Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
March 5, 2015
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1    State Officer Practice Interview Day - March 14, 2015
2    State Officer Interview - March 27, 2015
3    State Leadership Conference - April 22-24, 2015
4    National Leadership Registration opens - May 1, 2015
5    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Lebanon High School - April 28, 2015
6    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Penta Career Center - May 1, 2015
7    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Knox County Career Center - May 5, 2015
8    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Delaware Area Career Center South - May 7, 2015
9    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Vantage Career Center - May 8, 2015
10  FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Northwest High School Scioto County - May 12, 2015
11  FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Austintown-Fitch - May 14, 2015
12  FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Great Oaks - May 15, 2015
13  FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Ohio Hi-Point - May 19, 2015
14  OATFACS Conference - August 3-5, 2015
Hospitality Standards Review

Attention Culinary and Lodging Instructors: 


This is your chance to provide input into the revision of Ohio's Hospitality and Tourism Standards. Click here to access the survey and the draft standards. If you do not have time to review all of the outcomes and competencies, please select those that are most applicable to your program and provide feedback. Also please share this link with your administration and advisory committee for their input as well.


The survey needs to be completed by March 15, 2015.


Thank you for your assistance with this important project.

FCS Standards Public Review Survey
Public Comment Period for Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Standards March 5-20, 2015.
The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Career Technical Education is seeking public comment on the revised content standards for Family Consumer Sciences. The survey seeks insights from secondary and postsecondary faculty, administrators, board members, program advisory committees, and other industry subject matter experts. Your feedback will help to ensure that FCS teachers are using the most up-to-date standards and that our students are gaining knowledge and skills relevant to today's society.
By clicking here, you will be directed to a survey facilitated by CETE at the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. The survey can also be accessed at the following link:  http://go.osu.edu/FCSPublicComment.
2015 State Leadership Conference
April 23-24 at the Ohio Expo  

Registration will open March 16, 2015 - All regional fees must be paid before you will be able to register for State Leadership Conference.


All additional State Qualifiers will be notified by March 16, 2015. 

Culinary Arts menu will be posted sometime that week.

Lead Consultants are still needed.  Please let me know by March 16th if you are willing to accept an area below:
* Advocacy
* Food Innovations
* Sports Nutrition
* Teach and Train
* Interpersonal Communications
* Dining Room Attendant
* Meeting Events Set-Up
* Applied Math for Culinary Arts

Please make sure that you are securing judges' names and sending their contact information along with the area that they are willing to judge.  All judges need to be into Mary Jo Kohl ( maryjo.kohl@education.ohio.gov) by March 24, 2015.

Tentative Conference Overview:
Thursday, April 23
  • Opening Session will begin at 4:00 P.M.
  • Only Gold State Competition Winners will be called to the stage.
  • Business session will conclude the evening at 7:30 P.M.

Friday, April 24

  • Session will begin at 8:30 A.M.
  • Year in Review at Noon
  • Closing Session will be from 12:30 -2:00 P.M.
More details will follow in the next newsletter.


OAFCS Conference Program at a Glance 2015
Ohio Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (OAFCS)
Embassy Suite, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, Ohio
March 19-20, 2015

FDA Summer Professional Development Program in Food Science
A Fantastic Summer Opportunity for Science, Health, and Family and Consumer Science Teachers.
Foodborne disease outbreaks and food recalls frequent the news. What organisms cause these diseases? What can an individual do to protect themselves from these diseases? What measures are being taken by the federal government to prevent transmission of these diseases?
Science, health, and family and consumer science teachers have an opportunity to provide inquiry-based lessons related to these outbreaks and recalls.  Lessons can be found in the curriculum Science and Our Food Supply developed jointly by FDA and NSTA. And, in order to prepare teachers to use these lessons, FDA provides a free multidimensional professional development program that will take place July 19 - 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. Included in the program is transportation to and from Washington and all housing and meal expenses.
Apply on line - deadline April 20, 2015 - go to: http://teachfoodscience.org/apply.asp    
State Officer Candidate Practice Interview
New this year: Any FCCLA member interesting in running for the State Executive Council is invited to participate in a practice interview day where you will be introduced and coached on the areas of the state interview process.
March 14, 2015
FFA Center - 717 East 17th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43211
10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Cost $10.00
Announcing the Arrival of the FCCLA "365" Mobile App!

