Digital Learning & Leadership - Digital Learning and Leadership
Free edWebinar with CE Certificate
Device Free Dinners to Drive Home Digital Citizenship
Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by
Michael Robb
Director of Research
Common Sense Media
Kelly Mendoza
Senior Director of Learning & Engagement, Common Sense Education
What does family dinner look like nowadays? In the digital age, it’s easy to let devices occupy more and more of our family time. As more kids and parents bring their devices to the dinner table, the opportunity to connect with family members without distractions is getting lost. One solution families can adopt is having a “device free dinner” with more bites and less bytes!
Join Common Sense to learn about their Device Free Dinner initiative. You’ll first hear from Michael Robb on the latest research on media, kids and families. For instance, how do parents feel about the impact of devices on their families? Do they feel that they—or their kids—are addicted to technology? What’s the importance of dinner time for family communication?
You’ll then hear from Kelly Mendoza about a free Device Free Dinner Toolkit with turnkey resources schools can use to designate a device-free dinner day. The toolkit includes materials for parents, classroom activities, a poster, and a community-building dinner event for schools. The various options in the toolkit will help schools customize a meaningful event for their communities. Help families support a balance between tech time and face-to-face time with Device Free Dinners!
Michael and Kelly will field your questions after their presentation. This edWebinar will benefit all school personnel, including teachers, administrators, principals, librarians, and tech coordinators, parent coordinators, and PTO staff. Read more.
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Jump$tart Washington

Make a difference in the lives of Washington students.
Be part of state’s leading coalition for financial literacy

Jump$tart Washington (JSW) is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington State. We provide teacher training seminars, special events for students and reach citizens throughout the state. Our members include individuals, public and private organizations, educators, and non-profit associations – each passionate about making change and advancing our goal to:

  • Raise awareness for the need and importance of personal financial literacy
  • Increase the use of financial education programs in school and homes
  • Grow support for the coalition

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Thousands of free financial education classes and seminars for consumers will be held throughout the U.S. during Money Smart Week, April 22-29.  
Classes are open to people of all ages at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, community organizations and government agencies throughout the country. They cover a wide variety of money-management topics including saving for college, buying a house, using credit wisely, managing student debt and financing retirement.  
The educational events will be carried out by local and regional partnering organizations. In addition, there are several national partners, including the American Library Association, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension. Money Smart Week is the broadest and most comprehensive financial education program in the country. Started in 2002 in Chicago with just 40 programs, it has expanded significantly to become the only national educational program for people at all stages of life. 
Those who are interested in finding out about classes in their area during Money Smart Week can visit
Annual Program Grants – Deadline is June 30
JSW Program Grants fund projects that support development of personal finance skills of Washington residents, with emphasis on education for K-college youth. The current focus of grant awards is financial literacy that impacts high-needs populations and creates a best practice or tool that is replicable or scalable. Application deadline is Jun 30, 2017.

FEPPP Advanced Materials Training

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: Cascadia Technical Academy (formerly Clark Co Skill Center)
When: April 20, 2017
Times: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Enrollment is limited, so register today:

We will explore the new 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 for a complete
listing of the publications contained in this tool.)

Every participant will receive:
• Complimentary clock hours
• Continental breakfast and lunch
• A complimentary 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?  Contact Tracy Godat at

Northwest Foodservice Show

April 23-24 at the Oregon Convention Center

The show is less than a month away! There are lots of exciting elements to this year’s show including the Educational Seminars, Tasting Pavilion, and Cooking Stage.

There is still time to get your free registration to the northwest’s largest Foodservice Event. Registration for the event is free up until April 22nd!

Click HERE to register!

Our educational program brings you information and training you need to stay ahead in our fast-paced, competitive industry. Hospitality experts and leading restaurant consultants take on the big topics and introduce you to practical tools and effective strategies for building winning teams, increasing sales and improving your bottom line. Click here for our full schedule.

The show offers a unique opportunity for you to taste products of some of the finest craft brewers, distillers and vintners from around the Northwest and beyond. Vendors will be sampling their very best tastes, so you can be sure to find a new favorite brand. Click here for a list of vendors.

You can attend the show for free if you register by the Saturday, April 22nd.


