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





The Center for Economic and Financial Education – Washington Treasurer’s Finance Challenge

The Financial Challenge is a free, on-line personal finance competition for high school students in Washington. Teachers can enter students to take the multiple-choice exams during a three hour-window of their choosing between May 21 and 9:00 pm on May 24, 2018. Students take the exam, and results are announced on May 25th . It’s that easy. (Detailed contest rules can be found on the registration website). The top 5 placing students and their teachers will be recognized at an awards luncheon on May 31, 2018 at the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. We are pleased to announce that Duane Davidson, Washington State Treasurer, will be our luncheon speaker.

 Fame and Fortune (Recognition and Prizes)

  • Student Prizes:

o   First Place: $150 gift card

o   Second Place: $100 gift card

o   Third to Fifth Place: $50 gift card

o   Students who place in the top 10% will be named Personal Finance Experts, and receive a certificate in recognition of their achievement.

  • Teacher Prize: The teacher with the highest average student scores will receive a $200 gift card. (Minimum class size for eligibility 15)
  • Recognition: A press release will be sent to area news outlets publicizing the schools that participate in the Finance Challenge.

Visit for details and to register for the Challenge.

Fellows’ Applications for 2018-19 are NOW Open

The Washington State Fellows’ Network is a group of instructional leaders who meet 4 times a year to participate in professional learning and engage in leadership opportunities to support district, school, or organizational implementation and professional learning of the Washington State Learning Standards or Washington State Early Learning Initiatives/outcome goals. Classroom teachers, SPED, ELL and CTE teachers, teacher leaders, providers, and instructional coaches are encouraged to apply.

Apply Now

New Fellows and Returning Fellows will need to complete the application. Application materials are due on May 25, 2018.

More information about the Fellows’ program

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 L.E.E. Graduate


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

Fight BAC Resources: Not Just for Adults

From Partnership for Food Safety Education:  You’re probably aware of the great resources we offer to support your outreach with consumers and colleagues. But did you know we have tons of teaching tools for kids?
Our Games & Activities pageincludes a video and story template called BAC Drop, links to interactive websites like Food Detectives, and tons of activity sheets, coloring pages and downloadable posters. On top of that, we have teaching tools available on our Curricula & Programs page.
We’re sharing these resources via our newest Teacher Talk newsletter. If you know a teacher, forward this email so they can sign up to receive this bimonthly newsletter. They will thank you!

Free Webinar About Ag Funding

“The Impact and Role of Public Funding in Agriculture and the US Economy”

The FASS Science Policy Committee invites you to join us on Wednesday, March 28, at noon CDT for the webinar “The Impact and Role of Public Funding in Agriculture and the US Economy.”

This will be a brief, engaging overview of past accomplishments, present conditions, and future possibilities for public and private research funding on the US economy and quality of life. The USDA and other agencies have funded billions of dollars in research that has benefitted all of society, not just agriculture. The amount of public money spent on research in all aspects of agriculture is just a tiny fraction of the total invested in food production, but it has far-reaching impacts on human and animal health, the environment, and the entire US economy. Every aspect of the economy, from individual farms to local communities to foreign trade, has benefited greatly from agricultural research; however, current funding may not be adequate to rise to the challenges of present and future societal needs.

The webinar is intended for anyone who buys or eats food, but will be of special interest to students, faculty, specialists, and anyone involved in agriculture. It will provide a brief summary of the past and present, with questions and ideas for the future. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion at the end.

The webinar is free of charge, but you must register to attend.

“The Impact and Role of Public Funding in Agriculture and the US Economy”

By: FASS Science Policy Committee
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 12 noon Central Daylight Time

To register please click here

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with details for joining the webinar.

We look forward to your participation,
The FASS Science Policy Committee

If you need additional information please contact John McNamara: or Ken Olson:

1800 S Oak St Ste 100
Champaign IL 61820-6974

Free Food Science Training


Professional Development Program in Food Science
July 15 – 21, 2018
Washington, DC

Applications are due on or before April 17, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Professional Development Program in Food Science. You must:

    • Hold US Citizenship
    • Be employed full time as a middle school or secondary school teacher (Grades 6-12)
    • Teach science, FCS or health education in a US School, including the DoD school system
    • Have at least three years of consecutive, full-time teaching experience (by the program start date)
    • Have an up-to-date teaching certificate that will be uploaded as part of your application. (If a teaching certificate is not required by your current school, a letter of explanation will be required).

All participants must meet the criteria listed above before applying online.

Application Requirements and CheckList (PDF)

The checklist provides all the information required to complete your application. We suggest you print this document to use as a checklist before you begin the online application.

About the Program

Selected middle level and high school science, FACS and health educators will have an opportunity to be involved in a multidimensional professional development program that includes learning how to teach the Science and Our Food Supplycurriculum in their own classroom; and how to provide training sessions about this program to professional colleagues in their region. Specific activities take place during an intensive training session in Washington, DC that begins on Sunday, July 15, and ends late Saturday afternoon, July 21. Participants leave Washington, DC, on Sunday, July 22.

The week-long program includes an overview of the farm to table process, food safety and nutrition education resources, and visits to agricultural facilities, FDA labs, and college labs, where experiments from the Science and Our Food Supplycurriculum are taught by college professors.

When teachers return to their schools in the fall, they are expected to teach segments of the Food Safety and Nutrition curriculum in their classrooms. Each teacher receives a materials stipend for classroom/lab supplies to facilitate their instruction of this curriculum. An honorarium is provided to summer program graduates once they have taught the program to their professional colleagues in the spring and submitted a comprehensive final report.

The FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program in Food Science is supported by the Food and Drug Administration and implemented by Graduate School USA.

The FDA/NSTA Professional Development Program in Food Science includes:

    1. Summer Training
      This is a one-week training program for middle-level and high school science, FCS and health educators. Travel, lodging and meal expenses will be provided. The agenda includes:

      • Content updates by food science experts
      • Visits to FDA and other facilities
      • Presentations by government and industry leaders
      • Hands-on practice with new curriculum materials
      • Exchange of teaching/learning strategies
      • Planning for participant-presented workshops, i.e., Train-the-Trainer Program
    2. Curriculum Implementation 
      Participants will implement the FDA/NSTA Science and Our Food Supply supplementary curriculum in food safety and nutrition during the subsequent school year.
    3. Participant-presented Workshops – Train-the-Trainer
      All participants are expected to present a six-hour, hands-on workshop in their respective school, district, or region during the 2018-2019 academic year. An honorarium and workshop material expenses will be provided.
    4. On-Line Support
      Facilitated by Graduate School USA

Survey for Child Development Instructors

Please read the info below and give input if you’re teaching Child development or Early learning.

The Department of Early Learning is evaluating the Early Childhood Education Career Planning Portal(ECE Career Planning Portal) and we need your help!

The ECE Career Planning Portal helps visitors learn about careers in Early Childhood Education, find a certificate or degree program, learn about financial aid, and more! If you use the ECE Career Planning Portal, we want to understand how you use it, what additional information you are looking for, and what we can do to improve it.

Visit to take the survey.

Your feedback is important. We look forward to hearing how we can improve the Career Portal to meet your needs. The survey closes April 6, 2018.

The feedback we gain through this evaluation will help us decide how to make the ECE Career Planning Portal more useful for those looking to enter, or advance their careers in, the early childhood education workforce.

Please contact Anna Batie ( with any questions.

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