Looking for FREE Professional Development from the Comfort of your Couch?

The CUE Craft #DitchSummit starts today. Click on the links below to check out the teaching ideas — applicable to all subject and grade levels.

You’re joining over 2,000 educators who have claimed their ticket to this digital event.A majority of you are from the United States, but it’s a global event. We have representation from Canada, Australia, Suriname and more.

Want to stay connected with everyone during the summit? Share what’s useful and inspiring? See what others have to say?

The best way is through the conference Twitter hashtag, #DitchSummit. Please share quotes, links, ideas, reflections — anything — on Twitter and include the #DitchSummit hashtag. Don’t forget to tag your presenter in your tweets! (You’ll find them below with the presenter information.)

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still watch the discussion by going to Twitter.com/hashtag/DitchSummit.

Finally, remember to check out the speaker notes and the certificate of completion during the summit. As soon as the summit closes on August 10, you won’t be able to access them online anymore, so don’t wait around.

Today’s your lucky day. You don’t just get one video presentation … you get TWO!

jon and cate

We kick off with Jon Corippo and Cate Tolnai (OMG that’s me!!), two CUE Craft instigators who are bent on bringing lesson craftsmanship back into the hands of teachers. Tweet at Jon (@jcorippo) and Cate (@CateTolnai) with your take on their mission! (If Jon and Cate recalls old “Jon and Kate Plus Eight” TV episodes like it did Matt, you’re not alone! And you’ll find out why that comparison isn’t that far off base …)

Click here to watch Jon and Cate’s presentation!

After that opening, you’re in for a treat. Jennifer Gonzalez of the wildly popular Cult of Pedagogy blog and podcast shares several VERY practical ideas she’s written/talked. They’re topics I hand-picked from her work. (Her blog and podcast are two of my absolute FAVORITE resources for educators.) They include …

  • Developing curation to learn
  • The “single point rubric”
  • Frickin’ packets (yes, those are worksheet packets …)

Her insight and ideas are not to be missed! Tweet at Jennifer (@cultofpedagogy) to connect with her!

Click here to watch Jennifer’s presentation!



Kathy Hahn Featured in Everett Herald Article

She’s been a teacher of teachers in Lake Stevens for 16 years

Kathy Hahn, who started the careers-in-education class at Lake Stevens High School, is retiring.

LAKE STEVENS — Dozens of teachers and soon-to-be teachers have learned from and looked up to Kathy Hahn.

She started the careers in education program at Lake Stevens High School in 2002. She’s taught that class along with early childhood development, food and fitness, and living on your own.

“I have probably 100 kids who have become teachers,” Hahn said. “They give back to their communities the way I’ve tried to give back to Lake Stevens.”

Hahn is retiring after 40 years of teaching, 32 of those in Lake Stevens. She also has coached volleyball, advised the senior class and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, and raised two children who went to Lake Stevens schools.

Hahn, 63, loves mentoring students who aim to become teachers. She worked with Everett Community College so students could get college credit. She developed a strong FCCLA program, as well. Students in that club have gone on to be officers and award-winners at the state and national level.

Her goal has been to help students find their passion and see their potential, she said.

Kathy Hahn

Kathy Hahn

“There are a lot of choices for kids and they’re pulled in so many directions,” Hahn said. “Everyone wants that true leader of a student, but a lot of students can really rise to the occasion and maybe it’s not the student who is in leadership class.”

Though she’s retiring from Lake Stevens, she isn’t done. She’ll start a new job in October, working with student teachers from Washington State University as they are placed in schools, including in Snohomish County.

It looks like one of her first WSU student teachers will be a Lake Stevens graduate who took careers in education.

“It’s kind of coming full circle,” Hahn said.

Her husband, Mike Hahn, teaches at Granite Falls High School. They have two adult children, Ashley and Derek.

Kathy Hahn grew up in Fruitland, in Eastern Washington. Her graduating class had 12 students. Her parents owned a dairy farm, and she milked the cows. She learned early on that dedication and hard work pay off, she said.

