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November 30, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

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

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


November 23
November 16
November 9
November 2
October 26

Quote for the Week


"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
-Eleanor Roosevelt



MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council


Smith-Hughes Act 100th Anniversary Logo Design Contest, Final Week for Submissions
In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Hughes Act, the National Council for Agricultural Education is announcing a logo design contest.  This contest is open to students currently enrolled in K-12 and post-secondary agricultural education and related programs (e.g. agricultural communications, agricultural leadership) with cash prizes provided for the top three designs ($500, $300, & $200). All submissions are due by December 1st. Click here for full contest rules and guidelines.


California High School Students Can Earn Money Working On District’s Farm (from CBS Sacramento)
A Manteca school district is teaching the importance of agriculture by creating a 60 acre farm for students to work on. From the farm right to their lunch, high school students in the Manteca Unified School District can earn money working on the farm. To see the full storyclick here.


A Farm, Tended by Tweens, Grows on a Brooklyn Rooftop (from National Geographic)
Putting manure and city middle-schoolers together may not seem like an obvious pairing, but on a recent visit to a one-acre rooftop farm on a crisp October afternoon in Brooklyn, it somehow seemed totally natural. Twenty or so students from the Urban Academy of Arts & Letters in Clinton Hill frolic through rows of dirt where Swiss chard, collards and various herbs grow atop a formerly underused 12-story building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. To read the full story click here.


Department of Education Launches New Effort to Promote Apprenticeships (from ACTE Policy Watch Blog)
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) has announced a new initiative to connect more students with promising CTE opportunities including apprenticeships. The program, titled “Potential Role of Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs in Preparing Students for Apprenticeship Programs,” will provide support to state and local leaders in bringing pre-apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship programs to scale in their communities and promote these fantastic programs to additional students. To learn more click here.

FFA


Scholarship Application is Live, 2.2 Million Available
National FFA 2016 Scholarship application is now live! Encourage all students to apply; there is a member and non-member application. Students fill out one application to engage in multiple opportunities. Visit FFA.org/scholarships for more details and the application.


Looking for Making a Difference Articles?
FFA Advisors Making a Difference articles can now be found monthly on My Journey, under the Advisor Connect page. Still hungry for more? Visit the FFA Pulse blog and select the advisors tab.


Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday
We invite you to make a gift of any size at Donate.FFA.org on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and share why you give to the National FFA Foundation on your social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Donations on Giving Tuesday will support leadership opportunities, educational programs and scholarships for our FFA members at the national, state and local levels.

NAAE


2015 NAAE Convention -- Award Winner Photos and News Releases
Want to take a look back at this year's convention? Click here for photos of our award winners and links to news releases.


Communities of Practice Highlights


And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

CASE

The 2016 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2016 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2016 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site will be capped at 18 participants with sites able to extend participant registration 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.

Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, with any questions regarding the 2016 CASE Institutes.

ACTE

Support ACTE Through Your Regular Holiday Shopping on Amazon
ShopACTE offers an expanded line of products through its partnership with Amazon. Every time your make a purchase at the aStore or AmazonSmile, you give back to ACTE and the CTE community it supports!

Visit www.smile.amazon.com, and search for and select "Association for Career and Technical Education."

 

 

 


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November 23, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

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

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


November 16
November 9
November 2
October 26
October 19


Quote for the Week


"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."
-Ralph Marston



MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council


Registration Now Open for National Agricultural Education Summit in Indianapolis January 26-28, 2016
The National Council for Agricultural Education, National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation will host the 2016 National Agricultural Education Summit, What’s Trending in School Based Agricultural Education, January 26-28, 2016, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing. We look forward to hosting you as state leaders of agricultural education and offering an in-service which has been organized to provide participants with opportunities to discuss key issues impacting curriculum, FFA operations and student development.  Key topics will focus around trending national and state issues that are deeply affecting School Based Agricultural Education. Breakouts will be offered in addition to general sessions to allow for people to further explore topics based on their role. To learn more and register click here.


