FCS FLASH! - Summer Mind Map
The final class is a key student retention milepost… find ways to make the last day count, ways that fit your goals and approach.
Dr. Richard E. Lyons
FCS FLASH: May 22, 2012
FCS FLASH Activity: Summer Mind Map
This is the 18th FLASH e-newsletter for 2011-2012. This year’s FLASH activities have focused on Entrepreneurship and Student Success. In addition, we have linked you to some amazing articles and resources from our FCS experts and updated and provided online registration for many FCS events. All in all, it has been an exciting and eventful year. As the semester winds down, we wanted to deliver a positive end of the semester activity on mind mapping. This exercise will help students as they shift their mindset into summer mode. A mind map is a tool your students can use over and over again in their personal and professional lives. It is an easy and unique way to set goals, organize projects and study for a test. Take a few minutes and end your class in a fun and memorable way with a summer mind map.
Ask some questions to find out what students know about mind mapping.
What is a mind map? How have you used a mind map? Why would a mind map be useful to you?
Review mind map basics with this Tony Buzan video clip.
Distribute My My Summer Mind Map activity and give students time to fill it in.
Share onedifferent activities students have planned.
Suggest students use the reverse side of the paper to mind map what they learned in your course or their future career plans…
Looking for an additional end of the semester activity? Try “Successful Encounters".
FCS Event Recaps
Fashion Symposium Runway, Denim, Display Board Photos and Award Winners from the April 21st Event
Here are a few of the PowerPoints from the May 4th Professional Development Hospitality Event in Chico
offering wonderful ideas for program and curriculum review. Pebble Beach and San Jose State’s Model Program, Sierra Nevada Chef Michael Iles and another on Hiring Trends
FCS Program Showcase
Patty Dilko and Linda Haley, Cañada College, highlight their innovative program teaming Early Childhood Education classes with ESL classes for some excellent results in student success with a video and PowerPoint!
FCS News and Views
Carol Lamkins, CID, CMKBD turns up the heat with two articles, one on Kitchen Ventilation and another on Fireplaces. Dana Wu Wassmer, Cosumnes River College, has an interesting article on Food Deserts and the question of access to healthful food in inner-city areas. Dolores Robles, Mt. San Antonio College, offers some suggestions for your students on Professional Attire and Appearance – with an article and PowerPoint. Patty Dilko, Cañada College with a fresh, inspiring look at Spring in the Air … and in your ECE Classrooms. And, the Los Angeles Times shines the spotlight on entrepreneurship in Baby Planners.
FCS Events Online Calendar
May 31-June 2: Atlanta: Costume Society of America (CSA) Annual Symposium
June 24-27: Indianapolis: 103rd Annual AAFCS Conference and Expo “Connecting Professionals: Leadership in Action”
2012-2013 Save these Dates!
Aug 12-14: Anaheim: CRA Western Food Service and Hospitality Expo
October 14-17: San Diego: SOCAP Annual Symposium
October 17-19: Long Beach: CCCAOE Conference "Doing What Matters for Jobs & the Economy" - Call for Proposals by Aug 3rd
November 8-11: Pasadena: California School Nutrition Association Annual Meeting
February 28-March 1: San Francisco: ID Student Career Forum at the Design Center of SF
March 14-16: San Jose: CAEYC Annual Conference and Expo