NATEFACS is a national organization of teacher educators whose purpose is to improve and strengthen teacher education in family and consumer sciences.
NATEFACS HOMEPAGE

Membership

Become a member of NATEFACS and connect with other Graphic Link To Members Page FCS educators to network and discuss the field of family and consumer sciences education as we prepare the next generation of FCS teachers. Visit our Members Page to learn more about our members and how to become a member.
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Invitation to Join Say Yes to FCS State Action Teams
The National Partnership to recruit, prepare, and support Family and Consumer Sciences Educators has been awarded a USDA Grant and matching funds from AAFCS, FCCLA and SUNY Oneonta, for a total of $936,572
We need YOU! This work will need a focused group of leaders in every state to secure success. We would like to invite you to join your State Action Team to help us move the Say Yes to FCS effort forward...for more information see State Action Teams Invitation (http://www.natefacs.org/Docs/2018/StateActionTeamsInvitation.pdf)

The Journal

The Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education (JFCSE) isGraphic Link To Directory published as a full-text electronic, peer reviewed journal to facilitate communication among members of the family and consumer sciences education professional community.

The Directory

Use this interactive directory to locate Family and Consumer Graphic Link Interactive DirectorySciences Teacher Education programs at universities throughout the United States.Online Directory created by Amanda Holland, Doctoral Student in Family and Consumer Sciences Education Texas Tech University.

STANDARDS REVISION:
Thank you to all who shared feedback with NATEFACS on the National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences. We have completed the proposed revisions which you will find in the attached document. We are inviting you to review the proposal and provide a second round of feedback by completing the short survey at: https://goo.gl/forms/XIX1bVlIjkuO0RVj1 by November 12. Please feel free to share with other FCS educators and stakeholders and encourage them to review.

Comments will be used to prepare the final version of the standards for what a beginning teacher in family and consumer sciences should know and be able to do. NATEFACS will be meeting in San Antonio, TX at ACTE on November 28 to take action on the proposal.

Resource Library

Graphic Link to Resource Library From FCS content to best practices, there is a wealth of information here.


UPDATE FROM TTU:

Transition of the “Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences in the 21st Century” text to a new platform, Top Hat, will occur in the spring semester. Top Hat allows for more interaction with the students by the instructor. We are currently beta testing with our students at TTU and so far have been pleased. Additionally, the Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences will be transitioning to a new platform for its curriculum in the spring which will not host the e-book. This move is what encouraged Amanda and I to look for a new platform for the e-book.

The text will go up in price slightly to $61, but it is much more interactive and students will continue to have access to the text throughout their programs. We will be transitioning anyone who purchased the text from the CCFCS to the new platform at no additional cost to them. Instructor access is free and the Top Hat platform allows each instructor to assign the chapters, create additional questions for the chapters, and add assignments if needed. There are additional components that each instructor can add to the base cost of $61.

Here is the new citation and ISBN:
Alexander, K. L., and Holland, A. (Eds.). (2018). Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences in the 21st Century: A Live Interactive Textbook. 1st ed. Toronto, Ontario: Top Hat. https://tophat.com/ 978-1-77330-772-5
Remember this is a work in progress, and we’d love to have additional contributions from the field. We welcome chapter proposals for inclusion.
Karen L. Alexander, Ph.D., CCFCS, Associate Professor

Comments will be used to prepare the final version of the standards for what a beginning teacher in family and consumer sciences should know and be able to do. NATEFACS will be meeting in San Antonio, TX at ACTE on November 28 to take action on the proposal.


Upcoming Meetings, Agendas & Schedules

Vision 2018 Banner FACS Division Showcase of “Best Practices”
Share your best teaching practices, classroom management techniques and or classroom practices at the national level at CareerTech VISION 2018 in San Antonio. The form to complete is located, of course, at the bottom of the FCS page.
Contact Mindy Pals at mpals@lewistonschools.net or mcpals@yahoo.com for more information.

FACS Division Best Practices Presenter Form




PRESIDENTS CORNER


Susan Turgeson, Current President

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educators and Allies,

We are at the mid-point of our fall semester. Homecoming has come and gone and we’ve even experienced snow in the Midwest. The holiday season will be upon us soon with Halloween just around the corner. Only a few pages remain on our 2018 calendars!

After seeking input over the past few months, a draft of the National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences has been completed. The proposed revisions are available for comment by completing a survey at https://goo.gl/forms/XIX1bVlIjkuO0RVj1 . We encourage you to share your insight and expertise. NATEFACS will be meeting in San Antonio, TX at ACTE on November 28 at 9 AM to take action on the proposal. Your NATEFACS board appreciates your involvement in this process.

We are busy working to publish the next Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, but it’s been slow going as we are without an associate editor. Thank you to those who have graciously served as reviewers when I have reached out. I am hopeful that we will have a member interested in serving in the important role of receiving submissions and soliciting reviews. I have to admit, it’s been kind of fun filling in during the interim! I’m sure one of you would enjoy it just as much, if not more 😊

I serve as the NATEFACS liaison to the Alliance for Family and Consumer Sciences and look forward to working with our partners and sponsors to strengthen the family and consumer sciences brand. We hope you will support the #SayYestoFCS Campaign and promote Family and Consumer Sciences Day on December 3, 2018 and Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Day on February 13, 2019.

I look forward to seeing many of you in San Antonio! The River Walk and the Alamo are on my “to do” list and I welcome you to join me in taking in some of the sights.

Best wishes for a great rest of your semester!


Susan Turgeson, Ed.D., CFCS
10/22/2018