Christi Chadwell

Monday Morning Monitor 1/6/2014

Blog Post created by Christi Chadwell on Jan 6, 2014

January 6, 2014


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

April 16-18
NAAE Region I Conference
Waikiki Beach, HI

May 20-23
Salt Lake City, UT

Past Issues

December 23
December 16
December 9
December 2
November 25

Quote for the Week

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
-Albert Einstein

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

NOCTI Seeking Subject Matter Experts (SME)
NOCTI is actively seeking representatives from business/industry and education to participate in the 2014 assessment revision/development projects. SMEs are an essential part of any successful assessment development project. With titles ranging from agriculture and child care to construction and web design, there may be an opportunity for you to share your knowledge. To view the full list of titles scheduled for revision in 2014, SME responsibilities, honorarium information, and to access the easy-to-use online application, please click here.
Check out the list below to see if you or someone you know has experience in any of the following areas. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of recent experience in their field of expertise.Agriculture Topics include:

  • Forest Products & Processing January 20-24
  • Horticulture-Landscaping March 3-7
  • Production Agriculture April 28-May 2
  • Small Animal Science & Technology June 23-27
  • Small Engine Technology May 12-16

Questions can be directed to




Stay Connected in 2014!
Make it a resolution to take full advantage of everything NAAE has to offer its members this year. The best way to stay on top of professional development, grants, awards, and all other NAAE opportunities is by being tuned in. Here are the top 3 ways to make sure you don’t miss anything from NAAE:

  1. Make sure you’re getting emails from us: News & Views, special alerts and more come via email from NAAE. If you haven’t seen an email from us to you in a while, double-check that we have your correct address by emailing or calling 859-257-2224.
  2. Become an active member of Communities of Practice. With well over 3,000 members, CoP is the place to find ideas, discussions and anything and everything related to teaching agriculture. If it’s been a while, dust off your keyboard and start participating! Trouble logging in? Contact Julie Fritsch at
  3. Consider attending a Regional Conference or National Convention. There’s no better way to get connected than to attend a regional or national event. Follow this link and click on your region for conference dates, and mark your calendar for the 2014 NAAE convention, November 18-22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

NAAE Membership Benefit
Becoming a member of NAAE offers opportunities and benefits to help you, even outside the classroom. All NAAE members are entitled to a $40,000 term life insurance policy at no cost for two full years from their initial join date. Read more about this specific benefit and others available to NAAE members here.

Community of Practice Highlights


The 2014 scholarship application is now live! Instructions, details and helpful tools are available Remember – the application deadlines have changed for 2014:The online application must be submitted prior to 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 1, 2014.
The required Signature Pages must be mailed postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2014.
Same as last year but equally important:

  • Membership must be submitted by state to national by March 1, 2014.

Please help spread the word about the application deadline changes.  Direct questions, comments or concerns via email


DuPont Pioneer Offers CASE Grants
Dupont Pioneer is proud to offer grants to high schools to assist with the implementation of CASE in the 2014/2015 school year.  Schools may apply for grants up to $5,000 for teacher certification institute registration and travel; purchase of equipment; and/or acquisition of software to implement a CASE course.  An interested teacher should work with school administration to ensure the necessary level of commitment to the CASE program and to complete the application form. For more information and to access the application form, follow this link.


Fact Sheet of Agricultural Productivity
A push has been seen for an expedited passage of a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that continues to support agricultural trade and increase market relations. Read a fact sheet of this new farm bill and other agricultural related notes in this USDA News Release.