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2022 Keynote: The Role of Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage in Our LivesJamie Bonczyk

Jamie Bonczyk, Program Officer, 80x3
Greater Twin Cities United Way

Explore aspects of how your own actions, thoughts, and responses demonstrate your current capacity for curiosity, compassion, and courage. Learn the difference between things you can control and things you can influence. Discover how these traits can support your own emotional well-being.

About Jamie: Jamie oversees “80×3: Resilient from the Start” — an innovative region-wide initiative to increase capacity to support parenting skills and provide trauma-sensitive early child care in a safe, stable environment that supports child resiliency.

Jamie Bonczyk is a leader in early childhood education who strives to create social-impact networks, change initiatives and partnerships that create sustainable health and education outcomes for children, families and educators. Her background includes the roles of executive director of an early learning non-profit, Head Start administrator, adjunct instructor, author, professional development content creator, and preschool teacher. Jamie has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master’s degree from Roosevelt University, both in early childhood education. She completed a Head Start Management Fellowship at UCLA and became a Certified Professional Project Manager through the University of St Thomas.

Jamie and her family call Richfield home. They love to play games, travel, and play with their dog. A natural storyteller with a love of humor, Jamie can occasionally be found on the stage of Strike Theater. For self-care, Jamie has regular Pilates and meditation practices.

Abusive Head Trauma Prevention training (formerly titled Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Training)

Pre-registration required. Additional fee applies: $100

Becca Elbert,  Assistant Director
Child Care Partnership a program of Western Dairyland

This 2-hour course will provide teachers with the Train the Trainer to become an approved trainer of Abusive Head Trauma Prevention training (formerly titled Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Training). Upon completion of this training, participants will be included on the WI DCF Approved Trainers list. 

Shaken Baby Syndrome is one form of Abusive Head Trauma. AHT also includes injury, not only to the brain, but to the skull and spinal cord, which can result from shaking or from inflicting trauma on the head by other means, such as throwing, intentionally dropping, striking, or other forms of impact. Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers addresses the latest information on: 

  • Abusive Head Trauma 
  • The Period of Purple Crying 
  • Strategies and challenges of soothing 
  • Coping with frustration 
  • Having a plan and educating others

As of September 1, 2020, department-approved trainers offering a stand-alone class, department-approved agencies providing non-credit, department-approved, entry-level training courses (Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care), instructors of Wisconsin Technical College courses for credit, and high school teachers of the DPI Assistant Child Care Teacher course must begin using the new AHT Prevention Training for Child Care Providers developed in partnership by the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, in consultation with the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Department-approved SBS trainers who have previously completed an SBS Train the Trainer session are not required to complete the new AHT Prevention Train the Trainer but are encouraged to do so. All department-approved trainers must begin to implement the new AHT curriculum as of September 1, 2020.

More information can be found here: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/ccic/aht-training  

List of currently approved trainers: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccic/pdf/aht/aht-trainers.pdf

2022 Concurrent Sessions

Sessions will be added as they are confirmed. Specific session times will be indicated after the call for presentation closes. 

Session Block A: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

FCSE Program Alumni Share Their Experiences

FCSE Program Alumni Share Their FCS Experiences

Dr. Diane Klemme
Program Director, Professor, and Department Co-Chair
University of Wisconsin-Stout 

Please join Dr. Klemme and program alumni as they reflect on their college and career experiences:

Dr. Judy Jax, Retired Dean of the School of Education
Sue Russo, Retired Teacher, Durand Middle/High School
Lori Krause, Teacher, School District of the Menomonie Area
Afton Fischer, Teacher, Cochrane-Fountain City Middle/High School

Building Our Capacity for Curiosity, Compassion and Courage:

Building Our Capacity for Curiosity, Compassion, And Courage: Critical Elements

Jamie Bonczyk, MA, CPPM
Program Officer, 80x3, Greater Twin Cities United Way


Explore the power and impact of curiosity, compassion, and courage. Learn strategies to integrate these traits into your personal and professional life.

Why Advise an FCCLA Chapter?

Why Advise an FCCLA Chapter?

