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Academy for Family and Consumer Sciences Educators
Monday, 8/4/08 – Thursday, 8/7/08


The Temple Center is pleased to invite you to our 21st Academy for FCS educators. The Academy will all be held in August this year to get you geared up for the coming school year. The first two days will be held at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, we will return to the Temple Ambler Campus. On Thursday, we will have an educational tour of a state of the art waste control facility and William Penn’s historic home to see how they are managing their environments in a green fashion.

Peggy Lehnen, MEd.
Family and Consumer Sciences Academy Coordinator



Monday, 8/4/08 and Tuesday, 8/5/08
113-115 Administration Building
4525 Education Park Drive
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Allentown, PA

Tentative Agenda
Monday, 8/4/08

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 10:30 AM Nutrition Update - Star Campbell
10:30 – 10:45 AM AM Break
10:45 – Noon Nutrition Update (continued)
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Nutrition Update (continued)
2:00 – 2:15 PM  Break
2:15 – 3:30 PM Nutrition Update (continued)

Tuesday, 8/5/08

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 AM   Welcome and Introductions - Lydia Hess, Jean Farrell
9:00 – 3:30 PM    Contextual Teaching and Learning: Instructional Strategies in FCS - Bettye P. Smith Ph.D. (Full day with an AM and PM break) 

Wednesday, 8/6/08
302/303 Learning Center
Temple Ambler Campus, Ambler, PA
Science and Technology Day

Tentative Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 10:30 AM   Integrating the Science Standards into Family and Consumer Sciences - Teri Calpino
10:30 – 10:45 AM Stretch break and exercises
10:30 – 11:00 AM Snack break
11:00 – Noon  Serve Safe Certification in the FCS curriculum – Lynn Blakesley
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:15 PM  The Most Up-to-Date Technology Used in FCS - Tina Shank
2:15 – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 – 3:00 PM  Technology Update (continued)

Thursday, 8/7/08

9:00 AM Meet at Waste Management for tour of site. (See d irections and site links below.)

10:00 – 11:30 AM  T our of Waste Management. Find out how WM is handling all the waste we produce and the positive things that can result from it. You will see recycling, composting and production and use of methane gas, incinerator to electricity, and use of solar energy.

11:30 AM Drive to Pennsbury Manor for lunch by Panera – (see details below)

12:45 – 3:00 PM  Green tour of Pennsbury Manor begins. How did we manage and prevent waste in the past? What types of energy conservation is PM doing now? Learn garden maintenance and green elements in use at the Manor such as geothermal construction, and living in balance with the environment. Get to tour William Penn’s Manor house on his original home property.

Monday and Tuesday sessions will be held at Lehigh Carbon Community College, in Rooms 113-115 of the Administration Building. You can access directions at the following address:

You can park in Lot A or C. There is no charge to park.

Wednesday sessions will be held on Temple Ambler campus, in Room 302-303, Ambler Learning Center. For directions, click on the following address:
You can park in Student Lot #3, off Butler Pike. A shuttle van will take participants to the Learning Center. Please leave ample time to either walk or take the shuttle from the parking lot. There is no charge to park

Thursday’s educational excursion will be to Waste Management located at 200 Bordentown Road, Bristol, PA 19007 . You can use their address to get directions from your home to Waste Management. T o learn more about this company, visit their web site  below:

Following our tour of Waste Management, w e travel to Pennsbury Manor, located at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 19067. To learn more about William Penn’s home, visit their web site below :

Printed directions to both sites will be available on Wednesday. Parking is on site and free in both locations, just follow signs for parking at each site.

There is a non-refundable $8 per day registration fee for the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday programs. The Thursday educational excursion tour will be $25 per person. This price includes admission fees, shuttle cost for tour of Waste Management, and a box lunch.
We must receive your registration in advance by July 21. There will be no registrations taken on site. Please include your payment by personal or school check, made payable to Temple University, when mailing your completed registration form. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail with a record of the fees you have paid.

Registration form [pdf]


There is a block of rooms available at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville. Call 610-391-1000 and refer to the Temple FCS Academy to receive the $109.95 + tax/night rate for a single or double room until July 15. Or you may select another hotel by visiting the Lehigh Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau web site at and clicking on the “Lodging” button at the top.
We suggest the following hotel for overnight lodging when attending the Academy at the Temple Ambler campus:

Best Western Fort Washington Inn
285 Commerce Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Toll Free Reservations: 800.448.9274

(Room charges: $89 + tax/2 double beds; $109 + tax for a mini suite available until July 28. Mention the Temple FCS Academy to receive this reduced rate.)

The following hotel is  close to the Thursday tour site:

Days Inn Levittown Bristol, 1100 Green Lane, Bristol, PA 19007.
Phone: 215-788-8400  Fax: 215-788-8416
There will be a block of rooms available until July 6, 2008. Make reference to the Temple University FCS Academy to receive the $89.99 room rate for a double room.



Coffee, tea and Danish will be available from 8:00 - 8:30 AM Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. At Lehigh Carbon Community College, lunch is available at your own cost in the Dining Hall, located on the ground floor of the Administration Building. On Wednesday, we suggest you bring a lunch. Picnic tables are available outside and there are lounge areas available on each floor.

Lunch for Thursday will be provided by Panera Bread

Select from the following Signature Sandwiches.  All are served with a pickle spear and your choice of a portion of French or Whole Grain baguette, kettle-cooked chips or apple. (Indicate your selection on the registration form.)

Asiago Roast Beef.  Oven-roasted beef, smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions & creamy horseradish sauce, on our Asiago Cheese Demi.

Italian Combo.  Roast beef, smoked turkey, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, peperoncini, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions & our special sauce, on Ciabatta bread.

Bacon Turkey Bravo®.   Smoked turkey breast, bacon, smoked Gouda, lettuce, tomatoes & our signature dressing, on our Tomato Basil bread.

Chicken Caesar.  All-natural pepper-mustard chicken accompanied by our Caesar dressing, Asiago-Parmesan cheese, tomatoes, red onions & spices on our Artisan Three Cheese bread.


PDE Continuing Professional Education Hours (Act 48)

If you attend the entire day on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday, you will receive 5 hours of continuing professional development for each day. Thursday’s tour will consist of 4 ½ hours continuing professional development. The Temple Center will submit the hours you have earned to the PA Department of Education’s Act 48 Professional Education Record Management System, in accordance with Act 48 of 1999. In order to be awarded the Act 48 hours, you must complete an Act 48 Attendance Record Form and submit the form to the registration table before leaving at the end of the day. Please bring your Professional Personnel ID (PPID) number with you.
(Note: Those participants currently serving in principal or assistant principal roles are not eligible to receive these Act 48 hours.)


AAFCS Professional Development Units (PDUs)

A description of the agenda will be submitted to AAFCS for consideration for certification credit. Prior experience indicates the possibility of one PDU (Professional Development Unit) applicable toward certification for each hour of participation.       
Questions? Please direct program questions to Peggy Lehnen at 215-750-7640 or  Contact Joyce Howard for registration questions at 215-204-8929 or


The annual FCS Academy is provided as one of a variety of continuing technical and professional development experiences by the Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education, Ritter Hall Room 372, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091. This and all other services provided by the Center are supported by a grant from the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, with funds from the Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act. For additional information and/or questions regarding Continuing Technical and Professional Development, contact Nancy B Erwin at 215-204-6224 or
Additional funds for the Nutrition Education sessions on Monday and Tuesday came from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.