MAFCS

Minnesota Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Feb
7
7:30 AM07:30

MN FACS State Conference (Pre-Conference)

1.  Educational  Excursion  $80.00 (Includes lunch, bus, PDUs, goodie bag!) – 20 person minimum

2.  SERV Safe Training  $200.00  (Includes breakfast, lunch, book, exam, and PDUs) – 10 person minimum

3.  Wine and Canvas Fundraiser $50.00 (Includes wine, snacks and paint materials) 7pm

4. AAFCS Certification Test - $95 (per test) – Register directly for exam with AAFCS at:

http://www.aafcs.org/CredentialingCenter/achievement.asp then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link at the bottom

that reads:  “Click here to access an online registration system for candidates who will participate in paper-based testing at special administrations approved by AAFCS.”  A general certification in Family & Consumer Sciences as well as specialized certifications are available.

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Oct
25
to Oct 27

Food Access Summit

  • Duluth Convention Center (map)
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Food Access Summit

Duluth Convention Center on October 25-27 http://www.foodaccesssummit.com/  

The conference is put together by MDE, MDH, University of Minnesota Extension, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute of University of Minnesota, and several others.  Goal of the conference is:  Bring together people working to advance reliable access to safe, affordable, healthy food, learn from each other’s lived experiences & stories, build connections across sector, cultural perspectives, and geography and cultivate alignment and momentum toward collaborative action.  

Lois Lewis will be doing a breakout session entitled, "In the Kitchen & In the Garden: Building a Statewide Assessment Tool for Improving Food Skills in Youth Populations" at the conference on Friday, Oct. 27, with several others from the Food Skills Assessment Work Group connected with the University of Minnesota.

 

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Oct
15
8:00 AM08:00

ServSafe Training for Educators

ServSafe Training for Educators              

November 1st, 2017   +   8AM – 6PM  CTE Works Pre-conference     +     Crowne Plaza Hotel – Bloomington, MN

MDE FACS Initiative, aligned with FACS Frameworks is to have FACS teachers obtain their ServSafe Certification and provide opportunity for students to take the ServSafe Test by the end of the Foundations of Foods course, and/or the end of the Culinary I/Prostart I course.  We need to help meet the skills gap, and high need and job outlook for workers in the hospitality field.  

  • Do you need your ServSafe Certification?
  • Do you need to renew your current ServSafe Certificate?
  • Do you want to get started becoming a ServSafe proctor? 8 hours of Instruction, test, snacks and lunch are all provided.
  • Identify and safely handle TCS foods
  • Learn about personal hygiene and how it plays a role in food safety
  • Implement an effective, proactive program based on preventing food hazards before the occur
  • Learn to comply with regulatory agencies

This program meets certification requirements established by the State of Minnesota and local health departments.  The class includes the ServSafe Certification course book, certification exam and instruction.  Because the program requires some home study prior to the class, please register early. Cost: $150.00 – Make check payable to:  MAFCS and send to address on side bar along with printed registration information.

Registration Deadline is October 15th!  

Download the flyer here.

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Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

UW Stout FCS Conference

2017 Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 2017

Susan Sharkey (NEFE) spoke at the national conference in Dallas this year and is coming to UW-Stout.   We also have a keynote speaker from Washington State on early brain development  and a King Arthur flour representative is slated to speak regarding service learning to food shelters.  Materials about the conference can be found at:

http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/fcse/

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Aug
1
to Aug 3

Teacher Cadet Training

Teacher Cadet Training

Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 3, 2017   |   8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Teacher Cadet is an innovative, curriculum-based college level course designed to attract talented young people to the education profession through a challenging introduction to teaching. It is an opportunity for districts to “Grow their Own” future teachers. Registration fee includes three-day training, curriculum ($500.00 of $600.00 registration fee) and materials. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. CEU’s will be available.

Session Information

Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 3, 2017   |   8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Normandale Community College  |   Partnership Center Room P-0838  
9700 France Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55431 

 

Registration Fee Schedule

Early Bird Registration fee $600 (through June 15, 2017)

Regular Registration fee $625 (June 16 – July 15, 2017)

 

Hotel and Travel Information

Attendees are solely responsible for securing their own hotel accommodations and travel needs. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. Mention Teacher Cadet to receive discount rate. Both include free breakfast and shuttle to Mall of America.

Holiday Inn Express and Suite Bloomington West 7770 Johnson Ave. South, Bloomington, MN 1-952-893-9999
Rate: $109 per night

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis – Mall of America 1601 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN 1-952-854-1687
Rate: $109 per night

To register, please complete and submit this form to address below.   Payments made payable to: MAFCS Mail to: Marlys Eikmeier, MAFCS Secretary, 24992 Halfman Road, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: 320-493-5468 or Email: meikmeier@outlook.com

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Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

Serv-Safe Training for Educators

MN Department of Education    

1500 Hwy. 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113-4035              

MDE Conference Center A – CC 13

Registration Deadline is June 2nd!

