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                                                                                        Definition

 Field of study focused on the science and the art of living and working well in our complex world.


                                       Content Areas                                                                       Practice Settings
    Our primary areas of focus include:                                                You will find our professionals in:
* Culinary arts, hospitality and tourism                                                            *Academic education at these levels
* Education and Training                                                                                                  Early Childhood
* Food Science and Nutrition                                                                                            Elementary
* Health Management and Wellness                                                                                Secondary
* Housing and Interior Design                                                                                          Higher Education
* Human/Child Development and Family Relations                                      * Community Education for adults and youth,
* Personal and Family Finance                                                                                including Cooperative Extension Programs
* Textiles/Apparel and Retailing                                                                         * Business and Industry
 ___________________________                                                           * Government
 Sustainable practices, consumerism, and leadership                                    * Health and Human Services
 Principles are woven throughout the content areas

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Through research, experiential education, and technology, our professionals help people develop the essential knowledge and skills to:       
                    * Lead better lives                                    *Build strong Families
                    * Be work and career ready                    *Make meaningful contributions to our communities                                                  ______________________________________________________________________________________

 FCS Educators - Register today!  


NORTHEAST FCS EDUCATOR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 
"Making a Difference with Family and Consumer Sciences"   

FEBRUARY 5, 2022   9 AM -12 NOON

Program Schedule and registration link

https://www.aafcs.org/fcsed/support/support-ne-network

This no cost conference is sponsored by the Northeast FCS Mentoring Partnerships a part of the National Education partnership to Recruit, Prepare and Support Family and Consumer Sciences Education. 

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Mentor/Mentee Program- Collaboration of Maine Association of Family and Consumer Sciences  with other New England FCS professionals
Links Information and letters in the Maine FCS and Maine Educators Tabs above.



FCS Conference -New Hampshire 
Please click on the link below for details.

 


 

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Open FCS Positions-York, Camden and Berwick

https://www.servingschools.com/job/fv7hhq/family-&-consumer-science-teacher/camden/me

The Five Town CSD is an exceptional school district located in a scenic coastal community and provides one of the highest salary and benefits packages for teachers in the state of Maine. As a district, we are committed to equity, excellence, the environment, and forward thinking. Our goal is to foster intellectual and creative excellence while building strong character. We highly value our sense of place and surroundings which boast mountains, lakes, rivers, a ski hill, and the ocean.

Camden Hills Regional High School, a state-of-the-art energy efficient facility that includes a wind turbine and solar panels, serves 710 students in grades 9 – 12 from primarily six surrounding towns. The school offers an incredibly expansive array of educational experiences for students and is dedicated to hiring and retaining a high-quality, diverse staff.

We are looking for a skilled teacher who is committed to student success, comfortable with technology, committed to collaboration, and seeks to continuously improve their practice to meet student needs. Experience in teaching foods, interior design, childhood development, and textiles and sewing preferred.

 Maine Teaching Certification with Family & Consumer Science Endorsement (670) required (or show evidence of Maine Certification eligibility)


York High School in York, Maine seeks applicants for an anticipated 1/2-time position in its Family and Consumer Science department. The successful candidate will continue to build upon an educational environment that allows students to explore the areas of positive teen and adult living. Applicants should also be able to integrate a comprehensive program that will involve the addition of foods/nutrition and culinary programs through Foods and International Foods elective course offerings.

https://maine.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3484145FCS teaching position - Marshwood HS, South Berwick, Maine

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3518441
Posted: May 5, 2021 / 
Full time position
This position involves providing instruction in nutrition, food preparation, early childhood development, financial literacy, sewing, and general life skills.

Diane Sedler wrote  "This is a great position in a wonderful community and school district.  I would be happy to have a conversation with anyone  who is interested in applying. The staff and kids are great and my FCS program is thriving!  I am the only FCS teacher at the HS level and am willing to share all of my curriculum and Google Classroom with the person hired for the position.  It's very important  to me and of course the kids, that this position is filled.  Please feel free to email me if you are interested and want more information. 

The advertised position sounds more daunting than it is.  I've been able to be very independent and have had the opportunity to choose how I organize and instruct my classes. I currently teach a year long Exploring Early Childhood, and semester long Intro to Foods and Nutrition, Advanced Foods (Foods from around the world), Independent Living and Intro to Sewing and Textile Fundamentals."   


SAVE THE DATE
2021 AAFCS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Dear Valerie,

The wait is over!  We are excited to announce that 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference will be held June 16-18 and it will be an event that you will not want to miss.

This year, our conference has been extended by one day and will offer even more professional development, networking, and engagement opportunities than our schedule would accommodate last year.  The conference will be even better this year with general sessions focused on rapid-fire questions posed to key experts on relevant topics, more breakout sessions, community events, and must-attend educational experiences being planned by the Minnesota Affiliate.  Many more exciting activities will be announced soon. 

Registration for the Virtual Conference will open on April 16.  The member registration rate is $150 and non-member rate is $175.  The student rate remains at $25.

We continue to make the health and safety of our attendees our main priority when we consider annual conference.  We are confident that we made the right decision in December, 2020, when we announced that the 2021 Annual conference would be held virtually, particularly in the current environment.

So, start your engines now! Save June 16-18 on your calendar and plan now to join us for a memorable conference that will be inspirational, innovative and will run like a well-oiled machine.  Share these dates with your FCS colleagues and encourage them to join us virtually in June.

