2019 Annual FCS Conference

Click Here to See the 2019 Conference Workshops – Tentative Schedule

Co-Hosted by Washington Family & Consumer Science Educators and Washington Family & Consumer Science

To Register for the Annual Conference, go to https://tinyurl.com/WAFCSConference19

Keynote Presentation – Making Learning Magical

Tisha Richmond, Medford School District 549c

Tisha Richmond is a passionate and innovative Tech Instructional Coach and former high school Culinary Arts teacher from Southern Oregon. She is passionate about infusing joy, passion, play and gamified strategies into classrooms to make learning MAGICAL. She was awarded the 2018 Golden Pear High School Teacher of the Year award and speaks nationally on gamification and innovative strategies. Tisha’s website. Her book: Make Learning Magical.


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Focused Instruction Sessions:

  • Neural Education: Looking at Teaching and Learning through a Neural Lens   Sunday 10/20 from 8:00AM – 5:00PM  Necia Hanson, Laurie Donati , Auburn School District
    • A deep dive into enhancing teaching and learning through a neural lens.

                    ($10 charged at registration for materials)                           

  • GRADS Update and Training: Sunday 10/20 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM  Michelle Spencer, OSPI
    • Learn the latest information on GRADS grants, updates and planning the program of work for the year. MANDATORY for All GRADS sites. Workshop open to all attendees. Please pre-register.
  • ServSafe Manager Certification: Sunday 10/20 from 8:00AM- 5:00PM
    • 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. Pre-registration required. Click here for more information on how to sign up for this pre-conference session. Additional $130 fee to cover the cost of instructional materials and ServSafe testing.

                   ($130 charged at registration for materials and ServSafe testing.)  Please register by Oct. 1 to ensure study time of                             course materials.

  •  Youth Mental Health First Aid: Sunday 10/20 from 1-5 AND Monday 10/21 from 8-noon Cheryl Breum – Instructor
    • Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

      ($20 charged at registration for materials) Limit 25 participants. We will purchase the books for participants. Pre-registration required.

  • Teacher Friendly Financial Education   Sunday 10/20 from 9:00AM – Noon  Pamela Whalley, Center for Economic and Financial Education at Western Washington University.
    • This three-hour session will introduce you to the third edition of the award winning Financial Fitness for Life High School curriculum from the Council for Economic Education (www.fffl.councilforeconed.org). All participants will receive a free copy of the materials with permission to copy for classroom use. Join us in exploring the updated careers and credit units. This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of the Charles Schwab Foundation and the Council for Economic Education. Please bring a laptop to this session.

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Conference Rates

AAFCS/WA-FACSE Members Early Bird      $375.00 Ends October 1, 2019

AAFCS/WA-FACSE Members Registration   $425.00

Student Member     $100.00

Retired member     $150.00

Non-Member     $500.00

Student non-member     $150.00

Retired Non-members     $200.00

Commonly Asked Questions

How many clock hour are offered at conference? Tentatively 19 STEM clock hours.

When does the conference start and end? The conference starts on Sunday October 20th at 8 AM. The conclusion is on Tuesday October 22 at 1:30 PM following the closing luncheon.

Which meals are included in the conference fees? Sunday Lunch, Monday Breakfast and Lunch, Tuesday Breakfast and Lunch

Lodging Information:

Group Name is: WA-FACSE

Group Date(s): 10/19/19 – 10/22/19

Great ​Wolf ​Lodge ​Room ​Reservations: ​1-866-941-9653

Group ​Name ​is: ​1910WAFA

Group ​Rate ​is: ​single/double/triple/quad ​$103/night ​+ ​19.99 ​resort ​fee ​+ ​state/local ​taxes

Reservation ​Cutoff ​Date ​is: ​October ​1, ​2019 ​

*Please ​note ​there ​are ​a ​limited ​amount ​of ​rooms ​held ​for ​our ​group ​and ​are ​available ​on ​a ​first ​come ​basis. ​Rooms ​booked ​after ​our ​group ​allotment ​has ​been ​reached, ​or ​after ​our ​cutoff ​date ​are ​subject ​to ​availability ​and ​our ​rate ​may ​not ​apply. ​To ​ensure ​availability, ​book ​as ​soon ​as ​possible.