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December 19, 2016

Vision

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

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2017

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

Past Issues

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

Meet the New Council Leadership for the Beginning of 2017
Team Ag Ed and the Council pride themselves on strong leadership from all member organizations of agricultural education. As terms are completed the end of 2016 new terms for new leaders will begin. Click here to read more.

NAAE

NAAE Advocacy Resources
How does NAAE advocate for agricultural education? Watch this video to find out about our advocacy resources and how you can advocate for your program.
Resources and Farm Bureau Discount Program from Caterpillar
Caterpillar and its dealer network is proud to support NAAE and the FFA organization. Did you know as a Farm Bureau member you receive additional discounts on Caterpillar products? We have included materials for your use in the classroom and information you can share in your local chapters. Click here for more information.
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. Rob Farruggio of Wisconsin ultrasounds cows and through his binoculars sees the fetus of a baby cow. Click here to watch the video.

FFA

New December/January Content for My Journey
As final exams are wrapping up and semester grading ends, the lesson planning, however, never stops. Check out the FREE planning tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey. Want a lesson about the Christmas tree industry? How about a lesson over a unique supervised agricultural experience project that involves making pens? Take a look at the Explore page.  Looking for a lesson on improving job interviewing skills? Have questions about the National FFA Agriscience Fair revisions? Check out the Build page. Need a great tool to help recruit FFA Alumni members? Gearing up for career development events (CDEs) and need a lesson to help introduce students to the variety of CDEs available? Head over to the Connect page. Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer using the AgExplorer implementation guide with lesson plans on the Explore page, and be sure to look through past months’ ideas in our Archive pages.

AgExplorer Hosts First Virtual Field Trip
Go behind-the-scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., to learn how the needs of agriculture customers impact the design, engineering and testing of Ford F-Series trucks. Meet Ford employees who use advanced technologies to solve the practical challenges faced daily in agricultural settings. Visit AgExplorer.com to watch now.

CASE

ASA Fast Track CASE Institute
Kansas State University will host the first ever Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal (ASA) Fast Track CASE Institute June 19-24, 2017. Pre-institute homework will be required and teachers must apply to participate. Criteria for applicants include at least two prior CASE certifications, at least one year CASE teaching experience, and solid understanding of the CASE instructional model and classroom implementation. Applications are due at midnight February 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the deadline of their acceptance status, and all teachers not accepted will be provided the opportunity to register for a different CASE Institute. We look forward to pioneering this fantastic new opportunity for CASE teachers to earn CASE certification. Click here to apply!

2016 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the 26 CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

 

Each site will be capped at 18 participants with sites able to extend participant registrations up to, but not greater than, 20 participants. Many Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register and submit a School District Agreement as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, regarding any additional questions.

2017 CASE Institute Scholarships Through Farm Credit East
Through the generous support from Farm Credit East, partial CASE Institutes scholarships are available for teachers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. For more information or to complete the Farm Credit East CASE Institute Scholarship Application, please click this link. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2017 and applications will be approved on a rolling basis.

ACTE

Region I 2017 Professional Development Leadership Conference
As we prepare for a phenomenal professional development experience, we're launching our Call For Proposals. If you or anyone you know might be interested in joining us in New York City on Apr. 26-28, please submit a proposal online and/or share the link with other prospective presenters. This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase programs and to share your expertise with colleagues.

The Region I Conference Call for Proposals will close Dec. 23. Presenters will be contacted by Jan. 6. If you have any questions or should encounter difficulty in filling out this form, please contact Mike Woods.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, December 16, 2016: Biotech, trade, government rulings, fracking, and the EPA lead the news headlines. A bacon obsession, reindeer trivia, and campus-town pizzerias are also covered. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s newsletter.

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 12, 2016

Vision

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

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

Upcoming Events

2017

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

Past Issues

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

National Agricultural Education and FFA Inservice Coming Soon
The annual National Agricultural Education and FFA Inservice will be held January 31-February 1-2, 2017, in Indianapolis. The 2017 Inservice will more closely resemble inservices held a few years ago. There has been a rotation of inservices highlighting FFA programs and activities and summit’s highlighting agricultural education initiatives the past several years. Click here for more information.

