Professional Development provides educators with the opportunity to receive continuing education in specific content areas. The Office of Career-Technical Education provides the opportunity for high-quality professional development, sharing of expectations for the profession and Career-Technical Education programming.

Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, a non-profit organization, is a division of the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education. Membership consists of secondary, adult, and post-secondary educators. Membership can be found on the OATFACS website.

These opportunities are facilitated by the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (Ohio FCCLA) and Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS). Additional instruction is provided in cooperation with colleges and business partners.

Teacher/Adviser Success Series

This program is designed to support Family and Consumer Sciences educators and FCCLA Advisers during their first years of teaching. Ohio Department of Education staff, along with Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences and seasoned teachers, will provide teachers in their first years of teaching with information as it relates to the three components of Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Classroom/Lab Instruction, FCCLA, and Experiential Learning within these professional development sessions.

This series of workshops are designed for 1st through 5th year teachers in all Family and Consumer Sciences Programs, pathways, and licensure venues. If you value professional development, an opportunity to collaborate with teachers statewide in an effort to become more efficient and prepared for the early years of teaching, this workshop is for you!

March 22: Virtual: Be Incredible: Success

May 9: In Person: You are Incredible: Celebrate, Ohio FFA Center