Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 7/11/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 11, 2016





July 11, 2016

Council Vision

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 at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events


September 19-21
Western Region AAAE Conference, Tuscon, AZ
September 22
National Teach Ag Day
October 6 – 8
North Central Region AAAE Conference
Lafayette, IN

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The Council

House Unveils Perkins Reauthorization Bill
On June 28, the House Education and the Workforce Committee announced its much-anticipated bill to reauthorize the Perkins Act, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Read more.
Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century
The modules for elementary, middle and high school classrooms provide STEM activities and lessons to show how the challenge to feed our world's growing population can be solved with science. Read more.




XLR8 Applications DUE FRIDAY!
The XLR8 program includes participation in an intensive professional development experience (multiple sessions) during the NAAE convention, recurring virtual learning experiences, and online collaboration using the NAAE professional learning community, Communities of Practice, as well as other social media tools. All active NAAE members who are currently in their 7th to 15th year of teaching are eligible to apply. Click here for more information and to apply.
2016 NAAE Convention Early Bird Registration Closes Friday
The deadline for Early Bird Registration is just a few days away! This year convention is November 29th through December 3rd and will be held at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. Remember, NAAE members pay one price to attend both the NAAE Convention and ACTE Career Tech VISION.

National Teach Ag Day Collegiate Commercial Contest
One of the first things someone needs in order to teach agriculture is a degree in agricultural education. The National Teach Ag Day Collegiate Commercial Contest provides college students the opportunity to promote their respective college or university and agricultural education program through a 20-30 second commercial. Click here for more information.
Showcase Your Ag Ed Institution with Teach Ag!
Are you looking to recruit new students in your postsecondary agricultural education degree program? Contact Tabitha Hudspeth, Teach Ag Intern, about spotlighting your institution on Teach Ag's social media.
Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, meet Dr. Deb Spike-Pierce as she modifies the cast of a thoroughbred racehorse. Click here to watch the video.


Deadline for VISION Early-bird Rates & Prize Drawings End on 7/15!VISION Highlights
  • Four packed days of professional development, including 300+ concurrent CTE sessions and numerous networking opportunities with more than 3,500 CTE professionals and business representatives
  • Inspiring keynote speakers, including Debbi Fields, Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, Dr. Rick Rigsby, President & CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications and compelling VISION Talk speakers
  • All-new STEM is CTE Symposium
  • CareerTech Expo, featuring the latest CTE products and services from more than 200 companies
  • Career Pavilion, showcasing multiple employment sectors and CTE career pathways
  • Wednesday workshops, tours and companion events, including the NAAE Convention, ACTER Conference, NCCER’s Construction Career Pathways Conference and more
  • ACTE’s elegant Awards Banquet
Register by 7/15 for the best rates and a chance to win one of three prize drawings:
  • One free round-trip domestic airline ticket
  • Dinner for two at Fresco Italiano at the Westgate Las Vegas
  • Dinner for two at the world’s largest Benihana at the Westgate Las Vegas
Register by 7/15


National Officer Nominating Committee Nominations Are Open!
Know someone who would make a good Nominating Committee representative?
Submit them to FFA by July 15 for consideration.  Simply fill out this Nominating Committee Potential Representative form.
Our Annual Sale on Official Jacket Sets Is Here!
Orders placed now can be embroidered before the jacket production peak season, which helps our overall production. Beat the back-to-school rush with this special official jacket set offer during the month of July.
  • Set of 10 official jackets - $460 (regular $475). That’s $46 per jacket.
  • Set of 15 official jackets - $675 (regular $700). That’s $45 per jacket.

Jacket sets are pre-packaged with a combination of the most common men’s and ladies sizes. No substitutions.  Jackets are embroidered with back lettering – chapter and state names – but no front lettering. Offer expires July 31, 2016.

Got a Nose for News?
Join our National Convention & Expo Newsroom Crew to help tell the story of FFA! College students or recent college graduates pursing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field are encouraged to apply by July 15.

It’s Test-Drive Time with AgExplorer!
National FFA and Discovery Education have partnered to create a robust, comprehensive career resource to help students and adults explore the broad range of careers within agriculture. AgExplorer looks and feels like an extension of and reinforces our commitment to cultivating the agriculture workforce of tomorrow.

AgExplorer will also be available for educators to preview at summer agriculture educator conferences and will launch for student use this fall. We’d like to hear what you think. To complete a survey after you explore AgExplorer, click here. 

We look forward to guiding you through AgExplorer and receiving your feedback on this new career exploration tool. For more information, check out this FAQ.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, July 8, 2016: Florida gets an unwanted visitor—toxic algae; the House passes a GMO label bill; and a couple of cows try their own version of Uber in Pakistan. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s edition.

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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