Smith-Hughes Act 100th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Hughes Act, the National Council for Agricultural Education is announcing a logo design contest.  This contest is open to students currently enrolled in K-12 and post-secondary agricultural education and related programs (e.g. agricultural communications, agricultural leadership) with cash prizes provided for the top three designs ($500, $300, & $200). All submissions are due by December 1st. Click here for full contest rules and guidelines.


Agricultural Educators Encouraged to Nominate Leaders from their Community for Farm Credit 100
Farm Credit will identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing the future of rural communities and agriculture for the better. Ten of these exceptional individuals will each receive a $10,000 award to help further their leadership contributions, along with a trip for themselves and a guest to Washington, D.C., in early 2016. Individuals, couples and groups are eligible for nomination. A panel of experts on rural matters will evaluate the entrants and select the top 100 honorees. Nominations are being accepted now through December 18, 2015 atwww.farmcredit100.com. Take advantage of this opportunity to nominate someone who has been a supporter of your program.

NAAE


2015 NAAE Convention
Another successful NAAE Convention is in the books! Many thanks and congratulations to our outstanding members!


Meet our newly elected board members:

  • Terry Rieckman, President
  • Scott Stone, President-Elect
  • Hals Beard, Region II Vice President
  • Jerrod Lundry, Region II Secretary
  • Parker Bane, Region IV Vice President
  • Deanna Thies, Region IV Secretary


Congratulations Kelly Keller, 2016 ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award Winner
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Kelly Keller, an agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Arlington High School in Arlington, South Dakota, as the winner of the 2016 ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award. Click here to read more.


Congratulations Cliff Vrieze, 2016 ACTE Lifetime Achievemet Award Winner
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Clifford Vrieze, a retired farm business management instructor from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Truman, Minnesota, as the winner of the 2016 ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to read more.


Congratulations Zoetis, 2016 ACTE Business of the Year
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors announce global animal health company Zoetis as the 2016 ACTE Business of the Year. The ACTE Business of the Year award celebrates businesses and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to career and technical education (CTE) through their partnership and continuous support of CTE professionals. Click here to read more.


Congratulations to all of our award winners and program participants. You can check out pictures of this year's award winners on our Flickr page. Can't find your picture yet? No worries, we will be adding more pictures throughout this week and next.


Thank you to everyone who attended and supported NAAE Convention. See you next year in Las Vegas!


#TeachAgGenius Hour
You are invited to “geek out” about awesome innovations or ideas in education with the #TeachAg Genius Hour on Wednesday, December 9th. You will be able to engage via Twitter on that day or that week! If you are a current agriscience teacher, a current agriculture teacher candidate, an agricultural teacher educator, a current FFA member, a university professor, a member of the support team for agricultural education, or just a concerned citizen, mark your calendars to “Inspire, Collaborate, and Create.”


Communities of Practice Highlights

And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

FFA

DUE TODAY - FFA: Food For All Grant
Finalize and submit your applications by 11:59pm, your local time! For more information on the 2016 FFA: Food For All grant visitwww.FFA.org/FoodForAll.

Scholarship Application is Live, 2.2 Million Available
National FFA 2016 Scholarship application is now live! Encourage all students to apply; there is a member and non-member application. Students fill out one application to engage in multiple opportunities. The advisor approval process will begin Monday, Nov. 23. VisitFFA.org/scholarships for more details and the application.

New My Journey Teaching Resources Now Available
As the final exams, end of course assessments and holidays quickly approach, there might be even less time for planning. So, check out the FREE planning tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey.  Want an activity based on relevant data about milk? How about a lesson that creates awareness of an agricultural companyas a future job opportunity? Or, a lesson that helps students hone in on headlines as a means for sharpening their advocacy skills?  Take a look at the Explore page! What about an activity that allows students to design a community service project? Or a lesson that aids students in utilizing the FFA Resume Generator with turn-key instructions? Check out the Build page! Want a lesson that helps students truly understand food availability on a global scale or an activity to help students understand opportunities to fight hunger? Go to the Connect page! Miss content from past months?  Visit ourArchive pages! Also, new to My Journey is the Implementation Guide that will help integrate My Journey into classroom activities through differentiated instruction.

Looking for Making a Difference Articles?
FFA Advisors Making a Difference articles can now be found monthly on My Journey, under the Advisor Connect page. Still hungry for more? Visit the FFA Pulse blog and select the advisors tab.