NAAE

2016 NAAE Convention Photos and News Releases
We are currently compiling all of the photos from convention. Check out this link to view the photos and news releases that are currently available and check back later in the week for more!
NAAE Summer Internships
NAAE is offering summer internships in communications, advocacy and professional development for 2017. Applications are due December 16. Click here for more information.
NAAE Advocacy Resources
How does NAAE advocate for agricultural education? Watch this video to find out about our advocacy resources and how you can advocate for your program.
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. Deanna Fuller shows student Camille how to do a basic exam on a dog, which includes a weight check, teeth cleaning, checking for strange lumps and bumps plus fleas, ticks and more. Click here to watch the video.

FFA Alumni

FFA Alumni Association Leadership Scholarships
The 2016 National FFA Alumni Association Leadership Scholarship checks are on their way to all eligible state FFA alumni associations and local FFA alumni chapters. This year, the Alumni association was able to distribute $108,035 to send FFA members to leadership conferences. As you may recall, in 2015 the National FFA Alumni Council supported the decision of the National FFA Organization to budget a set percentage of the life member investment account strictly for these scholarships in place of holding a live auction at the National FFA Convention & Expo. This decision led to $106,700 being budgeted for 2016 in place of the $26,167 raised in 2015. On top of the budgeted amount, we also added proceeds from the state basket silent auction held in Alumni Central at the convention to bring the total allotment to $108,035.

 

FFA

New December/January Content for My Journey
As final exams are wrapping up and semester grading ends, the lesson planning, however, never stops. Check out the FREE planning tips, tools and lesson plans available within My Journey for this month. Want a lesson about the Christmas tree industry? How about a lesson over a unique supervised agricultural experience project that involves making pens? Take a look at the Explore page. Looking for a lesson on improving job interviewing skills? Have questions about the Agriscience Fair revisions? Check out the Build page.  Need a great tool to help recruit FFA Alumni members? Gearing up for career development events (CDEs) and need a lesson to help introduce students to the variety of CDEs available? Head over to the Connect page. Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer using the AgExplorer implementation guide with lesson plans on the Explorepage, and be sure to look through past months’ ideas in our Archive pages.

AgExplorer Hosts First Virtual Field Trip
Go behind-the-scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., to learn how the needs of agriculture customers impact the design, engineering and testing of Ford F-Series trucks. Meet Ford employees who use advanced technologies to solve the practical challenges faced daily in agricultural settings. Visit AgExplorer.comto watch now.

2017 Scholarship Application Now Available
The 2017 National FFA online scholarship application is live until 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 1, 2017. The Signature Page – required to complete eligibility – must be postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2017. Be sure to review eligibility requirements for the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarships (presented by the Monsanto Fund) and the Built Ford Tough dealer scholarship program. Questions, comments or concerns? Email scholarships@ffa.org.

CASE

ASA Fast Track CASE Institute
Kansas State University will host the first ever Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal (ASA) Fast Track CASE Institute June 19-24, 2017. Pre-institute homework will be required and teachers must apply to participate. Criteria for applicants include at least two prior CASE certifications, at least one year CASE teaching experience, and solid understanding of the CASE instructional model and classroom implementation. Applications are due at midnight February 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the deadline of their acceptance status, and all teachers not accepted will be provided the opportunity to register for a different CASE Institute. We look forward to pioneering this fantastic new opportunity for CASE teachers to earn CASE certification. Click here to apply!

2016 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the 26 CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

 

Each site will be capped at 18 participants with sites able to extend participant registrations up to, but not greater than, 20 participants. Many Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register and submit a School District Agreement as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, regarding any additional questions.

2017 CASE Institute Scholarships Through Farm Credit East
Through the generous support from Farm Credit East, partial CASE Institutes scholarships are available for teachers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. For more information or to complete the Farm Credit East CASE Institute Scholarship Application, please click this link. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2017 and applications will be approved on a rolling basis.