Every year thousands of restaurant and foodservice industry professionals attend the Northwest Foodservice Show to connect with hundreds of vendors on the show floor, expand their knowledge at the educational seminars, sample delicious new products and find inspiring ideas that will make the difference in their operations.

Whether it is operations, food cost, labor cost, available labor force, the diversifying of food or the importance of brand and marketing – just about every aspect of our industry is changing. Come talk to more than 400 exhibitors at the Northwest Foodservice Show and learn how they can help lower your costs, improve your margins and make your life easier.

You can attend this show for free. Just be sure to register here by Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Registration is still available at the show, but it will be $25 per person.

Come talk to more than 400 exhibitors at the Northwest Foodservice Show and learn how they can help lower your costs, improve your margins and make your life easier. View the Floor Plan & Directory to see which companies are exhibiting.

We hope to see you in April!

Northwest Foodservice Show
t  253-756-2121
f  253-756-6898

WA-FACSE Not Providing PD at WA-ACTE Conference

Dear WA-FACSE members,

The WA-FACSE board has decided not to provide professional development workshops at Summer Conference in August 2017.  The decision to discontinue a financial rebate provided to sections in previous years was made without input from the entire WA-ACTE board (including other sections). The rebate, which was issued based on those who attended summer conference under the FACSE section, did not cover all of our expenses for Summer Conference, however, it did help offset costs and expenses incurred to put on quality and worthwhile sessions while at summer conference. We asked the WA-ACTE Board to reconsider this decision and they adamantly refused.

Your WA-FACSE board discussed in-length the options to best utilize our resources. The board voted that the time and work spent on the planning of summer conference speakers and sessions, on top of the expense to our association with no income, would be better spent working on and planning a successful FCS Annual Fall Conference.

Please know that this decision is not one that was taken lightly or made easily. It was voted on by the board at our spring meeting in Leavenworth. This does not mean we will sever ties with WA-ACTE nor does it mean we will not have FACSE workshops at future summer conferences. We want to take time to decide how best to serve you and stay on budget.

We are sending this early to allow you to plan accordingly. WA-ACTE Summer Conference is in Spokane, clock hours are provided, and professional development by other sections, OSPI and WA-ACTE will be provided. FACSE specific professional development will not occur until FCS Annual Fall Conference October  15th-17th, 2017 at the Red Lion in Spokane. More information to follow.

If you have any questions or concerns about this decision, please direct them to Kathi Hendrix, WA-FACSE Executive Director, at


WA-FACSE Executive Board

Mental Health Training

Please share with teachers and schools that a free, all-day TEACHER TRAINING to deliver the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource is scheduled for SATURDAY MARCH 11 in Tacoma, generously hosted by MDC (Metropolitan Development Council).  Teachers can register at: <>. When the training is full, Teachers on the wait list will have training priority for Fall 2017.

So far, teachers at about 50 school districts and private schools across Washington have been trained to deliver the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource at their school, to grades 9-12.  Students’ pre- and post-test scores have shown a 32% increase in mental health knowledge and 68% improved responses to questions related to stigmatizing attitudes.  Imagine the impact this will have, as more and more of our youth learn about mental health and when to seek help for themselves or others, with the barrier of stigma reduced!


Bringing the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource to Washington students is a partnership between WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Project AWARE, the Jordan Binion Project, and CHI Franciscan Health’s Prevent-Avert-Respond (PAR) Initiative.

Monet Craton

Director, PAR Mental Health Initiative

(253) 539-6786 / Fax: (253) 531-2370<>

121 132nd Street South, Tacoma, WA  98444 Mail Stop 66-01

New Food Label

Changes to the labelling on food packaging will soon be appearing in stores. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving the Nutrition Facts label a makeover after nearly 20 years so consumers can make better-informed food choices.
To help teachers introduce the new Nutrition Facts label, Goodheart-Willcox has prepared a complete lesson packet with background information, student handout, student worksheet, and answer key.
Feel free to share these materials with your fellow health and FCS educators.
Enjoy your lesson packet! To learn more about additional resources for your nutrition and foods, wellness and health, and culinary courses, please visit or e-mail me with any questions.
All the best,
Gail Worthman |Educational Consultant | Goodheart-Willcox| p: 708.623.1928|
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