Ohio Family and Consumer
Sciences Newsletter


October 8, 2015  
 Professional Development
Fall Professional Development for Teachers
Coming Soon:  Registration is now available
Register using your SAFE Account- STARS - Keyword Search CTE
Agenda - location- times and fees are listed
November 9, 2015 - Teaching Professions Fall Seminar - Tri-Rivers Career Center
November 16, 2015 - Early Childhood Education Seminar - Tri-Rivers Career Center
November 24, 2015 - Supervisors of Family and Consumer Sciences - Hospitality and Tourism - Education
and Training FFA Center - 717 E. 17th Avenue Columbus
Educators stay in the know:  There are still openings for test item writing in FCS and Hospitality and Tourism.  Please submit the survey.  These tests will be required in two years.  It's your time for input.
WebXam News: news.webxam.org
Testing Calendar: news.webxam.org/calendar
Tech Prep Workshops
Family and Consumer Sciences
Course Update Workshop
October 23
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Eastern Gateway Community College
4000 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, OH 43952
October 29
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Great Oaks ITCD
3254 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
November 30
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
Holiday Inn Perrysburg -French Quarter
10630 Fremont Pike
Perrysburg, OH 43551
December 1
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rhodes State College
Keese Hall, Room 120
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804
  Hospitality and Tourism
Program to Course Workshop
October 29
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Great Oaks ITCD
3254 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
November 30
4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Holiday Inn Perrysburg -
French Quarter
10630 Fremont Pike
Perrysburg, OH 43551
December 1
12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Rhodes State College
Keese Hall, Room 120
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804
December 8
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Belmont College
68094 Hammond Rd
St Clairsville, OH 43950
Special Offer to Ohio Teachers!
Columbus, OH
Two days of curriculum training to include:
* In-depth lesson-by-lesson overview;
* Hands-on experience of each program's essential teaching tools;
* Tips for selecting activities and lessons to match your time frame;
* Strategizing on how to apply lessons to your audience needs;
* Connecting research based content to the classroom
CEUs available through the Ohio Department of Education
Tuition: $125, (regularly priced at $375.)
(Lunch is additional $14 per day.)
All trainees must have a current version of Relationship Smarts Plus for the training.   If you do not have a current copy then purchase on-line and we will have copies available to pick up at the training.
Relationship Smarts Plus training benefits all who teach grades 8 through 12 on any of the following: Career Skills, Pregnant/Parenting Teens, Pregnancy Prevention, Dating Violence, and Healthy Family Formation.
REGISTRATION deadline is October 19, 2015 
Location: Airport Hilton Garden Inn, special rate for trainees. (read details on registration page).
Special Registration CODE: FACS
CONTACT Irene@Dibbleinstitute.org (614-204-7574) for questions.
Family and Consumer Sciences Course Offering Update
Family and Consumer Sciences Course Offering Update
Changes have been made to the requirements for the offering of the new courses for the 2016-17 school year. Attached is the course offering chart.
Classroom Resources
Chiplote's Culinary Classroom Series
We're excited to partner with culinary programs like yours to share some of the techniques we use at Chipotle everyday through a series of curated culinary videos.
It's part of our commitment to changing the way people think about and eat fast food - an effort that requires fresh ingredients, classical cooking techniques and exceptionally trained people, like the ones whose skills you're sharpening every day.
No Job is Worth a Young Worker's Life
CareerSafe Online just wanted to let you know about a new program we are offering.  StartSafe. StaySafe. Workplace Training is our new site license opportunity.  This course provides students with basic safety awareness training.  Topics covered include, preventing falls, personal protective equipment, electrical safety, hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, and other common workplace safety principles that provide a basic foundation of workplace safety practices. The cost is $249 per school (students under one roof).  This course would be great for the STEM programs at the high schools for Freshman/Sophomore or even your CTE programs as it covers all sixteen cluster areas.
If you would like more information regarding this unique and affordable course, please contact Lana Ford, Education Outreach Specialist, CareerSafe Online Lana.Ford@careersafeonline.com  or call 1.888.614.7233.
Food Revolution Day
Check out Jamie's Sugar Rush, Jamie's new campaign in the UK which looks at the devastating effect sugar is having in global health problems and how Jamie is taking action. Plus, as we head back to school, find out what the latest is with school food standards in the USA and how you can act, and see how our friends over at Fed Up Movie are joining the fight for food education in schools. Stay tuned for more Food Revolution Day updates in the coming months! 
Deconstructing a wheat kernel
Wheat Facts
Facts about Gluten
The Truth about Gluten

