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 

“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

8th Annual Children’s Conference Featuring Richard Cohen

Dear Educators,

I would like to invite you to our 8th Annual Connecting for Children’s Conference featuring Richard Cohen!  Please find the attached flyer and registration form.  Seating is limited so please sign-up and have your registration and payment to me by March 16th to be guaranteed a seat.

If you are receiving this and wish to be removed from my list, please email me and I will take care of it.  I apologized for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your time and hope to see you in March!

Jolene Shuck

Memorial Preschool Site Supervisor



Registration and Conference Flyer

Debbie Handy Featured in Article on WSU Website

Debbie Handy

Teaching life skills key for award winning WSU educator

Balancing a checkbook is a learned skill. Preparing a healthy meal, managing healthy relationships, parenting, and making informed consumer decisions are, too. Many people aren’t aware that these skills are taught in school as well as on the home front.

WSU’s program is part of the Department of Human Development.That’s where Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) comes in: FCS classes teach life skills during the formative middle school and high school years. And those classes need teachers, which is Debbie Handy’s job—to teach the teachers. Handy oversees Washington State University’s FCS education program, advising and teaching WSU students who become teachers.

Late last year, Handy was selected as the first ever Washington Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher Educator of the Year at the Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference.

“The life skills we teach are things students will use every day,” she said. “It’s inspiring to be part of that, and help train future generations of teachers.”

Handy was drawn to the field after earning a degree in Home Economics Education, now FCS Education, and teaching junior high and high school in her native Wisconsin for a few years. She later moved to Washington and earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. from WSU and found she wanted to help teach future teachers.

“Debbie has positively affected thousands of high school students across Washington, and her students are well-prepared for student teaching,” said Kathi Hendrix, a retired CFS teacher at Selah High School and executive director of Washington Family and Consumer Sciences Educators. She is an excellent teacher. Her students create a bond with her that lasts throughout their career.”

Handy collaborates with the WSU College of Education to make sure her students have all the necessary coursework and training to be fully certified to teach when they leave WSU.

In addition to her work teaching and advising WSU students, Handy serves as the state Executive Director for Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America. She helped even more high school students in this role, Hendrix said.

“Every time a student does an individual or group project in FCCLA, the individual, family or community is improved,” Hendrix said. “Students learn leadership skills, do something for someone else, and learn what it means to be involved in their community.”

Article source:  http://news.cahnrs.wsu.edu/blog/article/teaching-life-skills-key-for-award-winning-wsu-educator/