September 18, 2017
The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:
MissionThe Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
National Teach Ag Day
North Central AAAE Meeting
Western Region AAAE Meeting
Ft. Collins, CO
National FFA Convention
MMM SubmissionsTo have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.
The CouncilSAE Guides are Now Available!!!
The SAE Guide for All Student and Teacher Versions are now available for your use. These resources were created as a special project by the National Council for Agricultural Education for local instructors to use in implementation of the renewed SAE program. The two documents, along with the Council’s SAE Philosophy and Guiding Principles can be found on the SAE page of the National Council’s webpage. Work is continuing on the development of additional Implementation Guides for the Foundational SAE, as well as each of the five types of immersion SAEs. These will be released by the Council when they are completed in December.The Student Guide is designed to help students understand that, in agricultural education, learning does not start and stop at the classroom door! It introduces students to the many opportunities to learn and develop real-world skills outside of the classroom and beyond the school day. This guide will provide students and parents:
NAAENAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator Position Available
We are looking for qualified applicants for the position of Communications/Marketing Coordinator. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.
National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program Applications DUE FRIDAY
This fall, preservice teachers can apply to attend an interactive, hands-on agriscience training program at the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Selected participants will be challenged to develop inquiry-based lessons to use during their student-teaching experience, as well as when they enter the teaching profession. Applications are due by Friday, September 22nd. Click here for more information and to apply today!
National Teach Ag Day THIS THURSDAY!!!
Get ready to celebrate National Teach Ag Day on Thursday, September 21st! Check out the Teach Ag website for more information, celebration ideas & so much more! Also, check out these graphic organizers to help you follow along with the live webcast! Make sure to vote for your favorite video contest winner on the Teach Ag website as well!!
September News & Views
School is back in session and there are so many great resources available to make this year the best yet for your ag program. Hear from Region III Vice President, Glenda Crook, about how to keep your program fresh and full of ideas, find out what is new with Communities of Practice, and so much more in the September edition of News & Views!
National Farm Safety and Health Week
Participate in putting farm safety into practice. Each day has a different theme. Click here for more details.
National Officer Candidate Webinar
Monday, October 2nd
Please mark your calendars for the annual agriculture teacher recruitment and retention update for FFA National Officer candidates and stakeholders. Questions are encouraged and may be sent ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org. The session will not be recorded. Click here to register for the webinar.
2017 NAAE Convention
The NAAE room block at the Gaylord Opryland is full for Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights, December 4,5 and 8. You can check the ACTE housing block here to see if they have availability for those nights. Make sure to follow this link for all other NAAE Convention details. See you in Nashville!!
Communities of Practice Highlights
Vets on Call
Blue Buffalo to Support the National FFA Organization in Partnership with Tractor Supply Co.
90th National FFA Convention & Expo Early Bird Registration Now Live!
Register Now for the New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip
Incredible Edible Egg Launches Search for Incredible FFA Chapters
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Applications submitted by the last day of each month are reviewed and awarded by the 15th of the following month. Therefore, applications submitted by September 30th will be awarded by October 15th. To access the application in English or Spanish, visit www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.
AgriCorps Food Security Webinar
CTE Maker Educator Meetup
Join Maker Ed and Digital Promise for a fun networking event for CTE educators interested in maker education. There will be appetizers, hands-on maker activities, and great conversation. This meetup is brought to you by Maker Promise, a campaign to equip more schools and educators with the resources and support they need to provide quality maker learning experiences for their students. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/ACTE_MEM.
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