VATFACS 2016 Prof Dev Institute Pics

VATFACS 2018 Professional Development Institute Infomercial

Please click on the link below for information about the VATFACS 2018 Professional Development Institute being held July 29 - August 2, 2018 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 5700 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA.

 

 

 

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Call for Presenters

 The Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, Inc. (VATFACS) invites you to present at the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Development Institute to be held July 29 - August 2, 2018 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 5700 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA.

 http://tinyurl.com/yapoqkuo 


VATFACS attends ACTE!

VATFACS President Debbie Agee and President Elect Regina Morrone attended the ACTE Conference in Las Vegas in November 2016. Attending the annual conference allows them to keep up to date with the latest in the field of Career and Technical Education as well as our own field of Family and Consumer Sciences. Information attained is utilized in the planning of the VATFACS Annual Professional Development Institute.

VATFACS Board of Directors 2015 - 16

Announcements

Call for Nominations 

The Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, Inc. (VATFACS) has three positions on the Board of Directors open in 2016. They are: President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary. All are three year terms beginning in August 2017. 

The President Elect begins as President Elect for 2017-18, assumes the Presidency for 2018-19, and then serves as Past-President for 2019-20. Applicant must be a member of ACTE/Virginia ACTE/NATFACS/VATFACS. The President Elect must have previously served on a committee or held an office on the Board of Directors. 

The Vice President must be a member of ACTE/Virginia ACTE/NATFACS/VATFACS.

The Secretary must be a member of ACTE/Virginia ACTE/NATFACS/VATFACS.

Interested applicants should complete the attached application and submit to emilyjoconnor1@verizon.net.

Nomination forms are due no later than March 1, 2017. 

Click on the position to download the application:

President-Elect

Vice President

Secretary

 Call for Presenters

 The Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, Inc. (VATFACS) invites you to present at the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Development Institute to be held July 30 - August 2, 2017 at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue NE, Roanoke, Virginia.

  http://tinyurl.com/j68n2zv 

Grand Carousel and Showcase Presenters Needed

The Grand Carousel and Showcase will take place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. as part of the VATFACS Professional Development Institute at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue NE, Roanoke, Virginia.

Grand Carousel - set up so that presenter is at a round table that can accommodate 10 participants. The presenter has 15 minutes to present their best practice (activity, lesson, strategy, or project). Every 15 minutes, participants will rotate to another presentation with four rotations.

Showcase - less formal, non-timed atmosphere. Presenter sets up display of best practice (activity, lesson, strategy or project). Participants are free to move from table to table to network with no set rotation times. This is recommended for non-profit groups who desire to share resources with participants.

Grand Carousel and Showcase presenters may receive 15 re-certification hours.

For more information, please contact Regina Morrone, remorrone@fcps.edu.


 

 

VATFACS offers Scholarships for Students and Teachers

Please submit your nominations by April 15, 2017

VATFACS is offering the Sharron K. Glasscock Scholarship for teachers currently teaching FACS in Virginia, who are wishing to pursue further education and training leading for leadership in our profession. The Martha Creighton and Helen Hopper Scholarships are available for students.

See the 2016 Scholarship Recipients at this news announcement.


Teacher Scholarship

Sharron K. Glasscock Scholarship

(download application)

The Sharron K. Glasscock Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a person meeting the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must be currently teaching Family and Consumer Sciences in Virginia. 
  2. The applicant must be pursuing professional development in new educational practices, technology, or current trends in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
  3. Teachers receiving this scholarship must agree to present knowledge gained at the annual Virginia Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Development Institute.

Student Scholarships

Helen Hopper Scholarship

(download application)

The Helen Hopper Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a person or persons meeting the following requirements:

  1. A Virginia high school senior who plans to attend college with a major in Family Life Education. *
  2. A college student enrolled in a Family Life program.
  3. A person pursuing a Masters Degree in a Family Life program, who plans to teach the subject.
  4. If no applicant qualifies under categories 1, 2, or 3 above, the annual award funds may be made available to the Family and Consumer Sciences Division of the State Department of Education for workshops or other presentations of Family Life Education.
  5. If none of the above options are used, an area or county group of Family and Consumer Sciences teachers may request the annual funds for use in workshops, programs, or other programs or projects on Family Life Education.

Martha Creighton

(download application)

The Martha Creighton Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a person or persons meeting the following requirements:

  1. A Virginia high school senior who plans to attend college with a major in Family Life Education. *
  2. A college student enrolled in a Family Life program.
  3.  A person pursuing a Masters Degree in a Family Life program, who plans to teach the subject.
  4. If no applicant qualifies under categories 1, 2, or 3 above, the annual award funds may be made available to the Family and Consumer Sciences Division of the State Department of Education for workshops or other presentations of Family Life Education.
  5. If none of the above options are used, an area or county group of Family and Consumer Sciences teachers may request the annual funds for use in workshops, programs, or other programs or projects on Family Life Education.