New Mexico FCCLA Advisor Update

News from CTLP - December 8, 2020

State News

Advisors Q&A - Technology Night

Come join us this week as we will be learning how to use loom in our classrooms, as well as learning how to edit competition videos for submission for state and national competition. As always, we will be answering your questions and discussing you and your members needs. See you there!!

Donna Corder is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: FCCLA Advisors Q&A

Time: Dec 10, 2020 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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LifeSmarts Opportunities

Need $100? LifeSmarts offers a $100 competition every month for FCCLA chapters. LifeSmarts is a free online comprehensive consumer education program that focuses on five different areas: Health and Safety, Personal Finance, Environment, Technology, and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. There are many resources, including lesson plans. They also sponsor several scholarship opportunities for students. LifeSmarts is a great tool to use at this time of virtual learning. Check out the flyers below that explain the program and how to enter the $100 contest. If you had additional questions, reach out to Gayle Murdock at

Virtual Career/College Fair and Invitational - January 30, 2021

Instead of a Region Leadership Conference, we are going to host a Virtual Career/College Fair and Invitational on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST. There are two parts to this conference: Invitational and Career and College Fair.

The Invitational is the opportunity for students to practice submitting and presenting their projects. Competitors will not be competing against each other, but be given feedback on how to improve their project before the competition at the State Leadership Conference. Cost is $5.00 a competitor.

At the Career and College Fair, members will have the opportunity to hear from different speakers and college representatives about their future life choices. Cost is $5.00 per chapter.

If you know some alumni, parents, community supporters that would either like to help critique students' projects and presentations, please let us know at the information below. In addition, we are also looking for speakers to discuss their career and/or college training. Reach out to one of us listed below with their contact information so we can arrange for them to attend and help out our members.

Region I - Carleigh Salmon -

Region II - Dr. Diane Kemp -

Region III - Kolbe Williams -

Advisor Mentor - Gayle Murdock -

Judge Coordinator - Glenna DePaula -

State Advisor - Donna Corder -

National News

Lesson Plans

Here are a couple of websites where you can find lesson plans.

Check out the lesson plans on the FCCLA National Website. The lesson plans are aligned to the FCS Career Pathways and are available on the FCCLA Portal. You can check it out on the website link below.

Izzit provides resources for teachers in the classroom, including lesson plans, videos, and quizzes. They even have substitute plans. This is a free service to all teachers. Check out the links below or at

Lead4Change - Free Leadership Program

Lead4Change is a free program that teaches students about leadership by incorporating a service project within the lesson. The lessons are aligned to several different standards, including the 21st Century Skills and FCS standards. They provide teachers with all the resources needed to teach the lessons and this year they are giving you resources to teach virtually. Check out the project ideas you can do virtually below.

They also have a challenge where teams can win up to $10,000 for a qualified organization, including school districts and FCCLA. Even if you do not enter the challenge, the lessons have proven to improve leadership skills in students. Check it out at

Tallo - Great Scholarship Opportunities

FCCLA is proud to partner with Tallo! Tallo is a free online platform and app that lets students showcase themselves and get discovered by colleges and companies everywhere.

All new members that join Tallo in the month of December will be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. New Users must tap “Create A Profile” in the “Purple Box” on your Tallo page! Check it out at the tab below!

Current Tallo users can enter the drawing to win $10,000 when they refer-a-friend that joins Tallo now through December 31, 2020! The more friends they refer, the more chances to win.

Finally, don’t forget to apply to Tallo’s biggest no-essay $15,000 scholarship. The scholarship is open to students attending a 4-year college, community college, technical school, trade school, or any other post-secondary institution in the United States in 2021. Applicants must have a Tallo profile to apply and win. Scholarship information below at the link.

Don't forget: Virtual Leadership Experience - December 8 - February 12

Virtual Leadership Experience (VLE) has started and will continue until February 12, 2021. You still have time to register for this event and use the many resources for your FCS classes. The following highlights and more will be available as a resource for advisers and members to download and utilize within the VLE platform:

  • FCS and FCCLA National Program and partner highlights
  • FCCLA Chapter Management presentations
  • Career Pathway lesson plans and interviews with industry experts
  • National Program lesson plans with handouts and activities
  • Real World Skills lesson plans
  • Fundraising presentations
  • Some of the best Virtual National Leadership Conference sessions
  • National Executive Council motivational moments
  • Competitive Events recognition
  • Motivational speakers with activity resources
  • FCS Industry and University Fair
  • FCCLA Week planning board and celebration

The registration fee is $150 for a whole chapter and provides access for every affiliated adviser and member. VLE registration closes February 12, 2021. NOTE: This is a taped event and will not be hosted live. All sessions are pre-taped.

New Mexico CTLP

Donna Corder - State Advisor -

Linda Ortiz - State Officer Coordinator -

Gayle Murdock - Advisor Mentor -

Glenda DePaula - Judge Coordinator -

Robin Slutz - Competitive Events Coordinator