Teacher Professional Development 2020 Conferences!

Developing family & consumer science, design, textile, merchandising, fashion teachers with the latest thought leadership in creativity, design- thinking, and technology, by experts in fashion, design, and retail in New York City!

AAFCS Teacher Symposium! June 29 - 30, 2020     FCS Teacher Conference! Sept 11 - 13, 2020

Leadership

ERIC FEIGENBAUM
Director, WindowsWear Workshop
Chair, Visual Merchandising, LIM College and Professor, FIT
Markopoulos Award, Design:Retail Magazine
New York Editor, VMSD Magazine

SUSANNA MOYER
Professor, Parsons School of Design
Adjunct Professor, American University in Paris
Fashion Designer, Christian Dior, Sigred Olsen, Liz Claiborne and Hickey Freeman

TIM CECI
Vice President, Nordstrom, Céline, Barneys New York
Retail Management, National Geographic Society, Nike, Pier 1 Imports, Gap, Banana Republic, Saks Fifth Avenue

Agenda (will be finalized by May 1st)

 

Wednesday
9:30am – 10am: Breakfast & Welcome from WindowsWear
10am11am: The History of New York City Retail
11am – 12pm: Visual Merchandising: The Communicator of the Brand
12pm – 1pm: Lunch + Attributes of an Effective Retail Environment
1pm – 2pm: The Future of Retail: Retail’s New Paradigm
3pm – 5pm: Fashion Window Walking Tour
Evening Event: Industry Immersion

 

Thursday
9:30am – 10am: Breakfast
10am – 11am: How to Teach using Creativity in the Classroom
11am – 1:30pm: Lunch + Teacher Curriculum Development
2pm – 4pm: Threads (the documentary) Film screening & discussion
Evening Event: Industry Networking and Fashion Awards Recognition

 

Friday
9:30am – 12pm: Breakfast + How to Best use WindowsWear in the Classroom

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Overview

Ever wonder where your students might work as the result of your Fashion, Apparel, Textile, and Interior Design instruction? Plan now to learn all about the fashion industry from those who are IN the industry by attending this trip to NYC planned for May 27-29, 2020. The event is being tailored to introduce you to knowledge and technical skills related to the business of fashion–retail design, production management, visual merchandising and costuming as aligned to Family & Consumer Sciences standards and competencies. Go behind the scenes at design houses, analyze the windows of NYC fashion icons and gain real-world experiences you can use in your classroom. Curriculum development discussions (to align your NYC experience to the competencies of Family & Consumer Sciences standards and competencies) will take place continually during this event.

The registration package fee is $1,750.00 and includes 3 nights of shared hotel room accommodations, programming, entrance fees, certain meals, and tour guides, but not travel to and from New York City. Registration is open through May 1, 2020. More details closer to the event to those registering. For Kansas FCS teachers, reserve Perkins Grants of $1,000 are available from Gayla Randel, KSDE Consultant for up to ten (10) classroom FCS teachers.

Transportation

Conference takes place at 349 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (on the southeast corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan).

Participants will need to pay for and schedule their own flights.

Questions?

Email us at conferences@windowswear.com if you have any questions!