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:http://educultureproject.org/leadership-in-edible-education/

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, Lorianne.paxton@kent.k12.wa.us
Website Link to Posting:  https://kent.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=356

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 www.financialbeginnings.org 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(http://www.talarisconferencecenter.com/) 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 lyn.peters@dfi.wa.gov or 360-902-8731.

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

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: http://www.colfax.k12.wa.us/domain/15
Other Information:

May 26, 2015 or until filled

Job Opening: CTE Culinary Arts – Clover Park School District Lakes High School

Job Title: CTE Culinary Arts 1.0 FTE
District / School: Clover Park School District/Lakes High School
Brief Description: Teach 9 -12 Culinary Arts subjects including instruction in safety and sanitation, use of commercial equipment, recipe interpretation, menu planning, workflow planning, business and math skills. Support student application of skills through the operation of on-site catering and coffee stand.
Contact: Deb Shanafelt 253-583-5086 dshanafe@cloverpark.k12.wa.us  Venetia Willis-Holbrook 253-583-5194 vwillish@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Website Link to Posting:  https://cloverpark.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1614
Other Information: Washington State CTE Teacher Certification in Food Production & Services. Education and Experience in Culinary Arts.