Saturday, June 14, 2014

2013 FCCLA National Leadership Conference

The 2013 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN was truly a time of reflection, professional motivation, and inspiration! I continue to be amazed at the tremendous opportunities that FCCLA provides to advisors and members. Once again, the conference made a huge impact on me.

The networking that the NLC allows is very meaningful to me. I was able to discuss FCCLA program of work ideas with other advisors and that is always very helpful. I started back to teaching in the fall with some new ideas. I enjoy not only networking with the advisors from Colorado, but the advisors from other states as well. The workshops are always great.

When a student completes a STAR Event and goes on to compete at the NLC, it's always a learning experience for me. This past conference was no different. I love the challenge as an advisor and I always learn something new that enables me to help future FCCLA members as they prepare their STAR Event.

I had a terrific experience, yet again, at the 2013 FCCLA NLC.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Departments of Human Services and Education Provide New Scholarships for Future Teachers in Early Childhood Education
The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Office of Early Childhood and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) announced today the availability of up to $400,000 in scholarships for students in Colorado’s community colleges who want to teach young children.
Through a combined effort from CDHS and CDE, Colorado’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant is contributing $200,000. Colorado’s Community College foundations are matching those funds with an additional $200,000. The scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to work in early childhood education and are studying at one of the state’s 16 community colleges.
The Early Childhood Professional Development Team is excited to share initial information about Early Childhood Scholarships at local community college programs in Colorado.