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FCSE 2020 Keynote Kay Reed, The Dibble Institute

KEYNOTE: Does Marriage Still Matter? A 2020 Perspective

Does marriage still perform a valuable role in today’s society? Or, is it just another quaint tradition or something only a privileged few seek and attain?
   
Join Kay Reed, Executive Director of The Dibble Institute, as she shares recent trends in family formation, explores the most recent data on marriage, cohabitation, and single parenting, and brings it back to what matters to children. Explore ways to integrate these skills and concepts about building healthy relationships into your FCS classes, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Kay Reed, President and Executive Director
The Dibble Institute

Kay Reed, a pioneer in the field of relationship education, co-founded The Dibble Institute in 1996. The Dibble Institute’s materials have been used with over 2 million young people since 2006. Dibble’s programs are listed on the Office of Adolescent Health’s registry of evidence-based programs, the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. They are implemented across the country in a wide variety of settings including schools, juvenile justice, pregnancy prevention, child welfare, and runaway and homeless youth.

Ms. Reed has consulted on successful healthy relationship education implementation, recruitment and retention, adaptations for special populations and circumstances, as well as evaluation strategies with many national organizations including Mathematica, Urban Institute, Public Strategies, and the Administration for Children and Families. She especially enjoys working directly with organizations as they develop plans to introduce relationship education programs in their communities.

Professionally, she has worked in the fields of youth development and non-profit management with the March of Dimes, YMCA, and secondary education.

Educated in Psychology at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, she has published on the relationship between children's perceived locus of control and academic performance.

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2020 Concurrent and Roundtable Sessions

Concurrent Sessions are 50 minutes. Roundtable Sessions are 25 minutes.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Training

This training will not be available during the 2020 Virtual Conference. We hope to be able to offer it as a separate event offering in the near future.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Training
(NOTE: required for new Assistant Child Care Teacher [ACCT], Infant and Toddler [IT], and Child Care Teacher [CCT] skills certificate programs)

Additional Fees Apply: $TBD

Session Time: TBD

This train-the-trainer event is designed for teachers or leaders in the field of early care and education. The curriculum meets the Department of Children and Families requirements for all persons providing care and supervision to children under five for Shaken Baby Syndrome. Participants will learn about the most recent research around SBS and how to train others in the importance of keeping children safe.

Becca Elbert, Program Analyst, Child Care Partnership

Session Block A

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9:00 am - 9:50 am (CON-1A) "New" K-12 Financial Literacy Sta

(CON-1A) "New" K-12 Financial Literacy Standards

The knowledge and skills set forth in the personal financial literacy standards cross all grade levels and disciplines. A comprehensive, developmentally appropriate pre-kindergarten through grade 12 program can promote personal financial literacy throughout numerous curricular areas. standards, updated in June 2020, include a "financial mindset" area as one of the subject’s six strands — joining education and employment, money management, saving and investing, credit and debt, and risk management and insurance. The addition of the financial mindset strand sets Wisconsin apart from other states and national personal financial literacy standards. It addresses mental habits needed to address financial decisions successfully. The standards are intended to help schools and educators at all grade levels to develop programs that provide the knowledge and skills to establish sound financial habits.

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

9:00 am - 9:50 am (CON-2A) Standards Based Grading: A New Ap

(CON-2A) Standards Based Grading: A New Approach to Learning and Assessment

Do your students care more about “chasing grades” or authentic learning? Is extra credit meaningful? How do we help students find value in their learning? Currently we use a grading system that was developed during the Industrial Revolution. If we teach differently in the Information Revolution, than it makes sense to grade differently. This session will help you learn how.

