Christi Chadwell

Monday Morning Monitor 12/9/2013

Blog Post created by Christi Chadwell on Dec 9, 2013

December 9, 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


January 28-30
National Ag Ed Summit/
National FFA Inservice


February 1-4
Southern Region AAAE

May 20-23
Salt Lake City, UT

Past Issues

December 2
November 25
November 18
November 11
November 4

Quote for the Week

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort."
-John Ruskin

MMM Submissions

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

The Council

Reminder of 2014 National Agricultural Education Summit and National FFA In-service Registration
Please remember the early registration deadline for the 2014 Agricultural Education Summit and National FFA In-service is this Friday, December 13th. The event is scheduled January 28 -30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can register for the Summit here. More information regarding the agenda can be found at Also, please feel free to direct any questions to Mike Honeycutt

Mapping the Nation Tool for Global Education
Longview Foundation launches today, with their partners Asia Society and SAS, a free new online resource to show how global the United States is at the state and county level. From language study at the k-12 and post-secondary level, to AP assessments that have global elements, from import and exports of goods and services, to students studying abroad, we are providing almost 1 million data points in 12,000 national and state maps. You can view this new resource here.
This resource can be very helpful to agricultural educators in aiding their students understanding of how they play a role in an increasingly global world.


2014 NATAA Applications Due Next Monday
The DuPoint National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy provides agriscience teachers the opportunity to learn how to incorporate more science into their curriculum to make learning fun and challenging for students. The ambassadors will also conduct workshops at National FFA Convention and NAAE Convention to help other teachers learn how to be more effective in the classroom. Clickhere for more information and to download the application. Deadline to apply is December 16, 2013.

Community of Practice Highlights


See the world with the International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Program
Interested in international agriculture or learning more about U.S. agriculture on a global scale? Apply today for the I-CAL program. Applications are now open. Twelve students will be selected to participate in this engaging learning opportunity to Japan with national FFA and U.S. Grains Council staff. Applications are due by Jan. 3, 2014, so do not wait…Apply now!

Still time to apply for an FFA: Food For All grant! Due Friday, December 13, 2013
The 2014 FFA: Food For All grant application is available on thewebsite. Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $2,500 to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs. Informational webinars will be held on Tuesday, December 10 to walk through the application.

FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge – Fight Hunger, Report Impacts. Win $500
National FFA knows many chapters are busy hosting canned food drives, packing fruit baskets and MORE to help fight hunger this holiday season.


Be sure to visit to submit your service results to participate in the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge and help us donate ONE MILLION meals to communities by the 2014 convention.


Your chapter will be entered to win a $500 cash prize that will be announced monthly! Become a Hunger Hero and let’s see how many meals we can donate before the end of the year!


CASE Institute Registration
CASE is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 30 CASE Institutes that will be held this upcoming summer! To register for a CASE Institute please follow this link.


Each site will be capped at 18 participants, with sites able to extend participant registrations up to, but not greater than, 20 participants. Many institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an institute will be subject to a $250 cancelation fee. Please contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, at with any questions regarding the 2014 CASE Institutes.

DuPont Pioneer Grants
DuPont Pioneer is proud to offer grants to high schools to assist with the implementation of CASE in the 2014-15 school year. The application deadline is February 15, 2014. Follow this link to learn more


Friday, Dec. 6, 2013: News, views, and information including looks at drones, the Farm Bill, and our word of the year. Spoiler alert--it’s not “selfie.” Also worked in a farm animal parody of “Blurred Lines” and a reaction to new research about fast food.

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).

US Department of Education

Educating Every Student for College and Career Success
This blog post from the US Department of Education, discusses the challenges educators face in preparing students for their next step after high school, college or career. Read the entire blog post here.