Kansas Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Professional Development Spring 2019 Conference!

Attend & learn all about New York City’s fashion / retail industry from those who are IN the industry, May 30 to June 2, 2019!

FCS Teacher Conference! Sept 9 - 12, 2021


Ever wonder where your students might work as the result of your FAID pathway instruction?  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 the Kansas FAID pathway 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 the Kansas FAID pathway) will take place during this event.

The registration package fee is $1,500.00 and includes all costs (including meals, entrance fees, tour guides, and travel while in NYC) except lodging and initial travel to NYC from Kansas.  Registration is open February 1st through May 1st.  There are limited spaces for this special Kansas Family & Consumer Sciences teachers event so registering early is recommended.

Once you register an invoice will be sent to you to secure your spot!


7pm – 9pm: Evening reception

8:30am – 9pm: Breakfast, Welcome from WindowsWear, How to Teach using Creativity in the Classroom, Lunch, Fashion as a Business – Retail, Digital, E-Commerce, Production Management, Visual Merchandising and Interior Design (as in retail spaces), Keynote speaker

8:30am – 10pm: Breakfast, The History of New York City Retail, Fashion Window Walking Tour, Lunch, Teacher Curriculum Development, Costume designer panel, Dinner

9:30am – 1pm: Breakfast, How to Best use WindowsWear in the Classroom, Threads (the documentary) Film screening & discussion.

Participants will need to pay for and schedule their own flights and book their own hotels.  Contact us if you have any questions!