Sabrina Hounshell

Monday Morning Monitor 10/15/2012

Blog Post created by Sabrina Hounshell on Oct 15, 2012


Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education


NAAE at FFA Convention

See you next week!

Teachers' World:  Visit this webpage to learn about interactive workshops and all Teachers' World opportunities.  Also, watch Twitter hashtag #ffatw12 for updates about Teachers’ World happenings and the opportunity to win prizes.

Teach Ag:  If you’re at convention on Wednesday, be at the Teach Ag booth at 1:30 for our big boot unveil!  Everyone who attends will have yet another opportunity to win a pair of Anderson Bean boots!  You can also take part in our “Where Will You be "TAGGED” photo contest, and pick up a form to complete the expo-wide scavenger hunt.  Everyone who participates in either of those two activities will get a t-shirt and also be entered for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind pair of Teach Ag boots from our friends at Anderson Bean.

NAAE Member Services booth: Teachers, stop by and pick up your convention survival kit, stocked with handy items for you, including a button you can wear to help out with the Teach Ag Scavenger Hunt.  It says “Best.Job.Ever. (ask me why),” because we want you to tell students why your job is so awesome!

Ag Ed majors:  Complete our webquest and turn it in at the NAAE booth in Teachers' World for a NAAE t-shirt.  Also visit with NAAE representatives during the Collegiate career fair times and learn about internships, scholarships, and other great opportunities that come with NAAE student membership

Alliance to Feed the Future Free Webinar

Register for Live Streaming HD Video from Des Moines to your Desktop with this free webinar:Reaching the Next Generation to Sustain Modern Agricultural Practices”

October 17, 2012 – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET

The Alliance to Feed the Future presents a panel discussion for classrooms, teachers, and communicators featuring:*Lunchbox Lessons: K-8 Curricula for Learning About Modern Food Production
Dave Schmidt, President & CEO, International Food Information Council (IFIC)    

*Food in the Future...A Youthful Perspective
Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, Agricultural Law Student, Drake University

*Making Food and Agriculture a Bigger Part of Our Educational Mandate
Edie Fraser, Executive Director, STEMconnector

Food and Agricultural Education: A Global Priority?Moderator: Ana Rold, Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier

Click here to REGISTER NOW:  IT’S FREE!

(Space is Limited – Sign up now and make sure to log in early to maximize your experience)

2012 NAAE Convention

Plan Your Professional Development: Click here to see the great professional development that will be available at NAAE convention this year.

Two weeks left to pre-register: NAAE members pay one registration fee for full access to both the NAAE conference and ACTE CareerTech Vision 2012.Registration cost for NAAE members:
Through Oct. 29 - $375
After Oct. 29 - $450
After November 8, registrations will only be accepted on site
For more information and to register, click here.For more about NAAE convention, visit our website and click on the convention drop-down menu at the top of the page.

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SAE Grants
Do your students need money to get your Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) off the ground? We have $1000 grants available! Apply here by November 15.


FFA Alumni


Wednesday, Oct. 24

Don’t miss the adult event of national FFA convention!This is your opportunity as FFA Alumni members to mingle with Expo exhibitors and other supporters attending convention and engage with them. Enjoy food, beverages and live music throughout the evening. In addition, the National FFA Alumni will be auctioning off a limited number of items during the tailgate to raise funds for FFA member scholarships. Click here learn more about the tailgate and benefit auction schedule!

Friday, Oct. 26
Workshop – I Dare You to Say No: Getting Volunteers to Yes!

Presented by: Dr. Scott Vernon
2 – 3 p.m. Indiana Convention Center, Rooms 243-245

Featured Item
Local Hypnotist Show
Performed by Dr. Al Snyder
Estimated Value: $2,500

Perfect for nearly any kind of gathering from state conventions and award banquets to fairs, school assemblies and fundraisers. Good clean fun for any age group that will leave you laughing until your sides hurt. Winning bidder is responsible for travel and lodging. The minimum bid for this item is $1,000.

Don’t worry if you can’t attend, Click here to view other items and to complete and submit a proxy form to have FFA Alumni bid on your behalf.  Don’t miss out on great items like a Ford F150 or special travel packages.



Wondering when the 2013 CASE Institutes will be announced?

The 2013 CASE Institutes will be announced on the CASE website on November 15, 2012. Registration for the 2013 CASE Institutes is set to open December 1, 2012. Contact a CASE Affiliate University or CASE State Leader to make a suggestion of what courses and dates you would like to see offered as Institutes.

For additional information about CASE and the courses currently available, please visit the CASE website at

CASE Certified Teachers

Be sure to make plans to stop by the CASE booth during the Expo at the 2012 National FFA Convention. CASE will be located at booth #1820 with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), which is located Teacher’s World.

New this year! In partnership with Vernier, CASE will be giving away a LabQuest 2, Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, and Agricultural Science with Vernier lab manual. A $406 value!

CAST Friday Notes

From Friday, October, 12 - Find articles on The World Food Prize, CAST Communication Diversity, the Humane Society, and the Atlas Moth 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). here to access the most recent edition of CAST Friday Notes


For educators teaching S.T.E.M. courses, check out this website for hundreds of great resouces.