August 4, 2022
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
Upcoming Calendar Reminders
August 24: FCCLA Chapter Officer Training, Eastland Career Center, Registration deadline is August 22
August 31: FCCLA Chapter Officer Training, Butler Tech - D. Russel Lee, Registration deadline is August 29
September 7: FCCLA Chapter Officer Training, RG Drage Career Center, Registration deadline is August 31
September 9: CTE Culinary Fall Meeting, Ohio FFA Center, Registration deadline is August 26
September 21: FCCLA Chapter Officer Training, Penta Career Center, Registration deadline is September 19
September 30: CTE Education and Training, TBA
October 10-11: FCCLA Fall Leadership Training, Heartland Conference Center, Registration deadline is September 22
October 18: WebXam Users Workshop
November 9: Family and Consumer Sciences Fall Meeting, Bowling Green State University
November 17: Early Childhood Education Fall Meeting, Ohio FFA Center

Teacher/Adviser Success Series
This program is designed to support Family and Consumer Sciences educators and FCCLA Advisers during their first years of teaching. Ohio Department of Education staff, along with Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences and seasoned teachers, will provide teachers in their first years of teaching with information as it relates to three components of Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Classroom/Lab Instruction, FCCLA, and Experiential Learning within these professional development sessions.

This series of workshops are designed for 1st through 5th year teachers in all Family and Consumer Sciences Programs, pathways, and licensure venues. If you value professional development, an opportunity to collaborate with teachers statewide in an effort to become more efficient and prepared for the early years of teaching, this workshop is for you!

September 13: In Person: Classroom Best Practices, Ohio FFA Center
October 19: In Person: Curriculum and Resources, Tolles Career & Technical Center
November 16: Virtual: Ask the Experts
December 14: Virtual: Be Incredible: Volunteer
January 25: Virtual: Be Incredible: Complete
February 8: Virtual: Be Incredible: Apply
March 22: Virtual: Be Incredible: Success
May 10: In Person: You are Incredible: Celebrate, Ohio FFA Center

Cost: $125 (includes in person lunches, digital platforms, printed materials, and in person facility costs).

Registration Registration deadline is September 2
Ohio FCCLA Monthly Office Hours
This year State Staff will host monthly virtual office hours the second Tuesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. beginning August 9, 2022. This is the time to ask any questions, receive updates on FCCLA and network with other advisers. Sessions will be recorded.

Affiliation Packages
National FCCLA and the Ohio Association agreed to offer the Temporary Relief Packages again this year. Affiliation opens August 1st with November 1st being a targeted date to have dues paid.

  • Individual membership: $15 per member and adviser
  • Middle Level (unlimited): state and national dues $670 plus adviser at $15.00
  • Up to 25 Chapter Package (middle school or high school): $545 plus adviser at $15.00
  • Unlimited Package (high school only): $1,291 plus adviser at $15.00
  • All chapters with more than one adviser should affiliate those advisers as secondary advisers for $15.00

New chapters must request a new chapter before proceeding. Any new adviser replacing a former adviser, please contact Cheryl Hamblin for help.
2022-2023 Toolkit Now Available
The 2022-2023 Membership Madness Toolkit is now available on the FCCLA website to help you and your chapter recruit new members!
Developed by the National Executive Council, the Membership Madness Toolkit provides examples of membership recruitment ideas and resources. Make the most of Membership Madness and utilize the toolkit with your chapter throughout August and September. 

Chapter Engagement

Recruitment Activities
Learn more about the 2022-2023 Membership Madness Recruitment Activities for you and your chapter on the Recruitment Activities Page of the FCCLA website
Social Media Templates
Have your members tag #MembershipMadness and @NationalFCCLA on all your posts throughout Membership Madness. The NEC is excited to see how you use this toolkit to support membership recruitment efforts and make the 2022-2023 school year incREDible!
Access the Membership Madness Social Media Templates here

Classroom Integration

Bulletin Board Resources 
Classroom décor has been created with the FCCLA chapter adviser in mind! Use the resources on the Bulletin Board Resources page of the FCCLA website and download print branded graphics for your classroom bulletin boards.
Lesson Plan 
Help your students become incREDible goal-getters with this lesson plan!
Youth Leadership
State Executive Council Chapter Visit
Looking for someone to help recruit members? Need a presenter on FCCLA information? The State Executive Council is available for either in person or virtual presentations depending on your needs. To secure a State Executive Council member complete this form. They are looking forward to meeting members this year!
New State Project: Sew Powerful
Sew a Purse, Change a Life!

The Sew Powerful Purse Project links seamstresses from around the world to combat extreme poverty by providing reusable feminine hygiene supplies and health training to girls of Zambia. This enables them to attend school all month and improve their academic performance.

Ethical Leadership for Middle-Level Students 
A foundational ethics course that gives students the language and tools necessary to distinguish between right and wrong. Throughout the course, students examine and apply ethical principles to real-world situations that preteens and young adolescents commonly encounter in school, at home, and with friends. This 54-page course guide includes learning objectives, activities, ethics cases for students, academic connections, online resources, and more. Download Free Middle School Ethics Education Materials
FCCLA Outreach Program and Graduation Credential

The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is a Leadership Curriculum with a Framework for Community Service. Aligned to education standards and 21st century skills, Lead4Change will create a transformation in your students and real change in your community.

Since FCCLA’s partnership started in 2015, FCCLA students have donated more than 180,000 volunteer hours in many service areas, including children, seniors, animals, schools, communities and global initiatives. Lead4Change lessons are inspired by the leadership principles from the book Taking People with You by David Novak. In the fall of 2022, Lead4Change will become a 3- point credential for all career fields.

Franklin Covey FCCLA Leadership Academy: PILOT PROGRAM CONTINUING IN 2022-2023

In partnership with FranklinCovey, FCCLA is launching a unique pilot program for a limited number of members utilizing an interactive learning management system. FranklinCovey Leader in Me® materials offer self-paced, on demand courses that can be used as leader-led trainings or as standalone learning options. The Leader in Me® learning platform’s Student Leadership Courses provides members with in-depth training on the life-readiness skills that will benefit them as members and throughout their life. 

FCCLA will require members participating in the Leadership Academy to begin with the Life Readiness course, Leading Your Life, as it takes students through an in-depth look into the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and is the foundation of all the courses. The additional courses within the platform will be available at a future date as we continue the Leadership Academy program. To learn more about each of these courses, please visit the website.
Retake Policy
WebXam end-of-course assessments may be retaken in the same school year by any Career-Technical Education student currently enrolled or previously enrolled in a course with a testing requirement. Students should be provided an opportunity to retest after allowing for additional instruction time. This enhances opportunities for students to demonstrate technical skills attainment for the purpose of graduation and report cards. The policy for WebXam same-year retakes includes:

  • Students may take an end-of-course test no more than twice per academic school year (each school year begins July 1 and ends June 30).
  • A retake must be scheduled at least 30 days after the previous assessment was performed.
  • Field tests may not be retaken due to the length of the tests and earlier closing of the field test window.
The Future Of Lodging Summit
A free event seeking to bring both industry leaders, secondary educators, and partners together to discuss the Hospitality industry.

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Columbus State Community College
Mitchell Hall
8:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Teaching Positions
Staff Contact Information:
Alyssa Bregel, Assistant Director
Cheryl Hamblin, Administrative Professional
Christie Jackson, Education Program Specialist
Mary Jo Kohl, Education Program Specialist
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