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AAFCS is now accepting proposals for Educational Sessions for the in-person 2022 Annual Conference (June 25-27 in Orlando, FL).  Proposals may be submitted by AAFCS members and nonmembers.  Proposals should fit within ONE of the following Conference Strands:   Effect Change:  Leadership, Advocacy and Collaboration Effect Change:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebrate #FCSsuccess:  Educational Tools, Trends, and Resources Celebrate #FCSsuccess:  Research and Scholarship Deadline for Submission :  Monday, November 15 Proposal Review Rubric :  The proposals will undergo blind, peer review.  Click here to download the scoring rubric that ...
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AAFCS is now accepting proposals from groups/entities for the 2022 Annual Conference for the following: Board and/or Business Meetings (Maximum time allotment is 1 hour) Meal Functions: Breakfast, Luncheon, Dinner, or Reception (Maximum time allotment is2 hours) Community/Group Special Events (Poster Session, Curriculum Showcase, Awards Recognition) The following groups/entities are invited to submit proposals: AAFCS Professional Communities AAFCS Boards, Task Forces, Committees, Councils, Assemblies, or Units Alliance for FCS Partner Organizations Deadline for Submission :  Friday, October 15 Proposal Components: Submitter ...
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We greatly appreciate those that have been reviewers in the past and would like to give others an opportunity to contribute in developing professional development at the AAFCS conference! Volunteers are asked to review submitted proposals for Educational Sessions for the conference. If you are looking for an opportunity for professional service, we encourage you to apply to be a peer reviewer for the conference's educational sessions.  Getting involved in the peer review process can be a highly rewarding experience, whether you are new to the FCS workforce or want to augment your skills and experience.  AAFCS needs reviewers with varying levels of membership ...
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With community grant funding from Wells Fargo, AAFCS is convening a F amily and C onsumer S ciences F inancial I nnovator and T rainer (FCS FIT) Network to facilitate the development of innovative and effective instructional resources and tools to "Advance Hands on Banking for Youth."  Applications are being accepted for AAFCS members who would like to participate.  A total of 12 FCS educators will be selected to develop innovative instructional tools and resources for Wells Fargo's Hands on Banking program.  AAFCS anticipates selecting educators with a diverse set of experiences representing different geographic locations, practice settings, ...
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AAFCS is pleased to announce that Dr. Mari Borr has been selected as the new Editor of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal .   Dr. Borr is a Professor in the School of Education within the College of Human Sciences and Education at North Dakota State University (NDSU).  She has been a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator at NDSU since 2005.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education from NDSU, a Master of Education in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from NDSU, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning:  Higher Education from the University of North Dakota.  Since 2014, Dr. Borr has served as the ...
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Dr. Sharon DeVaney, CFCS-Retired, has retired as Editor of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal ( FCSRJ ).  Dr. DeVaney, Professor Emeritus as Purdue University, has served as Editor since August of 2009.  In that twelve-year period, she has managed and provided editorial leadership for the publication of 48 issues and a total of approximately 288 articles.  She shared, “I have enjoyed the adventure of being an Editor and I want to thank the authors whose research is what makes a journal evolve and thrive.”  One of her highlights as Editor is the publication of the titles of theses and dissertations completed in family and consumer sciences during ...
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We have a special virtual meeting planned for our Affiliate Leaders on July 29 th at 4 PM EDT. Join your AAFCS Executive Director, fellow affiliate leaders, the President of our Board of Directors and association staff to connect on topics that are on our mind! Hear Robert’s focus for his term as President, Board of Directors Design your 2021 AAFCS Fall Leadership Workshop program Participate in break-thru discussions in our break-out rooms to share your affiliate successes Hear how you can future forward to fall with Nancy https://zoom.us/j/92471351609?pwd=Q2RiM0MwNk9WWHQzbVZzK2t0Vmladz09 Meeting ID: 924 7135 1609 Passcode: 413064 Find ...
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We are looking for a new addition to the AAFCS team!   The Director, Digital Communications and Technology will use a combination of creativity, innovation, and practical marketing knowledge to deliver messages and maintain brand recognition for the association and the profession. This position requires technical skills to work with software to create graphics, videos, blog posts, podcasts, journals, and other interactive formats that are in-line with the organizations goals to serve its members and foster stronger engagement. The Director must have the requisite social/digital media skills to ensure that these campaigns are successfully implemented. To this ...
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AAFCS is excited to announce  Year THREE  of its role as a facilitator of the  American Heart Association's (AHA) Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 community nutrition program . The purpose of this program is to provide food discovery experiences and nutrition education to communities across the nation. AAFCS was again selected to partner with AHA because our association members have demonstrated their commitment to empowering others with the skills needed to live an optimal quality of life, and are thus well-poised to successfully meet the goals of this program.  What is it? Up to  TEN   Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 community nutrition program  grants are ...
