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September 8, 2016
Perkins Reauthorization
Please visit ACTE's Action Center to send your Senator and/ or Representative a letter supporting Perkins reauthorization. Alternatively, we encourage you to reach out to your Congressional contacts directly to express your support for advancing Perkins in this Congress.
Throughout next week National FCCLA will be actively promoting reauthorization on social media. You are invited to participate in this conversation and encourage you to express your support of Perkins reauthorization.
Professional Development
Hospitality and Tourism Education Summit
Date: October 17, 2016
Location: Columbus Culinary Institute - 2435 Stelzer Road, Columbus, OH 43219
Who should attend: Culinary, Hospitality and FCS teaching Culinary Fundamentals
Registration: in STARS - Keyword Search: CTE
Cost: $25.00 - Make checks payable to Columbus Culinary (Lunch is provided)
Education and Training Item Writing
September 15
Child and Adolescent Development
Early Childhood Education & Teaching Professions
September 16
Classroom Management
Early Childhood Education & Teaching Professions
October 5
Communities, Schools and Stakeholders
Early Childhood Education & Teaching Professions
October 6
Early Childhood Education Language and Literacy
Early Childhood Education
October 18
Curriculum and Instruction for Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education
October 19
Early Childhood Education Observation and Assessment
Early Childhood Education
October 20
Educational Assessment
Teaching Professions
November 2
Foundation of Education and Training
Early Childhood Education & Teaching Professions
November 3
Curriculum and Instruction for Teaching Professions
Teaching Professions
November 9
Health, Safety and Nutrition*
Early Childhood Education
November 15
Early Childhood Education Principles*
Early Childhood Education
November 16
Education Principles*
Teaching Professions
November 17
Infant and Toddler Education*
Early Childhood Education
December/ January
CTAG Credit and Teaching Professions Portfolio
Teaching Professions

CETE at The Ohio State University,  in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, requests your participation in writing and validating 2016-17 End-of-Course (EOC) test items for the Education and Training career field. Upon completion of the Item-Writing workshop, you will be awarded a certificate with contact hours that you can submit for your continuing education requirements. Additional information.
Family and Consumer Sciences FAQ
When do I have to implement the new courses?
All new courses must be implemented by 2017-18 school year.

Are there pre-test available for the new courses?
Currently there are no pre-test available for new courses. Teachers should work with local district to develop a plan for SLO.

What is the status of the Family and Consumer Sciences Webxams?
All of the Webxams have been written by Family and Consumer Sciences teacher during the 2015-16 school year. This year we will be field testing an 80+ question test. Webxam will be open for field testing start October 1, 2016 and remain open until May. Teachers should have their student complete the field test at the completion of one of the new courses for semester and year long courses.

When are webxam required?
Webxam will be required in the 2017-18 school year along with the implementation of all new courses.

How do I set up webxam?
Webxam is a vendor that operates the testing system. If you have any questions specific to operation of the system, please contact webxam. http://news.webxam.org/ 

Ensuring a Quality FCS Program
Approval of a Career-Technical Education FCS program is contingent upon complying with assurances. Quality of Program ORC Sec 3317.161 (C ) (1) (b) Assurance 2.a - District supports all aspects of a quality program by maintaining a system that measures program quality and provides for continuous development. At a minimum, the system should be based upon state accepted performance indicators and Ohio Department of Education approved Career-Technical Education Quality Program Standards.

Quality Program Standard # 9: Leadership Development - All students participate in intra-curricular Career-Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that promotes cognitive knowledge and skill and leadership development. The CTSO associated with FCS is FCCLA which provides activities such as conventions, conferences, camps, and knowledge/skill competitions.
FCCLA Leadership Training
O ctober 10-11, 2016
Heartland Retreat Center  (Required Agreement Form )

Cost:  $125.00 per person
Registration is Open
Registration closes:  September 27, 2016

Are you ready to unpack students Unlimited Possibilities? Many hands on activities have been planned for students to work on decision-making skills, team building and leadership opportunities for this day and a half training.  A statewide service learning project will be provided so that students can submit their time in the Service Learning Portal. To top off our Unlimited Possibilities students may showcase their talents by participating in " You've Got Talent". Registration includes all training, meals and lodging. We look forward to seeing you at FCCLA Leadership Training October 10-11. Any questions please contact the state office at 614-466-5718.

Payment due 30 days after Leadership Training
Alumni & Associates
Don't forget to order your FCCLA attire through the Ohio FCCLA Alumni and Associates by September 20, 2016 for delivery at Ohio FCCLA Leadership Training. Advisers can contact Bev Foutz at mamafoutz@hotmail.com and place an order for FCCLA attire. The attire will then be ready for pick up the first day of the Ohio FCCLA Leadership Training. Clothing can be ordered for both male and female members. 

Possible clothing selections include but not limited to:
  • FCCLA Official Polo shirts
  • FCCLA Dress shirts 
  • Long sleeve tee shirts
  • Sweat pants 
  • Hoodies 
  • Short sleeve tee shirts

Please contact Bev no later than September 20, 2016 with any questions and to place orders for the October meeting. The Ohio FCCLA Alumni and Associates uses the sales of FCCLA merchandise to create finances to provide grants and other items for the Ohio FCCLA program. 

Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
    25 South Front Street, MS 611
Columbus, OH 43215-4183