Sessions & Presenters

Family & Consumer Sciences Education & WI DPI Child Care Conference
In this Section
Susan Sharkey

KEYNOTE: It’s Personal: Values-Based Financial Decision-Making

Susan Sharkey, AFC
Senior Director, Learning & Content Development
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

Personal financial decisions are really not just about the money; they are multifaceted. In personal finance, the “right” choice for a decision is not the same for each of us due to our highly personal values. As educators, we are positioned to guide learners to recognize and appreciate how their values are unique and how their values influence the choices they make. Susan will help us discover strategies to emphasize “personal” with “finance” by approaching financial decision-making through individual values.

As senior director of Learning and Content Development for the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) in Denver, CO, Susan continues NEFE’s legacy of providing quality learning resources that empower teens and adults to make intentional financial decisions through every stage of life. 

Susan received her master’s degree in business education from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, a distance education certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).

Thumbnail

Register to Attend or Exhibit

Registration Form
More Information
Thumbnail

Call for Presentations

Presentation Proposals call CLOSED
Submit a Proposal

2019 Planned Concurrent and Roundtable Sessions

Session Block A:

Concurrent Block A: 9:30 am - 10:35 am
Roundtable Block 1A: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Roundtable Block 2A: 10:05 am - 10:35 am

TOUR: Tour of the Child and Family Study Center

Tour of the Child and Family Study Center

Visit the Child and Family Study Center at UW-Stout which serves as a lab school and observation site for early childhood teacher education and related majors. Providing comprehensive programming for children six weeks through six years old, while offering college students opportunities to link educational theories with hands-on practice. The center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The tour will include the Infant & Toddler Lab, Preschool Lab and Sensory Playground.

Allison Feller,Director, Child and Family Study Center, UW-Stout

CONCURRENT: Values-Based Decision-Making: Applying it to Loc

Values-Based Decision-Making: Applying it to Local FCS Programs

As a follow up from the keynote session, join a guided discussion to consider how values-based financial decision-making fits within FCS programs. Capitalize on expertise and experiences in the room to identify ways that you can leverage local classroom experiences and student youth organization activities for guided decision-making practice and authentic application.

Susan Sharkey, AFC,Senior Director, Learning & Content Development National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

CONCURRENT: FCCLA Advisor Survival Course

FCCLA Advisor Survival Course

Do you aim to instill students with a love of learning? Advising an FCCLA chapter can be an excellent adventure with rich rewards, a stronger program and closer relationships with students. This is an opportunity for conference participants to gain valuable information about keeping chapter involvement though the year and the FCCLA adviser connection. Join this break-out to learn about starting, maintaining and supporting a successful local chapter that is student focused. We will end the break-out with a best practices exchange.

Brett Lesniak, Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor, Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) 

CONCURRENT: Department of Children and Families with an over

Department of Children and Families with an overview of The Registry

The Mission of the Department of Children and Families is to improve the economic and social well-being of Wisconsin’s children, youth and families. The Department is committed to protecting children and youth, strengthening families, and supporting communities. We will provide licensing updates for group and family child care centers and day camps for children. You will also learn about the role The Registry plays in connection with DCF and the verification of DPI approved courses for Assistant Child Care Teacher (ACCT) and Child Care Teacher (CCT). Explore how you and The Registry can work together to prepare students for the early childhood workforce.

Tina Feaster,DCF Child Care Licensing Program Specialist, State of Wisconsin

Christine Moldenhauer, Director of Operations-WI, The Registry

CANCELLED - ROUNDTABLE: Leveraging WCCTS to Reinforce Soft S

CANCELLED - Leveraging WCCTS to Reinforce Soft Skills and Manage Behavior

Tardy, skipping class, blurting, continuous disruptive behavior, disorganized, failure to take responsibility, inadequate communication skills, unable to work with others, apathy towards responsibility and toward an elective course, because it’s supposed to be a “fun” class. Does this sound like any of your students? I left the classroom after 18 years and worked in the private sector for two. Upon my return, I had a new perspective of teaching, learning, adolescents and what really mattered both in and out of my classroom. Behavior and attitude is a bigger predictor of success in life than any test score or GPA. Come see how I leveraged the WCCTS and the needs of the labor force to improve behavior and help students learn skills needed to be successful on whatever path they choose.

Michelle Bassett-Shermo,Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor, Eau Claire Area School District

ROUNDTABLE: Science and Our Food Supply

Science and Our Food Supply

This Roundtable session will be an over view of the FDA Food Science Curriculum and resources found on the FDA website. Connections between the FDA curriculum to your middle school, Foods or Food Science classes will be discussed.