For more information about the three-day event, visit our website or contact annualconf2@aafcs.org.


Lizabeth Self Mullens, Ph.D., CFCS
President, AAFCS Board of Directors 2020-2021

Nancy Bock, M.S.
Executive Director, AAFCS



National Initiatives:        

*Family and Consumers Sciences day/ Dine In   http://www.aafcs.org/FCSday/  


*Say "Yes to FCS" Educator Recruitment Initiative       http://www.aafcs.org/FCSedpipeline.asp  


*FCSfit https://www.aafcs.org/fcsfit/home


Upcoming April Webinars Reminder - Register Now!







 

Theme: Making a Difference through Family and Consumer Sciences

Please visit the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences website (links below) to find out what it is all about and discover promotional tools such as: media opportunities, lesson plans, logos/ graphics, and celebration examples

https://www.fcsed.net/fcs-educator-day/fcsedday-about 

https://www.fcsed.net/fcs-educator-day/fcsedday-promo

DON’T DELAY ~ Register Today! Upcoming Webinars Series

Did you know that Webinar Wednesdays is back?

The 2020-21 VPD webinar series started in September with several more lined up through spring 2021! All webinars are listed in your MyAAFCS – register now to be part of live webinars or have unlimited access to the recordings.

These VPD webinars provide members professional development in FCS areas to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs). For more information on VPD, PDUs, future webinars, recordings and also registration for members and non-members, click here. If you have further questions, please email webinars@aafcs.org.

Everyone has stress, which can be helpful. Learn how stress can turn toxic. Mental health is a public health concern. Research has indicated that when an individual has toxic stress, this can affect their physical and mental health, both short-term and long-term…

To read more:

 
Upcoming VPD Webinars:




 

College Students and COVID-19


Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, Jacqueline Holland, Nic Zimmerman, Kelli Enslow-Wolfe, and Mia Russell - members of AAFCS - are conducting a research project and need your help!

If you are a college student, please consider participating in the "College Students and COVID-19: Examining Financial Well-being, College Persistence, and Happiness post-COVID" survey. Through this project, the researchers seek to understand college student life before COVID (before March) and now (since March). By participating, you can enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Amazon gift cards. Please consider taking the survey and sharing with college students you know: https://collegecovid19.questionpro.comThe survey will close October 31st.
 
Pandemic Challenges: Leadership Skills to Survive and Thrive

Develop yourself in these unprecedented times by gaining leadership skills to meet the challenges of the pandemic! As a FACS professional you are at the forefront! The 2021 Leadership Academy will prepare you to survive and thrive!

Modeling the leadership attribute of flexibility, the 2021 Leadership Academy will be either virtual or face-to-face dependent upon the state of the pandemic by June. It will be held two days prior to the AAFCS Annual Conference.

If you are a new AAFCS member (7 years or less), you are eligible to advance your leadership skills, abilities, and talents and build on your strengths, while networking with other professionals and learning about leadership opportunities in AAFCS.  Now is the time to TAKE ACTION.  DeadlineOctober 30, 2020. For complete information and application go to  http://aafcs.org/about/groups/leadership-academy.

Order Your Branded FCS Face Masks on October 26


CDC recommends that you wear face masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.  Beginning on Monday, October 26, will be able to purchase a branded FCS mask from AAFCS. They are functional and a great way to raise awareness and start a conversation with others about our profession.  The masks are 100% percent content, 4 layers, 6.5” wide and approximately 5” tall, blue with white imprint and are made in the USA.   AAFCS members will receive a link to order masks. For more information, contact nbock@aafcs.org.

Information on FCS Education Website:

 A national FCS education website has been launched that is the home page for all things related to promotion, preparation and support of FCS education.  The primary goal of this action is to create an online directory of FCS programs, courses to help meet certification requirements and resources for FCS education (including a series of free webinars). It is very new and there is much more to come - but the framework is in place. 

Communication Campaign

In addition, AAFCS and the national FCS coalition are launching a major communications campaign to promote FCS education. Nancy Bock (AAFCS) is the project director and will begin hosting virtual leader training starting in December.  She is dynamic, experienced and willing to work with us and others in promoting FCS education.   

Grant Money

There is still a significant amount of grant money available for states to access for participation in the grant.  It can be used for professional development and training - it could help support the efforts described above or something similar.  It can be used to bring national leaders to our region to work with us on our action plan or activities related to this grant. 




Still Time for More PDUs + AAFCS Virtual Conference Recordings


Did you know you can earn PDUs (Professional Development Units) by participating in the 2020 Virtual Conference that took place June 25-26?

Our Virtual Conference showcased over 45 interactive sessions from FCS panels, FCS Content Strands, IGNITE, research poster and ATD juried showcase to award presentations! If you missed this 2 day jam-packed conference, you can still earn up to 33 CFCS PDUs, 19 CPFFE PDUs, and 16.75 CNWE PDUs by simply viewing the recordings!

Don’t miss this opportunity for more PDUs, access to the recordings and presentation materials ($100 regular price, $25 for students), and PDF Certificate by simply clicking on:

Upon receipt of payment, the recordings will be in your MyAAFCS account until June 26, 2021 along with the presentation materials and discussion board in the Virtual Conference Resource Library. Time is running out! This offer expires in 54 business days (December 31st)!