Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 11/7/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Nov 7, 2016









November 7, 2016


The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action


The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events


January 31 - February 2
National Ag Ed Inservice
Indianapolis, IN
February 5- 7
Southern Region AAAE Conference
Mobile, AL

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The Council

National Quality Program Standards Update
Just a quick update on the new National Quality Program Standards Survey tool. We are currently aligned for a successful launch date of March 1, 2017. The development team will be providing an update and highlighting the system during the National Ag Ed Inservice at the end of January to all attending.
A few milestones we will be looking to meet will be the test environment launch the first of February. We will soon be sending out invitations for state staff to nominate teachers to volunteer and agree to work through the system to not only test it, but to track the time it takes for them to complete the process.
Please find an example of the Home page instructionsrecently developed to assist those completing the survey. This introductory piece provides you with a clear understanding of the purpose and process of the survey tool and its intended use and tips for using the process to be successful.
Again, just a short update and examples of the quality we can expect from the final product. We look forward to providing those attending with a complete overview during the National Ag Ed Inservice at the end of January.


2016 NAAE Convention
Convention is just around the corner! Join us November 29th through December 3rd for networking, professional development, business meetings, and so much more! Check out our online scheduler to plan out your convention experience today!
IMPORTANT HOUSING INFORMATION!! The NAAE block at the Westgate is full. If you need a room for the 2016 NAAE convention, please check the ACTE housing blocks at this link.
STAR Program Webinars
Two Informational webinars will be offered for those interested in learning more about the State Teach Ag Results (STAR) program administered by the National Teach Ag Campaign.
Friday, November 18th
9:30-10:15am Eastern
Register here
Monday, November 21st
3:00-3:45pm Eastern
Register here
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, Dr. Kiehne explains the design of the farrowing barn where mom sows live for about three weeks while delivering and nursing their piglets, protected from the elements and from territorial barn-mates. Click here to watch the video.


Apply Now: SAE Grants
The 2016 SAE grant application process is open. Thanks to our sponsors, this year 149 supervised agricultural experience (SAE) grants of $1,000 are available to help FFA members start or expand a SAE. Applications are due Nov. 15, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. EST. Visit  the SAE Grant webpage to learn more.


DuPont Pioneer Commits $175,000 to Food and Agricultural Education Grants
DuPont Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agriculture curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. Click here for a link to the application. The deadline to apply is November 11th.


ACTE Announces National Award Finalists
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced the regional winners of seven different awards in ACTE’s five regions. The regional winners now move on as national finalists to be named as national winners and will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, November 30, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, November 4, 2016: Debates about the benefits of GMO crops, gene editing goes Hollywood, and Millennials affect buying trends—including a big coffee buzz. These and many more ag/science links in this edition.

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