Starting Strong Institute

Starting Strong Institute

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday August 3, 4 and 5, 2015 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center,Tacoma, Wa

Capital Region ESD 113, Puget Sound ESD, AESD, OSPI, DEL, Thrive-by-Five and our partners are hosting this three-day conference featuring keynote speakers and numerous breakout sessions focused on P-3 alignment and implementation including WaKIDS, Full-day Kindergarten, the Early Learning Guidelines and Common Core, Community Collaboration and much more! We will not have a separate Full-day Kindergarten Institute this year: Instead Full-day Kindergarten sessions will be interwoven throughout the three-day Starting Strong Institute.

The Starting Strong Vision: The purpose of the Starting Strong P-3 Institute is to bring together early learning professionals and educators for discussions about innovation and alignment between systems.

Goals of the Starting Strong P-3 Institute:

• Increase connections between early learning and K-12 professionals;

• Apply theory to practice within a P-3 framework;

• Present information about Washington’s early learning priorities, initiatives, and promising

To download this year’s registration brochure,

Registration is 180.00 for one day

230.00 for 2 days

280 for all 3 days

Clock Hours and STARS Credit Hours available.

Some Grants Available from OSPI to attend for FACSE teachers with onsite pre-school  and or are teaching the child care basics curriculum and giving STARS certifications. . But will consider other programs as well. Please contact Mary Nagel at for more information.

Fueling Our Future: K-12 Educator Conference

Please join Facing the Future and other educators from the Pacific Northwest this summer for an interdisciplinary exploration of sustainable energy use! Sign up today — spaces limited.WHEN: Wednesday, July 29th | 9 am to 5 pm

WHERE: The Impact HUB | 220 2nd Avenue S #106 Seattle, WA 98104

WHO: Educators who work with students from grades 3 to 12

COST: $30 includes lunch and Fueling Our Future curriculum unit (grades 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12)

CLOCK HOURS: 6 clock hours available for an additional $20

HOSTED BY: Facing the Future, an independent program of Western Washington University
PROGRAM:  Over the course of the day, we will define energy literacy, consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts of different energy sources, learn about the development of aviation biofuels in the Pacific Northwest, and hear from experts in this field.

Participants will gain hands-on experience using lessons from Fueling Our Future: Exploring Sustainable Energy Use* and will each receive a copy of the interdisciplinary teacher’s guide: elementary (grades 3-5), middle and high school versions available.

We’ll wrap up the conference with an expert panel and interactive Q & A at 3 pm and a networking Happy Hour from 4-5pm!


Complete the quick survey on the above link and submit the form (step one). A confirmation page will pop up with a link to our website where you can pay for the conference fee of $30 (step two). NOTE: If you do not have a Facing the Future account, you will need to create one—it only takes a moment!

All the best,
The Facing the Future Crew


*This work, as part of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA), was supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30416 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Leadership in Edible Education Certificate Program

Leadership in Edible Education Certificate Program launches Summer 2015 to serve K-12 and Community Based Education in the Puget Sound Region

Through an on-going partnership with the Master of Arts in Education Program at Antioch University Seattle, and their professional endorsement program in Environmental and Sustainability Education, EduCulture is launching a groundbreaking Leadership in Edible Education Certificate Program, designed for formal and informal educators, and other professionals, who are interested in making a difference through edible education, in schools and the wider community.
 The Leadership in Edible Education Certificate Program aims to help define this evolving field of study, examine best practices and programmatic landscapes, and help students find a place for themselves in this growing educational movement.

Summer 2015 (July 9, 16, 23, 30), Leadership in Edible Education I
Education Towards Food, Citizenship & Community

Fall 2015 (Sept.-Nov.), Leadership in Edible Education II
Food in Schools and Postsecondary Institutions

Winter 2016 (Jan.-March), Leadership in Edible Education III
Edible Education I: Theory & Practice

Spring 2016 (April-June), Leadership in Edible Education IV
Edible Education II: Field Experience & Culminating Field Project

This program is open to formal and informal educators. Field classes for each quarterly course will be held over four days, alternating between Seattle and Bainbridge Island/Kitsap.  Course work is offered in multiple professional education options, from AUS Degree and Environmental & Sustainability Education Endorsement Credit to Continuing Education Credits and Clock hours.  There is also a Core Field Course option for informal educators or those not needing credit.

To learn more about the Leadership in Edible Education Certificate Program, visit our website:

Jonathan Garfunkel
Founder & Director
EduCulture at Global Source Education

FACSE Job Opening – Kent School District

Job Title:   Teacher, Leave Replacement, High School Family and Consumer Sciences, .6 FTE – KPA1508
District / School:   Kent Phoenix Academy/Kent School District
Brief Description: Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences to high school students grades 9 – 12
Contact:  Lori Paxton,
Website Link to Posting:

Financial Beginnings Volunteer Training

Please join me for our upcoming Volunteer Orientation Trainings. If you have already attended the training please help me spread the word. If you have not attend and would like to attend please log on to the Financial Beginnings website at and click on the tab (Sign up to volunteer). I hope to see you or someone from your organization at one these trainings.
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 Option #1:  Financial Beginnings Office (Located inside Impact Hub), 220 2nd Ave.                           South, Seattle, Washington 98104 on Thursday, June 25th 10-11:30am

 Option #2:  Financial Beginnings Office (Located inside Impact Hub), 220 2nd Ave.                           South, Seattle, Washington 98104 on Wednesday, July 15th 10-                                         11:30am

 Option #3:  Hilltop Regional Health Center (Community Conference Room), 1202                             Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, Washington, 98405 on Thursday,                           July 16th 1-3pm

Clinton T. Taylor
Program Manager-Seattle

Passing of a Special Friend by Rene’ Ketchum

FACSE Teachers:

It is with sadness that I inform you that Martha Eldred passed away on Thursday. She had been an active FACSE board member, dedicated family member and I will always remember her as wise and funny. She could make any situation better justby talking to her.