Diane Ryberg
FCCLA State Adviser, Wisconsin FCCLA
Department of Public Instruction

Ericka Cortes-Medina
FCCLA Vice President - Finance

Ellie Delebreau

FCCLA First Vice President

Reagan Dews
FCCLA Vice President - Community Service

Heidi Herber
FCCLA Public Relations

Karter Kindschy
FCCLA National Programs

Alana Simonson
FCCLA Vice President - Competitive Events

Sydney Trzebiatowski
FCCLA State President

The resources that FCCLA offers are invaluable to a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. In terms of program ideas, lesson plans, and competitive events, FCCLA offers its teachers the opportunity to help students apply their classroom content to real-life settings. You have the chance to participate in a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year. Affiliated FCCLA advisers have a chance to connect with industry representatives at national meetings to discuss trends and gain knowledge about products and opportunities. In addition to professional development, advisers have the chance to use that development to help students and themselves pursue leadership opportunities. As an FCCLA adviser, you will have an opportunity to connect with great individuals throughout the nation who can be professional resources and personal support to you as you work to establish, build, and improve your chapter. Being an FCCLA adviser allows you to empower our future leaders and promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
 

Mindful Equity in Education

Mindful Equity in Education

Dr. Lindsay Barnhart
Program Director and Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Being an equitable educator is important to support all students you interact with. This presentation will provide an opportunity to explore your awareness, discuss equitable education, and provide ideas to consider as a mindful equitable educator.

Barn Quilts - Incorporating STEM into the FACS Classroom

Barn Quilts - Incorporating STEM Into the FACS Classroom

Lynn Weilbrenner
Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Whitewater High School


As FCE educators, we teach so much more than what our class titles assume. We can cross-categorize our teaching very quickly. This project allows students to work on a STEM curriculum while doing an interior design project. See what it is all about. Step-by-step instructions will be given on how to create a barn quilt, ask questions and see the final projects. This is an enjoyable and creative project to incorporate into your curriculum. 

Utilizing UW-Extension in FCE Classrooms

Utilizing UW-Extension in FCE Classrooms

Missy Bablick, Professor of Practice
Human Development Relationship Educator
UW-Extension

Danette Hopke
Health and Well-being Educator
UW-Extension

Have you ever wondered what Extension is, and what they have to offer? This presentation will help you to better understand the work of Extension from the Human Development Relationship and Health and Well-being program areas. UW-Extension has many valuable resources and community connections that can support educators across the state.

Fab Lab (Pre-registration required)

Fab Lab

Mike Cropp
Management Engineer/Fab Lab Specialist, Discovery Center
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Fab Lab? Come join us and learn about how to use a Tinker CAD, Vinyl Cutter, Laser, and 3D Printer. This is a great opportunity to learn how to create and invent almost anything! We will be making a 3D printed part using the 3D Printer and raffle it off to someone in the group!

Pre-registration for this session is required.

Session Block B: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

A Century of Excellence: FCS Graduates of UW-Stout and its P

A Century of Excellence: FCS Graduates Of UW-Stout and Its Predecessors

Heather Stecklein, Ed.D.
University Archivist, University of Wisconsin-Stout

In honor of 100 years of bachelor's degree graduates in Family and Consumer Sciences related majors, UW-Stout Archivist Heather Stecklein will offer a retrospective of program courses, events, and alumni from Stout's programs. The presentation will include archival video clips and photographs.

From the Classroom to the Therapy Room: Connections of Menta

From the Classroom to The Therapy Room: Connections of Mental Health Therapy and Classroom Management

Michelle Deml
Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni, UW-Stout, and MSW Graduate Student
St. Mary's University, Minnesota


Through my transition from educator to mental health & substance use professional I have seen the connections between what and how we teach and the impacts and impressions that are left on our students. This session is meant to share the connections and open conversations on managing mental health and substance use inside and outside of the classroom.

Develop Career-Ready FCS Students with RealCare™ Innovative

Develop Career-Ready FCS Students with Realcare™ Innovative Learning Tools

Dan Cramer
Account Manager, Realityworks


In this session, learn how these evidence-based programs combine with experiential activities, comprehensive curricula, and interactive simulators for infant care skills, childcare occupations, health sciences exploration, and eldercare, and human services careers. Hear stories from instructors of program best practices and incorporating soft skills into lessons

Anti-Racism in Early Childhood

Anti-Racism in Early Childhood

Terry Kohlmeier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
University of Wisconsin-Stout

What is Anti-Racism in early childhood education? The importance of a healthy identity and how to introduce anti-racism in the early childhood classroom or in my family? Guiding children’s thinking about diversity. Take the moment and talk about differences. Learning about appropriate anti-bias resources.