She thought of going to pharmacy school. Her high school counselor persuaded her to consider teaching. Her grandmother had been a teacher and her mom was studying to become one when she met Hahn’s dad.

Hahn has been recognized multiple times as a stand-out educator. The Washington Association of Career and Technical Education named her teacher of the year in 2016.

Courtesy of Kathy Hahn
                                Kathy Hahn’s last day of school, with some of her careers in education students, all juniors, (from left): Tihetna Felege, Brooke Valentine, Kathy Hahn, Camilia Hendrickson and Jaelyn Sutton

Courtesy of Kathy Hahn Kathy Hahn’s last day of school, with some of her careers in education students, all juniors, (from left): Tihetna Felege, Brooke Valentine, Kathy Hahn, Camilia Hendrickson and Jaelyn Sutton


Jacob Anderson, who graduated in 2017, took two classes and an independent study program with Hahn and was state president for FCCLA. He just finished his associate’s degree and is headed to University of Washington Bothell to study computer science. Hahn helped him build connections and gain real-world experience, he said.

“It just always felt like she had a hand in everything that made Lake Stevens High School awesome and fun,” Anderson said. “You name it, she was involved in it.”

Hahn went earlier this month to the FCCLA national conference with seven students. Several received awards. Five are underclassmen, and she hopes they’ll be the backbone of the club next year. She also hopes the district can find a teacher for careers in education and early child development who has a master’s degree so the classes can count for college credit.

In a letter of recommendation, Lake Stevens High School Principal Leslie Ivelia wrote that Hahn is thoughtful and kind, someone who inspires people to be better.

Associate Principal Jason Pearson called her one of the most dedicated teachers at the school.

“The hearts and minds of the students she works with are a little fuller because of her ability and love of teaching,” he wrote.

Kari Bray: 425-339-3439; kbray@heraldnet.com.

STEM Classroom & Lab Grant – Another Grant Opportunity

The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $10 million in capital funding for STEM Capital Grants (SSB6090 Section 5005). Grants will be available to school districts for public school facilities servicing students in grades 9-12, or any combination thereof.
The grant funding will be used to construct classrooms or labs, as additions to existing school buildings, or to modernize specialized STEM facilities. As a requirement of the grant, districts are required to have a secured private donation (cannot be state, local or federal) of cash, like-kind, or equipment in a value no less than $100,000.
Please go to OSPI School Facilities website for more detailed information regarding the grant. Washington STEM will be conducting a webinar regarding this grant on July 16, 2018. For more information about the webinar, please visit Washingtonstem.org .
The STEM grant application will be accessible through iGrants Form Package 855 July 11, 2018 and will close on October 15, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
For questions regarding this bulletin, please contact Scott Black, Program Development
Manager, at 360-725-6268 or email scott.black@k12.wa.us OSPI TTY number is 360-664-3631.

Grant Information – Bulletin 056 from OSPI

Grant Opportunity – Large Equipment/Foods Lab Remodel

If you need any funding to remodel your Foods Labs or need large equipment, this grant could enhance your program. Be sure to talk to your CTE directors about it.

Bulletin 057-18

Re: Career and Technical Education Equipment Grant iGrants Form Package 816

Summary: The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2017-19 Capital Budget to provide career and technical education equipment (CTE) grants to school districts.

Key Audiences: Educational Service District Superintendents, School District Superintendents, School District Business Managers, Career and Technical Education Instructors

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– lbialkowsky@monteschools.org  or co-presidents-elect:  Donna Abbey abbeyd@issaquah.wednet.edu and Trudi Swain tswain@nsd.org 


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 admin@EducultureProject.org
Antioch Inquiries, contact: jgarfunkel@Antioch.edu

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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Spokane2018

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: http://www.feppp.org.

Questions?  Contact Tracy Godat, FEPPP Executive Director, Tracy.Godat@k12.wa.us.