Linda Pester-Dykstra,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Randolph School District 7-12

ROUNDTABLE: Barn Quilts

Barn Quilts

Participants would learn how to incorporate a Barn Quilt project into their Interior and Design Class. This project utilizes math, STEM principals along with color principals. Art is then integrated as well. A true test of creativity and a unique design project that could be used inside or outside.

Lynn Weilbrenner,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Whitewater Unified School District

Jeanette Beard, Retired Elementary School Teacher

ROUNDTABLE: Giving, Supporting and Educating

Giving, Supporting and Educating

Students serve their community, support those in need and learn life and career skills that serve them beyond the classroom. Students make items for others and have helped elementary students with reading and math. I promote activities for Unity Day, Veterans Day and Purple Up Day to encourage respect, kindness and show support for the military community. Online educational resources were created to ensure student success regardless of their pace.

Amanda Herman, M.Ed.,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Northdale Middle School, MAFCS 2019 Teacher of the Year

ROUNDTABLE: Students Giving Back: Service Learning In and Ou

Students Giving Back: Service Learning In and Out of the Classroom

Are you wondering how you can get your students to give back to the community? Join this session to talk about service learning projects in and outside of the classroom! We will have time to discuss other ideas that colleagues have used in their schools and brainstorm some ideas to implement into your class.

Alyssa Anderson,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher/FCCLA Advisor, Pittsville High School

ROUNDTABLE: Basics of ACCT, I&T, Co-op

Basics of ACCT, I&T, Co-op

New to teaching Assistant Child Care Teacher, Infant & Toddler, or Child Services Co-op? Not sure where to start? Need to connect with resources in your community? Bring your questions!

Kendra Scherg,Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, Kimberly High School

Session Block B:

Concurrent Block B: 10:40 am - 11:45 am
Roundtable Block 3B: 10:40 am - 11:10 am
Roundtable Block 4B: 11:15 am - 11:45 am

CONCURRENT: Pop Up Stories

Pop Up Stories

I will share instructions for a literature unit that could be used in a child development class. I will demonstrate how participates can make a pop up book of their own to use as a class sample or to share with children.

Lori Barbee,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Arrowhead Union High School

CONCURRENT: The Developing Bilingual Brain: What Parents and

The Developing Bilingual Brain: What Parents and Teachers Should Know and Do!

The field of neuroscience is now providing research findings about how the bilingual brain functions can be used to promote richer and more successful dual-language development. This presentation summarizes recent research, then provides practical applications for parents and teachers of emergent bilinguals. Key understandings about how the brain processes first and subsequent languages are translated into ways to enrich instruction and family-based language and literacy experiences.

Terry Kohlmeier, PhD,Assistant Professor, Education and Pupil Services, School of Education, UW-Stout

CONCURRENT: Above All Else, Guard Your Heart and the Future

Above All Else, Guard Your Heart and the Future You Really Want! (A Sex- Ed Supplement)

This 3-lesson curriculum supplement encourages students to focus on their future. Despite recent trends, most young adults still want a happily-ever-after relationship (marriage), children-that-thrive and financial stability. Does what modern culture present as sexually permissible for teens, be beneficial for this future? Research reveals that certain choices and experiences strengthen or weakens the odds of getting to the future their heart desires. When beliefs are based on facts, not trends or feelings, students are better equipped to make future-focused decisions that guard their hearts for the future they really want. This program could be part of a comprehensive sex education, health, marriage & family life, child development or career development program or part of programming for youth development organizations such as FCCLA, Youth Group or 4-H.

Connie Ferris,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Osakis Public School, Osakis, MN-Retired

Alex Anderson, Elementary Education Degree
Handouts

 

CONCURRENT: How You Can Make Sustained Silent Reading in the

How You Can Make Sustained Silent Reading in the Health Science Classroom Work For You

Sustained Silent Reading doesn’t only belong in English classes. Students in Health Sciences can benefit from how much time you can set aside based on your bell schedule. In this session you will learn what it can look like, what has worked and hasn’t, as well as be given a list of books that students at the Chippewa Falls Senior High School have read from.

Ruth Buchner,Health Science/Family & Consumer Science Educator (Recently retired) Chippewa Falls Senior High School

ROUNDTABLE: High Quality Performance Assessments for High Sc

High Quality Performance Assessments for High School Culinary/Foods Classes

Teachers looking for creative, high quality, and engaging performance tasks and assessments for their foods/culinary classes can come learn about some I've had success with in my classroom.  I will share the planning process, rubrics, student feedback, pictures and other resources with attendees.

Dyan Lasar,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Greenfield School District

ROUNDTABLE: Successful High School Fashion Program Part II

Successful High School Fashion Program Part II

Ideas will be shared on how to grow and maintain a high school fashion program. Challenges and strategies will be discussed. This is an informal presentation with much discussion and many questions welcome. Tips will be shared about how to put together a student run fashion show for charity.