Charlene Kelley, NBCT, Family and Consumer Sciences/Health Teacher, Bloomer School District

9:00 am - 9:25 am (RT-1A) Beef in the Classroom: Virtual Res

(RT-1A) Beef in the Classroom: Virtual Resources and Grant Funds

The Wisconsin Beef Council supports teachers throughout Wisconsin annually through the Beef in the Classroom program. WBC Director of Communication and Outreach, Brooke Roberts, and WBC Consulting Dietititan, Sarah Agena, will discuss the ins and outs of the program and the many ways in which the Wisconsin Beef Council can support your classroom. Whether it's educational resources, a beef purchasing grant, or virtual guest speakers, the Beef in the Classroom PRogram is here to support your classroom.

Brooke Roberts, Director of Communication and Outreach, Wisconsin Beef Council
Sarah Agena, RD, Consulting Dietitian, Wisconsin Beef Council

9:00 am - 9:25 am (RT-2A) Getting Started with ProStart

(RT-2A) Getting Started with ProStart

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.

Alex Vernon, ProStart Coordinator, Wisconsin Restaurant Assocation Education Foundation

9:35 am - 10:00 am (RT-3A) Barn Quilts - STEM in the FACS Cl

(RT-3A) Barn Quilts - STEM in the FACS Classroom

During this presentation, participants will learn about how to incorporate STEM principles into their Housing/Interior Design course using a Barn Quilt Project. I will also give idea of how this project could be done virtually during these pandemic times.

Lynn Weilbrenner, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Whitewater School District

9:35 am - 10:00 am (RT-4A) Title Forthcoming

(RT-4A) Title Forthcoming

Description Forthcoming

Presenter Details Forthcoming

Session Block B

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11:10 am - 12:00 pm (CON-3B) Diversity through Children's Li

(CON-3B) Diversity through Children's Literature

Explore diversity topics through an exploration of children's literature and resources. Presenters will share ideas for utilizing children's literature in teacher preparation programs and implementation strategies in early education classrooms.

Kendra Scherg, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, Kimberley High School
Katie Aleff, Kindergarten Teacher, Sun Canyon Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ

11:10 am - 12:00 pm (CON-4B) Broadening Our Practice with Di

(CON-4B) Broadening Our Practice with Diverse Families: Co-Parenting Education

Families with children continue to diversify in response to large global economic and demographic trends, and they are now led by solo parents, teen parents, LGBTQ+ parents, and unmarried parents. FCS and ECE can strengthen diverse families with co-parenting knowledge and skills that include stress management, mindfulness, safe relationships, conflict management and communication, goal setting, and father involvement. Best practices and research-based strategies for building resilience with co-parenting education will be described and applied to FCS and EC educators’ work. Available online resources and curricula will be highlighted and guidelines for adapting to digital environments will examined. Participants will also share their experiences and ideas for applying to their practice in virtual environments.

Karen A. Shirer, Ph.D., Educational Program Specialist, UMN, and Educational Program Consultant, University of Minnesota

11:10 am - 11:35 am (RT-5B) Updated Updated User Guide with

(RT-5B) Updated Updated User Guide with Instructions for DPI State-Certified Credentials: ACCT, IT, Coop Child Care Services, Coop Food Services

DPI State-Certified Credentials (formerly CTE Skills Certification) Application and User Guide and Student Certification Instructions

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

11:10 am - 11:35 am (RT-6B) Jump Starting Your FCCLA Chapter

(RT-6B) Jump Starting Your FCCLA Chapter!

This presentation will be led by a small group of the Wisconsin FCCLA state officers. They will be discussing how and why to start an FCCLA chapter. Furthermore, the officers will inform the audience of community service projects, fundraisers, and other activities that an FCCLA chapter could do in the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Scotlyn Roemhild, WI FCCLA First Vice President, Prairie Farm School District
Kaylee Sweeno, Black River Falls School District

 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm (RT-7B) Teaching Relationship Skills Onl

(RT-7B) Teaching Relationship Skills Online: Strategies from the Field

How does that work, teaching interpersonal skills online? Learn from Alex Chan, the Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist for the University of Maryland Extension, and Kay Reed, Executive Director of The Dibble Institute, how to make relationship skills lessons engaging and educational in a virtual environment. They will share tips from the field as well as introduce Dibble resources that you can use to meet the Wisconsin Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences.

