2016/2017 School Year We are looking for a new Area Coordinator!!!! The position is now vacant!
For more information about this
region, please contact our
Little Falls Central School
Come visit Mohawk Valley West off-site at Mohawk Valley West. All of our meeting information and resources are located on our new webpage!
We have 24 members! State wide we are over 700 members strong!
MV-West is a group that connects Family and Consumer Science Educators in Herkimer and Oneida Counties of New York State. We are basically in the very center of New York State!
We need even more members so we can remain strong as an area and as a profession! Here are some reasons why you should pay your dues and join NYSAFCSE:
Mohawk Valley West is going to have many exciting professional development opportunitiues available for the 2014-2015 year. Our meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
- Monday Memos with pertinent information all FACS teachers should know!
- Area meetings with networking and collaboration! These meetings are a chance for us to share great lessons and develop curriculum
- State updates and current information on how to keep FACS going strong!
- And much, much more!
September- We will be learning about google forms and classroom weebly pages at Herkimer Jr/Sr high School
October 8- follow up of September meeting.
November 18 4:30-6:30 at Mount Markham MIddle School Topic: Using the IPad in the Classroom, Augmented Reality (aurasma) and Interactive Smartboard. We will also have a guest speaker. Colleen Shafer will be visiting to discuss a program called "Future Goals"
January 7th will be at StockBridge Valley and the topic will be machine embroidery.
February 10th Rome (Strough Middle School)
March 4th Oriskiny CSD
April 15th Camden Middle School
May 6th West Canada Valley CSD
Last year, during the month of October the Family and Consumer Science Departments at local schools are participating in a Cookies4Canines project. Students are making dog biscuits to" treat" local animal shelters. Classes will be reading about animal safety, writing about what makes a good pet owner, using math to manipulate recipes and calculate price to prepare this lab. Students learn about the value of networking and giving back to the community. This unit satisfies the following areas of our curriculum: Community Connections, Consumerism, Financial Management, Personal and Environmental Management, Safety, and Common Core ELA as well as Math. The following New York schools are participating: Little Falls CSD, Mt. Markham CSD, Herkimer CSD, Frankfort-Schuyler CSD, Ft. Plain CSD, Phoenix CSD, Richmondville-Cobleskill CSD, West Canada Valley CSD, Rome CSD, and the Regional Learning Academy. The project was coordinated by Peggy Zurn (Mt. Markham Middle School.