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|
G-W Goodheart-Willcox Publisher| Experts in Career and Technical Education | #WeBuildCareers

Job Opening in Bain Island S.D.

Job Title: Family & Consumer Sciences Education Teacher 1.0 FTE; “Continuing Contract”
District / School:
Bainbridge Island School district:  Woodward Middle School
Brief Description: 
Plan and teach a FACSE curriculum which CTE* Exploratory courses in Family and Consumer Science at multiple grade levels. Classes integrate study, lab experiences and leadership opportunities for students. Work to meet the diverse needs of students within the classroom setting. Work cooperatively within the school and the school district. Work cooperatively with parents. Network with community and state resources to maintain relevancy in course study.

*CTE: Career and Technical Education

Contact: Peggy Templeton CTE Director; 206-780-1263
Website Link to Posting:,


Just One Week Away!

For people who wish they could have attended next week’s conference “Advancing Food Safety Through Behavior Change”, in Washington, DC, it will be live broadcast on Jan 26-27. The link is below.

Congratulations on choosing to attend Advancing Food Safety Through Behavior Change!  We look forward to seeing you January 26-27!

We’ve got some tips for you to expand your conference experience and share the event’s rich content with your colleagues!
  • Thumbs up and ready to Tweet! We’ll be tweeting live at #foodsafety2017
  • Share Away!  Attend a Lightning Round and in 3 minutes share an idea, an experience, or your research!  Sign up below for the fun and opportunity to network!  Please be sure to bring 15 copies of handouts if you have some you wish to share.
On behalf of the Partnership for Food Safety Education‘s contributing partners, conference sponsors, and Federal liaisons, thank you for attending the conference!
See you soon in Washington!
Will you be participating in the ThursdayLightning Talks at 1:30pm?
LOCATION:  Lincoln 5

DATE AND TIME:  01/26/17 – 01/26/17

Fast-paced show & tell where presenters take 3 minutes to provide information, ideas, experiences & passions about a food safety educ. topic
Will you be participating in the FridayLightning Talks at 9:45am?
LOCATION:  Lincoln 5
DATE AND TIME:  01/27/17 – 01/27/17

Fast-paced show & tell where presenters take 3 minutes to provide information, ideas, experiences & passions about a food safety educ. topic

Professional Development Opportunity

The new k-12 financial education standards are here! Are you ready to prepare your students to meet these standards? Do you want to help shape curriculum units used across the state?

Join us on Feb. 8, 2017 to prepare and share Employment and Income curriculum units with other financial education educators. We’ll review materials with peers, and construct units for you to use immediately in your classrooms! We will provide everything you’ll need, but you are, of course, welcome to bring materials that you love to use in your workgroups.

When: Feb. 8, 2017

            8:30 to 2:30 (sign-in starts at 8:00)

Where: Northwest Career & Technical Academy

             Lecture Hall

             2205 W Campus Pl, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Cost: $250, BUT full scholarships will be awarded to all attendees

 You will receive:

·         A copy of Virtual Economics 4.5 (a $160 value) containing 1200+ lessons

·         Testing instrument for use in your classroom

·         Six free clock hours

·         Up to $200 in sub pay

·         Lunch and continental breakfast

Space is limited, so register today at

Pam Whalley

Director, Center for Economic and Financial Education at Western Washington University

Education Chair, Financial Education Public Private Partnership


The costs for this program have been underwritten by U.S. Bank.

The goal of this training is to have participants develop a middle or high school careers unit, one or two weeks in length, for their classroom. We would like to publish your unit for the use of other educators. In order to publish any unit with confidence, we would like you to commit to pretesting (we’ll supply the testing instrument), presenting the unit (or a portion thereof), post-testing, and reporting your results online (results are for internal use only and will only contain summary statistics).This gives you an opportunity to field test your unit. I understand that this will not be possible for some of you

I’m with Best Colleges, a website dedicated to conducting data driven research about higher education in the United States. I wanted to ask you about our recent research to get your feedback to see if it could be valuable for those who are interested in pursuing a career in hospitality management.

In the course of our research, we found a recent surge in not-for-profit public and private colleges and universities incorporating online hospitality management degree programs to meet the demand of students and professionals pursuing new careers. For this reason, Best Colleges published an investigative review of the best online programs available in the US. Along with our findings, we have included valuable resources and guides for students such as financial aid and scholarship information that students can leverage to help finance their education.

You can find our research here:

Because of our unbiased approach and focusing on only not-for-profit public and private higher education institutions, we have become a valuable resource for government entities like the State of Connecticut and New Jersey. I would love to know what you think of the resource and any insights you have related to this!

Visitors to your site might find these education references useful as well, can you share our research by including it as a link on one of your web pages?

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kind regards,