Julie Fritsch

Summit Dates, FFA Alumni Conference, NAAE Convention Early Bird Deadline

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Jul 9, 2012

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education.

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

From The Council

The 2013 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30-31 in Indianapolis. Hosted by the National Council for Agricultural Education, the Summit is designed to highlight a major issue of vital importance to agricultural education.

The focus of the 2013 Summit will be on the recruitment, retention and supply of agriculture teachers. Several factors continue to challenge the profession in having an ample supply of well-trained, highly-qualified agriculture teachers vital to sustain and grow agricultural education across the country. The most recent research has identified the following factors as suggesting a need for national, state and local Team Ag Ed groups to develop plans that address the situation.
Additional program information on the 2013 National Agricultural Education Summit will be available soon.

From FFA Alumni

Watch the 2012 FFA Alumni Development Conference Workshops LIVE!

Can't make it to the FFA Alumni Development Conference? Don't feel left out. Watch and listen to the live broadcast July 12-14. Workshops, keynotes and more will be broadcast and archived for your continued learning pleasure. For details, visit the FFA alumni website. We are using the same technology that's broadcasting FFA conventions live from coast-to-coast; check it out here.

Be sure to check out photos from the FFA Alumni Development Conference in Bozeman, Montana and follow the action via our Facebook, Twitter and Blog!

New You Can Use - FFA Alumni e-newsletter
Are you receiving the monthly National FFA Alumni e-newsletter?  Keep up to date on stories and resources by subscribing. Click here to provide your email address.  Be sure to select "Alumni" from the publication options!

National FFA Alumni Webinar Series
Over the past year the National FFA Alumni has been offering webinars on a variety of topics to inform and educate local and state FFA Alumni.  Each session is approximately one hour long and features guest speakers on the specified topics and resources to be downloaded.  You can view recordings of past webinars, download resources, and register for future webinars by visiting our website here and clicking on the "webinars" from the navigation menu.

Register NOW for the next Webinar
August 9, 2012
7:30 pm Eastern
Topic: Program Evaluation Methods
How do we know the programs, activities and events we conduct as local and state FFA Alumni groups are effective? Conducting annual evaluations of your various programs ensures that your work is impactful and efficient. Too often we continue to do projects because "we've always done that!" Ensure your affiliate doesn't fall into a rut of less effective programs/events/activities by implementing some simple evaluation methods.


NAAE Convention Early Bird Registration Closes Friday
November 27-December 1, 2012 – Atlanta, GA
Visit our website for details, to print a registration form, or to register online.

Convention Housing & Travel Discounts
The Hilton Atlanta will serve as the 2012 NAAE Convention Hotel.  This is where all the NAAE meetings will be held.  Room rates are $159 per night for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes.  The room block will be open until November 2, 2012.  Visit here to make reservations.
NAAE has worked with Delta Airlines to receive a 5 percent discount on flights. Click here for more information.

2012 Professional State Award Application
NAAE will recognize state associations who have aggressively engaged in certain well-planned activities designed to serve the best interest of the members and the profession. Professional State Association award winners will be recognized at the 2012 NAAE Convention.
State applications should be sent to their respective NAAE Regional Vice President postmarked no later than September 1, 2012.
Download the application here

Communities of Practice - communities.naae.org. Check out some recent posts:

Teach Ag Survey - Agricultural Education Teacher Educators: Please participate in a brief professional survey that will be a valuable tool in providing important data on the perceived agriculture teacher shortage.  Your responses are extremely important to the profession.  Please have one person from each Ag Ed institution complete the survey by July 16th. Take the survey here Contact Ellen Thompson, National Teach Ag Campaign Coordinator if you have questions or need assistance. 

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Legislative Update—July 2, 2012


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New DOL Guide to State and Local Workforce Data
The Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor recently released a Guide to State and Local Workforce Data. The guide includes many links to state and local employment and economic data from government and private sector sources. Tips on using workforce statistics are also available.

Click here to view the guide.

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Students Provide Feedback on ED’s “Blueprint for Transforming CTE”
Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier recently met with student members from Career and Technical Student Organizations to discuss the department’s Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education (CTE).

Read the full article here

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