Food Stories

Food Stories

Sue Strutz
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
School District of Wisconsin Dells


Have you ever thought about the story behind your food? In this session, you will hear how one teacher encourages her students to think about food consumption in a sustainable way. You will come away with lesson plans and creative ways to engage students.

 

Getting Involved in Professional Organizations

Getting Involved in Professional Organizations

Miranda Ritger, CFCS.
DC Everest Senior High - FCS Educator


Emily Larson, CFCS.
Amery High School - FCS Educator


Have you been interested in exploring other opportunities or maybe getting new ideas? Joining a professional organization may be the perfect idea for you! Wisconsin Association of Family & Consumer Sciences has many opportunities to apply for grants, attend networking sessions, and many more. Come to our session to learn more!

 

 

Tour of Campus Renovations - Harvey Hall and North Hall

Tour of Campus Renovations - Harvey Hall and North Hall

Dr. Diane Klemme
Program Director, Professor, and Department Co-Chair
University of Wisconsin-Stout 


Haven't been to campus lately? Harvey Hall's renovation is amazing, and the residents of North Hall love the hall's new look. This will be a walking tour of both buildings.

Session Block C: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
 

Fall into Painting (Pre-registration and Additional Fee)

Fall into Painting

Lauren Dillinger
Art Education Pre-Service Teacher
University of Wisconsin-
Stout
Gwen Stein
Art Education, Pre-Service Teacher
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Whether you're a novice or experienced painter, you will enjoy this acrylic painting class! Come join the fun, as you're guided through creating your own unique Fall Pumpkin-themed work of art by experienced artists.

Pre-registration for this session is required. Additional fees apply: $15

From the Classroom to the Therapy Room: Connections of Menta

From the Classroom to The Therapy Room: Connections of Mental Health Therapy and Classroom Management

Michelle Deml
Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni, UW-Stout, and MSW Graduate Student
St. Mary's University, Minnesota


Through my transition from educator to mental health & substance use professional I have seen the connections between what and how we teach and the impacts and impressions that are left on our students. This session will be meant to share the connections and open conversations on managing mental health and substance use inside and outside of the classroom.

Skills Certification Registration, Certificates of Industry

Skills Certification Registration, Certificates of Industry Credentials, And FAQs

Diane Ryberg
Education Consultant, CTE Team
Department of Public Instruction


The 2022-23 Professional Development Calendar offers something for just about everyone. We have three tracks to help you find the PD that is going to satisfy your need to hone your professional skills.
   
Track 1: Career Readiness – Look for PD on academic and career planning, career pathway components, and career-based learning experiences, including work-based learning.

Track 2: CTE Data & Accountability – No surprises here, you’ll find PD on career education data collection, WISEdata Portal and WISEdash, data warnings, dashboards, and snapshot readiness.

Track 3: Specific Pathways – If you’re looking for content-specific conferences or specialized sessions, click in and see what is coming up.

Regional Career Pathways: Ensuring College, Career, & Commun

Regional Career Pathways: Ensuring College, Career, And Community Ready Graduates

Beth Kaminski
State Director: Regional Career Pathways
Pathways Wisconsin


The Regional Career Pathways approach is a statewide effort to deliver high-quality career pathways in high schools that reflect the needs and vision of a regional collaborative group that includes employers, education representatives, and economic and workforce development representatives. Learn how the intentional use of Regional Career Pathways can support the Academic and Career Planning process for students, leading naturally to a career in their chosen industry of study.

Through a combination of:

    * a series of connected career and technical education courses
    * industry-recognized certifications
    * work-based learning experiences
    * dual enrollment opportunities
    * career and technical student organization activities
  
Find out how students can be supported in moving seamlessly from high school into a postsecondary option for a specific career area.




 

DCF Child Care Licensing and the Wisconsin Registry

DCF Child Care Licensing and The Wisconsin Registry

Tina Feaster, Program and Policy Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Christine Moldenhauer, Director of Operations, Wisconsin Registry


This is a joint presentation between the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the Wisconsin Registry. We will cover DCF updates and initiatives, including the child care licensing rule revisions and the free noncredit foundational training project, and how those benefit high school students. We will also cover updates from the Wisconsin Registry and when students should apply to the Registry. 

