Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 1/9/17

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jan 9, 2017






January 9, 2017


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:
  • Identifyingopportunities 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
March 13-15
ACTE National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Track
Washington, D.C.

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The Council

National Quality Program Standards Electronic Survey Tool Coming Soon
The National Council is looking to complete the development of the new NQPS electronic Survey tool by March of 2017. The development is complete and programing is in process for the new resource. Click here to read more.


2017 ACTE National Policy Seminar with Agricultural Education Strand
Join ACTE and NAAE March 13-15 for the 2017 ACTE National Policy Seminar and Ag Ed Track. Visit our nation's capitol, improve your advocacy skills, meet with important members of Congress, and hear from national leaders in career and technical education. The National Policy Seminar will also include agricultural education-specific activities especially for NAAE members. 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.
Clyde McBride Selected as Education Week Leader to Learn From
Every year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students in its Leaders To Learn From special report. Click here for a sneak peek of Clyde McBride, director of career and technical education at the Kayenta Unified School District, in Kayenta, Arizona.
December News & Views
Take a look back at yet another successful NAAE Convention. Meet our newly-elected Board of Directors, read about our award winners & so much more in December's News & Views!
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. Tom Noffsinger coaxes beef cattle to play so he can assess their health. He treats animals where medicine use is necessary to prevent animal suffering, and explains the strict safety protocols and record-keeping in place to ensure the medicine has withdrawn from an animal's system before it's sent to market. Click here to watch the video.


Apply Now for New Century Farmer
Know an FFA member who has experience in production agriculture and plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities? Are they a former FFA member currently attending a two- or four-year college or university and between the ages of 18-24? Look into New Century Farmer! Held July 16-22, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa, this all-expense paid conference will be packed full of interactive workshops, field tours, visioning design, networking opportunities and financial planning. Applications are live now and close Feb. 15,  2017. Head here for more information.

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.

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


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.


Friday Notes
Friday, January 6, 2017: Science wonders, agriculture apps, and the thought that a certain Alexa might get involved with farming. Hero whales, a feisty panda, and an unwelcome snake join with ag research news. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s newsletter.

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