What is the Peer Education Training?
The training is an opportunity to be a part of Texas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapters that are taking on one of five program areas and becoming certified FCCLA Peer Educators. The five program areas to be addressed are: Community Service-taking action in your community and discovering the difference you can make; Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS)-supporting safe driving amongst teens; Power of One – giving yourself the power to make
a positive change in your families, careers, and communities, one goal at a time; STOP the Violence –Students Taking on Prevention - empowering young people to recognize, report and reduce youth violence; Student Body – addressing the Healthy You, the Fit You, the Real You, and the Resilient You. Chapters can use the projects and information learned in their 2018 –
2019 competitive event, if they would like.

When, where and how much does it cost?
The training will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 6 - 7, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel, 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, TX, 76201; (940) 243-3799. Registration will be open from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the first session will be from 4:30-10:00 p.m. on Saturday with a break for dinner. Sunday will begin with a morning vesper service at 7:30 a.m. The peer education meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m.

The registration fee is $20 per student/advisor. FCCLA will cover the cost of sleeping rooms for Saturday night as well as Sunday’s lunch cost for those attending the training. Complimentary breakfast is included with your hotel stay. Transportation costs and dinners will need to be paid by the chapter. The policy for this meeting is quadruple occupancy per hotel room for both
students and advisors. The hotel offers complimentary self-parking. Official FCCLA dress as per the Texas FCCLA dress code is required for those in attendance.

What will the members learn?
During the 12 hour state training event, Chapter Peer Education Teams will be:
• provided in-depth information on the topic of the student’s choice
• taught presentation skills
• taught or re-taught the FCCLA planning process
• forming plans for local training and community service projects
• practicing training skills
• learning evaluation skills
• learning the reporting method that must be made to the state FCCLA office

Registration Information
To participate in the Peer Education Training program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, your chapter needs to send a "Chapter Peer Education Team” to the state training event. Your chapter’s team should consist of one advisor and no more than 2 members for each of the 5 program areas for a total of 10 students max. You may bring less than 10 students if you’d like to focus on only one or two of the programs. We ask that you do NOT bring students that attended last year. The grant covers the
cost for one advisor. Any additional advisors will have a registration fee of $80 each. Bus driver single rooms are available for a rate of $100. Schools that did not fulfill their commitment during 2017 – 2018 will not be allowed to participate this year. Any region/state officers and their advisors attending the training must complete online registration. A total of 300 people will be able to participate in the peer education training and participants will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

Registration will open August 1 and must be submitted online by September 13, 2018. Please visit the Texas FCCLA website at www.texasfccla.org to register. All hotel reservations will be made for you; however, if a school registers for the training and does not attend, the chapter will be charged the cost of the hotel rooms and materials ($75 per person) in addition to the $20 registration fee already paid. Name changes will be accepted until September 27, 2018. There are no refunds once registration
is submitted. Optional t-shirts are available for $10 each and must be ordered when completing online registration.

After returning from the training, your peer education teams will be responsible for sharing the program with other chapter members and peers, collaborating with school and community resource people, conducting local action projects, and tracking results. A minimum of 75 individuals must be trained locally by each participant. It is required that documentation of these
activities be submitted to the state FCCLA office by February 15, 2019.

We look forward to seeing you all during the 2018-19 school year as Texas FCCLA promotes this year's theme, "Come One, Come All". For upcoming dates and events, please see here: http://texasfccla.org/assets/2018-19-calendar-of-events.pdf
We need mentors!
We have just reset our mentee/mentor list for the 2018-19 school year! We are looking for advisors to help assist new teachers with questions they may have.

Please complete this form so I will have all necessary information to match you! If you are a new advisor, sign up so that we can connect you with a mentor.

Texas FCCLA Advisor Google Drive
So many advisors have developed wonderful documents and presentations about Texas FCCLA throughout their years, and we want you to be able to share them! We have also added the 2018-19 website information to this folder as we switch servers.

With many new teachers joining the Texas FCCLA family, having a location where they can browse other advisors' information will give them a good foundation to launch their own chapters. We also know that many of you love to see ideas that other chapters are implementing, and what might also benefit your school!

