Program Schedule

2013 Conference Schedule/Workshops

Concurrent Session Descriptions

Roundtable Session Descriptions

At a Glance Schedule [pdf]

8:00 a.m.
Shuttle leaves Kmart

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Check-in

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits Area Open

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Concurrent Session I

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Concurrent Session II

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.

Concurrent Session III

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Door Prize Giveaway

1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion I

1:50 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion II

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion III

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CEU Distribution

3:15 p.m.
Shuttle leaves for Kmart



Concurrent Sessions

Building a Heart Healthy Diet with Lean Beef
Sarah Agena, Registered Dietitian, Wisconsin Beef Council
Americans have always had a love affair with beef and a recent survey shows that whether celebrating a special occasion or enjoying an everyday meal, Americans love beef. Yet, people are often surprised to learn that lean beef can also be good for their heart. Research shows naturally nutrient-rich lean beef can be an important part of a heart-healthy diet.
9:00 am, Northwoods
11:00 am, Northwoods

Apps for FACS
Ashley Davis, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Milaca High School
Learn how to utilize applications (apps) in a manner that is engaging and entertaining for your FACS students. Use of modern technology can enhance the curriculum instruction of Family and Consumer Sciences. Mobile device apps are correlated to the curriculum standards set forth in course frameworks for multiple Family and Consumer Science courses. Emphasis will be on this session serving as an outline to connect real life apps to source frameworks and being used as a starting point for further exploration into the use and development of related apps. Ashley Davis will recommend apps, classroom management tips for iPad use and more.
9:00 am, Great Hall D
10:00 am, Great Hall D

Going Green Housing Ideas    

Family and Consumer Science Education Students, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Please join UW-Stout Family and Consumer Sciences students as they share classroom display boards demonstrating ecological housing options.
9:00 am, Walnut/Willow

Common Core Standards: Where Does Career and Technical Education Fit?    
Nancy Graese, Career and Technical Education Coordinator, CESA #11

Common Core Standards are taking up a lot of in-service time in school districts. What is the role of CTE teachers within the Common Core Standards work? What may happen if we wait until the Standards work comes to us? Let's have a conversation about CTE teachers’ roles in being leaders. How might FCS teachers help in this leadership role within their districts?
9:00 am, Great Hall C
10:00 am, Great Hall
Handout 1
Handout 2

Media and Technology in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers    
Karen Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Stout

What researchers have learned about infants and toddlers related to television, screen time and touch screens will be shared. The effects of electronic media and language development of toddlers will be examined. Recent findings on the media environments and television viewing diets on infants and toddlers as well as the influence of culture in media use will be included.
9:00 am, Oakwood
10:00 am, Oakwood

RTI: Providing Tier 1 Instruction that is Accessible    

Melody Brennan, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Renee Chandler, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
The presenters will provide a brief overview of Response to Intervention (RTI) and how teachers can provide appropriate tier 1 instruction in their general education classrooms. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be examined as one way to make instruction accessible to the widest possible range of learners. Participants will leave this session with practical ideas that they can implement in their classrooms.
9:00 am, Ballroom A

HOSA-Future Health Professionals: Deepen Your Program and Access Resources     
Diane Lange, Family and Consumer Sciences Health Science Teacher, Racine Unified School District

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a national organization for students that are interested in health occupations. It provides opportunities for students to compete at state and national events. HOSA-Future Health Professionals provides wonderful leadership training for students and teachers. Diane Lange received the 2012 HOSA-Future Health Professionals State Advisor Award and National Recognition. See how you can access resources for your classroom.
11:00 am, Great Hall D

Health Science – Preparation for Healthcare Careers                    
Janice Atkinson, Health Science Education Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Teachers of health science students are laying the framework for investigation, applied learning, and further advanced studies in the area of healthcare which is one of the fastest growing career areas. This session will provide resources for students to explore career opportunities and ways to gather experience in the healthcare industry while in high school. Hear about the newly-released Wisconsin Standards for Health Science and how they are used in program development.
9:00 - 10:50 am, Ballroom C

New Wisconsin Family and Consumer Science Standards    
Diane Ryberg, Education Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

The newly revised 2013 Wisconsin FCS standards are progressions of instruction developed in a PK-12 system approach. The standards, learning priorities, and performance tasks are identified in the guide within three grade bands. Multiple resources will reflect the connection with multiple standards and initiatives. The new standards also provide FCS programs an opportunity to develop a single course for exploring career pathways.
10:00 - 11:50 am, Ballroom B

Pork Resources for the Family and Consumer Science Classroom    
Tammy Vaassen, Director of Operations, Wisconsin Pork Association

During this session, you'll get a chance to learn more about lesson plans and educational materials that have been developed by Wisconsin FCS professionals to help students better understand safe food preparation and how to get around the kitchen while learning more about pork. These lesson plans are free for teachers and leaders to use and include a number of interactive resources to keep students engaged. Join Wisconsin Pork Association to see the videos, recipe brochures/handouts, and professional lesson plans ready for your use!
10:00 am, Cedarwood
11:00 am, Cedarwood