Martha’s services will be on Thursday, June 25th at 11:00 at the Christian church in Pomeroy. If you wish to send flowers or a card this is her home address:

60 Vannatton Grade

Pomeroy, WA 99347


Rene’ Ketchum

FACSE President

Jump$tart Washington: Kick Off The School Year With Financial Education

Jump$tart Washington

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

The Jump$tart Washington Coalition invites you to a school year kick-off event focused on financial education —
in honor of recent legislation signed into law requiring financial education to be incorporated into existing state learning standards.
This event will provide you with information on what’s available, who has it, why you should incorporate it into your classes and how.

A representative from Federal Deposit Insurance Commission (FDIC) will unveil the newest Money Smart curriculum developed in partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – Money Smart for Young People. This curriculum addresses the need to start early – with a Pre-K component – and consistently enforce the concepts with curriculum for students up to the age of 20.

Ken McDonnell from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will discuss how the FDIC-CFPB partnership on the Money Smart for Young People came about, and how it’s a great resource not just for teachers and their students, but also for parents and their children. He also will talk about CFPB information that can help you talk to students about paying for college.

Pam Whalley from the Financial Education Public Private Partnership, Washington Council for Economic Education and Western Washington University will discuss how teachers across the state are incorporating financial education into their classrooms, FEPPP teacher trainings, and CLE credits available for attending this event.

Our final guest speaker will amaze and energize you in preparation for the coming school year.

Attendance to this event is free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsor, the FDIC.FDIC

We hope you will join us at the beautiful Talaris Conference Center( for a day focused on working together to create a brighter – and more financially educated – tomorrow for future generations.

If you have questions, please contact incoming Jump$tart Washington Coalition President Lyn Peters at or 360-902-8731.

Have questions about Jump$tart Washington: Kick Off The School Year With Financial Education? Contact Jump$tart Washington

Job Opening: Forks High School


 Current Washington State Career & Technical Education Certification endorsed in Family and

Consumer Sciences

 Current Washington State Teaching Certificate with Health Endorsement (not required but


 Must meet NCLB Highly Qualified Requirements

 Evidence of successful experience in working as instructor or specialist, with students at appropriate

grade level and in subject area

 Strong classroom management skills

 Genuine desire to work with all students

 Knowledge of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) preferred

 Willingness and ability to act as advisor for Family Career and Community Leaders of America

(FCCLA) preferred


 Content knowledge in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences & Health

 Provide an optimum learning environment for all students

 Participate in, contribute to, and be supportive of group decisions and efforts

 Collaborate with staff and work in teams to provide instruction to students

 Employ a systematic instructional process designed to meet the needs of students in the classroom

 Engage in purposeful, deliberate planning for instruction

 Follow district and state guidelines for essential learning and instructional strategies

 Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curriculum as needed for special

education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).

 Work cooperatively with administration and staff in problem solving and group process activities

 Model lifelong learning, positive self-esteem, and respect for others

 Set and maintain high personal, professional, and instructional standards for self and students

 Maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality in all matters pertaining to students, parents, staff, and


 Perform other duties and responsibilities consistent with district policies and procedures as required

Quillayute Valley School District Number 402

411 S Spartan Avenue  Forks, Washington 98331-0060  Phone (360) 374-6262  Fax (360) 374-6990


 Full time position, 180 days per year

 Salary per State Scale


 Please complete Online Application at; link also available on

District Website ( select Human Resources under District tab; in Employment

Documents box click Online Application

 Applicants who are current QVSD employees only need to submit a letter of interest and resume

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


Quillayute Valley School District #402

Attn: Lindsey Wallerstedt

411 South Spartan Avenue

Forks, WA 98331

PH: (360) 374-6262 ext. 267

Job Opening: Colfax Family and Consumer Science Teacher Vacancy

Job Title: 1.0   FTE Family and Consumer Science Teacher
District / School: Colfax School District
Brief Description:

Position: The District is accepting immediate applications for a Family and Consumer Science Teacher with priority given to applications which evidence professional training and personal commitment to the whole range of secondary learner.  Our FCCLA program is recognized as an exemplary program with students competing at state and national levels. Some of the FACSE classes are required for graduation.

Qualifications: It is the intention of the district to employ for the purpose of teaching department curriculum in Family and Consumer Science Education. All prospective employees being considered for employment will be required to complete a satisfactory background review as a condition of employment.  The background review includes:  Endorsement and certification checks to hold the position, evidence of physical, mental, and emotional health to meet the daily demands of the job, no convictions of sexual predator or child abuse laws of the state, investigation with prior employers, and evidence of being free from drug dependency.  Colfax Schools are a tobacco free environment.

Expectations: The district will expect the successful applicant to demonstrate career interest in academic instruction.  Assignment will include teaching in modernized schools in a collegial environment which supports learning strategies that cross over content subjects and emphasize responsible behaviors from students.  The district is committed to high-quality classroom instruction in all positions.  The person employed will demonstrate a professional interest in the art and science of classroom teaching.  The challenge requires one who will address the social/emotional needs of students, teach effective classroom lessons using active learning methods, organize effectively, hold students to high performance and behavior standards, and invest time, energy, and service to students in the activity program.  Ability and willingness to coach activities and/or advise clubs is preferred.

Contact: Shawn Stine, Colfax School District #300, 1110 N. Morton Street, Colfax, WA  99111
Website Link to Posting:
Other Information:

May 26, 2015 or until filled