Dec. 1 is #GivingTuesday
We invite you to make a gift of any size at Donate.FFA.org on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and share why you give to the National FFA Foundation on your social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Donations on Giving Tuesday will support leadership opportunities, educational programs and scholarships for our FFA members at the national, state and local levels.

CASE

The 2016 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2016 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2016 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site will be capped at 18 participants with sites able to extend participant registration 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.

Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, with any questions regarding the 2016 CASE Institutes.

CAST

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015: El Niño might be more like Godzilla this year, while the Peterson Brothers promote ag with another parody. Biotech salmon gets the nod, and several other ag issues hover in Congress. Check in for more than 70 links that provide insights, opinions, and oddities in the world of agriculture.

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).

 

 

 

 

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November 16, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

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

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


November 9
November 2
October 26
October 19
October 12

Quote for the Week


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."
-Charles R. Swindoll


MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council


Registration Now Open for National Agricultural Education Summit in Indianapolis January 26-28, 2016
The National Council for Agricultural Education, National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation will host the 2016 National Agricultural Education Summit, What’s Trending in School Based Agricultural Education, January 26-28, 2016, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing. We look forward to hosting you as state leaders of agricultural education and offering an in-service which has been organized to provide participants with opportunities to discuss key issues impacting curriculum, FFA operations and student development.  Key topics will focus around trending national and state issues that are deeply affecting school-based agricultural education. Breakouts will be offered in addition to general sessions to allow for people to further explore topics based on their role. To learn more and register click here.


Smith-Hughes Act 100th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Hughes Act, the National Council for Agricultural Education is announcing a logo design contest. This contest is open to students currently enrolled in K-12 and post-secondary agricultural education and related programs (e.g. agricultural communications, agricultural leadership) with cash prizes provided for the top three designs ($500, $300, & $200). All submissions are due by December 1st. Click here for full contest rules and guidelines.


Grain Handling Safety Coalition Releases Stand T.A.L.L. Curriculum for Youth Safety
GHSC has released curriculum that has been developed for young workers, and would be ideal for use in high school ag classes and/or any meetings where high school youth would attend (e.g. FFA meetings, conferences, etc.). The materials are also useful for parents and employers of young workers, as it addresses safety of youth working on farms. Primarily parents/employers are the ones who assign jobs, provide training and equipment and supervise young workers in these situations. The materials available include a PowerPoint presentation, instructor notes, interactive activities, pre & post tests, quizzes, promotional templates, and much more. All the materials are available for download free of charge. There is an “instructor manual” provided that explains how to use all the curriculum. Click here for more information.

NAAE


NAAE Convention -- November 17-21
Planning to join us this week for NAAE Convention in New Orleans? Check out all the details about registration, view our schedule, and find committee information, to help you finalize your trip when you click here.


Our full professional development schedule is now available. Click here to plan out your professional development experience!


Have you personalized your schedule yet?


Check out our online scheduler & get ready for a great time in NOLA!


#TeachAgGenius Hour
You are invited to “geek out” about awesome innovations or ideas in education with the #TeachAg Genius Hour on Wednesday, December 9th. You will be able to engage via Twitter on that day or that week! If you are a current agriscience teacher, a current agriculture teacher candidate, an agricultural teacher educator, a current FFA member, a university professor, a member of the support team for agricultural education, or just a concerned citizen, mark your calendars to “Inspire, Collaborate, and Create.”


Teach Ag Promising Practices Webinar -- TODAY!
Teach Ag Ambassadors (Avengers)
November 16, 2015
4:00-4:45pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Foster, Penn State University and Pam Rowland, Missouri STAR Program Coordinator
Click here to register by 2pm EST on November 16th.


Communities of Practice Highlights


And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

FFA

Scholarship Application is Live, 2.2 Million Available
National FFA 2016 Scholarship application is now live! Encourage all students to apply; there is a member and non-member application. Students fill out one application to engage in multiple opportunities. The advisor approval process will begin Monday, Nov. 23. VisitFFA.org/scholarships for more details and the application.

