HSE/FACS Conferences & Meetings

HSE/FACS Professional Development Opportunities

FACS Fall Workshops

Welcome back to the 2022-23 school year! Nebraska Human Sciences and Education is proud to release professional development opportunities and resources to support Family and Consumer Sciences educators.

There will be 3 fall FCS Workshops held in person across the state during the month of October. These workshops are an excellent opportunity to receive incredibly valuable resources, updates and information. They are scheduled for:

  • Monday, October 3rd, 2022 in Holdrege | ESU 11 
  • Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 in Scottsbluff | ESU 13 
  • Friday, October 7th, 2022 in LaVista | ESU 3 

To register for one of these workshops, you can complete this Registration Form by Wednesday, September 21.  An invoice will be emailed to you after you complete the registration.

For additional information please contact Chelsey Greene at chelsey.greene@nebraska.gov.

CTE Collaboration Days

In addition to the FCS Fall Workshops, there will be FCS breakout sessions and/or lunch sessions hosted at the following CTE Collaboration Days hosted by ESUs this fall.

  • Wednesday, October 12 – ESU 1, 8, 17 CTE Collaboration Day in Norfolk
  • Tuesday, October 18 – ESU 4,5,6 CTE Collaboration Day in Beatrice
  • Wednesday, October 26 – ESU 7 FCS Network Meeting in Columbus

These events are organized and hosted by the ESUs. Please refer to the information shared by them for event specifics; time, location, registration, etc.

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.

Employability Skills

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 neprostart@windstream.net

Please see the below document for links and additional information:

ProStart Video

FCCLA Meetings and Events

Chelsey Greene, State Adviser


Fall Leadership Workshop

September 19, 2022| Kearney, NE

Peer Ed Retreat:

February 26 -27, 2023 | Kearney, NE

State Leadership Conference:

April 2-4, 2023

State Officer Leadership Academy (SOLA)

May 30 – June 2, 2023

National Leadership Conference:

July 2 – July 6, 2023 | Denver, CO

Updated September 12, 2022 2:39pm