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Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

August 27, 2012

The Council

Vision

To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.

Mission

To transform agricultural education for a changing world.

The Council will:

  • Create a sustainable revenue stream for The National Council for Agricultural Education operations,
  • Establish an effective brand communication strategy for Agricultural Education,
  • Promote seamless educational pathways leading to current and emerging careers in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources,
  • Implement a strategy that makes Agricultural Education more relevant, and
  • Define a process for surfacing critical issues and offering ideas and solutions, generating input, setting direction, and sharing with the profession.

Website

http://www.teamaged.org/council

Upcoming Events

2012

October 4-6, 2012North Central AAAE Conference
Champaign, IL

October 11-13, 2012
NASDCTEc Fall Meeting
Omaha, NE

October 24-26
FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27-December 1, 2012
2012 NAAE Convention – Atlanta, GA

December 6-8, 2012
NYFEA National Institute– Memphis, TN

 

2013

January 30-31, 2013National Ag Ed Summit
Indianapolis, IN

May 21-24, 2013National AAAE Meeting
Columbus, OH

MMM Past Issues

August 20
August 13
August 6July 30
July 23
July 16
July 9
July 2

Quote for the Week

"The future depends on what we do in the present."
- Mahatma Gandhi

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Hounshell atshounshell.naae@uky.edu.

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.

 

NAAE

NAAE at the National FFA Convention

Win a pair of custom Teach Ag themed Anderson Bean Boot Company boots at the National FFA Convention by letting the National Teach Ag Campaign know "Where will you be Tagged to Teach Ag?"  To participate download and print the Tagged to Teach Ag sign.  Then take the sign with you wherever you go.  Take pictures of yourself with the sign and submit one or two of your favorite photos to ourTeach Ag Tumblr. Participation is open to everyone. Visit the Teach Ag website for more details.

News & Views Advocacy Edition is Now AvailableRead the latest news related to agricultural education advocacy, about programs that are doing a great job advocating, and all other NAAE news and events.
Go to News & Views

NAAE Teacher Mentor Award Winner
Tiffany Johnston has only been teaching agriculture for six years, but in that short time, she has come to be seen by her colleagues as a leader and mentor.

Johnston is very involved with the Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators’ New Teacher Program, which supports first year agriculture teachers and helps them find their way through what can often be a challenging year.

Read more about this outstanding educator here.

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

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NASAE

The National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education annually recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions to agricultural education state supervision. Forms are due to the NASAE Secretary on or before October 10th.

  • Nominations may be made by any active member of the Association.
  • Eligible nominees include all current NASAE members who have maintained reasonable continuous membership in the Association.
  • The recipient shall be selected by the Outstanding Member Award Committee. A plaque and appropriate recognition will be presented during the Awards Banquet at the annual NASAE Conference.

NASAE Outstanding Member Application (PDF)

For more information please click here.

CAST Friday Notes

From Friday, August 24 - Find articles on Weed Whacking, a Drought Update, Genetically engineered animals, and Jerry Palen's inspirational art in this week’s newsletter.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from WinField (a Land O’Lakes company).

Click here to access the most recent edition of CAST Friday Notes

National FFA

The National FFA Organization needs your help, as we prepare to package one million meals at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The FFA Rally to Fight Hunger will involve 10,000 FFA members, advisors, alumni, volunteers and stakeholders from October 24-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Participants from across the nation will assemble meals to provide relief from hunger and malnutrition during hour-long shifts to in an unprecedented three-day effort against hunger. Shift scheduling is a part of Online Convention Registration, which is now open. Click here for more information or contact us at Rally@ffa.org.

USDE

  1. U.S. Department of Education Launches Enhhanced Online Learning Community

The U.S. Department of Education today launched the School Turnaround Learning Community (STLC), an enhanced version of its online learning community for school turnaround. The site now features improved search and chat functions and a user-friendly reorganization of STLC resources and materials.

Join the Rural Schools group to share what works in your area and solve common challenges with your peers in other parts of the country.

To view or explore the upgraded School Turnaround Learning Community, click here.

NYFEA

The NYFEA NAtional Institute is December 6-8, 2012 in Memphis Tennessee. There's a new lower rate, more tours included in the cost, and early registration is open until October 15th.