Denise Laabs,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Westosha Central High School

ROUNDTABLE: CAPP Education: Add UW Credits to your Education

CAPP Education: Add UW Credits to your Education & Training Pathway

Interested in adding UW Credits to your Education & Training Pathway? Through the CAPP Program at UW Oshkosh, an introductory course in Education is available for Dual Credit. Learn more about CAPP, the courses available for your students, and how FCS Teachers are implementing the course as a pathway capstone opportunity. Students are able to take these credits with them to many UW Schools, as well as private schools and schools in other states.  Note: CAPP instructors must meet HLC requirements including a master’s degree or 18 graduate level credits in the content area.

Kendra Scherg,Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, Kimberly High School

Stephanie Halverson,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Hortonville High School

ROUNDTABLE: Cooking MATTERs: Empowering Youth to Lead the Wa

Cooking MATTERs: Empowering Youth to Lead the Way to Healthy Eating

MATTER's FoodLab and cooking program were developed to activate healthy eating with youth by teaching them cooking. This session will provide a brief discussion of the program and highlight resources that are available for use in your classroom.

Beverly Wadsworth, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, MATTER
Heather Markert, Senior Consultant, Apriton Advisors // Pintex Solutions

Session Block C:

Concurrent Block C: 1:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Roundtable Block 5C: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Roundtable Block 6C: 1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

TOUR: Tour the Newly Remodeled Price Commons

Tour the Newly Remodeled Price Commons and North Hall

Description Forthcoming.

Diane Klemme, PhD,Professor and Program Director, Family and Consumer Sciences, UW-Stout

CONCURRENT: Hands-on FCS Activities for a World of 7.7 Billi

Hands-on FCS Activities for a World of 7.7 Billion

Our global family is home to 7.7 billion people and expected to grow to nearly 10 billion by mid-century. This presents challenges for meeting everyone’s needs for food, shelter, employment, energy, healthcare and more. This hands-on session will explore the importance of a sustainable balance of people and resources, especially how it relates to agriculture and nutrition, and planning for a healthy future for people and the planet. Activity formats include role-playing simulations and problem-solving exercises. Participants will receive lesson plans in an electronic format.

Sue Strutz, M.Ed,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Wisconsin Dells High School

CONCURRENT: Educational Neuromyths: Separating Fact from Fic

Educational Neuromyths: Separating Fact from Fiction in Teaching and Learning

While the brain is the source of all learning and memory, researchers are only beginning to examine applications of neuroscience to teaching practices. Yet many misconceptions about teaching and the brain exist, commonly referred to as “educational neuromyths”. This talk will discuss the history and evidence behind several popular educational neuromyths, as well as the ways neuroscience may be appropriately applied in the classroom.

Mike Mensink, Ph.D.,Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Stout

 

CONCURRENT: Gamification in the Culinary Classroom

Gamification in the Culinary Classroom

How do we get students excited and engaged in the culinary classroom? THROUGH GAMIFICATION! Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems. In this session, you will learn game mechanics in order to create a gamified experience for your students. Examples of game plans, experience points, badges, chance cards, and levels used in Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts will be shared. We will also look at how board games, fun games, and online games can be used as an assessment tool in any unit. Participants will leave this session with knowledge and resources to begin gamification tomorrow!

Stephanie Halverson,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Hortonville High School

CONCURRENT: Getting Started with ProStart

Getting Started with ProStart

Thinking about introducing ProStart to your curriculum? Learn the benefits of this program that can start students on their culinary career and possibly lead to scholarships.

Alex Vernon,ProStart Coordinator, Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation

ROUNDTABLE: Middle School Sewing Lesson Tips and Tricks

Middle School Sewing Lesson Tips and Tricks

Middle school students sewing is the stuff horror stories are made of. Come and learn a few tricks that have worked in my classroom to encourage students to work more independently with higher skill attainment.

Ashley King,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Eau Claire Area School District

ROUNDTABLE: Manufacturing of value-added Cookies Incorporati

Manufacturing of value-added Cookies Incorporating Pumpkin Flour and Cranberry Pomace

The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate how to make nutritionally rich cookies fortifying with pumpkin flour and cranberry pomace for the many health benefits. Because it is necessary to cut the carbohydrate below Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and improve the nutritional quality of any baked products such as cookies. Wheat flour of cookies were partially replaced with different amounts of pumpkin flour and cranberry pomace, prepared cookie doughs and baked at 200℃ for 10 min in a convection cooking oven. The physicochemical properties of cookies were determined to optimize for the maximum incorporation of pumpkin flour and cranberry pomace. The results indicated that the desirability function for the value-added cookies of optimization was found at wheat flour (45%), pumpkin flour (30%) and cranberry pomace powder (25%). The optimized formulation can be used for commercial production of value-added cookies. The attendees of this presentation are expected to be able to make value-added cookies fortifying with pumpkin flour and cranberry flour at their home as well.

