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October 20, 2016
Professional Development
Family and Consumer Sciences, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism Supervisors Meeting
November 21, 2016
Ohio FFA Center, 717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Registration in STARS.  Keyword Search:  CTE
Agenda attached
Webxam Blueprints
Webxam has posted the blueprints for each of the webxam test. Test blueprints display the total percentage of test items Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) planned to write to a particular outcome. The blueprint describes the item bank which is the total pool of test items created. Final test forms consist of 40 items are created from the item bank. During field testing, students will answer all questions that are in the test bank. The number varies by courses. This information can be found on the linked webpage.  ttps://www.webxam.org/admin/abouttheassessments
Ohio's Learning Standards Update for Financial Literacy
This year, th e Ohio Department of Education will begin the process of updating Ohio's Learning Standards in Science, Social Studies and Financial Literacy. To support this effort, we are looking for educators with expertise in these areas to serve on working groups that will write the proposed revisions in 2017. Volunteers should complete an online application here before the November 14, 2016 deadline.  

The purpose of this review is to fine-tune and improve the standards where needed, building on what is already working well. The foundation for the revisions will emerge from an online survey that we will post later this year. Watch this webpage for more details to come.
Kendall College: Earn Free Continuing Education
Discover new ways to prepare your students and integrate FCCLA Career Development Events into your classroom with leading industry professionals from Kendall College.

Courses will run from November 1, 2016 - December 31,2016. Visit Kendall College.edu/FCCLA during promoted course dates .
Cyber Safety Awareness
CareerSafe Cyber Awareness Training series was developed in response to an ever-growing cyberspace presence of teens and their adoption of technology at an unprecedented pace. For more information.
Teen Road Safety Assessment (RSA) Initiative
FCCLA is hosting a Teen Road Safety Assessment (RSA) initiative, sponsored by State Farm, during the 2016-2017 school year.  This initiative will enhance peer to peer education, connect chapters and State Farm agents at the grassroots level, and continue to promote teen driver safety through taking a look at their own school intersections. For participation in the FCCLA Teen RSA Initiative there are various incentives for the chapter and state:
  1. First 100 Chapters to Register:  $50.00 dollars
  2. Five Random Drawing Winners  (after March 1st): $1,000 dollars per chapter
  3. Two State Winners (after May 31, 2016):  $2,500 dollars each (State with the highest percentage of Teen RSA participation based on their 2016-2017 membership)
Sign up to participate here
Free Webinar from American Cleaning Institute
Join the American Cleaning Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing and the 2016 Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It's a SNAP National Award Recipient for their anytime webinar. In about 30 minutes, their experts will help you make handwashing a habit by sharing educational resources and information. Click here to learn more. Please register now for the webinar and be sure to share this information with your colleagues! Until the next time, stay safe, stay clean and always make each day all about better living.
FCCLA Leadership Training Recap
Over three hundred Middle and High School FCCLA chapter members, officers and advisers from 60 chapters participated in FCCLA Leadership Training at Heartland Retreat Center last week. Attendees participated in a number of hands on events that focused on leadership development and decision-making skills. General sessions gave an overview of regional and state events, information concerning competitive events and had a preview of the Student Body film.  Students had an opportunity to earn 1 hour of service learning by preparing boxes for Operation Gratitude . Chapters committed to filling 150 boxes to send to service men and women. 

Congratulations to the You've Got Talent winners: 
  1. Hope Brown - Butler-Tech - Middletown
  2. Abby Phipps - Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
  3. Tyler Butterfield - Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
If you missed seeing these talented FCCLA members, you will get the opportunity to see them again at State Leadership Conference.

Mark your calendars for next years FCCLA Leadership Training for October 9-10, 2017 at Heartland Retreat Center. 
Fall Affiliation Deadline
The fall affiliation deadline for National FCCLA membership is November 1, 2016. In order for chapter members and advisers to continue to receive the services and benefits that FCCLA membership offers like FCCLA Fast Facts, Teen Times, and the 2016-2017 Competitive Events Guide, the chapter will need to be a paid affiliated chapter by November 1, 2016. To affiliate online, click here. For more information on the affiliation process and to view materials helpful to the process, visit the Join FCCLA page on the national website.
Chefs Coats Order Now
National FCCLA has partnered with Chef Works, the leading manufacturer and distributor of chef clothing and uniforms for restaurants and hotels worldwide, to provide branded culinary apparel for FCCLA members and advisers at a discounted price.  To order branded culinary apparel, please click on the link below and create an account and view your special pricing.


**IMPORTANT** For any Instructors that wish to place a bulk order, use a PO for payment, are Tax Exempt, need to set up your school logo, or for any other questions regarding the process or general questions about the culinary apparel please contact Chef Works at Schools@chefworks.com
Operation Gratitutde Care Package
This years state project, Operation Gratitude was incorporated into the FCCLA Leadership Training. This project is great for chapters looking for an activity that aligns with the State Project. Instructions are located on the state project tab. Get started now.
Leadership and Community Engagement and FCCLA Resources
Learning to Give is an educational platform that educates student about the importance of leadership and philanthropic giving. These resources have lesson plans and online mini courses that directly align with our FCS standards. All these resources are free to use.
Practical Money Skills Innovative
Congrats to Laura Falk of Fairbanks High School for receiving the honor to be one of the Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator of the month. Check out how she creates innovative practice in her classroom.
Demonstrate your creativity in the kitchen using Soft Red Winter Wheat

Take part in the FCCLA Product Development (aka Food for Though Culinary) Contest and demonstrate your knowledge in food science, food preparation safety, and educational materials.  

This competition is available for Occupational and Comprehensive chapters.

Your team will:
  • Create an original prototype formula
  • Test the product through focus groups
  • Develop educational materials for consumers
  • Demonstrate the creation of your product
  • Present an oral presentation about your product

Go to: http://geleerd.net/fft-contests/culinary-challenge/  for more information! Here are both the OCW logo and the FFT logo for your use in the blurb.


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Columbus, OH 43215-4183
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