ACTE

Region I 2017 Professional Development Leadership Conference
As we prepare for a phenomenal professional development experience, we're launching our Call For Proposals. If you or anyone you know might be interested in joining us in New York City on Apr. 26-28, please submit a proposal online and/or share the link with other prospective presenters. This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase programs and to share your expertise with colleagues.

The Region I Conference Call for Proposals will close Dec. 23. Presenters will be contacted by Jan. 6. If you have any questions or should encounter difficulty in filling out this form, please contact Mike Woods.

CAST

Friday Notes
Friday, December 9, 2016: Presentations about biotech and trade issues, cabinet picks affect ag, and kangaroos don’t always fight fair. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s newsletter.

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 5, 2016

Vision

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

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

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

2017

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

Past Issues

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

Team Ag Ed Support for 2016 Career Tech Vision
This past week, during the annual ACTE and NAAE conventions in Las Vegas, Team Ag Ed was well-represented. One of the largest-ever attended NAAE conferences was supported by not only secondary and post-secondary teachers, but represented widely by state staff, teacher educators, the FFA Organization, the PAS organization, FFA Alumni, the FFA Foundation, and our supporting sponsors from business and industry. Click here for more information.

NAAE

NAAE Convention Wrap-Up
Congratulations to all of our award winners and newly-elected Board of Directors. Click here to read about all of our 2016 award winners and follow this link to meet the 2017 NAAE Board of Directors. Check back in next week's edition of the Monday Morning Monitor for a link to all of our convention photos.
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.

FFA

National FFA Awards and Recognition Team to Host #TeachAgChat
Twitter will be the place to learn more about student recognition on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 8-9 p.m. EST. The awards and recognition team will host "Tricks and Tips for Student Recognition" using the hashtag #TeachAgChat. The purpose of this #TeachAgChat is to share information and guide teachers and student teachers to the right resources to be successful in their student recognition efforts.

AgExplorer Hosts First Virtual Field Trip
Go behind-the-scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., to learn how the needs of agriculture customers impact the design, engineering and testing of Ford F-Series trucks. Meet Ford employees who use advanced technologies to solve the practical challenges faced daily in agricultural settings. Visit AgExplorer.comto watch now.

2017 Scholarship Application Now Available
The 2017 National FFA online scholarship application is live until 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 1, 2017.  The Signature Page – required to complete eligibility – must be postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2017.  Be sure to review eligibility requirements for the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarships (presented by the Monsanto Fund) and the Built Ford Tough dealer scholarship program. Questions, comments or concerns? Email scholarships@ffa.org.

CASE

2016 CASE Institute Registration Now Open
CASE is excited to announce registration is now open for the 26 CASE Institutes, which will be held this upcoming summer! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

 

Each site will be capped at 18 participants with sites able to extend participant registrations up to, but not greater than, 20 participants. Many Institutes’ registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register and submit a School District Agreement as soon as they have secured the appropriate funding. Please note that any registration canceled within 30 days of the start of an Institute will be subject to a minimum $250 cancellation fee. Contact CASE Professional Development Director, Shari Smith, regarding any additional questions.

2017 CASE Institute Scholarships through Farm Credit East
Through the generous support from Farm Credit East, partial CASE Institutes scholarships are available for teachers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. For more information or to complete the Farm Credit East CASE Institute Scholarship Application, please click this link. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2017 and applications will be approved on a rolling basis.

ASA Fast Track CASE Institute
Kansas State University will host the first ever Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal (ASA) Fast Track CASE Institute June 19-24, 2017. Pre-institute homework will be required and teachers must apply to participate. Criteria for applicants include at least two prior CASE certifications, at least one year CASE teaching experience, and solid understanding of the CASE instructional model and classroom implementation. Applications are due at midnight February 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the deadline of their acceptance status, and all teachers not accepted will be provided the opportunity to register for a different CASE Institute. We look forward to pioneering this fantastic new opportunity for CASE teachers to earn CASE certification. Click here to apply!

CAST

Friday, December 2, 2016: Bridging gaps in ag communication, biofuels get a boost, and a lion tries to football tackle a galloping giraffe. Also worth catching Hannah’s cool pig painting. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s newsletter.

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).