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Family and consumer sciences conference coming up

September 11, 2012

The annual Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference will be held at University of Wisconsin-Stout from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. About 250 attendees are expected.

The theme for the conference, hosted by campus Professional Education Programs and Services, is Leadership and Teaching in a New Era.

Lois LewisMore than 15 concurrent sessions will run in the morning with roundtable discussions planned for the afternoon.

UW-Stout faculty, staff and students will present. UW-Stout offers a Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences education. Other speakers will include representatives from the state Department of Public Instruction, Dunn County UW-Extension and Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

A UW-Stout alumna, Lois Lewis, also will present. She is the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year and Minnesota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year. She teaches in northern Minnesota at Indus School, at Birchdale, in the South Koochiching-Rainy River School District.

Exhibits start at 8 a.m. and will be on display throughout the day.

High school teachers who plan to attend are encouraged to bring students who are interested in a career in education. Students can tour campus, visit classes and talk with UW-Stout students.

Conference registration is $100; with an early registration fee of $85 through Friday. The price includes shuttle bus, breaks, lunch, sessions and conference materials.

For more information and to register go here.


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