For more information about NYFEA and the National Institute please click here.

 

 

 

 

National Council for Agricultural Education
6060 FFA Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278
www.teamaged.org/council
Tel:  (317) 802-4300 | Fax: (317) 802-5460

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education.
To ensure delivery to your inbox (not bulk or junk folders) please add jfritsch.naae@uky.edu to your address book

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

From NAAE

NAAE at the National FFA Convention

NAAE will have a big presence at the National FFA Convention this year. We will be responsible for the Teach Ag booth and interactive experiences, plus Teachers' World professional development workshops and internet cafe, teacher recognition during general session five, and of course, the NAAE Member Services booth over in the Teachers' World exhibits. We'll be setting up a newsletter so keep an eye out for that!Participate in the Tagged to Teach Ag photo contest! You can download and print the Tagged to Teach Ag sign.  Then take the sign with you wherever you go.  Take pictures of yourself with the sign and submit one or two of your favorite photos to our Teach Ag Tumblr. We will choose some of the best photos submitted by September 15 to use in our display at the 2012 National FFA Convention Career Show Teach Ag Booth.Participation is open to everyone; secondary and post-secondary students, teachers, alumni, sponsors, parents, and administrators. Photos eligible for display and the grand prize drawing must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on Sept. 15, 2012.For complete details about the contest click here.News & Views Advocacy Edition is Now Available
Read the latest news related to agricultural education advocacy, about programs that are doing a great job advocating, and all other NAAE news and events.
Go to News & Views
Communities of Practice - communities.naae.org. Check out some recent posts:

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CAST Friday Notes

From Friday, August 17 - The nation's food supply is always a hot topic. Find articles on GMO food labeling, insights from Dr. Carl Winter and new members to the CAST Food Work Group in this week’s newsletter.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from WinField (a Land O’Lakes company).

http://www.cast-science.org/Click here to access the most recent edition of CAST Friday Notes

National FFA

The National FFA Organization needs your help, as we prepare to package one million meals at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The FFA Rally to Fight Hunger will involve 10,000 FFA members, advisors, alumni, volunteers and stakeholders from October 24-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Participants from across the nation will assemble meals to provide relief from hunger and malnutrition during hour-long shifts to in an unprecedented three-day effort against hunger. Shift scheduling will be part of Online Convention Registration, which will open in mid-August. Click here for more information or contact us at Rally@ffa.org.

USDE

Game Based Learning

The topic of “game-based learning” is gaining considerable attention as more and more young people are learning from games outside of school and more and more teachers are leveraging the power of games to engage students in school.

Well-designed games can motivate students to actively engage in meaningful and challenging tasks, and through this process to learn content and sharpen critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Click here to read an article that touches on three game bsaed learning programs including Sokikom, Game Enhanced Interactive Life Science (GILS) and Zoo U.

NASDCTEc

NASDCTEc is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2012 Fall Meeting.

The fall meeting will take place from October 11-13, 2012 in Omaha Nebraska.

For more information please click here.

USDA

True to his roots as a frontier farm boy, on May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation to create the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Over the next two months - in the midst of the Civil War - he signed additional legislation that expanded and transformed American farming, including the Homestead Act, and the establishment of the Land Grant agricultural university system.

Learn more about how USDA touches the lives of each and every American every day by subscribing to the 150th factoids. Subscribe to the factoids here.

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education.
To ensure delivery to your inbox (not bulk or junk folders) please add jfritsch.naae@uky.edu to your address book

Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

From NAAE

Get TAGGED to Teach Ag and be Featured at National FFA Convention
The National Teach Ag Campaign wants to know "Where will you be Tagged to Teach Ag?"  To participate download and print the Tagged to Teach Ag sign.  Then take the sign with you wherever you go.  Take pictures of yourself with the sign and submit one or two of your favorite photos to our Teach Ag Tumblr.

Printable TAGGED to Teach Ag Sign

We will choose some of the best photos submitted by September 15 to use in our display at the 2012 National FFA Convention Career Show Teach Ag Booth.  Plus, we’re planning other fun ways to get TAGGED while you’re at the National FFA Convention.  Stay tuned for details in coming weeks.