The FCCLA 365 Mobile App has launched! The app provides a direct line of communication on FCCLA events and initiatives, and already has FCCLA Week activities listed under the "Schedule" icon, and has the latest issue of Teen Times loaded as well.
This free app is the first guide offered under a larger umbrella application which will also feature event-specific guides for National Leadership Conference and National Cluster Meetings in the weeks and months to come. It is available for download here, and is compatible with all smartphone platforms.

Are You Ready to Add 10,000 Pledges TODAY?


Today is the day for the FCCLA family, along with their family and friends, to take the FCCLA@TheTable pledge to the next level! FCCLA@TheTable has 37,348 meals pledged for this national campaign, which asks youth to take a pledge to plan, prepare and share healthy meals with their family.

But, we've got a ways to go if we're going to hit the ultimate goal of 70,000 pledged meals before the National Leadership Conference this July in Washington, D.C.
Take the pledge now! And don't forget to pass it along to all of your family and friends too. For complete details, visit the @TheTable website here.
Let's really make a splash today and get those 10,000 meals pledged!

National STAR Events Lead and Assistant Lead Consultants Needed!

Are you interested in serving as a STAR Events Lead or Assistant Lead Consultant during the 2015 National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.? FCCLA is looking for experienced chapter and state advisers, state staff, or other experienced STAR Events volunteers to serve in these roles. A small stipend is available to assist with your conference expenses.

To volunteer, please email starevents@fcclainc.org with 2015 Lead/Assistant Lead Consultant in the subject line, and include your name, contact information, and preferred event(s). 


Ohio Public Schools have recently partnered with EverFi, an education-technology company specializing in teaching and assessing critical life skills, to introduce their students to topics they may not generally focus on in their classroom including Financial Literacy, Digital Citizenship, and Entrepreneurship. These programs are available at no cost to teachers, being made possible through corporate and foundational sponsorships.  (Additional information)

Cleveland Cavaliers FCCLA Day - April 13, 2015

FCCLA Afternoon Workshop
Loudville Curve Cavs Game Ticket
Cleveland Gladiators game ticket
FCCLA Day Timeline:
1:00pm - 1:30pm: Arrival/Registration
1:30pm - 3:00pm: FCCLA Workshop
5:30pm: Gates open for Cavs game 7:00pm: Cavaliers vs. Pistons!
Deadline to register is March 20, 2015
2015 Spring Webinar Schedule

Tuesday, March 24th at 4:00pm Eastern Time
Educating the Whole Family:  Extending School Wellness Education to Parents and Caregivers

Nutrition education has been and will continue to be a hot topic, given the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.  Unfortunately, building the bridge between classroom education and in-home practice can be difficult.  AAFCS is excited to feature the Bubble Foundation which is working to integrate student and parent education through the use of community meal events.  Learn how you can implement similar programs at your school/community center and share ideas on lessons learned.


Tuesday, April 7th at 4:00pm Eastern Time
The Impact of the Economy on the Family:  Taking it to the Streets for Strategies and Solutions

Is it possible to make frugality fun?  The AAFCS Taking it to the Streets team is planning a resource-packed webinar that will show you how to have fun and be creative while saving money!  Based on the highly popular Re$ourcefulness sessions at the Annual Conference, this webinar will highlight actions you can take to re-use old items, recycle common goods and save money while shopping.


Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00pm Eastern Time
Grant Writing:  Where is the Cash?

Where do I start?  What type of grant am I looking for?  What if I do all that work and don't get it?  These are common questions that arise when you are starting the grant writing process.Fortunately, Sharon Baillie, 2011 AAFCS National Teacher of the Year, has agreed to share her expertise in this area.  With over $90,000 in awarded grant money so far, Ms. Baillie has advice, strategies and tips for how to make grant writing easier, efficient and more rewarding.


Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00pm Eastern Time
Social Media and Advocacy
Advocating for Family and Consumer Sciences programs and curriculum is more important than ever. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to step up and do our part to advocate for our field.  In 2012, Sharon Hoelscher Day presented an excellent webinar, Critical Personal and Professional Advocacy Skills, that covered many of the fundamentals of advocacy.  Ms. Day is following up on that presentation with an update on how we can utilize social media tools to expand our reach, engage the public and support those who have dedicated their professional careers to improving the lives of individuals, families and communities.

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