Alexander E. Chan, Ph.D., LMFT, University of Maryland Extension
Kay Reed, Executive Director, The Dibble Institute

11:45 am - 12:10 pm (RT-8B) FCCLA Foundation-We're Here for

(RT-8B) FCCLA Foundation-We're Here for You!

The Wisconsin FCCLA Foundation can help FCCLA members and advisers beyond measure! We will share our programs to assist financially, explain the rationale, and give suggestions for how to qualify. We are mostly retired FCS teachers and FCCLA Advisers - we want to help FCCLA in Wisconsin succeed!

Marilyn Swiontek, CFCS, Retired FCS Teacher and FCCLA Adviser, WI FCCLA Foundation Treasurer

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12:40 pm - 1:30 pm (CON-5C) AAE - Above All Else, Guard Your

(CON-5C) AAE - Above All Else, Guard Your Heart and the Future You Really Want! (A Sex- Ed Supplement)

This 3-lesson curriculum supplement encourages students to focus on their future. Despite recent trends, most young adults still want a happily-ever-after relationship (marriage), children-that-thrive and financial stability. Does what modern culture present as sexually permissible for teens, be beneficial for this future? Research reveals that certain choices and experiences strengthen or weaken the odds of getting to the future their heart desires. When beliefs are based on evidence-based research, not trends or feelings, students are better equipped to make future-focused decisions that guard their hearts for the future they really want.

Connie Ferris, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, Retired

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm (CON-6C) Adapting our Practice in the Age

(CON-6C) Adapting our Practice in the Age of the COVID-19

COVID-19 moved FCS educators to almost completely practicing in digital environments. Learning theories provide valuable information for developing effective online programs. This session aims to apply a distance education (DE) learning theory conceptual framework developed for an online network more broadly to managing COVID-19-related changes for FCS and ECE professional practice. Three groups of learning theories — behavioral/cognitive, social cognitive/constructivist, and connectivism — were synthesized into key principles and best practices for improving digital learning events. Examples from the network and session participants will illustrate the application of the framework. Implications for practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond will be discussed with participants.

Karen A. Shirer, Ph.D., Educational Program Specialist, UMN, and Educational Program Consultant, University of Minnesota

12:40 pm - 1:05 pm (RT-9C) Industry Recognized Credential-As

(RT-9C) Industry Recognized Credential-Assistant Child Care Teacher: A Program Guide

Quality child care is a major concern of parents, schools, and industry. The need for trained child care workers has increased along with the concern for quality child care. The research shows that children who participate in high-quality child care have higher achievement and show better social skills. The Assistant Child Care Teacher Certification: A Program Planning Guide was developed with these factors in mind to help teachers prepare workers who provide early child care.

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

12:40 pm - 1:05 pm (RT-10C) Integrating Leadership Skills in

(RT-10C) Integrating Leadership Skills into Your FCS Program

Young people in today’s FCS programs will be the next generation of leaders in workplaces, communities and families. Genuine leadership opportunities support transition into adulthood, foster key workforce skills, instill character, and promote personal well-being. Learn how to help young people develop leadership skills and character by providing real-life scenarios for practice. Come away with activities, lessons and ideas for integrating leadership soft skills into your program.

Dan Cramer, Account Manager, Realityworks

1:15 pm - 1:40 pm (RT-11C) Introduction to Dual Credit

(RT-11C) Introduction to Dual Credit

This session will cover the basics of Dual Credit at Technical College and 4 year college.

