to share research, connect research colleagues, and hone research skills in a three-part time period. This session sets the stage for “FCS Research: Presenting, Connecting, and Expanding Skills, Parts 1 and 2”.

More information coming soon! 

     20 Years of Innovative, Active Recruitment to Family & Consumer Sciences

Presented by Duane Whitbeck and Sheila Cook

At Pittsburg State University, we have held an FCS Career Day for 20 years--one of over 30 recruitment strategies that we use within the department.  At this session, you’ll learn about PSU’s recruitment plan and see visuals of events and creations used to spark interest in family and consumer sciences as a major field of study. Highlighted will be our new free teacher subscription to monthly resources and bling for use in your classrooms. We will focus on relationship-building with teachers, state FCCLA organizations, and admissions.

     Living on My Own 

Presented by Patti Wooten Swanson and Derrick Robinson

At this session, you’ll receive a brief overview of the current housing status and challenges of low-income youth and young adults seeking to transition to independent living, including problems of housing insecurity. You’ll also learn about the new Money Talks 3-module money management program, "Living on My Own" (LOMO), that addresses financial aspects of finding, securing, and sustaining affordable housing. Additionally, you’ll have an opportunity to complete an interactive web/mobile-based activity illustrating how LOMO can be used to improve household resource decision-making.

     Using Alternative Evaluation in a Cooking and Physical Activity Club for Elementary Students

Presented by Michelle Krehbiel, Ashley Walther, Tara Dunker, and Lisa Franzen-Castle

WeCook: Fun with Food & Fitness is a twelve-week after-school club for fourth and fifth grade students attending Title I schools. The goal of the program is to engage youth in preparing healthy snacks and participating in physical activity to improve nutrition knowledge, food preparation skills, and their overall health. At this session, you’ll learn how alternative evaluation such as healthy plate photos and activity trackers were used to measure the success of the program, and the advantages and disadvantages of using alternative evaluation techniques.  Program results indicate that youth have gained nutrition knowledge and food preparation skills and have increased their physical activity—learn how the program was implemented and what led to its success.

Tuesday, June 25th, 3:15pm-4:15pm

     The Food $ense Program Builds Healthy, Resilient Communities

Presented by Margaret Jenkins and Nanette Neal

Food insecurity is a chronic problem in Ohio, as reported by SNAP Education and local food pantry data showing a 12% increase in the number of individuals seeking food assistance between 2013 and 2018.  Ohioans spend more on health care than all but 17 states, and Ohio ranks among the highest in diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular deaths. Learn how the Food $ense Program is developing a collaborative partnership between OSU Extension Impact Areas, a faith-based Mobile Food Pantry, and a local healthcare provider to address the food insecurity and social determinants of health. Brainstorm with your fellow attendees to create similar opportunities in your own community and identify ways to incorporate community gardening into your educational programs!

     Be the Linchpin in Your Organization

Presented by Lorna Wounded Head, CFCS, CPFFE

Family and consumer sciences  professionals work in dynamic organizations. The emphasis on programming and the approach used changes based on the needs of individuals, families, and communities. An FCS professional must be able to meet the demands of the audience but cannot be a jack-of-all-trades. A linchpin is a person who is vital to an organization--someone who understands how changing issues affect the needs of their audience. Learn how you can become the linchpin in your organization by identifying that one characteristic that makes you indispensable!

     From Our Family to Your Classroom

Presented by Paula Tripp, CFCS; Kathleen Reeves; Lizzie Tripp; Sarah Tripp; and Jennifer Davis

Join our family's discussion of powerful teaching opportunities in health and wellness, nutrition, early childhood/elementary reading, and interior design!  Whether you are in a Cooperative Extension, public school, higher education, or a related setting, you'll want to hear the professionals from each of these areas share lifespan societal issues they see and learn how family and consumer sciences educators can better address those issues. Plus, discuss how teacher educators can more effectively prepare certification students to impact others in these topics.

     FCS Research: Presenting, Connecting, and Expanding Skills, Part 1

Presented by Amy Harden; Melinda Anderson; Barbara Stewart, CFCS; and Bronwyn Fees

Learn from experienced and emerging researchers  while connecting with others who have similar interests to explore potential collaborations, and expanding their skills. The Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge cross-cutting themes will serve as the focus of this three-part event. More information coming soon!