Relive the FFA Convention and Expo Online
Visit FFA.org/convention to catch the highlights of the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo, award-winners, stories and more. You can also visit www.YouTube.com/nationalffa andwww.Vimeo.com/nationalffa to see videos of the FFA Creed, keynote speeches, the American Star Awards finalists, national officer retiring addresses and more.

New My Journey Teaching Resources Now Available
As the final exams, end of course assessments and holidays quickly approach, there might be even less time for planning. So, check out the FREE planning tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey.  Want an activity based on relevant data about milk? How about a lesson that creates awareness of an agricultural companyas a future job opportunity? Or, a lesson that helps students hone in on headlines as a means for sharpening their advocacy skills?  Take a look at the Explore page! What about an activity that allows students to design a community service project? Or a lesson that aids students in utilizing the FFA Resume Generator with turn-key instructions? Check out the Build page! Want a lesson that helps students truly understand food availability on a global scale or an activity to help students understand opportunities to fight hunger? Go to the Connect page! Miss content from past months?  Visit ourArchive pages! Also, new to My Journey is the Implementation Guide that will help integrate My Journey into classroom activities through differentiated instruction.

One Week Left to Apply for an FFA: Food For All Grant!
Southwestern FFA, in Kentucky, utilized their FFA: Food For All grants to raise laying hens that resulted in over 310 dozen eggs being donated to the community. In addition, they partnered with eight families to help them start their own flocks.

For more information on the 2016 FFA: Food For All grant visitwww.FFA.org/FoodForAll. Applications are due Monday, November 23, 2015. Contact Stefonie Sebastian at LTS@ffa.org with any questions.

Looking for Making a Difference Articles?
FFA Advisors Making a Difference articles can now be found monthly on My Journey, under the Advisor Connect page. Still hungry for more? Visit the FFA Pulse blog and select the advisors tab.

National FFA Seeking SAE Grant Reviewers
The 2015 SAE Grant application period is open and closes on Nov. 15.  We are anticipating a record number of submissions. Therefore, we are recruiting application reviewers for the SAE Grant Program and would like to invite you to participate. As a reviewer, we are asking that you read and score 8-12 applications online, with an estimated time commitment of eight hours over the course of three weeks. To assist you in the review process, we will be hosting an orientation meeting online for all reviewers the week of Nov. 10. If you are unable to attend the orientation meeting and would still like to participate as a reviewer, the orientation will be posted for your reference. To volunteer and sign up to review click here.

CASE

The 2016 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2016 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2016 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site will be capped at 18 participants with sites able to extend participant registration 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.

Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, with any questions regarding the 2016 CASE Institutes.

CAST

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015:  Big data. Precision ag. Will virtual reality also influence farming? TPP news and other government/ag issues—plus plenty of ag student news. Check in for more than 70 links that provide insights, opinions, and oddities in the world of agriculture.

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).

ACTE

Start Planning Your VISION Experience Today!
Planning to attend ACTE's CareerTech VISION this week in New Orleans? Search ACTE VISION 15 in the App Store or Google Play to download the event app. Click here to download the complete program guide.

ACTE Welcomes Newly-formed Guam ACTE Chapter
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) extends its congratulations to the CTE community in Guam, which recently moved to affiliate with the national organization as an official chapter under the leadership of Guam ACTE President, Dr. Sam Mabini. Read more.

 

 

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November 9, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

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

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


November 2
October 26
October 19
October 12
October 5

Quote for the Week


"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
-Helen Keller


MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council


New Report: Global Agricultural Productivity Stagnating (from AgriMarketing)
For the second year in a row, the rate of global agricultural productivity growth continues to stagnate, says a report by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI). GHI's 6th annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report (2015 GAP Report): Building Sustainable Breadbaskets warns that unless this trend is reversed, the world may not be able to sustainably provide the food, feed, fiber and biofuels needed for a booming global population. Global agricultural productivity must increase by 1.75 percent annually in order to meet the demands of an estimated 9.7 billion people in 2050. According to GHI's annual assessment of productivity growth - the GAP Index™ - the current rate of growth is only 1.72 percent. To learn more click here.


