2014 National Policy Seminar in Washington D.C.
Join us March 3-5 in Washington, D.C. for the 2014 ACTE National Policy Seminar and Ag Ed Strand. Improve your advocacy skills, meet with important members of Congress and hear from national leaders in career and technical education.
The ACTE NPS provides an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of influencing federal decision makers, specifically on legislation related to career and technical education, including agricultural education.
At this year's ACTE NPS, we are including a dinner session and other agriculture-specific activities especially for the NAAE members who attend the NPS. To emphasize the importance of the NPS and to encourage more participation from NAAE members, NAAE will be paying the registration fee of one NAAE member per state to attend and participate in the NPS. Each participant will be responsible for his/her own travel, lodging, most meals, and incidental costs. We encourage state agricultural education associations to assist with the travel, lodging, and per diem costs.
You can review the program for the ACTE NPS here. Registration for NAAE members is due by Monday, February 3rd. Visit the NAAE website for complete details and registration materials.Please note that NAAE members should register through NAAE, not through ACTE.
Questions? Contact Savannah Robin, NAAE Meeting Planner and Advocacy Coordinator.2014
NAAE Ag Ed Advocacy Video Challenge
Thanks to a great response to last year's contest, we've decided to once again challenge high school and middle school agriculture teachers to create videos showcasing the great things their agricultural education programs do.
This year's advocacy video challenge theme is "How is your agricultural education program preparing you (students) for a bright future?"
Enlist your students, community and supporters to tell your program's story in 2 minutes or less. You could win recognition for your program and a registration to attend next year's ACTE National Policy Seminar.
Entry deadline - February 24, 2014 Follow this link for complete challenge details
CHS Foundation Scholarship Opportunity
Applications for high school seniors and two-year college students are now available through the CHS Foundation. Click here to read more.
Award Winner Highlight: Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace, agricultural educator in Quincy, Washington, was awarded the Region 1 Outstanding Service Citation in December 2013. Wallace has been teaching for over 20 years and is heavily involved with professional organizations and curriculum development. Wallace was instrumental in creating the National Agriculture Relief Fund to aid NAAE members in times of hardship. To read more about Wallace and the other 2013 award winners, please visit this page.
Community of Practice Highlights