The 2018 Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (VATFACS) Professional Development Institute will open with registration and afternoon sessions on Sunday, July 29. The institute will be held at The Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, July 29-August 2, 2018.
The institute theme, Career Ready? College Ready? Family and Consumer Sciences is LIFE Ready! will focus on ways in which the family and consumer sciences body of knowledge enables students to manage their lives independently using the professional skills taught. A student’s career begins the day they enter the workforce, it is there that they apply leadership skills that help individuals, families, and communities. Throughout their LIFE they make informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve success in their careers and become productive citizens in society.
Teachers and administrators are encouraged to share their expertise as a session presenter or present best practices with colleagues at the FACS Infusion. Session facilitators are needed to assist presenters during the breakout sessions.
Review the schedule and requirements for sessions requiring pre-registration such as the credentialing sessions and training.
The VATFACS Board of Directors invites you to join the professional organization for Virginia's Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences and participate in professional leadership activities. Officer nominations are now being accepted for President-Elect, Reporter, Treasurer, and Virginia ACTE Representative. VATFACS Members who are not currently serving on the VATFACS Board are encouraged to serve on a committee.
We look forward to seeing you in Virginia Beach this summer for the annual professional development institute.
President Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences