FCSTAT NEWS AND UPDATES
2017 FCSTAT Professional Development Conference
July 31 - August 4, 2017
MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND SAVE THE DATE!
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 N Olive Street, Dallas, TX
Online Registration will be open in April.
EARLY BIRD Conference Registration Fee - $300 Postmark Deadline for EARLY BIRD Fee - July 7th
REGULAR Conference Registration Fee - $350
ONSITE Conference Registration Fee - $350
SHERATON DALLAS HOTEL
400 N Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201
The Discounted Rates Are Good Until 5 PM July 6, 2017
Self-parking $12 per day - If you are a guest of the hotel, this fee is added to your bill.
If you commute, please ask for a ticket at the FCSTAT Registration Counter which will give you the discounted rate of $12.
Click HERE to access the online reservation system for hotel reservations or copy and paste this link into your browser.
If you need to call to make a reservation, the number is 1.888.627.8191
The code you must use to receive the discounted room rate: FCSTAT Conference
SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM CERTIFICATION TRAININGNOTICE: Participants for the Servsafe® Food Safety Program Certification Training session must complete a separate registration using an official form from the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and prepay to TRA a $150 nonrefundable session fee which covers a textbook, the training, and the certification exam.
CALL FOR EXHIBITORS
Are you a company with products and resources related to the family and consumer sciences curriculum?
Click below to access the 2017 FCSTAT Exhibits Show Application.
Do you know a company that has products and resources related to the family and consumer sciences curriculum? Please send name and contact information to email@example.com and we will invite them to exhibit at the 2017 Exhibit Show.
FCSTAT NEWSLETTERSClick on the following Newsletter link to download the newsletter in PDF format.
Spring 2016 Newsletter - Scholarship winners, Excellence in Education nominations, Summer Conference keynote speakers, FCSTAT member discounts
TEA CTE Update by Dale Fowler
Review New Instructional MaterialsThe Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology (IMET) at the Texas Education Agency needs assistance from teachers and others across the state interested in reviewing new instructional materials that are submitted in response to Proclamation 2017.
Proclamation 2017 calls for instructional materials for languages other than English, Career and Technical Education, Special Topics in Social Studies, Statistics, and Algebraic Reasoning.
The materials are scheduled to be reviewed during the summer of 2016, adopted by the SBOE in November 2016, and available for use beginning in the 2017 school year.
Nomination forms for those interested in serving on the state review panels for Proclamation 2017 are available on the IMET website. Click on the button below to access the page with additional information about Proclamation 2017 and the nomination form. Click on Proclamation 2017 Nomination to State Review Panel or copy and paste this link into your browser:
If you have any questions, please call (512) 463-9601 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Association of School Administrator's Secondary Teacher of the YearThe Texas Association of School Administrators has named FCSTAT Member Martha Saucedo, a family and consumer science teacher at Brady ISD, as the 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year.
CONGRATULATIONS MS. SAUCEDO!
The announcement was made at the Texas Teacher of the Year awards luncheon on Friday, October 16, at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Both state-level winners will receive a cash award, a commemorative trophy, and other prizes. Click on the button below to review the entire article.
SAY YES to FCS! CampaignIf you attended the FCSTAT Professional Development Conference this past summer and signed a Say Yes to FCS commitment form, then hopefully you have been working on making some positive public relation efforts on this initiative.
If you did not attend the conference - YOU can start NOW!!! Campaign starts October 22nd
Click on the button below to access a document with the background information on the campaign and a month by month list of activities to use with your social media to get involved.
Post information on your social media sites to Speak Out for Family and Consumer Sciences and tell the world:
- Why you chose to be a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher.
- Share pictures of your students doing outstanding classroom activities.
- Get your students interested in the discipline or even more, encourage them to major in the exciting field of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Let us know what kind of results you get. Together we can make a difference! Look forward to seeing your posts!
Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) CrosswalkThe Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) Crosswalk for the 2015-2016 school year is now available on the Crosswalk button. Please forward any questions or comments to Bill Wilson at email@example.com or Krista Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is creating the premier family and consumer sciences Pre-Professional Assessment andCertification system in the nation Pre-PAC. Click on the button for more information about this program.
- Career and Technical Education Should Be the Rule, Not the Exception is an article about the importance of CTE and recent Gallup findings by Tim Hodges, Ph.D., Director of Research for Gallup's Education Practice.
- Myths and Facts about Student Industry Certification and Licensure is a section of the Carl D. Perkins Program Effectiveness Report (PER) about student success at completing industry certifications and licensures.
If you have news you want to share, contact us at the phone number below or email us at email@example.com