All Sessions

2020 AAFCS Virtual Conference

All times are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) zone. To read descriptions of all of the breakout sessions, click on each of the FCS Content Strands heading.

On the conference days (live event), you will need to CHOOSE 1 session when there are multiple offerings to access its assigned Zoom link.

Thursday, June 25 Day 1
9:45 AM Welcome and Announcements
10:00 - 11:30 AM Opening General Session with External Panel of Experts

Impact from COVID-19:  How it’s highlighting the value of the People-Centered Sciences

     Laura Jolly, Panel Moderator (Iowa State University); William "Bill" Cheeks (Jump$tart Coalition), Carolyn Forte (Good Housekeeping Magazine), Katie Graham (Career, Adult and Technical Education for the Nebraska Department of Education), Ron Jauregui (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), Vince Radke (CDC-National Center for Environmental Health)
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM FCS Content Strand #1 - Breakout Sessions (CHOOSE 1)
  Charting a Course to Navigate a Brand New World—Working With Generation Z!
       Karen Alexander, CFCS; Twyla Hough, Coree Perez, Dylan Hinkle, Shawnte Clawson, Jamie Molina
   
  The Value of MoneySKILL® in Your Classroom
       Rhonda Ashburn, CFCS; Barbara O'Neill, CFCS, CPFFE; Olivia DiBiase
   
  Building the Foundation for Early Childhood Education
       Marie Economos, Heather Riester
   
  Practicing FCS Teachers' Advice for New FCS Teachers
       Deborah Handy, CFCS
   
  Affiliate Bylaws: How Your Vision Can Lead to Success!
       Nicholas Zimmerman, CFCS, Bev Card, CFCS
   
12:30 PM Lunch Break
  Apparel, Textiles and Design Juried Showcase Viewing
1:00 - 1:45 PM FCS Content Strand #2 - Breakout Sessions (CHOOSE 1)
  Empowering Youth to Make Effective Change
       Misty Harmon
   
  Breaking Out of Financial Ruin!
       Ann Schuchart, Mia Russell, Crystal Terhume
   
  That's A Good Question
       Susan Turgeson, CFCS
   
  Student Unit 101: A Overview of the SU and Opportunities
       Joshua Eddinger-Lucero, CFCS; Landon Calderwood, Toni Wiese, Sadie Hooker, Jake Connor
   
  Meeting the Challenges: Addiction Recovery Through Financial Empowerment Coaching
       Margaret Jenkins, Caezilia Loibl, Misty Harmon
   
2:00 - 2:45 PM FCS Content Strand #3 - Breakout Sessions (CHOOSE 1)
  Beyond Talk: Active Classroom Strategies to Address Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Issues
       Sharleen Kato, CFCS-HDFS; Raedene Copeland
   
  Baking Ingredient Myths and Science
       Sharon Davis, Courtney Gaine
   
  AAFCS Certification, a Powerful Tool
       Gregg McCullough, CFCS; Lois Lewis, CFCS, CPFFE
   
  Successful Career in Higher Education: Productivity Metrics
       Barbara Stewart, CFCS; Bronwyn Fees, Brenda Martin, Amy Harden, Lucy Delgadillo
FCS Engagement=Excitement, Energy & Empowerment
    Marilyn Swierk, CFCS-Retired
3:00 - 3:45 PM FCS Content Strand #4 - Breakout Sessions (CHOOSE 1)
  Converging Academic & Social Communities: Applying a Human Sciences Lens to Peer Mentoring for Student Success
       Brittany Fish, CFCS
   
  Smart Strategies for Financially Savvy Youth
       Leslie Jones
   
  Measuring the Success of Work-Based Learning Experiences in Family & Consumer Sciences
       Cindy Miller, CFCS, CPFFE
   
  Integrating Leadership Soft Skills Into Your FCS Program
       Janelle Krause, Denise Bodart
   
  Early Independence and the Transition to College Among Homeless and Foster Youth
       Diann Moorman, Kim Skobba, David Meyer
   
4:00 - 4:30 PM Virtual Beverage Break
Research Poster Session: Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research (CUR) and Assembly of Higher Education (AHE)
   
5:00 - 5:45 PM Salute to the Stars - Toast of Blue!
  Distinguished Service Award Presentations/New Achiever and Leader Awards
   
Friday, June 26 Day 2
   
9:45 AM Welcome and Announcements
   
10:00 - 11:15 AM General Session - FCS Panel Discussion
FCStalks: Navigating the Past, Present, and Future
       Ethel Jones, CFCS (Panel Moderator), Axton Betz-Hamilton, CPFFE; Heather Jones, CFCS; Jacob Smith and Nicholas Zimmerman, CFCS
   
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM FCS Content Strand #5 - Breakout Sessions (CHOOSE 1)
  Helping Low and Moderate Income Families with Their Finances: A Toolkit for FCS Educators
       Barbara O’Neill, CFCS, CPFFE
   