CTE Students Show off Horticulture Skills (from WXXV-TV)
George County High School has one of the top career and technical education programs in the state. Recently a number of students showed off an amazing pumpkin patch that they created. Horticulture students have turned a rundown barn into a pumpkin patch, growing the orange fruits we all love. Over 500 preschool and elementary students visited the pumpkin patch, where they not only got to pick the pumpkins but take part in outdoor learning activities as well. To see more click here.


Congress Begins Work on Perkins Reauthorization
In the past few weeks Congress has started activity toward reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Program the largest federal program impacting high schools, which last got a facelift in 2006. To learn more about the conversation read the following: Congress Set to Begin Work on Career and Technical Education Programs from Education Week, Senate Kicks Off Its Perkins Reauthorization Efforts from ACTE, and House Hosts Hearing on Perkins Act from ACTE.

NAAE


NAAE Convention -- November 17-21
Planning to join us for NAAE Convention in New Orleans? Check out all the details about registration, view our draft schedule, and find committee information, to help you finalize your trip when you click here.


Our full professional development schedule is now available. Click here to plan out your professional development experience!


Growth Energy Makes Major Gift to Agricultural Education Scholarship Fund
Students majoring in agricultural education will have more and larger scholarships available starting in 2016, thanks to a commitment from Growth Energy to provide $90,000 in funds over the next three years.Click here to read more.


America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders College Scholarships
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is launching on November 15 and will again be awarding more than $500,000 in college scholarships. High school seniors and college students pursing ag-related degrees can apply from November 15 through February 1. Farmers also play an important role in the program, as students must obtain endorsements from three local farmers. Farmers have until February 8 to endorse applications. With nearly 60,000 annual job openings in ag, there has never been a better time for students to join our industry so help us spread the word about the program to students and farmers in rural communities. Learn more at GrowAgLeaders.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


#TeachAgGenius Hour
You are invited to “geek out” about awesome innovations or ideas in education with the #TeachAg Genius Hour on Wednesday, December 9th. You will be able to engage via Twitter on that day or that week! If you are a current agriscience teacher, a current agriculture teacher candidate, an agricultural teacher educator, a current FFA member, a university professor, a member of the support team for agricultural education, or just a concerned citizen, mark your calendars to “Inspire, Collaborate, and Create.”


Teach Ag Student Teacher Success Webinar -- TOMORROW
November 10, 2015
5:00-5:45pm EST
Presenters: Matt Eddy, Southeast Polk High School and Rachel Sauvola, New Richmond High School
Click here to register before November 10th.


Teach Ag Promising Practices Webinar
Teach Ag Ambassadors (Avengers)
November 16, 2015
4:00-4:45pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Foster, Penn State University and Pam Rowland, Missouri STAR Program Coordinator
Click here to register by 2pm EST on November 16th.


Communities of Practice Highlights


And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

FFA

Relive the FFA Convention and Expo Online
Visit FFA.org/convention to catch the highlights of the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo. Award-winners, stories and more. You can also visit www.YouTube.com/nationalffa andwww.Vimeo.com/nationalffa to see videos of the FFA Creed, keynote speeches, the American Star Awards finalists, national officer retiring addresses and more.

New My Journey Teaching Resources Now Available
As the final exams, end of course assessments and holidays quickly approach, there might be even less time for planning. So, check out the FREE planning tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey.  Want an activity based on relevant data about milk? How about a lesson that creates awareness of an agricultural companyas a future job opportunity? Or, a lesson that helps students hone in on headlines as a means for sharpening their advocacy skills?  Take a look at the Explore page! What about an activity that allows students to design a community service project? Or a lesson that aids students in utilizing the FFA Resume Generator with turn-key instructions? Check out the Build page! Want a lesson that helps students truly understand food availability on a global scale or an activity to help students understand opportunities to fight hunger? Go to the Connect page! Miss content from past months?  Visit ourArchive pages! Also, new to My Journey is the Implementation Guide that will help integrate My Journey into classroom activities through differentiated instruction.

What Would Your FFA Chapter do with $2,500 to Help Fight Hunger?
Fromberg FFA, in Montana, packs and distributes 23 food backpacks to families in need every week that school is in session.

