April 30, 2018
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AAAE National Conference
Bar Harbor, ME
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
MMM SubmissionsTo have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.
NAAEVolunteers Needed to Judge NAAE Awards
Judging assignments will be made by NAAE staff. Volunteers cannot judge an award application from a member of their own NAAE region. The established regional rotation of judging NAAE awards will be used to determine which applications will be judged by the committee members. Click here to sign up by May 12th!
2018 NAAE Convention Workshop Proposals
NAAE is accepting proposals for professional development workshops to be presented at the 2018 NAAE Convention in San Antonio, Texas, November 27 - December 1, 2018, relating to topics appropriate for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators of agricultural education. Proposals are due by Friday, May 18th. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.
2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio!
2018 NAAE Award Applications Now Live
Applications and updated scoring rubrics are now available online. Click here to start your application today! Applications are due by May 15th.Please note that the 2018 NAAE award applications have been revised. You can view the new award application requirements by clicking here.
2018 FAST Symposiums
There are three FAST symposium opportunities to choose from which will provide customized professional development, networking and mentoring for preservice agriculture teachers. Those not selected to receive the stipend may still participate in Session I and III at their own expense. Click here to select your session and apply by May 20th.
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. Pete Ostrum mentors the newest vet in his clinic Dr. Jen Nightingale as they treat a horse suffering from an eye condition. Click here to watch the video.
FFAGet Ready! National FFA Convention & Expo Housing Opens Tuesday
It’s nearly here! Housing for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo opens Tuesday, May 1 at 1 p.m. EDT. Get ready now by downloading helpful housing information. Simply log in to FFA.org and check out the housing FAQ, hotel listing and housing map in the What’s New section of your toolbox. Need another reason to check us out on Tuesday? We will unveil this year’s convention and expo theme along with a new, easier to use convention website! Look for a reminder email on May 1 and follow us on social media, so you don’t miss out on the action this Tuesday.
Show Us Your Talent!
The 2018 National FFA Band, Chorus and Talentapplications are now online. Each applicant should submit:
Present a Student/Teacher Workshop
Interested in presenting workshops to FFA members and advisors? We are looking for presenters to deliver student and/or teacher workshops at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Presenters will deliver at least one workshop but can present the same workshop up to three times. The presenter must create the workshop’s curriculum, and content must align with at least one component of the FFA mission or be relevant to agriculture. Workshops are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the convention and expo.Submitted workshop applications are selected based on the quality of content. We are open to unique workshop topics. Need ideas for topics? At the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo, students said they’d like to see workshops about motivating chapter members; plants; animals; new technology; how to obtain and engage sponsors; diversity; money and time management; benefits of FFA membership; leadership training; and self-empowerment. Teachers said they would like to see classroom resources; STEM; classroom management; animal science/animal care; utilizing technology in the classroom; aquaculture/natural resources; lesson plan ideas; connecting with different learning levels; agricultural mechanics; career and leadership development events; tips on recruiting alumni and supporters; agribusiness; and grant writing. Apply today before the application closes July 1. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Content Now Available on My Journey
Check out the free, turn-key lessons and resources on My Journey (located on FFA.org) that can help your pre-service teachers. Featured this month:
All New AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip featuring John Deere
DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award
Now Open! Yearlong Living to Serve grants
$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
2018 CASE Institute Registration – Register Now
Student discovers that golf hazards include an irate goose.
Friday, April 27, 2018: Animal welfare publication released, 2018 Borlaug CAST Communication Award winner announced, and lots of ag news from the nation’s capital. University ag/science news, a lifesaving dog, and a goose goes bonkers on the golf course. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.
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