  Diversity Matters: Leading From the Heart
       Candice Carter, Wanda Figueroa Fuentes, Jacqueline Holland, CFCS-HDFS; Michael
     Holman, John Jacob, Mia Russell, Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, CPFFE
   
  Why and How New Generations Bake and Apply Baking Food Safety in Homes, Communities and Careers
       Chris Clark, Sharon Davis, Charlene Patton
   
  Bringing All the Assessment Data Together
       Brenda Martin, Linda Fox, and Amy Yates
   
  Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research (CUR) and Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) Oral Research Presentations
#1: College Students: Still Struggling with the Basics Despite Employment and Financial Assistance (Amy Harden [Moderator], Mary Catherine Fontenot)
  #2: Impact of Perceived Value on Sportswear Brand Loyalty among Millennial College Students: Self-Image as a Mediator (Amy Harden [Moderator], Jane Opiri)
   
12:30 PM Lunch Break
Research Poster Session: Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research (CUR) and Assembly of Higher Education (AHE)
Apparel, Textiles and Design Juried Showcase Viewing
   
1:00 - 1:30 PM 2020 Teacher of the Year (TOY) Recognition
   
1:45 - 2:30 PM FCS Content Strand #6 - Breakout Sessions (CHOOSE 1)
Engaging Students Visually With Unforgettable Demonstrations
       Mary Rapoport, CFCS
   
  Work and Work-Based Learning Programs are a Gift: Remove the Gift Wrap
       Louise Tallent, CFCS
   
  Struggling Student Teachers: Interventions for Support & Success
       Sheree Moser
   
  Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research (CUR) and Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) Oral Research Presentations
  #1: Increasing Mental Health Wellness in Rural United States Counties by Growing Community Engagement (Amy Harden [Moderator], Michelle Krehbiel)
  #2:  Using Eye-Tracking Technology to Measure Children’s Response to Friendly Human-Animal Interaction (Amy Harden [Moderator], Gesulla Cavanaugh)
 
  Twenty Financial Planning Tips for Lifelong Professionals
      Barbara O’Neill, CFCS, CPFFE
   
3:00 - 3:15 PM A: IGNITE 2020 in Just 15 Minutes (CHOOSE 1)
Apparel, Textiles, and Design Showcase and Awarding Best of Show (Student Category)
    Farrell Doss; Debbie Johnson, CFCS
  Consideration of Publication Outlets:  Analysis of Highly Ranked Journals
      Amy Harden; Alice Spangler, CFCS-Retired
   
  From Mobile Market to the Classroom
       Rebecca Hardeman
   
  Your Money Your Goals:  On-line Mini Lessons
       Mackenzie Smith, Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, CPFFE
   
  Why You Should Apply to the 2021 AAFCS Leadership Academy
       Lisa Brooks
 
3:20 - 3:35 PM  B: IGNITE 2020 in Just 15 Minutes (CHOOSE 1)
Apparel, Textiles, and Design Showcase and Awarding Best of Show (Professional Category)
    Farrell Doss; Debbie Johnson, CFCS
  Publishing FCS Scholarship and Meeting Your Needs: Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences
       Scott Hall
 
  Culinary Entrepreneurship: Food Trucks in FCS
        Krysten Dane
 
  Using Spent's Online Simulations to Teach About Poverty to Undergraduate FCS Family Resource Management Students
        Jessica Parks, CPFFE
 
  Journey to Professional Success:  Students, New Graduates, and Emerging Professionals
        Student Unit Officers
3:40 - 3:55 PM C: IGNITE 2020 in Just 15 Minutes (CHOOSE 1)
Unravelling the Hidden Hungers of Low Income Minority Women Living in Deprivation
       Charmaine Browne
   
  Getting Students to Explore their Creativity through Word Videos
       Tammy Robinson
   
  The New Nutrition Facts Label: A Guide for Educators
       Maya Maroto
   
  Mastery of Money for Students by Adam Carroll
       Kaitlyn Lyders
   
  Sustainable Development: What Can and Should FCS Do?
       Virginia Vincenti
   
4:00 - 4:15 PM D: IGNITE 2020 in Just 15 Minutes (CHOOSE 1)
  Integrating Evidence-Based Programs into Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Programming
       Sarah Smith
 
  Increasing Physical Activity & Social Interactions between Students, Staff, and Faculty Members
       Amanpreet Kaur, CFCS
 
  Retail Panic and Pandemic: Consumer and Supply Chain Responses
       Barbara Stewart
 
  Weaving Sustainability into the Clothing and Textiles Undergraduate Curriculum
       Lombuso Khoza
4:30 - 5:30 PM Closing Session
#American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Matters!

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AAFCS members - take part in the Safe Recipe Contest opening June 23!

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