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                  “Making the Most of Technology in the FCS Classroom”     
                                 Monday, 8/3/09 – Thursday, 8/6/09

The Temple Center welcomes you to the 22nd annual academy for FCS educators. This year’s theme is devoted to technology and child development. The quickly changing pace of technology and our students’ fascination with it demands that FCS teachers stay current in this arena. The child development content will be relevant for both high school and middle school students, as PA state standards require that FCS instruction be delivered at both levels.

Monday (8/3/09) and Tuesday (8/4/09) technology sessions will be held at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville. The primary presenter for these two days is Joanne Kinsey, Family & Community Health Sciences Educator for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic & Ocean Counties. The Bureau of Career and Technical Education has provided funding to make it possible for one participant at these sessions to receive a RealCare Baby Simulator. Click the application form below.

On Wednesday (8/5/09), the Academy will move to the Learning Center on Temple’s Ambler campus, where the focus will be child development. The Thursday (8/6/09) educational excursion will be hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia.

We look forward to seeing you in August.

Peggy Lehnen, MEd
FCS Academy Coordinator


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 the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, with funds from the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. For additional information and/or questions regarding Continuing Technical and Professional Development, contact Nancy B. Erwin at 215-204-6224 or    Additional funding for the Technology Education sessions on Monday and Tuesday and the RealCare Baby Simulator was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.


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