HSE/FACS Conferences & Meetings
HSE/FACS Professional Development Opportunities
FACS Fall Workshops
Welcome back to the 2021-22 school year! Nebraska Human Sciences and Education is proud to release professional development opportunities and resources to support Family and Consumer Sciences educators. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic supporting educators with in-person, remote or blended learning formats, Nebraska CTE is here to support with standards-aligned resources for FCS educators. In addition, Nebraska Career and Technical Education (CTE) is implementing Perkins V legislation and our Nebraska CTE State Plan.=
Family and Consumer Sciences educators are encouraged to be involved with the process by attending professional development workshops, connecting with peers and implementing Nebraska Family and Consumer Sciences state standards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing limited attendance at professional learning sessions, NDE is publishing weekly newsletters updating teachers on current trends, events and updates. Additionally, monthly FCS teacher ‘Talk About it Tuesdays’ virtual webinars regarding resources, best practices for teaching and learning, and general support and guidance for FCS teachers.
Sessions will be offered on November 2, December 7, January 11, February 8, March 8 and April 19. New and other teachers wanting assistance on an individual/small group basis may join at 4:00 p.m. CST and the actual webinar will start at 5:00 p.m. CST. Recordings of teacher webinars are available here.
Lastly, fall workshops were held in person across the state during the month of October. These were an opportunity to receive incredibly valuable resources, updates and information during the workshops. For additional information about what was offered during these workshops or access to materials, please contact Tracy Way at email@example.com.
Thank you for your investment in FCS in Nebraska!
Framing Family and Consumer Sciences within the Context of Career Pathways
The Framework for Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) in Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides a tool for developing high-quality FCS programs of study. It is designed to help local and state CTE administrators leverage their FCS programs to support students’ preparation for high-skill, high-wage, and/or in-demand careers and meet local economic and workforce demands for talent. FCS educators can also use the Framework to support their work program and instructional planning to enhance the relevancy of their FCS programs.
FCS teachers may also train students in employability skills through courses foundational to multiple pathways both within and outside of the FCS pathways and career fields included in the Framework if need is validated by business and industry. FCS teachers are specifically, and unique among other CTE teachers in teaching such employability skills as outlined on the Perkins Collaborative Research Network as interpersonal skills, communication skills, personal qualities, and resource management.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience
The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) serves as the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for Family & Consumer Sciences Education, providing teachers and students with valuable experiences to develop and refine skills in Hospitality & Tourism, Visual Arts & Design, Education & Training, and Human Services. FCCLA provides opportunities for students to develop leadership and employability skills that enhance students’ understanding of community, work, family, and their interrelationships.
FACS Teacher Culinary Workshops
In conjunction with the Nebraska Restaurant Association and Nebraska ProStart, we are proud to offer several opportunities for Family and Consumer Sciences Educators to develop their culinary skills. Professional development opportunities vary annually. If you are interested in bringing ProStart to your Family and Consumer Sciences classroom to provide technical skill instruction and career readiness skills to your Culinary Arts classroom, please contact Fayrene Hamouz, Education Director for the Nebraska Restaurant Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the below document for links and additional information:
FCCLA Meetings and Events
Chelsey Greene, State Adviser
Fall Leadership Workshop
September 19 20, 2021 | Kearney, NE
Peer Ed Retreat:
February 27 -28, 2022 | Kearney, NE
State Leadership Conference:
April 3-5, 2022
State Officer Leadership Academy (SOLA)
May 31 – June 3, 2022
National Leadership Conference:
June 29 – July 3, 2022 | San Diego, CA