Farm to Table Workshop

Summer Educator’s Culinary Workshop is coming up on June 25-27, 2018– Registration is now open!

This summer educator institute will focus on the Farm to Table cooking movement, sustainability practices and other related food sourcing issues. Class will be visiting farms, purchasing ingredients, creating menus based on fresh harvested ingredients. Then the group will prepare the menus for lunch tasting. We will end the three day session with brainstorming session on writing lesson plans to use in class rooms for farm to table and sustainability practices.


Click here for the registration!

Become a WA-FACSE Board Member


Join the WA-FACSE Leadership Team by serving on a Committee or Executive Board. For the 2018-2019 term the following positions are open:

  • President-elect – Executive Board member
  • Webmaster co-chair
  • Program development co-chair – 2 openings
  • Public Relations co-chair
  • Newsletter co-chair

New to the profession or experienced all are welcomed to join the WA-FACSE Board. All applicants are required to be a paid member of WA-FACSE and WA-ACTE

To view specific duties visit board position descriptions.

Executive Board Applicants should have previously served on the board, been an area chair or served as FCCLA Advisor-to-Advisor.

WA-FACSE Board Application

If you have any questions regarding positions contact your nominations committee chair: Lori Bialkowsky–  or co-presidents-elect:  Donna Abbey and Trudi Swain 


Webinar: STEMIFYING the FCS Curriculum

Take a deep dive into what it takes to STEMIFY your FCS program!  Where the Part I webinar–“Teaching STEM Through FCS Education” answered the “why” FCS is linked to STEM, the follow up webinar will walk you through the “how”—how to build  the mindset for STEM lesson planning, content connections,  and administration support.   Get a head start on next year’s planning with these steps to STEMIFY your lesson plans!   Read more


Click HERE to Register!

FASCE Annual Awards

It is time to consider nominating a fellow FACSE member for our annual awards. There are 6 awards to consider:

  • FACSE Teacher of the Year
  • GRADS Teacher of the Year
  • Nancy Johnson Outstanding New Professional Teacher of the Year
  • Outstanding Family Career and Community Leaders of America Advisor Award
  • Outstanding Legislator to Family & Consumer Sciences Education
  • Outstanding Service to Family & Consumer Sciences Education

For information on each of these awards please click here. Nominations are due no later than June 1st. Please email Becky Lovern or Karri Singsaas for more information.

Leadership in Edible Education Certificate Program 

Taking Applications for Summer 2018-Spring 2019 Cohort

EduCulture and the Master of Arts in Education Program at Antioch University Seattle (AUS) present the Leadership in Edible Education Certificate Program (L.E.E.). Launched in 2015, this groundbreaking leadership development program is designed for formal and informal educators, and other professionals, who are interested in making a difference through edible education in Pre-K, K-12, and post-secondary schools and the wider food community. Spread over four quarterly courses, with Summer and Fall points of entry, this intensive professional education program is aimed at building the cultivating the experience, knowledge, and repertoire for those who seek to work in the field of edible education, or incorporate edible education into their current practice. It is also a formal concentration within the AUS MAEd Degree program, making the first of its kind in a graduate education program.

Four Quarter Program Course Cycle:
Summer 2018, Education Towards Food, Community & Citizenship
Fall 2018, Food in Schools and Post-Secondary Institutions
Winter 2019, Edible Education I: Theory & Practice
Spring 2019, Edible Education II: Culminating Project

Professional Education Options for Formal & Informal Educators Through EduCulture:
– L.E.E. Professional Certificate
– L.E.E. Professional Certificate with Continuing Education Credits
– L.E.E. Professional Certificate with WA State Clock Hours

Professional Education Options for Antioch Degree Students:
– AUS MAEd Degree with LEE Concentration & Professional Certificate
– AUS MAEd Level LEE Graduate Certificate & Professional Certificate
– Open to BA Completion and Psychology Students
– Any of the courses may help fulfill certain requirements for the Environmental and Sustainability Education Endorsement.


“Leadership in Edible Education has given me the language, the context, and most importantly the community to begin to understand how I am a leader in this newly emerging field.  Through thoughtfully chosen experiences situated within the Seattle and Kitsap area, stimulating dialogues, and powerful resources I have honed my knowledge, strength and vision.  Thanks to this superbly crafted curriculum and wise leadership, my life has forever been changed.” – Angela King, Educator and 2015-16 L.E.E. Graduate


To learn more, visit:
EduCulture Inquiries, contact 206-780-5797 or
Antioch Inquiries, contact:

FREE Professional Development Opportunity

Are you looking for:

• Lessons that can change your students’ lives?

• An interesting, hands-on professional development program?

• Active participation lessons that you can take back and use in your classroom the next day?

• Cross curricular lessons?

Then please apply to attend the Financial Education and Training Institute designed specifically for teachers new to financial education.

What: FEPPP Financial Education Novice Teacher Training for K–12 Educators

Where: Double Tree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 322 N Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA

When:  June 20, 2018 for K – 5th grade educators

             June 21, 2018 for 6th – 12th grade educators

Times: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day

Register here:

The Financial Education Public-Private Partnership will provide full scholarships on a first-come first-served basis to accepted educators. Space is limited—so register today!

The Institute is a fun and informative one-day program designed to introduce you to the rewarding world of financial education. The training will explore financial concepts and teaching methods that employ age appropriate active participation lessons.

All accepted participants will receive:

• Full workshop fee scholarships

• Financial education curriculum that you can use in your classroom at no cost

• Light breakfast and full lunch

• Complimentary Clock Hours

You will receive notification via e-mail as to whether or not you have been accepted to the program within five working days of your completed registration.

This workshop and the accompanying materials are available to teachers through the generous support of the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership. FEPPP image

Information about FEPPP can be found at:

Questions?  Contact Tracy Godat, FEPPP Executive Director,

Free Middle School Food Safety Curriculum

Hands On: Real-World Lessons for Students
Looking for a collaborative interdisciplinary curriculum to engage your middle school students? Search no further!
  • Teaches middle school students key food safety concepts with a week-long collaborative unit
  • Utilizes high level student engagement, higher order thinking and creative problem solving
  • Meets Common Core Standards in math and language arts and state mandated curriculum standards in science and social studies
Download Hands On: Real-World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms to find effective research-based lesson plans, student labs, and hands-on activities — absolutely free!
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Equipment/Facility Grants Available from OSPI

Attached you will find a bulletin about $848,000 dollars in money available to districts for capital projects. We will want to get this out to teachers so they can share ideas with their CTE directors about what equipment or facilities improvements they would like to make. Capital projects are building or facilities related so could be a remodel, new ventilation systems, appliances etc.


School Facility and Organization staff will host a ZOOM webinar on May 9, 2018, from 3pm to 4pm. Staff will present details about each of the 7 programs listed on the bulletin including the CTE dollars , as well as schedules for application and award. A 10 minute Question and Answer session will follow the presentation. School district personnel can join the webinar from any computer or any mobile device, in the office, on the road or at home. Use the information below to access the ZOOM webinar.

Please get the word out to our FACS teachers so they can advocate for the dollars for their programs.

Mary Nagel

Program Supervisor

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Career and Technical Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

W: (360) 725-6242 | M: (360) 338-8664