Tuesday, June 23, 2015

FCCLA Integration Workshop

I attended the FCCLA Integration Summer Workshop on Monday; June 22, 2015 at the Lowry Conference Center. Lenora Reid, National Consultant Team, was the presenter. What an engaging and fun day! I learned a variety of new ways to integrate FCCLA into my classroom and am excited to try several of the ideas. I will highlight the three ideas I plan to implement.

First, I loved learning about the Jenga game. She had us get into groups of 6 and we played Jenga with questions from the Step One National Program. This would be a great way to have all students complete Step One and I plan to submit their names for recognition at the State Conference.

I really appreciated how Lenora taught us how to recruit, retain, and recognize FCCLA members. I plan to be more cognizant of the recognition and will encourage it in our local organization. Ideas include officer pins, end of the year banquet, and a membership point system, that I have utilized, but we have not used in the past few years.

A third concept that resonated with me was putting the opening and closing ceremony in the script for officers for use in monthly meetings. I loved this idea and am certainly going to do this next school year.

I am excited to start the 2015-2016 school year by implementing these three major reminders and learnings. Thank you for having her come to Colorado! It is greatly appreciated.