Family and Consumer Sciences Regional Update

Megan A. Vincent, the Family & Consumer Sciences Education Specialist in the Career & Technical Education Division at the Office of Public Instruction, is offering three Family & Consumer Sciences Regional Updates titled “Partnering with Post-Secondary” in various locations around the state in August. Each regional update will be offered in partnership with a post-secondary institution as part of our ongoing Montana Career Pathways work. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with new faculty members at both DCC and FVCC that connect to our FCS programs! All Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) educators are strongly encouraged to attend – both middle school and high school, part-time and full-time.

There is no registration fee to attend. The Office of Public Instruction will provide lunch at all three meeting locations. Pending grant approval, mileage reimbursement may be provided to regional high schools attending the update in Kalispell, and mileage/lodging reimbursement may be provided to regional high schools attending the update in Glendive.

Update participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 6 OPI Renewal Units. Please register online  by July 1.

Family and Consumer Sciences Regional Update

Megan A. Vincent, the Family & Consumer Sciences Education Specialist in the Career & Technical Education Division at the Office of Public Instruction, is offering three Family & Consumer Sciences Regional Updates titled “Partnering with Post-Secondary” in various locations around the state in August. Each regional update will be offered in partnership with a post-secondary institution as part of our ongoing Montana Career Pathways work. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with new faculty members at both DCC and FVCC that connect to our FCS programs! All Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) educators are strongly encouraged to attend – both middle school and high school, part-time and full-time.

There is no registration fee to attend. The Office of Public Instruction will provide lunch at all three meeting locations. Pending grant approval, mileage reimbursement may be provided to regional high schools attending the update in Kalispell, and mileage/lodging reimbursement may be provided to regional high schools attending the update in Glendive.

Update participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 6 OPI Renewal Units. Please register online by July 1.

Family and Consumer Sciences Regional Update

Megan A. Vincent, the Family & Consumer Sciences Education Specialist in the Career & Technical Education Division at the Office of Public Instruction, is offering three Family & Consumer Sciences Regional Updates titled “Partnering with Post-Secondary” in various locations around the state in August. Each regional update will be offered in partnership with a post-secondary institution as part of our ongoing Montana Career Pathways work. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with new faculty members at both DCC and FVCC that connect to our FCS programs! All Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) educators are strongly encouraged to attend – both middle school and high school, part-time and full-time.

There is no registration fee to attend. The Office of Public Instruction will provide lunch at all three meeting locations. Pending grant approval, mileage reimbursement may be provided to regional high schools attending the update in Kalispell, and mileage/lodging reimbursement may be provided to regional high schools attending the update in Glendive.

Participants may select the most convenient town from the list below. Room specifics and directions will be included in the update reminder sent in July.

Tuesday, August 7 Glendive – Dawson Community College
Friday, August 10 Kalispell – Flathead Valley Community College
Tuesday, August 14 Helena – Helena College

Update participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 6 OPI Renewal Units. Please register online  by July 1.

Design… Connect… Prepare… in Family & Consumer Sciences

The Montana Office of Public Instruction and the Montana State University Department of Health and Human Development have partnered together to offer a summer conference for Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers. The conference will be held June 11-15 on the Montana State University Campus in Bozeman. This year’s conference is designed to enhance professional practice in Family and Consumer Sciences educators. The format is different than past conferences. Time has been allocated for you to work collaboratively to explore resources and apply what you are learning as you develop a course syllabus and unit plans. Participants may develop any course. However, the Human Services Pathway will be emphasized with guest content experts helping participants to identify the ‘most important’ content in each major FCS content area for a Foundations of FCS course or classes such as Child Development.