Julie Fritsch

Monday Morning Monitor 3/4/13

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Mar 4, 2013

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

March 4, 2013

The National Council for Agricultural Education


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


The mission of The National Council for Agricultural Education is to establish high quality agricultural education programs in America's schools by stimulating:

  • the preparation, retention, and advancement of high quality agricultural educators; the development of programs that prepare students for academic and career success;
  • program innovation and adaptability in response to changing student and industry needs;
  • the use of research-based practices in agricultural education programs at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events


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

June 25-28, 2013
National Ag. In the Classroom Conference
Minneapolis, MN

September 23- 25, 2013

Western Region AAAE Meeting
Lubbock, TX

Past Issues

February 25
February 18
February 11
February 4
January 28

Quote for the Week

"If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. Only you."
-Gordon MacKenzie

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Julie Fritsch, NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator.


Professional Development Fellowships for New Teachers from the National Science Teachers Association

NSTA is offering second- through fifth-year middle and high school science teachers the opportunity to participate in the New Science Teacher Academy, a year long professional development and mentoring program co-founded with a grant from the Amgen Foundation. Emphasizing quality science teaching, enhanced teacher confidence, classroom excellence, and solid content knowledge, participants (Academy Fellows) enjoy top-notch face-to-face and online support and access to comprehensive educational resources.

Academy Fellow Benefits:

  • All-expense-paid (accommodations, airfare, meals, and registration fees) trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education
  • Full membership in the National Science Teachers Association
  • Access to facilitated, web-based curriculum devoted to content and classroom pedagogy
  • Professional development web seminars conducted by leaders in science education
  • E-mentoring from experts in the Fellow's science discipline and grade level
  • Attendance at a Professional Development Institute or a Research Dissemination Conference

Visit www.nsta.org/academy to learn more or to apply by August 1, 2013.


  • Applicants must reside in the United States.
  • Applicants must be entering their second through fifth year of teaching.
  • Applicants must be working a schedule with 51% of their classes in middle or high school science.

NAAE Membership Benefit

Did you know that NAAE members are elligible for discounted membership in the National Science Teachers' Association? You can join NSTA for just $65, which is a 13% savings off regular membership. Details


Communities of Practice

Check out some recent posts:

FFA Alumni

The National FFA Alumni Association and Dr. Jeff Magee are offering a great series of webinars. Dr. Magee is an acclaimed leadership coach who has numerous prestigious clients and success in motivating companies and individuals to grow their potential. We are thrilled to offer an evening with Dr. Magee once a month on the first Tuesday of every month. Get Registered TODAY!

Don't miss our kick off webinar Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. EST. Do you want to learn more about creating and marketing a Successful Recruitment Program?

Topic: Understanding and Implementing a Recruitment Program/Marketing
Reasons: March is when some state convention start, the start of spring, it's a great time to Spring your FFA Alumni Affiliate into action with the proper tools to market themselves. This is also a great time to help your FFA members prepare for contests, again making FFA Alumni relevant and present to current FFA members.
Click here to register


From Friday, March 1 - The sequester and agriculture; horsemeat info from the horse's mouth; and goats singing with Beiber, Bon Jovi, and Swift. Check out these and many ag-related links on Friday Notes.

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).


WLC Registration Opens Today


SAE Grants

Need money to get your Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) off the ground? We have $1000 grants available! Apply by November 15.Go


Grants and Scholarships to Help Offset the Cost of CASE

There are several opportunities available right now to help fund your CASE program and training. The deadline for all these opportunities is March 15. Details on all opportunities can be found at www.case4learning.org, and any questions can be directed to Miranda Chaplin.

CASE Implementation Grants from DuPont Pioneer
Program implementation grants are now available through a generous sponsorship from DuPont® Pioneer® as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. These grants will allow NAAE members to participate in a CASE Institute (or Field Test Institute), purchase equipment and/or software from the CASE Store to implement a CASE course, and purchase CASE End-of-Course student assessments through the CASE Store.

Download Grant Application

Case Institute Scholarships for Female Ag Ed Majors from Impact FFA
Two scholarships are available for female agricultural education majors to attend a CASE Institute this summer and become certified to teach the CASE curriculum. Please share this opportunity with eligible students.

Download Impact Scholarship application

CASE Institute Scholarships from Mosaic
These scholarships will allow NAAE members to participate in a CASE Institute (or Field Test Institute). Scholarship funding priorities (but not limited to) for this program are for Florida or Louisiana teachers, teachers to attend a CASE Institute if scholarship commitment was matched by school system or community entity to provide funds for travel, or for teachers to attend either the CASE Institute for Animal and Plant Biotechnology hosted by the University of Florida, June 16-27, 2013 or Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant hosted by McNeese State University, June 9-20, 2013.

Download Mosaic scholarship application

CASE Institute Scholarships from DowAgroSciences
These scholarships will allow NAAE members to participate in a CASE Institute (or Field Test Institute). Scholarship funding priorities (but not limited to) for this program are for Indiana teachers, enrollment for any Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant CASE Institute, or enrollment for the Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal CASE Institute at Beech Grove City Schools in Indiana.

Download DowAgrosciences Scholarship application

US Department of Education

CTE Can Fill the Gap, Open Doors to Students' Future

Brian Will was inspired to investigate careers in family and consumer sciences in seventh grade. Today the Deep Run High School student is a consultant to the FCCLA Virginia state association and on track to pursue college and the career path of his choice. Read more