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2022 Call for Presentations is OPEN!

Share your successes, your tips and tricks, your up-and-coming ideas! If you are interested in sharing your projects, curriculum, classroom strategies or other expertise, submit a presentation proposal by August 15.

Session options include 50 minute concurrent sessions, or 1 hour 45 minute double sessions.

All selected presentations will include a complementary registration for presenter(s).


2022 Call for Presentations

2022 Call for presentations is OPEN
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2022 Registration Form will open summer 2022
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2021 KEYNOTE: The Best Version of You! Become the Teacher They'll Never Forget

Eddie Slowikowski, Motivational Speaker

Become the best teacher you can be by developing the skill, knowledge, and disposition to become successful. 

2021 Concurrent Sessions (Concurrent sessions are 50 to 60  minutes) 

Be Your Own Superhero

Sam Glenn
Motivational Speaker, Author, and Performance Artist

Through speech and painting, assists FCCLA members and their adviser in ways how to be a Real-Life Superhero

Attitude Changes Everything: 3 Ways to Manage Change with a

Sam Glenn
Motivational Speaker, Author, and Performance Artist

We have all heard speeches on the topic of attitude, but we have a feeling this one is going to be a little different than what you are used too. Sam Glenn’s inspiring and artistic approach to educating and empowering will have you looking at your attitude in a whole new way.  If there is one thing for certain in life, it is that our attitude plays an incredible role in everything – both personally and professionally. Sam Glenn is considered one of the leading experts and authorities on the subject of “attitude”, having written more than 30 books related to this subject. Attitude Changes Everything offers an enlightening, entertaining, and educational exploration into how our attitude works, what creates it, feeds it, how to keep it healthy, and finally ways to use your attitude to author positive experiences.  Sam’s speech will recharge your attitude like jumper cables to a car battery.

Mental Health in the Classroom

Samantha Hamann, MS, LPC
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Outreach Coordinator and Licensing Counselor

We will discuss mental health concerns, coping skills, and tools for teachers and their students. Along with some tips and tricks around self-care, managing stress, and making your overall wellness a priority.

Money Path: technology for teens to plan a secure future (mo

Pat Rorabeck
Business Director, SecureFutures

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about Money Path, a game-changing app for teens that uniquely links academic and career planning with financial planning. With Money Path, students complete a personalized simulation of life after high school and connect the dots between career path and pay, student loan debt, budgeting, and saving for important financial goals. The app is available to all Wisconsin high schools free of cost -- join us to learn how you can access this high-impact tool! Visit to learn more.

Future Focus: Career Readiness Wisconsin

Karin Smith
Education Consultant - ACP, Dual Enrollment, and Career Pathways, Career and Technical Education Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

How will the global pandemic of 2020 affect how we prepare students to become career-ready by 2025? Find out at this pre-recorded event that includes speakers and panels on these topics: * How COVID will affect the world of work   * Virtual job shadows … What worked? What did we learn? * What did we learn about engaging employers, students, and families virtually?  * How can project-based learning lead to, or even become work-based learning? * New statewide professional development and other support to help your district become future-ready!

Family and Consumer Sciences - Department of Public Instruct

Diane Ryberg, Education Consultant & State FCCLA Adviser
Department of Public Instruction
Madison, Wisconsin

This session will highlight FCCLA for students and teachers, personal financial literacy, Carl Perkins Legislation V, ACCT Guide of Programming. 

2021 Roundtable Sessions (Roundtables are 25 to 30  minutes) 

Ag in the Classroom Resources for FACS

Darlene Arneson
Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator

Wisconsin Farm Bureau- Ag in the Classroom Coordinator Darlene Arneson will share where to find agricultural resources for Family and Consumer Science educators. Wisconsin AITC, National AITC, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, and many of our commodity organizations have a variety of resources for PreK-12th grade students.

Wisconsin Family Consumer Educators

Vicki Colle
President of Wisconsin Family Consumer Educators

What are Wisconsin Family Consumer Educators? What do we have to offer? This is an opportunity to help your teaching career!

Child Development Associate (CDA) Scenarios Kit for Certific

Dan Cramer
Realityworks Account Manager
Denise DuBois
Realityworks Product Manager

If you are looking for new resources to help students prepare for the CDA certification test, then this webinar is for you.  Realityworks Product Manager, Denise DuBois, will highlight a brand-new resource for preparing students for this industry-recognized certification.  This scenario-based approach challenges students to problem-solve and work through infant, toddler and preschool-level real-life scenarios involve childcare issues

Jump Start Your FCCLA Chapter

Bonnie Duchac
Wisconsin FCCLA Foundation President

Get ahead in the game with Chapter Grants. Professional Development Opportunities and Scholarships for your Chapter President with Wisconsin FCCLA Foundation Sponsored Programs. Updates and the application procedures will be shared.

Students Gain Confidence Participating in ASVAB Career Explo

Mark D. Foster, Ed.D, GCDF
ASVAB Career Exploration Program Manager

High Schools are charged with assisting students with making good career-related decisions and its no longer just the School Counselors' responsibility. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) has been doing this for decades in our public/private, secondary, and post-secondary schools. The presentation will demonstrate how the key components found in the program assist students with gaining the confidence they need to move forward with their career planning process. The ASVAB CEP is a solid foundational program to use in any subject classroom and it provides information on all Post-secondary options for all to see. No matter what your students' aspirations happen to be, e.g., entering the workforce, technical college, 2 or 4-yr State University or, College, military, apprenticeships, etc., the program information is applicable.

Health Science, HOSA, and Hot Topics!

Kimberly Hart
FCS/Health Science Instructor, HOSA Advisor, Jefferson High School

In this roundtable discussion, individuals will hear about starting a HOSA chapter, health science courses at the high school level, and share ideas on current best practices in the field

Stronger Together: The Power of Presentation

Eddie Slowikowski
Motivational Speaker

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Curriculum Options for Apparel and Textile Classes

Dr. Diane Klemme
Professor and FCSE Program Director, UW-Stout

This presentation will include family housing assignments and resources applicable for both in-person and online instruction. Free software programs websites will be shared.

Curriculum Options for a Family Housing Class

Dr. Diane Klemme
Professor and FCSE Program Director, UW-Stout

This presentation will include family housing assignments and resources applicable for both in-person and online instruction. Free software programs websites will be shared.

Stronger Together: Creating Inspired Student Engagement in t

Eddie Slowikowski
Motivational Speaker

Eddie Slowikowski is a motivational speaker who combines music, sound effects, and storytelling to create a cinematic motivational experience that will ignite passion and purpose within your team, and create an inspired performance.

Stronger Together-Teacher Workshop- Lifeline

Eddie Slowikowski
Motivational Speaker

Lifeline enables teachers to make stronger together experiences in a break-out entitled: Lifeline.

Getting Started with ProStart

Alex Vernon
ProStart Coordinator

Thinking about introducing ProStart to your curriculum? Learn the benefits of this program that can start students on their culinary career and possibly lead to scholarships.

Level up with ProStart

Alex Vernon
ProStart Coordinator

Have you been utilizing the ProStart program for some time and need to step it up a notch? This roundtable will assist you in expanding and getting the most out of your ProStart program.

Barn Quilts - STEM in the F/CE Classroom

Lynn Weilbrenner
Family, and Consumer Educator, Whitewater High School

As F/CE educators, we teach so much more than what our class titles assume. We can cross categorize with our teaching very easily. This project allows students to work on a STEM curriculum while doing an interior design project. Come see what it is all about. Step by step instructions will be given on how to create a barn quilt, ask questions and see final projects. This is a very fun and creative project to incorporate into your curriculum.