Kendra Scherg, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, Kimberley High School
Stephanie Halverson, Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher, Hortonville High School
Jenny Woelfel, CAPP Advisor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Kathy Meetz, Early Childhood Education Department Chair, Fox Valley Technical College

1:15 pm - 1:40 pm (RT-12C) Updates and Q&A with the FSCE of

(RT-12C) Updates and Q&A with the FSCE of IHE Program Director and DPI FCS Education Consultant

Diane Klemme and Diane Ryberg will be available in format that will enable participants to ask questions about CTE topics and events.

Diane Klemme, Professor and FSE Program Director, UW-Stout
Diane Ryberg, Education Consultant and FCCLA State Adviser, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Session Block D

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1:50 pm - 2:40 pm (CON-7D) COVID 19 and Housing: How has the

(CON-7D) COVID 19 and Housing: How has the Pandemic Impact Housing

From buying, selling or just hoping not to be homeless, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted families. These topics will be discussed plus what features home buyers as seeking in future homes.

Diane Klemme, Professor and FSE Program Director, UW-Stout

1:50 pm - 2:40 pm (CON-8D) iCEV - Distance Learning Best Pra

(CON-8D) iCEV - Distance Learning Best Practices

COVID-19 disrupted the education system and forced districts to shift delivery methods abruptly. Learn how iCEV resources helped these teachers navigate the challenges of distance learning. Deliver instruction and coursework online through iCEV or integrate your gradebook directly with your preferred Learning Management System (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas. Printable and interactive coursework options accommodate all levels of technology access for either in-person, virtual, and blended learning environments.

John Andress, iCEV Curriculum Consultant, CEV Multimedia
Chelsea Bermea, iCEV Curriculum Consultant, CEV Multimedia

1:50 pm - 2:15 pm (RT-13D) Dual Credit Opportunities in Earl

(RT-13D) Dual Credit Opportunities in Early Childhood at WI Technical Colleges

Description Forthcoming.

Kendra Scherg, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, Kimberley High School
Stephanie Halverson, Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher, Hortonville High School
Kathy Meetz, Early Childhood Education Department Chair, Fox Valley Technical College

1:50 pm - 2:15 pm (RT-14D) The Art of Scenarios: Using Real

(RT-14D) The Art of Scenarios: Using Real World Scenarios to Tech Employability Skills

Research continues to tell us that across the country, businesses of all kinds are prioritizing soft skills like problem solving, time management and work ethic over technical-job related skills. Explore ways to incorporate soft skill development into your everyday lessons to help students prepare to enter the modern workforce.

Dan Cramer, Account Manager, Realityworks

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm (RT-15D) Dual Credit Opportunities at UW O

(RT-15D) Dual Credit Opportunities at UW Oshkosh - Department of Education

Description Forthcoming.

Kendra Scherg, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, Kimberley High School
Stephanie Halverson, Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher, Hortonville High School
Jenny Woelfel, CAPP Advisor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm (RT-16D) Develop Career Ready FCS Student

(RT-16D) Develop Career Ready FCS Student with RealCare Innovative Learning Tools

In this session, learn how these evidence-based programs combine experiential activities, comprehensive curricula and interactive simulators for infant care skills, childcare occupations, health sciences exploration, eldercare and human services careers. Hear stories from instructors of program best practices and incorporating soft skills into lessons.

Dan Cramer, Account Manager, Realityworks

On-Demand Sessions

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(OD-1) Quick Emergency Formatives

(OD-1) Quick Emergency Formatives

We've all had a lesson that ended earlier than we expected and planned for. This presentation will give you a tool to take with you, filled with formative ideas to help equip yourself when you're caught with an extra 10 minutes at the end of class.

Kat Enderby, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Waukesha West High School

(OD-2) Getting Started with ProStart - A Teacher's Perspecti

(OD-2) Getting Started with ProStart - A Teacher's Perspective

Want to learn more about ProStart and how it could benefit your culinary students? Join Kayla Correll, AAFCS 2020 Teacher of the Year, to ask your questions and consider bringing this high-impact program to your community.

Kayla Correll, CFCS, CTE & ACP Coordinator for CESA #1, CESA #1