     A Soft Place to Land, A Solid Place to Stand: Yoga, Meditation, and the Science of Resilience and Hope

Presented by Treisha Peterson

Learn about the research into and the study of hope and resilience with the practice and traditions of yoga, mindfulness, and breathing techniques. These practices can help students develop cognitive and daily habits that promote emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being during times of struggle, stress, and strain. Dr. Brene Brown suggests that the best way to move information from our head to our heart is through our hands--you’ll engage in motion and emotion activities that stimulate adaptive internal dialogue and create habits for positive change.

     POP Club Gets Youth Excited About and Shopping at the Farmers’ Market

Presented by Dayna Fentress

POP Club is a youth club at the farmers' market that is designed to get youth and their parents to come to the market and spend money. Learn about the group’s activities,  designed to increase a child's knowledge base about where their food comes from, how farm operations work, how plants grow, how vendors sell at the market, and what foods they should be consuming—plus financial management concepts!  You’ll leave the session with the tools to create your own POP Club at your local farmers’ market!

     Becoming an Intentional Family

Presented by Nicole McAninch, Karen Melton, and Haley Fenn

In today’s pluralistic and rapid-paced society, families often have little clarity and capacity for knowing who they are and what they want to achieve as a family. Learn about the Intentional Family Process, a theoretically-based four-step model designed to help families cultivate and maintain their identity by developing a personalized family plan unique to their goals. You’ll also gain access to web-based resources that support families in cultivating and maintaining a family identity.

     Support and Highlight Your Programs: Apply for Teacher of the Year
Presented by Derrick Fogg; Candice Hancock; Kathleen Mellenberg; Dawn Oler; Karen Roberts; Jenny Lee Watson, CFCS; and Melody Weatherford, CNWE

Learn from a panel of Affiliate and former AAFCS Teachers of the Year! They will present their experiences with the application process,  and share  why being Teacher of the Year is a valuable credential and a stepping stone to a more active leadership role in the association. You’ll receive guidance as to how to maneuver through the application,  and affiliate leaders can learn more about the value of shaping affiliate applications to align with the national award application.

Tuesday, June 25th, 4:30pm-5:30pm

     Strategies for Connecting With and Promoting the FCS Field Through Social Media

Presented Amber Tankersley and Goldie Prelogar, CPFFE

Social media can be a powerful tool in promoting our work in family and consumer sciences to a variety of audiences. The more we share with others, the stronger we will become.  Gain effective strategies used by the family and consumer sciences (FCS) faculty at the presenters’ university that have helped to build and sustain connections with students, graduates, FCS teachers, and the community as a whole. Some of our successful campaigns have included "Money Monday" and "Sewing Saturday."   You’ll leave this session with the ability to immediately implement the strategies discussed.

     Connecting the Dots: Utilizing Book Clubs for Young, Emerging, and Practicing Professionals

Presented by Monica Lieblong, CFCS and Rebekah Luong

Outside resources strongly support the educational experiences we provide in family and consumer sciences (FCS) classrooms, departments, and organizations. By utilizing book clubs, professionals can collaborate and apply real-world application in a variety of settings.  Professional development is important to every career and book clubs are one way to promote individual and collaborative development. Attend this session to explore resources and practice this technique through experiential learning.

     Financial Planning for Common Life Events

Presented by Barbara O’Neill, CFCS, CPFFE

At this session, you’ll discuss common life events involving changes in interpersonal relationships (e.g., marriage, parenting, and divorce) and/or large purchases (buying a car, leasing a car, and buying a house). Each of these events has personal finance implications. Learn about sixteen life events with current research findings followed by a few key specific action steps for each life event. The content is based on a 2018 webinar that was conducted for military personal finance counselors. Walk away with tasks to put on your personal financial “to do” list!

     FCS Research: Presenting, Connecting, and Expanding Skills, Part 2

Presented by Amy Harden; Melinda Anderson; Barbara Stewart, CFCS; and Bronwyn Fees

Experienced and emerging researchers have opportunity to make presentations while connecting with others who have similar interests to explore potential collaborations, and expanding their skills. The Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge cross-cutting themes serve as the focus. More information coming soon! 