Pranabendu Mitra,Assistant Professor, Food and Nutrition Department, UW-Stout

CANCELLED - ROUNDTABLE: Foundations of Teacher Education WTC

CANCELLED - Foundations of Teacher Education WTCS Program Update

Update on the Foundations of Teacher Education WTCS Program.

Carrie Perock, MA,Waukesha County Technical College, Lead Instructor, Foundations of Teacher Education

ROUNDTABLE: Newly Revised ACCT (Assistant Child Care Teacher

Newly Revised ACCT (Assistant Child Care Teacher): Program Planning Guide Review

The ACCT (Assistant Child Care Teacher) Program Planning Guide has gone through a revision. This session will preview the final draft of the guide. A final edit is being completed and FCS teachers of the ACCT program will have the guide available online as well as hard copy guide in October 2019.

Diane Ryberg, Education Consultant Department of Public Instruction-Madison

Session Block D:

Concurrent Block D: 2:10 pm - 3:15 pm
Roundtable Block 7D: 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm
Roundtable Block 8D: 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

CONCURRENT: "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"

"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"

Time is a commodity which we all acknowledge, yet often take for granted. The duration of time unfolds at a constant rate; but for some it is used wisely and is precious, for others they do not know what they can do. This presentation will look at how time and mental health issues when properly linked together can produce individuals who live healthy-balanced lifestyles. Tools will be introduced to participants, so they may better track their lives identify time-wasters, and implement activities to create meaning for themselves and others.

Dave Tice, MS, LPC,Licensed Professional Counselor, UW-Stout
HANDOUTS

CONCURRENT: Revising the FCS Teacher Standards: Aligning for

Revising the FCS Teacher Standards: Aligning for the 21st Century

The national standards for teachers of Family and Consumers Sciences (FCS) represent a model of what a new teacher in FCS should know and be able to do. This session will outline the recent revision process of the standards including the expansion and addition of lab management, and a stand-alone wellness standard. Review the revision process, consider the rationale regarding changes, and analyze the implications for the educator and the classroom.

Susan Turgeson, Ed.D., CFCS,Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Stevens Point, Past President of NATEFACS

CONCURRENT: MATTER: Creating a Healthier World

MATTER: Creating a Healthier World

MATTER is a global nonprofit on a mission to move people forward by eliminating barriers to a healthier life. This session will provide an overview of MATTER and provide background information and answer questions about how to incorporate this program and activities into the classroom experience.

Victor Salamone, Vice President of Business Operations, MATTER

ROUNDTABLE: Creating and Using your Personal YouTube Channel

Creating and Using your Personal YouTube Channel

I have successfully created a YouTube channel and created videos for students. It has helped students to learn and made it easier to teach. I would demonstrate the use of one or more videos as well as share how to create videos, upload them, and implement them in a classroom setting.

Beth Widell,Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, St. Francis High School

ROUNDTABLE: How to Prepare for Culinary Competitions

How to Prepare for Culinary Competitions

This session will assist teacher preparing their students for culinary competitions (locally, regionally, state and national). Dr. Bergquist has been judging culinary competitions for over 20 years and has been a state and national ProStart Culinary judge. He will share key techniques and strategies for culinary success.

Brian Bergquist, Ph.D.,Professor, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, UW-Stout Certified Food Service Executive, Certified State Fair Judge, Certified Online Instructor

ROUNDTABLE: Taking ProStart to the Next Level

Taking ProStart to the Next Level

Have you been using the ProStart curriculum for some time and need to step it up a notch? This roundtable will assist you in expanding and getting the most out of your ProStart curriculum.

Alex Vernon, ProStart Coordinator, Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation

ROUNDTABLE: Marketing Your Family and Consumer Sciences Prog

Marketing Your Family and Consumer Sciences Program

Change the stereotypical mindset of your FCS Program. Learn ways to attract students and educate parents about the career and college readiness opportunities you offer!

Lynn M. Buyarski, BS, MSPD,Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Oregon High School

Additional Training Information

Shaken Baby Syndrome Training

Shaken Baby Syndrome Training
(NOTE: required for new Assistant Child Care Teacher [ACCT], Infant and Toddler [IT], and Child Care Teacher [CCT] skills certificate programs)

Additional Fees Apply: $35

Session Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This train-the-trainer event is designed for teachers or leaders in the field of early care and education. The curriculum meets the Department of Children and Families requirements for all persons providing care and supervision to children under five for Shaken Baby Syndrome. Participants will learn about the most recent research around SBS and how to train others in the importance of keeping children safe.

Becca Elbert, Program Analyst, Child Care Partnership