Arkansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences

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Registration. Opens Monday, March 4, 2019
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Arkansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences

Conference Information

Dates: July 15-July 17, 2019

Location: Arkansas 4-H Center

#1 4-H Way

Little Rock, AR 72223

Mail or Email Registration Forms and payment to:

Tuer Kennard

[email protected]

1150 Blakey Rd

Heber Springs, AR 72543

Phone: 501-691-1198 (cell)

Form can be completed, and payments can be made through PayPal by visiting the webstore at:

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

$175.00 Early Registration- March 4, 2019-May 1, 2019

$200.00 General Registration Deadline-May 31, 2019 (Payments due by July 1st.)

$125.00 FCS Education Majors entering or currently enrolled in Internship are encouraged to attend at a discounted rate.

Cancellation Deadline without Penalty- May 31, 2019

Your submission of registration is final. After May 31st, your payment will be due regardless of attendance.

Lodging Costs:

Single Occupancy:  $100 per night

Double Occupancy:  $80 per night per person

Triple Occupancy:  $60 per night per person

New This Year:

  • All payments must be received before materials/curriculum are provided.
  • Lodging is available through AATFCS only-please do not contact 4H Center directly.
  • If paying with Purchase Order, please submit a signed copy with registration form.
  • Late fees will be assessed after September 1st.
  • Any unpaid balances after September 1st may delay or terminate future conference attendance.

After Hours Sessions are Optional.

Schedule at a Glance

Breakout sessions are subject to change without notice

Monday, July 15, 2019

Tammy Elliott: The World of Cookie Decorating

Learn how to outline, flood and decorate cookies with Tammy Elliott. Learn tips and hints to make you a pro in no time! See what tools, recipes and frosting consistencies work best. Use your new skills to teach your FCS students or as a new hobby or part time income for you or as a fundraiser for your FCCLA chapter. Decorate at your own pace. Everything will be provided. 15 baked cookies, frosting, handouts and a box to take your decorated cookies home in will be provided. Limited to 25 participants. Cost is $40.00 per participant.

Johnston’s Home Center: Beginner Embroidery. Bring your own machine for a 2 hour session on the basics of operation including stabilization, hooping and more. (pre-registration recommended)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Registration: 7:45am-8:30am

Opening Session: 8:30am-9:15am

Justin Neel, ACTE President-Elect and Mika Bishop AATFCS President

The Impact of FCS Membership on Career and Technical Education in Arkansas

Breakout Sessions Sneak Peak:

Rebecca Simon University of Arkansas Extension Best Care Program

Johnston’s Home Center

Aaron Harris Everfi

Janet Hagood i-Cev

Mollie Sanford Grant Opportunities

Sheri Deaton Formative Assessments

Judy Ward Building Collaboration Skills to Empower Community Service Learning

Justin Neel ACTE State LEAD Program

Jamileh Kamran  Arkansas Fashion School

Early Childhood Pathway

Tuer Kennard  Real Care Babies

Mary Smith Surviving Multiple Preps with Organization

Sue Gibson My 3 Favorite Lessons

Jayme Nyborg Financial Literacy and Act 480

Mary Smith Surviving Multiple Preps with Organization

Justin Neel ACTE State LEAD Program

Jennifer Wray Financial Literacy: W!SE Certification

Jayme Nyborg Education and Training/Teacher Cadet

President Advisers/STAR Event Coordinators  FCCLA District Meetings

Closing Session: 3:30pm-4:00pm

Sonia Vinson  Partners Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 After Hours

B-Sew Inn: Embroidery Entrepreneurship (pre-registration recommended)

Johnston’s Home Center: TBD (pre-registration recommended)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sign In and Registration: 7:30am-8:00am

Opening Session: 8:00am-8:45am

Lori Mitchell, Arch Ford Cooperative

Perkins V and Industry Certifications

Breakout Sessions Sneak Peak:

Angie Zimmerman Literacy in Family and Consumer Sciences

Mary Smith  Chemistry of Foods

Mollie Sanford Grant Opportunities

Kimberley Sartain Housing and Interior Design

Tuer Kennard  Real Care Babies

Kim Paslay FCCLA Recruiting Members

Lisa Stanley Sewing Basics

Mika Bishop Adviser to Adviser/FCCLA 101

Tuer Kennard Innovative Classroom Instruction with the Essential Elements of STEM

Leslee Tell Navigating ServSafe and ServSafe Funding

Janet Hagood i-Cev

Amanda Porter and Amy Elliott     Food Production and Culinary Arts

Pulaski Technical College

Jayme Nyborg Sillohette in the Classroom

Tammy Elliott Fundraising

Kimberly Jones STAR Events

Stephanie Ramsey New Teacher Question/Answer

Wauleai Huckabee FCCLA State Leadership Foundation

AATFCS Business Session and State Updates: 2:30 pm-4:00pm

Closing Remarks: Mollie Sanford, AATFCS President Elect