More details about the Get TAGGED photo contest

News & Views Advocacy Edition is Now Available
Read the latest news related to agricultural education advocacy, about programs that are doing a great job advocating, and all other NAAE news and events.
Go to News & Views

NAAE Award Winner Highlight
Agricultural education runs in Steve Pritchard’s blood. He is a second-generation agriculture teacher, and in addition to inspiring his students to choose teaching agriculture as a career, he has brought his daughter, Lindsey, into the profession. Maybe he is just genetically predisposed to agricultural education, but his colleagues cite his unwavering commitment to his students and community as inspirational. Pritchard has been teaching at McLoud Public Schools for thirty-three years. He won a NAAE Teacher Mentor award in 2011. Read more...

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

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CAST Friday Notes

From Friday, August 10 - No surprise that ag careers are hot items. Ag ed news, plus killer cats and zen cows.  More than fifty other ag/science items in this week’s newsletter.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from WinField (a Land O’Lakes company).

http://www.cast-science.org/Click here to access the most recent edition of CAST Friday Notes

National FFA

The National FFA Organization needs your help, as we prepare to package one million meals at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The FFA Rally to Fight Hunger will involve 10,000 FFA members, advisors, alumni, volunteers and stakeholders from October 24-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Participants from across the nation will assemble meals to provide relief from hunger and malnutrition during hour-long shifts to in an unprecedented three-day effort against hunger. Shift scheduling will be part of Online Convention Registration, which will open in mid-August. Click here for more information or contact us at Rally@ffa.org.

ACTE

Free High School Leadership Program and Prize Money

The Lead2Feed high school leadership program was created by the Lift a Life Foundation and the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation with assistance from the Yum! Foundation to encourage high school students to hone leadership skills through launching a service-learning project that solves hunger issues.

The program includes a10–lesson, standards-based curriculum on the topic of leadership — based on the book, Taking People With You, by David Novak — provided to participating teachers. The lessons are easy to implement and require minimal teacher preparation.  Students will work in teams to study leadership qualities, identify a hunger-related problem, develop a solution and execute their plan.  The electronic edition of USA TODAY will also accompany the curriculum as a resource.

$500,000 in prizes will be awarded to winning teams for their hunger charity as well as teacher incentives and tablets for the top team winner and runner-up.

For teacher registration, please go to lead2feed.com.  A toolkit will be sent to your school address in September.

NASDCTEc

Mark your calendars for an upcoming webinar on Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills Statements: Connecting to the Curriculum

Date: August 16, 2012 Time: 3 p.m. EDT

Register NOW

This co-sponsored webinar will present an overview of the process and resources associated with the development of Green and Sustainability Knowledge and Skills statements in six Career Clusters™ that are now available for use by states and local schools districts. Read More...

USDA

The world we live in is very connected, especially when it comes to our food supply. Incorporate international markets and trade into your teaching this year by using this wonderful international countries and regions resource from the USDA.

Check out the just-published Advocacy edition of our newsletter - News & Views : NAAE News & Views

       Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

August 6, 2012

The Council

Vision

To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.

Mission

To transform agricultural education for a changing world.

The Council will:

  • Create a sustainable revenue stream for The National Council for Agricultural Education operations,
  • Establish an effective brand communication strategy for Agricultural Education,
  • Promote seamless educational pathways leading to current and emerging careers in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources,
  • Implement a strategy that makes Agricultural Education more relevant, and
  • Define a process for surfacing critical issues and offering ideas and solutions, generating input, setting direction, and sharing with the profession.

Website

http://www.teamaged.org/council

Upcoming Events

2012

October 4-6, 2012North Central AAAE Conference
Champaign, IL

October 24-26
FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27-December 1, 2012
2012 NAAE Convention ? Atlanta, GA

December 6-8, 2012
NYFEA National Institute? Memphis, TN

 

2013

January 30-31, 2013National Ag Ed Summit
Indianapolis, IN

May 21-24, 2013National AAAE Meeting
Columbus, OH

MMM Past Issues

July 30
July 23
July 16
July 9
July 2
June 25
June 18

Quote for the Week

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
?Mark Twain

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Sabrina Hounshell atshounshell.naae@uky.edu.

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.