     Making the Grade: Standards-Based Grading and the Future of Assessment

Presented by Anne Etten and Charlene Kelley

After a combined  34 years of experience, we have asked ourselves many times, "Is how I'm grading my classes really working? Am I really assessing what students have learned or am I grading how well they jump through hoops?  How do I curb cheating?"  After a major philosophical shift, we have some answers.  At this session, you’ll find out how standards-based grading can completely shift your way of teaching. Gain insight into making the shift, troubleshooting concerns, and generating a timeline for making changes without having to feel like you are a first-year teacher all over again.

     Cooking Under Pressure

Presented by Surine Greenway, Becky Hutchings, and Amy Robertson

Studies show that people spend less time preparing meals at home than in the past. At this session, you’ll learn about how to teach a hands-on electric pressure cooker workshop to participants, along with the operation of electric pressure cookers, safe food handling, and health and nutrition incorporation into meal preparation. More than 400 adults and 150 high school-aged youth have attended this hands-on program. You’ll leave with information about how to implement your own hands-on workshops and will receive electronic versions of marketing, presentation, and recipe handouts.

      A Road Never Traveled: Using Autoethnography to Gain Insights for Improving Correctional Education and Reducing Recidivism

Presented by Kyle Roberson

In this session, hear the presenter’s happenstance story that led to a career in correctional education. You’ll be guided through the qualitative research method of autoethnography to help you learn how the method can be used to facilitate change in your workplace. You’ll also gain a clearer understanding of how happenstance and habitudes can play a positive role in correctional education, rehabilitation, and the re-entry efforts of the inmate population, with the goal of lowering recidivism rates.

Wednesday, June 26th, Deep Dives: 8:30am-10:45am 

     Families in Crisis: The Role of FCS in Promoting Wellness
Presented by Marilyn Swierk, CFCS-Retired; Lorna Wounded Head, CFCS, CPFFE; Shawnee Hendershot; and Ida Marie Snorteland, CFCS-Retired

FCS professionals and those they serve are often faced with family crises that may not be a normal part of an FCS program. But they do impact a family’s capacity to cope and a student’s ability to learn, thus the Taking It to the Streets, FERM and FRHD Communities are collaborating to propose a series: FAMILIES IN CRISIS: The Role of FCS in Promoting Wellness, to provide additional background information and ways to enhance our ability in using our expertise and experience to address them. 

      Assessment 202: The Vital Connection--Goals, Objectives, Outcomes, & Assignments/Assessment: A Hands-On Workshop for Higher Education
Presented by Frances Andrews, CFCS; Sue Byrd; Amy Yates; and Lizabeth Self-Mullens

Assessment 202 is a hands-on workshop designed to help participants make the connection from Unit Goals to Assessment Tools for their curricula. Learn how unit goals, program goals, program outcomes, concentration outcomes, and course objectives affect student learning outcomes. Using one of your course syllabi (which participants should bring), you will create a connections chart, suitable for inclusion in a syllabus, including course objectives, major outcomes, unit outcomes, and student learning outcomes, and will select assessment tools that match the student learning outcomes. In addition, you’ll review the unique concepts of the FCS Body of Knowledge identify elements of the Body of Knowledge underlying the content of course objectives.

      Educating and Empowering Through Digital Stories
Presented by Karen Alexander, CFCS; Ashlee Brown; Madeline Gurney; Jennifer Paige; Melanie Schmitt; and Katherine Sobel

Digital storytelling engages and inspires learners of all ages to tell their stories. It is the perfect pedagogy for FCS! Paired with student-centered learning, digital stories promote critical thinking and applied learning. Join us for this interactive, deep-dive session to review the process of digital storytelling and find out about software appropriate for producing the story. You’ll experience the basics of creating your own digital story and receive resources to support digital storytelling in your professional practice. A tablet or laptop is needed for this session.


