Teaching About Investing Workshop – FREE!

Teaching About Investing—You Don’t Have to Be Jim Cramer! 

Investing is the topic in Washington’s new financial standards that people are the most nervous about teaching. We watch financial analysts on tv, measure our knowledge against theirs, and then minimize or skip this unit entirely. Join us on Jan. 31, 2018 to vanquish these fears forever. We will explore a sample curriculum unit using lessons from the Council for Economic Education, the Delaware Council on Economic Education, the Federal Reserve Banks and the Stock Market Game. We will provide everything you will need (except your laptop or tablet), but you are, of course, welcome to bring any materials that you love to use to share with the group.

When: Jan. 31, 2018

            8:30 to 3:00 (sign-in starts at 8:00)

Where: Northwest Career & Technical Academy

             Lecture Hall

             2205 W Campus Pl, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Cost: $250, BUT full scholarships will be awarded to all accepted attendees

You will receive:

·         A copy of Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation, Keys to Financial Success (theme 4), and access to the Stock Market Game curriculum (including Math Behind the Market)

·         Six free clock hours

·         Up to $200 in sub pay

·         Lunch and continental breakfast

Space is limited, so register today at


Pam Whalley

Director, Center for Economic and Financial Education at Western Washington University

Education Chair, Financial Education Public Private Partnership


This training has been made available through the generosity of U.S. Bank 

FREE Financial Planning Workshop

This opportunity is made possible by the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP)

FREE Professional Development Program for K-12 Educators and School Librarians

Using Virtual Economics 4.5 to Enhance Your Courses
(with an Emphasis on Personal Finance)

Yes, this is the resource that you have heard other educators raving about!

Where: Sno Isle Skills Center, 9001 Airport Road, Everett, WA
When: April 12, 2018
Times: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Enrollment is limitedso register today:

We will explore the Virtual Economics flash drive with a focus on personal finance. This resource contains a treasure trove of classroom tested, teacher approved materials in a host of subjects! We would like to strongly encourage teacher and librarian pairs to attend.

What’s on the VE Flash Drive? 1400 active participation lessons, all correlated to the Common Core Standards. This amazing resource includes over 60 Council for Economic Education publications including (but not limited to):
• Personal Finance: Financial Fitness for Life (2nd edition), Learning, Earning and Investing: Elementary, Middle and High School
• Social Studies: Capstone–Teacher and Student Guides, Economics in Action, Focus Economics: k-2, 3-5, Focus: High School Economics, Focus: Middle School Economics, Focus: Understanding Economics in Civics and Government, Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History
• Mathematics: Mathematics & Economics: Connections for Life – 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
(See http://ve.councilforeconed.org/features/lessons.php for a complete
listing of the publications contained in this tool.)

Every participant will receive:
• Complimentary clock hours
• Continental breakfast and lunch
• A copy of the Virtual Economics flash drive (a $159.95 value)
• SUB PAY (up to $200 per teacher/librarian)
Please share with other educators in your area.

Questions? E-mail Pam.Whalley@wwu.edu or Tracy.Godat@k12.wa.us

For more information on FEPPP please visit FEPPP


ServSafe Preconference Workshop – Great Wolf Lodge 2018

Washington State University Extension is offering the ServSafe Manager Certification training for teachers, food service managers, culinary instructors, students and other individuals who have responsibility for teaching, learning or implementing best practices in food safety and food preparation.

Food safety training is a commitment, a mindset and a smart business practice for everyone involved in food preparation or food service operations. Trained people in the food business support safe food handling practice.         

  • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Location: Washington Annual FCS Conference
  • Great Wolf Lodge – Centralia, WA
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes testing)

ServSafe is a nationally recognized, comprehensive food safety training and certification program for anyone involved in food preparation or the food service industry.  The training includes the latest updates in food safety and best practices used in the industry to implement critical food safety procedures. It is the highest standard in food safety training and certification to keep food safe and protect the public from foodborne illness. In addition to learning about preventive measures to keep food safe, the course also includes crisis management and handling emergency situations. ServSafe training is an opportunity to obtain nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association.

The cost for this course is $130 and includes the textbook and test.  Each participant needs his/her own textbook.  Pre-study is highly recommended.  Upon receipt of registration money, the textbook will be mailed to you.  Successful completion of the course includes a ServSafe certificate for 5 years.

Please fill out the registration form below and mail to WSU Extension with your payment. Registration should be received by October 1 to assure a textbook and ample study time. Class size is limited to 25 people.
If you have any questions about the class, please contact Margaret at 509.745.8531 or viebrock@wsu.edu.

Registration Form

“E-Cigarettes: The Truth Among Vapors.”

“E-Cigarettes: The Truth Among Vapors.”
FREE educational event that would be be great for yourselves (if you can get away from your classrooms), other school administration, and for parents.
Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018 Date:
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Time:
Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club)
1400 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Registration: Call 206-709-1400 or
Sign up online sign up online

National FCS Educator Day Feb 13!