As a supporting sponsor of the 10th Annual Fabulous Food Show, to be held November 13-15, 2015, Chef's Roll is providing FREE memberships (including premium profiles) to all culinary students, instructors and their schools attending the event.
The Fabulous Food show is proud to equip every attending culinary school and their entire student/teacher body with a premium sponsored Chef's Roll Membership, a $99 per year value, free.

  • International exposure
  • Showcase certifications & awards
  • Online resource library
  • Exclusive opportunities
  • Used by casting directors
  • Worldwide job/stage board

Got a question? Email mai@chefsroll.com for all inquiries.  Details regarding membership will be specified here: (link to fab food show custom join page)

Celebrate My Drive
Celebrate My Drive  encourages teens to make positive choices behind the wheel, like Drive 2N2® - 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.
WHAT:  The Celebrate My Drive campaign challenges high schools to explain how they will address a teen driver safety issue at their high school or in their communities.  High school students can use creative elements to incorporate #Drive2N2 into their activities and communicate safe teen driving.
WHAT CAN WE WIN? Twenty-two high schools will win a $100,000 grant and one lucky high school will win a private concert by Echosmith. 
HOW DO WE ENTER? In order for a high school to win a grant and the private concert, the high school administrator must answer four questions, provide a brief write-up and upload a photo or video during the contest entry period, October 12-25, 2015.  One entry per high school only.  From the submissions received, selection of the 100 high school Finalists will be determined by judging criteria and then featured on celebratemydrive.com
HOW/WHEN DO WE VOTE? Public voting will take place November 9-13, 2015 to determine the 22 high school winners.
Don't forget to spread the message of #Drive2N2!
Questions? Please reach out to State Farm's Community Specialist Kim Lust  with questions or check out the FAQs and Official Rules at www.celebratemydrive.com .
CareerSafe Cyber Safety PSA Contest
Not a day goes by that we are not introduced to a new product or service that enhances our ability to communicate, work, play, or learn via the internet.  The speed of technical innovation is often breathtaking, leaving educators running to catch up with the "early adopters" that race to the stores to buy the latest gadget.  Unfortunately, as these technologies enter into the mainstream of our society and find their way into our schools, they may introduce a "dark side" that disrupts our ability keep our students and teachers safe.
In response to teens adopting this new technology as an extension to their lifestyle, FCCLA is excited to partner with CareerSafe on a new scholarship opportunity to educate individuals on the importance of protecting yourself online. Through the new National Cyber Safety Public Service Announcement scholarship contest, students across the country are challenged to create a 30-second audio clip promoting the importance of safe online behavior. The winning students will have their audio clip broadcast nationwide through the National Association of Broadcasters airways as well as receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Additional information about this great opportunity will be announced in October during National Cyber Safety Month. 
Ohio FCCLA Service Learning Portal
The Ohio FCCLA Service Learning Portal is an opportunity for FCCLA members to track their service hours throughout the year.  Reports per school are available upon request by the adviser.  See the Ohio FCCLA website under programs tab for the service learning portal link and instructions for both teachers and students.  Awards will be given to the student and chapter that inputs the most hours.  Currently 131 hours have been documented.  Let's meet our goal of 70,000 service hours by March 1st!!
Japanese Exchange Scholarship Application Now Open
Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-to-six weeks as an exchange student.  This scholarship is funded by the Kikkoman Corporation, administered by Youth For Understanding USA.  Scholarships are worth more than $11,000 each.
To apply for the Japanese Exchange Scholarship, the applicant's birthday must fall between April 2, 1997 and April 1, 2001. The tentative dates for this program are June 18, 2016 - August 4, 2016. Please note that these program dates can be subject to change.  The scholarship application is located on the    Youth For Understanding - USA website . Students may submit the application electronically.  Any necessary supplemental forms can be mailed to YFU directly at the address below:
Youth For Understanding - USA
641 S Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
fax: (240) 235-2174
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015


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