Fundamentals in Food Science    

Naveen Chikthimmah, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
The session will focus on fundamental concepts in Food Science with the goal for teachers to implement a lesson plan in their classrooms. Methods and techniques to implement a laboratory session in Food Science and ingredients will be discussed.
10:00 am, Ballroom A
11:00 am, Ballroom A
Handouts 1
Handouts 2
Handouts 3

How I Became Minnesota Teacher of the Year                        
Julie Mundahl, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Buffalo High School

Please join the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Julie Mundahl, CPFEE as she discusses her award-winning activity “My life at 25…a personal profile of your future life.” Talk with Julie about how to use this personal finance unit and how you too could become an AAFCS Affiliate Teacher of the Year.
10:00 am, Walnut/Willow
11:00 am, Walnut/Willow

Successful Groups: Student Skills    
Robin Muza, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Group work is an important part of many educational experiences. This session will cover skills needed to be a successful group member and how we can help students attain these skills.
10:00 am, Northwoods

Frivolous Fashion?                                
Gindy Neidermyer, Program Director and Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Fashion is not frivolous. Garment design and engineering requires in-depth knowledge and skills of STEM competencies. Promotion and application of Fashion and Apparel as STEM curriculum will be discussed.
11:00 am, Ballroom C

Using Digital Portfolios to Highlight Complex Skills
Kathryn Kujawa, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Digital Portfolios have been growing in use for the last several years in areas of art, graphics, and fashion design. More and more students must understand the skills required to create a successful portfolio as well as display it in an innovative and provocative way in order to compete in the market. Several types of student created digital portfolios will be shared as a base for inspiration and discussion.
9:00 am, Cedarwood
11:00 am, Oakwood

Pastry and Catering Wars
Angela Schmoker, Family and Consumer Science Education Teacher, Baldwin-Woodville School District
Engage your students by practicing real life scenarios of pastry wars and operate a food related business out of your classroom. Offer hands on opportunities and experience through various jobs. Students have been given the opportunity to create and explore community partnerships with this program. Students came to life working with others outside the school. Come and see what it is all about.
9:00 am, Ballroom B


Successful Money Management: Credit
Wayne Jennings, Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, FamilyMeans Consumer Credit Counseling Service
An examination of the varying types of credit available to consumers. Session to be followed by a question and answer period.

Building Your Health Occupations Program
Michelle Gallagher, Family and Consumer Science Education Teacher, FCCLA Advisor, Sun Prairie High School
Melissa Martin, Family and Consumer Science Education Teacher, Sun Prairie High School
Sun Prairie School District has been a leader and experienced successful, steady growth within its health occupations courses. Come and learn ways to build your curriculum and expand your program! Courses such as medical occupations, medical terminology and/or CNA may be just what you need!

National Boards Certification: Two Perspectives on Becoming a Master Teacher
Charlene Kelley, Family and Consumer ScienceTeacher/Health Teacher, Bloomer Schools
Cindy Welsch, Family and Consumer Science Teacher/Health Teacher, Glenwood City Schools

Is merit pay in your future? Are you looking for a rewarding challenge? Char Kelley and Cindy Welsch will discuss and answer any questions about conquering the National Boards Certification and the edge it can give you in your professional field.

It's Hard: Food Science
Lisa Neuburg, Family and Consumer Science Education Teacher, Colfax School District
Food Science, "It's hard" the student says, and so does the teacher. I have taught Food Science for one year and have learned a lot that I'd like to share with you. If you are considering teaching a food science class, maybe you'd like a few tips and ideas from a non-science FACS teacher to help you get on your way. Food Science is considered a science credit, which is good for our programs, so don't be afraid of getting one started. It can be done. You'll get information and ideas and you'll get things I wish I knew before I got started.

Integrating iPads with your FACS Curriculum
Ryan Radke, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, FCCLA Advisor, Byron High School
This presentation will focus on incorporating ipads with your FACS curriculum to keep it relevant and modern for today's students. We will focus on apps to use and how you can use them in your classroom. We will also look at workflow ideas as more schools move towards paperless projects.

FACS is Pintastic
Sarah Sorensen, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, DeLong Middle School, Eau Claire Schools
Pinterest in an online tool for collecting and organizing things that you love! It is also an excellent resource for FACS teachers to find, share and organize new and great ideas for their lessons and classrooms. This session will show you the Pinterest basics and walk you through how to set up your own account. We will end with a Pinterest tour of other FACS boards that have been created from teachers all over the country. Stop in and check it out, but beware, once you start you may not be able to stop!

AP Apparel Construction-Continuing Discussion
Kathryn Kujawa, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Karen Vasey, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Apparel Construction continues to be a huge hurdle for incoming freshmen in fashion design programs because it tests several skills: learning, execution, and final production composition within one semester. As a continuing discussion, we will look at possible parameters for test-outs, portfolios, final collection garments, skill tests, and sample books which could be utilized in the creation of an Advanced Placement course for high school students to gain college credit in fashion programs, as well as programs related to product design, manufacturing, and engineering. Your input, stories, and student examples will be welcome.
White Pine