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Ready for a summer book club?  If so, https://bookclubz.com/ is a free platform that can be accessed online or via an app on your mobile device. Thanks to Megan Vincent for sharing this platform with us during the LEAD FCS Education Conference.  Sharing is caring so thank you Megan!
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MUST ATTEND EVENTS: June 15 Pre-conference : Addressing Critical Issues – A FCS Compass for the Future (sign-up form for meetings materials) Zoom Fatigue Research Media Panel How Much Sugar Can I Have? Coming Together for Racial Understanding THANK YOU SPONSORS: Welcome  Educators! – WindowsWear Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher – Experts in Career and Technical Education
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Throughout the month of June, AAFCS joins in the birthday celebration of MyPlate as one of the National Strategic Partners . Celebrate MyPlate's 10th Birthday! #MyPlateTurns10 Ten years ago, USDA updated the Federal nutrition symbol to become MyPlate, a simple graphic that serves as a general healthy eating guide on what and how much to eat from each of the five food groups – fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives. Over the last ten years, MyPlate has grown to provide consumers, health professionals, and nutrition educators with free print materials, digital tools, and other resources ...
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With the retirement of its current editor, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is seeking candidates for Editor of the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal ( FCSRJ ) .  The journal publishes original research in all areas of family and consumer sciences concerned with the well-being of individuals and families. The Editor is assisted by Associate Editors representing content areas within family and consumer sciences (e.g., apparel, textiles, and merchandising; family studies/human development; family and consumer sciences education; foods and nutrition; housing and interior design; personal finance/consumer economics; ...
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PDU Opportunities at the Virtual Conference! Earn PDUs by participating in the live Virtual Conference or via watching the recordings! Registration includes access to on-demand recordings for a year. Register for the conference/recordings by June 9 th ! Pls. visit our website for more information: https://www.aafcs.org/vc2021/pdus
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No travel necessary for this conference, just have a wifi-ready device! The live event begins with the Pre-conference session on June 15. Registrants will receive instructions for participation for the conference in mid-June. Registration is open through June 9 th ; student registration is $25. Qualifying Graduate Students may be reimbursed courtesy of the Myrna Crabtree Scholarship Fund. Please see details to apply. AAFCS offers membership opportunities at the student level. We encourage you to explore our website and engage in networking and professional development early in your career with fellow members! Be sure to visit the AAFCS homepage as ...
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#FCSsuccess is in the air! AAFCS is excited to celebrate our 2021 recipients of awards, fellowships, and scholarships. Each exemplifies the positive impact family and consumer scientists have on individuals, families, and communities. From student scholars to early career and established Professionals to service-oriented Emeritus members, their commitment to excellence is noteworthy. We look forward to learning more about them in the coming weeks and honoring them at our 2021 Virtual Conference, and we invite you to join us! Click on the Recognition category to meet our honorees!   2021 Distinguished Service Award Honorees ...
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Last fall, Advance CTE co-hosted the CTE Forward Summit in partnership with nine national organizations, bringing together 200 leaders to set a new vision for the future of Career Technical Education (CTE). It was clear that now is the time to craft a bold vision that envisions a world where each learner can access and be successful in high-quality CTE programs without any limitations or barriers. Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education (CTE Without Limits) lays out five inter-connected and equally critical principles, foundational commitments and a call to action for national, state and local CTE leaders.  The American ...
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Mark your calendars for the June 15 Pre-conference session : Addressing Critical Issues - A FCS Compass for the Future Presenters: Drs.Virginia Vincenti, Cindy Miller, Janet Laster, Gladys Gary Vaughn, and Janine Duncan This interactive session will feature the intellectual tools needed by FCS professionals to foster leadership practices that embolden professional actions and advocacy to build capacity of people, families, and communities. Developed as a collaborative experience centered on a collegial immersion into the FCS Critical Sciences perspectives, this pre-conference is sure to stimulate thoughtful dialogue regarding the field’s purposes ...
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Are you a Graduate Student registered for the 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference ? This spring,  graduate  degree/certificate-seeking students who register for the 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference can apply to be reimbursed for their $25 registration cost thanks to special funding from the Myrna Crabtree Scholarship fund ! And, if they become a Virtual Conference influencer,  they can earn money by referring other grad students to come to the conference!  Those who learn together, succeed together! Apply today at  https://forms.office.com/r/13DFZY9FA1 . Any graduate student member who registers for the AAFCS Virtual Conference (June 16-18) is eligible ...
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News from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences May 6, 2021   ANNOUNCING MEDIA PANELISTS: JOURNALIST, TV PERSONALITY, AND "SHARK TANK" TV SHOW ENTREPRENEUR We are excited to announce that Danielle Dreilinger (journalist/author, “The Secret History of Home Economics”), Johnathan Radford (WBTV News, Charlotte, N.C.), and Kim Nelson (ABC reality-TV show, "Shark Tank" entrepreneur) will share their experiences with the media! Don’t miss the Opening General Session to learn from these experts during the 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference ! No travel necessary – just register and have your wifi-capable device ...
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