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ERIC Number: EJ996337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
AAFCS Webinars: Statewide Opportunities for FCS Educators
Kohl, Mary Jo
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v104 n2 p48-49 2012
Due to budget restrictions over recent years, the state of Ohio has limited the number of face-to-face state consultant implemented professional development seminars for educators to attend. In order to meet the professional development demands of Ohio family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers, the Ohio Department of Education FCS consultant introduced webinars. (A webinar is a web-based seminar that teachers and supervisors can participate in remotely via a computer.) FCS educators need professional development activities that not only introduce new strategies, but also focus on particular field topics and aid in the attainment of individual professional goals. Teachers are interested in taking advantage of high quality seminars for a reasonable cost. With the introduction by AAFCS of national webinars, teachers are offered professional development opportunities at an affordable cost. As the recently retired state FCS consultant for the state of Ohio, the author recommends that the incoming state consultant continue supporting the AAFCS webinars and strongly encourage FCS educators to participate in these time-efficient, cost-effective, high-quality, value-added professional development learning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio