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Hamilton teacher attends summer sessions

Hamilton High School teacher Jane Kyle attended two summer conferences related to the family and consumer education classes she teaches.

Kyle attended the Wisconsin Family and Consumer Educators Annual Conference July 22 and 23 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference, “Blazing New Pathways,” included sessions that focused on resources, strategies and curriculum ideas for family and consumer educators. Dr. Zorba Paster gave the keynote address on “The Longevity Code” and Dr. John Whitcombe presented “Fiscal Fitness: Growing Money Smart.”

In preparation for a parenting component in her Teen Issues class, Kyle attended a Realityworks training session July 28 and 29 in Eau Claire. At the training session, Kyle toured the Realityworks Company and learned about its hands-on teaching tools designed to engage students in the learning process. Realityworks has developed programs that help students feel the reality of life’s decisions including Baby Think it Over, NICoteen and The Juggling Act.