Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

Preparing an AAFCS Accreditation Self-Study Report 


Presented by: AAFCS Council for Accreditation

Date/Time: Friday, June 26th, 8:30am-4:00pm

Cost:  No cost--a Full or One-Day registration must be purchased to attend; RSVP when you register. 

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.

Make and Take Workshop: Design and Technology with Die-Cutting


Date/Time: Friday, June 26th, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: No cost--a Full or One-Day registration must be purchased to attend. Limited to 40 participants; RSVP when you register. 

Presented by Christina DeSimone, Ann Schuchart, and Ashley Macejka

Die-cutting machines are revolutionizing project-based learning and offering exciting ways to integrate 21st Century STEAM skills into the FCS classroom. In this "make and take" pre-conference workshop, participants will develop new skills and strategies for integrating technology and design principles into their existing programs with popular die-cutting machines. Participants should bring a Windows or Mac laptop to this Make-and-Take session.