Sabrina Hounshell

Monday Morning Monitor 10/22/2012

Blog Post created by Sabrina Hounshell on Oct 22, 2012


Your weekly update from the National Council for Agricultural Education

The Council

The council met recently and has has a new National Council for Agricultural Education Strategic Plan for 2012-2015 they would like to share.

Council Vision:

To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.Council Mission: To provide leadership for Agricultural Education in a changing world.

The Council will:

  • Strengthen the voice and impact of the Council within the profession.
  • Collect data needed to demonstrate local program relevance and drive program improvement.
  • SAE Renewal – Relevance and impact of SAE on student performance.
  • Review and revise the national content and program standards.
  • Develop an action plan to ensure the recruitment, preparation and retention of diverse, high
    quality teacher supply.



FFA Convention final reminders:

Teachers’ World: Win an iPad, Visit the Internet Café, and Take in the Exhibits

Each Teachers' World professional development workshop you attend enters you for a chance to win an iPad! Teachers' World workshops and internet cafe are available for teachers and ag ed majors. For a complete workshop listing and schedule, visit the NAAE Teachers' World page.

Follow Teachers' World on Twitter! #ffatw12

Teach Ag: Come to the Boot Unveiling at the Teach Ag Booth (You could win more boots)
You already know that you can enter our "Where Will You be TAGGED" photo contest for a chance to win a pair of custom made Teach Ag boots and boot bag, thanks to our friends at Anderson Bean Boot Company and Double J. Saddlery.

But don't miss the special boot unveiling event we'll be having in the Teach Ag booth at 1:30 on Wednesday. Everyone who attends (and only those who attend) will be entered to win other Anderson Bean boots.In addition, your students can TAG their place on our giant map and take part in our convention-wide scavenger hunt. Students who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a t-shirt and be entered for a chance to win the custom boots.

NAAE Member Services: Free Convention Survival Kit
Stop by the NAAE booth in Teachers' World to pick up your FFA Convention survival kit, stocked with handy odds and ends like safety pins, post-its, gum, and NAAE info. The kit also includes our Best. Job. Ever. pin. Put it on to become part of the Teach Ag convention-wide scavenger hunt and let students ask you about your job.

Ag Ed Majors: Complete Webquest, Get T-shirt
Take our nine-question online webquest, learn about benefits of being a NAAE student member, and turn in the completed form at the NAAE booth in Teachers' World for a free t-shirt. Follow this link to learn more about our webquest.
Also make time to visit with NAAE representatives during the collegiate career fair to learn about our internships, scholarships and other great opportunities that come with NAAE student membership.

General Session 5

Bring your students to the 5th general session (at 11:30am on Friday) to hear the inspiring stories of three current and future agriculture teachers. It might just prompt them to become an ag teacher too!

Communities of Practice - Check out some recent posts:

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Watch, Read and Follow Convention
We have more ways than ever to keep up with the National FFA Convention this year. Watch it live on iHigh and RFD-TV, download the convention app for your smart phone, get daily email updates, and much more.


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!


FarmHack is a community for those who embrace the long-standing farm traditions of tinkering, inventing, fabricating, tweaking, and improving things that break. We are farmers of all ages, but the project has special relevance to young and beginning farmers as a place to learn from their peers' and their elders' successes, mistakes and new ideas.

We also seek to bring our non-farmer allies on board: engineers, architects, designers, and the like. Together, with an open-source ethic, we can retool our farms for a sustainable future.

Click here for recent and upcoming FarmHac events.

Ag in the Classroom

Every month Ag in the Classroom provides a featured resources to help educators locate high quality classroom materials and information to increase agricultural literacy among their Pre-K through 12th grade students. There are great resources currently available for October. Check them out here.

CAST Friday Notes

From Friday, October, 19 - Find articles on The World Food Prize, Communication Hits a High Note, World Hunger, and E.Coli 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