 

From NAAE

Being a member of NAAE comes offers many benefits, including Awards and recognition programs. NAAE takes pride in recognizing excellence in agricultural education as well as individuals and organizational that make outstanding contributions to the profession. Members have the opportunity to apply for state and national recognition or nominate other individuals or organizations for recognition through a variety of programs.

NAAE Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program Award Winner
Last year, Lind Junior/Senior High School won the NAAE Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program Award. Andy Williams has been the agriculture teacher at the school?s program since 2005. With an MBA in hand, he came into teaching after several years working in industry. His experience makes agricultural business and economics his favorite subject to cover in the classroom. He also enjoys helping his students with their SAEs, which range from animal care to maintaining acres of wheat grounds. Read more about this outstanding educator here.

2012 NAAE Convention ? November 27-December 1, Atlanta Rising with Rigor and Relevance

Schedule - As always, our convention is packed with networking opportunities and professional development.  Beginning with the Tuesday night networking reception and wrapping up with the general session on Saturday morning, we?re planning events to make your time in Atlanta worthwhile.  See the convention schedule

Registration ? Pre-registration is open until October 29.  Go to registration page

Housing & Travel ? Book now for a special rate at the NAAE convention hotel; the Hilton Atlanta.  NAAE has also worked with Delta airlines so convention attendees can receive a discount on flights.  See details about housing and registration.

Get TAGGED to Teach Ag and be Featured at National FFA ConventionThe National Teach Ag Campaign wants to know "Where will you be Tagged to Teach Ag?"  To participate download and print the Tagged to Teach Ag sign.  Then take the sign with you wherever you go.  Take pictures of yourself with the sign and submit one or two of your favorite photos to our Teach Ag Tumblr.

Printable TAGGED to Teach Ag Sign

We will choose some of the best photos submitted by September 15 to use in our display at the 2012 National FFA Convention Career Show Teach Ag Booth.  Plus, we?re planning other fun ways to get TAGGED while you?re at the National FFA Convention.  Stay tuned for details in coming weeks.

More details about the Get TAGGED photo contest

Congratulations to all of the 2012 NAAE state award winners! They are individuals who make our association strong and our profession proud. Click here to see a complete list.

National Teach Ag Campaign Intern applications are due today. Application materials and a position description can be found here.  Please contact Ellen Thompson (ethompson.naae@uky.edu) with questions. 

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

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CAST Friday Notes

This week?s newsletter includes news headlines as Agritourism Spreading, Soil Experts Join the CAST Plant Work Group, CAST Overstock Giveaway, and an article about the world's strangest looking animals.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available due to a grant from Winfield Solutions (a Land O?Lakes company).  Instructors of agriculture have access to the wide range of material from CAST, and they may forward the information to students for educational use with no strings attached.

Click here to access the most recent edition of CAST Friday Notes

National FFA

The National FFA Organization needs your help, as we prepare to package one million meals at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The FFA Rally to Fight Hunger will involve 10,000 FFA members, advisors, alumni, volunteers and stakeholders from October 24-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Participants from across the nation will assemble meals to provide relief from hunger and malnutrition during hour-long shifts to in an unprecedented three-day effort against hunger. Shift scheduling will be part of Online Convention Registration, which will open in mid-August. Click here for more information or contact us at Rally@ffa.org.

NASDCTEc

Congratulations to the new NASDCTEc officers!
? President, Marie Barry, New Jersey Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education
? Vice President, John Fischer, Vermont Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Education
? Secretary/Treasurer, Scott Stump, Colorado?s Associate Provost for Career & Technical Education.
? Past President, Dr. Patrick Ainsworth, Ed. D., California Assistant Superintendent and Director; Secondary, Career, and Adult Learning Division; Department of Education

Click here to read more and check out their biographieshere.

USDA

Connected Educator Month kicks off this month! It's a month-long exploration and celebration of online communities and networks that bring educators together. Join in on the effort to move towards a fully connected and collaborative profession. Read more about it here.

NYFEA

NYFEA National Institute
December 6 ? 8, 2012
Memphis, TN

For more information click here and download the Brochure here. Get ready for 4 amazing, education-filled days!

 

 

National Council for Agricultural Education
6060 FFA Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278
www.teamaged.org/council
Tel:  (317) 802-4300 | Fax: (317) 802-5460