MDE FACS Initiative, aligned with FACS Frameworks is to have FACS teachers obtain their ServSafe Certification and provide opportunity for students to take the ServSafe Test by the end of the Foundations of Foods course, and/or the end of the Culinary I/Prostart I course.  We need to help meet the skills gap, and high need and job outlook for workers in the hospitality field.  We are the most highly qualified to do this as FACS teachers!

  • Do you need your ServSafe Certification?
  • Do you need to renew your current ServSafe Certificate?
  • Do you want to get started becoming a ServSafe proctor?

8 hours of Instruction, test, snacks and lunch are all provided.

  • Identify and safely handle TCS foods
  • Learn about personal hygiene and how it plays a role in food safety
  • Implement an effective, proactive program based on preventing food hazards before the occur
  • Learn to comply with regulatory agencies

This program meets certification requirements established by the State of Minnesota and local health departments.  The class includes the ServSafe Certification course book, certification exam and instruction.  Because the program requires some home study prior to the class, please register early.

Download the registration form here.

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Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

THINGS WE REALLY CARE ABOUT: SEX & FOOD SAFETY

TRADITIONAL ENERGETIC FALL MEETING

for TCHC, MAFCS and FCSP’s members/guests

THINGS WE REALLY CARE ABOUT:  SEX & FOOD SAFETY

Thursday, November 3 at

Edina Country Club - 5100 Wooddale Ave - Edina, MN 55424

For a detailed agenda please click here

Download the registration form!

 

5:00 - 5:30pm Name badge pickup

5:30 - 6:30pm Dr. June Lavalleur - "Sexuality Across the Lifespan”   

6:30-7:30 Dinner

7:30 - 8:30pm Jeff Almer – “Creating Change and Passage of Food Safety Modernization Act”

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Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

2014 MAFCS Gala

Minnesota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences  
Third Annual Gala Celebration

Fundraiser and Annual Meeting

Sunday, April 27, 2014 ~ 1-4 pm
Late lunch served at 1:15 pm
Medina Entertainment Center

500 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340 
4 miles west of I-494 on Highway 55

Register by Friday, April 18, 2014 
Take some time out for FUN!

 

Details and Registration form can be downloaded here.

  • Enjoy a Tour of Tables ~ decorated by you ~ our members and networking with colleagues. This year our theme will be “May Baskets” with a new format for our table decorating.
  • Program: Michele Cuppy of Sew Much Comfort “Project IPFU” 
  • Silent Auction to support the activities of MAFCS
  • Member Recognition, Installation of Officers and Brief Annual Meeting


 

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2014 State Pre-Conference: AAFCS Certification Tests (Thursday)
Jan
30
9:00 AM09:00

2014 State Pre-Conference: AAFCS Certification Tests (Thursday)

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Certification Tests offered from AAFCS           

Since 1987, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) has administered the Professional Assessment and Certification program, which measures competencies of professionals and awards certifications to those who pass assessments and meet other requirements. Whether you are a new professional or seasoned veteran, validate your professional expertise through the AAFCS competency examination system. These national competency exams also meet a major requirement for obtaining corresponding professional certifications. At the 2014 state conference, you can sit for one of four exams, each corresponding to one of the four certifications:

      • CFCS: Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences 

      • CFCS-HDFS: Certified in Human Development and Family Studies 

      • CFCS-HNFS: Certified in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science

      • CPFFE: Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator (NEW)

Click on each certification title above for more information about each of the assessments and certifications and to access assessment materials.

The cost for paper-based testing (PBT) at the 2014 conference is $95.00. Assessment administration will be on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. These exams are not listed on the conference registration form. Registration for the assessment must be completed online by Thursday, January 9, 2014. No on-site registration is available for the AAFCS competency exams. To register online for paper-based testing (PBT) at the 2014 state conference, please click here. Maximize Your Professional Credibility and Recognition! Achieve Professional Certification from the FCS Credentialing Center!

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Jan
30
8:00 AM08:00

2014 State Pre-Conference: Food Science Training (Thursday)

 In this training session each participant will get a curriculum on food science for either middle or high school.  We will walk you through the curriculum, show how the lessons align with state science standards, and include an industry tour.  You will leave with ready to implement lessons for classroom use, curriculum and lots of resources. Come for a day full of learning and practical application.

 

Cost: TBD

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