Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Family and Consumer Science (FCS) instructors Rita Potter and Donna Jarzab joined more than 200 other FCS teachers at the Ohio Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Science (OATFACS) Impact Conference in Columbus Aug. 3-5.
The conference provides education, recognition and motivation for the year ahead. Guest speakers included Sandy Spavone, National Director for FCCLA, and Dr. Nancy Franz on Presenting the Professional Image of FCS. Breakout sessions included subject matter specialists to fine tune content knowledge and technology sessions to add new techniques to teaching strategies.
When recently polled, Ohioans responded that skills taught in FCS classes were important and they did not believe students in Ohio were learning those skills. The top areas of importance included managing personal finances, career paths and planning, independent living, healthy food decisions and child development. Attendees at the conference were able to acquire the latest information in these areas, and teaching strategies for instructions. After extensive research and analysis, the following tag line has been adopted: Family and Consumer Science: Knowledge You Can’t LIVE Without!
FCS courses include financial literacy, college and career readiness, culinary arts, hospitality and tourism, child development, textiles, interior design and other Career Technical courses.
Jarzab and Potter are FCS instructors at Graham High School and Riverside High School, respectively. Both programs are satellite programs through Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine.
About Ohio Hi-Point
The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center develops our most valuable resource, people, by providing quality career-technical and academic education programs. Our High School and Satellite Divisions serve juniors and seniors from 14 partner school districts and offer more than 30 career training programs, while our Adult and Continuing Education Division has a strong focus on customized training, providing businesses the training needed to strengthen, and prosper in, the community.
Submitted by Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.