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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

FCSTAT NEWS AND UPDATES



2017 FCSTAT Professional Development Conference

Dallas, Texas
July 31 - August 4, 2017
MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND SAVE THE DATE!

HOTEL
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 N Olive Street, Dallas, TX


REGISTRATION

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

Room Rate - $135 plus applicable taxes (15 percent). Tax exempt forms must be presented when checking in.
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.
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1701133471&key=23737CA8

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 TRAINING


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 terrygreen@fcstat.org and we will invite them to exhibit at the 2017 Exhibit Show.


 

FCSTAT NEWSLETTERS

Click 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

Presented at the FCSTAT Mid-Winter Conference on January 22, 2016

Review New Instructional Materials

The 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 review.adoption@tea.texas.gov.

Texas Association of School Administrator's Secondary Teacher of the Year

The 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! Campaign

If 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: The power of this campaign can be unbelievable as we promote our discipline. One by one, using the pyramid approach, the number of people we will all reach with our "friends" can be pretty powerful, right?

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) Crosswalk

The 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 wilsonwe@sfasu.edu or Krista Guerrero at guerrerokk@sfasu.edu.

AAFCS Pre-PAC

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.


Reports


If you have news you want to share, contact us at the phone number below or email us at terrygreen@fcstat.org