Make Plans to Celebrate on Feb. 13!

You are invited to participate in the second annual National Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day on Tuesday, Feb. 13! The purpose of this Day is to promote FCS Education careers and to recognize and show appreciation for FCS educators and the difference they make in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Here is one way you can promote and celebrate National FCS Educator Day:
1. Use the Educator Day Graphic on materials you create.
Include #FCSedDay on all your related social media posts!


Free Webinars for AAFCS Members

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Learning is always “in!” Mark Your Calendar for these Spring Webinars!

Can’t make these dates? AAFCS Webinars are archived so you can watch when you want. And, they’re always FREE for current members! 

Does your 2018 plan include learning to be a smart (or smarter) investor? Could your financial literacy curriculum use an update?

Save the dates today for these spring webinars that will give you the FCSfit boost you need!

Thursday, March 1 @ 4:00 PM EST
“Break Through the Investing Confusion – Learn to Build a Nest Egg and Teach Your Kids to Do the Same
Presenter: Joanne Seymour Kuster, Financial Educator and Entrepreneur
*Special Promotion: America Saves Week and FCSfit 

Tuesday, April 10 @ 7:00 PM EST
“Teaching Money Smarts: Financial Literacy Resources
Presenters: Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan, Co-Authors, The Survival Guide for Money Smarts: Earn, Save, Spend, Give
*Special Promotion: Financial Literacy Month, FCSfit

Thursday, April 19 @ 4:00 PM EST
“SmartLabel™ – A Transparency Initiative for Consumer Trust
Presenter: Julie Savoie, Director, Industry Affairs Department, Grocery Manufacturers Association

Thursday, May 3 @ 4:00 PM EST
“Beyond Estate Planning: What Families Need to Proactively Prepare for Success During Late-Life Dependency of Relatives”
Presenters: Axton Betz-Hamilton, PhD, AFC, CPFFE, Assistant Professor of Consumer Affairs at South Dakota State University
• Virginia Vincenti, PhD, CFCS, Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Wyoming
*Special Promotion: Older Americans Month and FCSfit

Wellness Wednesday is scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Your submissions are welcome! To submit your original content, progress towards an FCSfit goal, or to tell us about someone who exemplifies FCSfit, email fcsfit@aafcs.org. And remember, no pledge is too small for the wall! Join the Movement today!

Immediate FACSE Job Opening

Job Title: Secondary Teachers and Certificated Staff/Middle School – Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
 District / School: Lake Washington School District/ Rose Hill Middle School
 Brief Description: Rose Hill Middle School, in Redmond, is looking for qualified candidates for a Family & Consumer Science Teacher position. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE leave replacement or long-term substitute position (TBD – depending on exact start date) beginning approximately January 27, 2018 and continuing through to the end of the school year.

Leave Replacement positions (90 + days) are paid per teacher salary schedule with Base contract plus additional for LEAP days, Responsibility, Work Load, Technology, Professional Fund and Attract/Retain incentive if applicable. See LWEA salary schedule posted on website. Full benefit package available for employees working .5 FTE and over.

Long-term Substitute positions (21+ days) are paid at the contract teacher rate. See LWEA substitute salary schedule posted on website. There are no benefits assigned to long-term substitute positions. .


Careers in Lake Washington School District
16250 NE 74th Street
Redmond Washington, 98052
(425) 936-1266

Website Link to Posting: Careers in Lake Washington School District
Other Information:  Qualifications: 

Certification/License: Washington State certification with endorsement of Family & Consumer Science and must possess or qualify for immediate issuance of a valid WA State Career & Technical Education Certificate with endorsement in Family & Consumer Sciences Education.

In order to qualify to immediately obtain the CTE certificate, candidate must have:

At least 2000 hours of paid occupational experience in Family & Consumer Science field and a BA degree in same

OR At least 6000 hours teaching (seat time) in Family and Consumer Services and the willingness to take CTE certification courses at an approved program site.

OR At least 2000 hours of paid occupational experience in the field of family and consumer science and the willingness to take CTE certification courses at an approved program site.

For more information please visit Careers in Lake Washington School District

Free Webinar

Practicing high-level questions in your daily interactions with children can encourage them to think about and express more complex ideas.

The authors of one of NAEYC’s bestselling books, Big Questions for Young Minds: Extending Children’s Thinking, will explore how asking rich, thoughtful questions that meet children at their individual developmental levels—an approach grounded in Bloom’s Taxonomy— extends children’s thinking in the classroom and beyond.

Join us for this webinar on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 4 to 5 PM EST, to learn how to use the six levels of questioning outlined in the book and to discuss a few developmentally appropriate sample questions!

Register Now!

free webinar