For more information on the 2016 FFA: Food For All grant, the Living to Serve Team will host 2 webinars on Wednesday, November 11. Register for one today at www.FFA.org/FoodForAll. Applications are due Monday, November 23, 2015. Contact Stefonie Sebastian atLTS@ffa.org with any questions.

National FFA Seeking SAE Grant Reviewers
The 2015 SAE Grant application period is open and closes on Nov. 15.  We are anticipating a record number of submissions. Therefore, we are recruiting application reviewers for the SAE Grant Program and would like to invite you to participate. As a reviewer, we are asking that you read and score 8-12 applications online, with an estimated time commitment of eight hours over the course of three weeks. To assist you in the review process, we will be hosting an orientation meeting online for all reviewers the week of Nov. 10. If you are unable to attend the orientation meeting and would still like to participate as a reviewer, the orientation will be posted for your reference. To volunteer and sign up to review click here.

CASE

The 2016 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here for the 2016 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2016 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site will be capped at 18 participants with sites able to extend participant registration 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.

Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, with any questions regarding the 2016 CASE Institutes.

CAST

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015: Today’s youth are tomorrow’s “generation agriculture” as food needs will grow in the coming decades. Ag careers, legislative news, and a variety of stories in this edition. Check in for more than 70 links that provide insights, opinions, and oddities in the world of agriculture.

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).

 

 

 

 

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November 2, 2015

 

The National Council for Agricultural Education

Vision

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

Mission

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


February 5 - 9, 2016
Southern Region AAAE Conference
San Antonio, TX


May 17-20, 2016
National AAAE Conference
Kansas City, MO

Past Issues


October 26
October 19
October 12
October 5
September 28

Quote for the Week


"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
-Maya Angelou

MMM Submissions


To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Andrea Fristoe , NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

NAAE


NAAE Convention -- November 17-21
Planning to join us for NAAE Convention? Check out all the details about registration, view our draft schedule, and find committee information, to help you finalize your trip when you click here.
Also, make plans to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop on Tuesday, November 17th. This year's workshop is MIG Welding 101, sponsored by Lincoln Electric. Follow this link for more information and to register.


#TeachAgGenius Hour
You are invited to “geek out” about awesome innovations or ideas in education with the #TeachAg Genius Hour on Wednesday, December 9th. You will be able to engage via Twitter on that day or that week! If you are a current agriscience teacher, a current agriculture teacher candidate, an agricultural teacher educator, a current FFA member, a university professor, a member of the support team for agricultural education, or just a concerned citizen, mark your calendars to “Inspire, Collaborate, and Create.”


Teach Ag Student Teacher Success Webinar
November 10, 2015
5:00-5:45pm EST
Presenters: Matt Eddy, Southeast Polk High School and Rachel Sauvola, New Richmond High School
Click here to register before November 10th.


Teach Ag Promising Practices Webinar
Teach Ag Ambassadors (Avengers)
November 16, 2015
4:00-4:45pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Foster, Penn State University and Pam Rowland, Missouri STAR Program Coordinator
Click here to register by 2pm EST on November 16th.


Fulbright Distinguised Awards in Teaching Program
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The application deadline is November 4, 2015. For more information, please follow this link.


Communities of Practice Highlights

And don't forget to check out the Vets on Call antibiotics playlist, where veterinarians explain the importance of anitbiotics, on the front page of Communities of Practice! Stay updated on current antibiotic issues in animal science.

FFA

Relive the FFA Convention and Expo Online
Visit FFA.org/convention to catch the highlights of the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo. Award-winners, stories, videos and more.

CAST

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015: Meat, cancer, and communication—experts chime in, as do Homer Simpson (D’oh) and Stephen Colbert (smoking bacon the tough way).  Check in for more than 70 links that provide insights, opinions, and oddities in the world of agriculture.

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).

ACTE

ACTE CareerTech VISION 2015 Career Pavilion
ACTE invites you to visit the Career Pavilion, which will be held November 19 and 20 in New Orleans during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2015. Career Pavilion is about ideas and resources to help you inspire your students about their future career path. It’s also a venue designed to spur discussion and action to address the gaps that exist between education and the workplace. Click here for more information.