Please take some time to go on our new GoogleDrive and upload your FCCLA files to be shared with other Texas FCCLA Advisors. We would like you to upload them as "View Only" so that someone cannot accidentally edit the original file.

Utilizing​ ​this​ ​Resource​ ​Folder
The following resources are a collaborative effort from current advisors sharing their tips and experiences and should not be edited or changed in any way. If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​questions​ ​or​ ​concerns​ ​about​ ​an​ ​item​ ​posted,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​person​ ​whose name​ ​is​ ​on​ ​the​ ​file.​

Do​ ​not​ ​edit​ ​or​ ​delete​ ​anything​ ​that​ ​has​ ​been​ ​posted. If you want to use a file, DOWNLOAD it to your computer and then save it as your own to edit.

Contribute​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Drive
There are two ways to contribute to the Advisor Resource Drive.

1) Email​ ​your​ ​file​ ​to​ ​fileupload@texasfccla.org Save the title of the file you would like to upload in the following format:
Title_SchoolName_AdvisorName
For example: ParliPro_AustinHighSchool_Smith.Maggie
These files will take 2-4 weeks to be posted to the drive.

2) For​ ​an​ ​instant​ ​upload,​ ​log​ ​into​ ​your​ ​Google​ ​account​ ​and​ ​use​ ​the​ ​upload instructions​ ​below. First, save your file using the format below for the title:
Title_SchoolName_AdvisorName
For example: ParliPro_AustinHighSchool_Smith.Maggie
Then, simply double click on the folder to which you are adding information.

The directions for using the resource folder can be found here: DIRECTIONS

Access the GoogleDrive (and bookmark it) here:
At our New Advisor workshop on Monday, we became aware that many are not aware of our professional association, FCSTAT (Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas).

The Annual FCSTAT Summer Conference will be held in Dallas from July 30-August 3rd. There will be many workshops and sessions offered regarding curriculum, integration, and teaching strategies, including the following FCCLA workshops:

- FCCLA Mini-Academy, Tuesday at 8am
(Presenters: Jana Mahoney and Allison Kemp)
Join the FCCLA Academy to gain ideas on how to kick off your new FCCLA school year! Presentation will include introducing FCCLA to your students, membership recruitment, incorporating National Programs into your curriculum, chapter meeting plans, fundraising ideas, and more!

- Introduction to Competitive Events, Wednesday 8am-9am
(Presenter: Melissa Isaacs)
Discover what Competitive Events FCCLA has to offer! Attendees will discuss the various events offered, number of teams allotted, how to choose which project to do, general competition rules and how to register for the Regional Competition! (Part 1 of the Competitive Event Series) 

- What does it take to be an FCCLA Regional/State Officer, Wednesday 9:20 and 10:40 am 
(Presenter: Kathy Lostroh)
Running a student for Regional Office is a once in a lifetime they won't forget! This workshop will discuss the benefits of student leadership for both the officer AND the advisor. Topics will include what is expected, the various roles, and the procedure of running. A Q&A session with an advisor and current officer will follow.

- Competitive Events: What Lead Consultants and Evaluators are Looking For, Wednesday 1:30pm and 2:50pm (Presenters: Judy Engelman, Cindy Holton, and Geneva Day)
What should you and your students expect to know when you arrive at Region and State Conference? This workshop will highlight the information you need to know regarding check-in, competitions, and how to make sure your students are following the rubrics for maximum success! This is also a great training for teachers that would like to volunteer as Lead Consultants at the FCCLA Regional and State Conferences. (Part 2 of the FCCLA Competitive Event Series)

-Integration and Beginning Competitive Events, Thursday 8:00am and 9:20 am 
(Presenters: Juli Thorpe and Stephanie Pitts)
Learn how to integrate competitive events as part of your curriculum! Attendees will learn about the Planning Process required by all events, and how to follow event guidelines. Presenters will showcase the various types of presentations- display and portfolios (Part 3 of the FCCLA Competitive Event Series).

- What's New with Texas FCCLA, Thursday afternoon (Presenter: Alex Everett)
Hear the updates for Texas FCCLA for the 2018-19 school year including theme, events, programs, competitive event changes, and more! Also will serve as a Q&A time and networking with other advisors to share any new ideas.