Fab Lab (Pre-registration required)

Fab Lab

Mike Cropp
Management Engineer/Fab Lab Specialist, Discovery Center
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Fab Lab? Come join us and learn about how to use a Tinker CAD, Vinyl Cutter, Laser, and 3D Printer. This is a great opportunity to learn how to create and invent almost anything! We will be making a 3D printed part using the 3D Printer and raffle it off to someone in the group!

Pre-registration for this session is required.

Tour of Campus Renovations - Harvey Hall and North Hall

Tour of Campus Renovations - Harvey Hall and North Hall

Dr. Diane Klemme
Program Director, Professor, and Department Co-Chair
University of Wisconsin-Stout 


Haven't been to campus lately? Harvey Hall's renovation is amazing, and the residents of North Hall love the hall's new look. This will be a walking tour of both buildings.

Session Block D: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

(Continued) Fall into Painting

Fall into Painting (Session continued from Block C)

Lauren Dillinger
Art Education Pre-Service Teacher
University of Wisconsin-
Stout
Gwen Stein
Art Education, Pre-Service Teacher
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Whether you're a novice or experienced painter, you will enjoy this acrylic painting class! Come join the fun, as you're guided through creating your own unique Fall Pumpkin-themed work of art by experienced artists.

Pre-registration for this session is required. Additional fees apply: $15

Practicing Self-Care

Practicing Self Care

Danielle Woody, MS, LPC-IT
Counselor, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Come and learn how to focus on self-care and ways to reduce stress in your life.

 

Networking Best Practices in The Education and Training Path

Networking Best Practices in The Education and Training Pathway

Diane Ryberg
Education Consultant, CTE Team
Department of Public Instruction


Geared toward teachers of ACCT, Co-op and CCT, and or play group sessions, this session will allow participants to share how they assess, organize, and implement as well as to ask questions and collaborate with like-minded peers.

 

Food Truck Business

Food Truck Business

Ryan Radke
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher
Byron High School, Bryon, Minnesota


The Byron High School Family and Consumer Sciences Program runs a real-life licensed Food Truck! Come and hear all about it!

Science Fun

Science Fun

Nancy Merwin
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, School to Work Coordinator, FCCLA Adviser
Cuba City Middle/High School

Deb Schweickhardt
Retired FCS Teacher, Wausau West High School


The best way to learn and engage kids! Come and absorb new ideas on activities in science----STEM. Whether you are a teacher or a grandparent, you can get NEW, fun activities for the children you interact with, no matter what age. Science activities can be passed on to aspiring teachers as they prepare for the classroom. Examples are based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and built into lesson plans in any content areas with the same activity---come and PLAY AND LEARN!   

DCF Child Care Licensing and the Wisconsin Registry

DCF Child Care Licensing and The Wisconsin Registry

Tina Feaster, Program and Policy Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Christine Moldenhauer, Director of Operations, Wisconsin Registry


This is a joint presentation between the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the Wisconsin Registry. We will cover DCF updates and initiatives, including the child care licensing rule revisions and the free noncredit foundational training project, and how those benefit high school students. We will also cover updates from the Wisconsin Registry and when students should apply to the Registry. 

Using iCEV Hand in Hand with Hands on Learning

Using iCEV Hand in Hand with Hands-on Learning

Kimberly Forrester-Dehn
Wisconsin CTE Curriculum Executive

Dan Ziegler
Wisconsin CTE Curriculum Coordinator


iCEV is the leading online curriculum provider to K-12 CTE educators and students in Wisconsin and across the country. We will show you and walk you through the resources and all we have to offer you and your students. In the age of technology, let's use it to our advantage for supplemental learning to the FCS / CTE classroom. 

2022 Call for Presentations is closed

Share your successes, your tips and tricks, your up-and-coming ideas! If you are interested in sharing your projects, curriculum, classroom strategies or other expertise, submit a presentation proposal by August 15.

Session options include 50 minute concurrent sessions, or 1 hour 45 minute double sessions.

All selected presentations will include a complementary registration for presenter(s).

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2022 Call for Presentations

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