Wednesday, June 26th, 8:30am-9:30am

     2+2+2=10: Ten Advocacy Concepts to Secure a Seat at the Table

Presented by Gayla Randel, CFCS

Not a day goes by without a story in the media pointing to a need to solve a societal problem, many of which strongly connect to family and consumer sciences. After completing online research, reading "2" books, attending "2" webinars and "2" face-to-face conferences, a "top 10" advocacy concept list has been identified. Learn how to use this list to strengthen your advocacy knowledge to have a better chance at securing a seat at the decision-making table.

     Growing Your FCS Program: It’s All in the STEM!

Presented by Shannon Sheldon

If you have ever pleaded with an administrator not to cut your program, petitioned for more money and resources, or appealed to the student body to enroll in your courses, this is the session for you. Learn how incorporating STEM activities into your Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) curriculum will best leverage your energy and resources to build or expand an exciting and credible FCS program. Leave with activities and resources to use in the classroom and develop an action plan to promote the integration of STEM in FCS curriculum at the school, district, and state levels.

     Using the Transtheoretical Model to Promote Positive Change Among Individuals and Families

Presented by Holly Kihm

In this session, gain insight into the Transtheoretical Model and how the model may be used to promote positive behavior changes among individuals and families. Learn about each step of the model,, along with practical examples and tools to use when working with individuals and families. Principles of the model may be used to promote change in a variety of areas, such as financial stability and physical and mental health.

     Recycle > Restyle > Revamp Fashion Show: What Is It and How Can You Start Your Own?

Presented by Melissa Abner, Erica Spurgeon, and Krystle Gremaud

Learn how to implement a “trash” fashion show into your FCS curriculum. The three categories: recycle, restyle, and revamp, allow for maximum participation in designing for the show, regardless of design skills or creativity, and support the Recycle and Redesign FCCLA Star Event. Examples of designs, show execution, marketing, and student participation will inspire participants to create their own “trash” fashion show. This event increases FCS program awareness and is a great tool to recruit students.

     Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations
More information coming soon!

Wednesday, June 26th, 9:45am-10:45am

     Advocating for Family and Consumer Sciences: Implementing a Framework for Action

Presented by Peggy Wild, CFCS

Advocating for family and consumer sciences is a broad topic that is implemented effectively by individuals and local groups. Join us to consider priority issues and strategies that work when individuals and groups advocate for our profession with policymakers and other decision-makers at national, state, and local levels. Learn how advocacy actions correlate to the Top Ten Advocacy Concepts developed through the Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Initiative.

     Tips & Tricks for Planning a Successful Event
Presented by Ginger Phillips

Have you volunteered or "been volunteered" to plan an education or community event? Were there any surprises along the way such as time investment, contracts, meal function rules, audiovisual detail, budgeting questions? What are good adult education factors to consider? We will identify an event planning checklist, share budgeting secrets for a happy committee (there is always a committee, right?), and resources to keep you from tearing out your hair! This is best suited for the beginning or intermediate professional.

     Infusing STEAM Through Literacy in the Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom

Presented by Julie Barnhart Francis; Lisa Diebel, CFCS; and Cheyenne Driskell

In this session, find out about the importance of literacy throughout FCS and other curriculum, such as math, art, science, and technology. Learn about the successes that we have had while collaborating with other curriculum in the Patton College of Education. See three high-quality picture books and corresponding lessons to accompany them, which will allow you to use cross-collaboration among the subjects mentioned. You’ll also have an opportunity to investigate technology sets that demonstrate range of ability, interest, and age appropriateness.

     You Can Be an FCS Visiting Scholar at NIFA!

Presented by Heidi Radunovich and Brenda Martin

In this panel session, find out about the FCS Visiting Scholar Program opportunity that is available through NIFA. After providing program information, the panelists who participated in the FCS Visiting Scholar program will share information about their experiences with the program and describe the research that each conducted there, as well as the research results.  You’ll learn about the logistics of participation, including sources of funding, and leave ready to apply!

     Identifying and Defining Sibling Bullying and Aggression

Presented by Natalie Knesek, CFCS

At this session, learn about research findings from a descriptive study that examined the perceptions of 147 secondary family and consumer sciences educators regarding sibling aggression and the bully-victim relationship. Engage in examining relationships at home, at school, and in communities through application of the human ecological systems. Discuss additional research findings, including emerging themes,  and participate in collaborative efforts to further define bullying and identify resource needs within the profession.

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