May 14, 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.
NAAE2018 NAAE Award Applications DUE TOMORROW!
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 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.
Region VI FAST Symposium
In conjunction with the Region VI Conference, there will be a FAST (Future Agriscience Teacher) Symposium available for pre-service students in agricultural education. Spaces are limited so please spread the word to your postsecondary representatives as soon as you can!Details can be found at: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4316062/2018-Region-6-FAST-Symposium-Application
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 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. Rob Farruggio of Wisconsin ultrasounds cows and through his binoculars sees the fetus of a baby cow. Follow this link to watch the video.
FFA2018 Scholarship Results Are In!
The National FFA Organization just awarded 1,842 scholarships valued at more than $2.5 million. More than 110 businesses and individuals provided scholarships designed to fit a wide variety of student experiences, career goals, and higher education plans. More than 8,800 students applied. A list of recipients is available on FFA.org. Instructions on how to claim scholarships will be mailed to recipients in late May. Recipients who have not received instructions by July 1 should email firstname.lastname@example.org.Information for the 2019 scholarship program will be available on FFA.org by Nov. 15, 2018.
Apply Now: Convention and Expo Newsroom Crew
Help us tell our story to the world! The National FFA Organization is seeking college students or recent college graduates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field to share with the world the news and feature stories coming out of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27, 2018, in Indianapolis.Newsroom crew members are expected to arrive on Monday, Oct. 22 and work through Saturday, Oct. 27. Your reward? A small stipend, inside access to an amazing event, coaching on how to become a better communicator, and some awesome clips and experience that will help you in the future. This may be eligible for college credit, so ask your school's advisor.To learn more and apply, access the application now.
See Success in Action
The 2017 Chapter Success Guide is now available onlineand features more than 40 chapters that exemplify building communities, strengthening agriculture, and growing leaders. Each chapter was recognized at the 2017 national convention and expo. Read these unique stories of community engagement and chapter accomplishments to inspire your members and advisors to better their schools and communities.
FFA AlumniNew Grants to Grow Alumni and Supporters
Give Back to Your Roots Grants, sponsored by Crop Production Services, and Legacy Grants, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, can be used to create an FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter, to improve the quality of existing chapters, or to provide more opportunities for partnership between FFA chapters and alumni and supporters chapters. 2018 grants will be awarded after the last two grant deadlines: June 1 and Sept. 4. Grant applications are located at FFA.org/alumnigrants.
Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is pleased to accept applications for the 2018 CASE Awards. The CASE Awards program is supported by Vernier Software & Technology. Two award winners will be selected, one in each of the following categories.
CASE Model School Award:
The CASE Model School Award is designed to recognize schools whose CASE certified teachers are teaching CASE courses to the highest fidelity. Ideal award candidates are facilitating CASE instruction in a model learning environment with proper classroom, laboratory, and/or shop space and prescribed equipment, supplies, and materials. Model Schools offer a structured sequence of CASE courses and scaffold student learning. Schools with one or multiple CASE certified teachers are encouraged to apply. CASE Model Schools may also leverage support not only through the school district, but also through the local community, agricultural industry, and/or state, regional, or national grants.
CASE Innovation Award:
The CASE Innovation Award highlights creative classroom and teaching approaches as CASE certified teachers implement and promote CASE. Ideal innovations include but are not limited to classroom instruction, CASE Online, assessment strategies, social media, technology integration, industry partnerships, university partnerships, and state or regional collaboration.
All CASE certified teachers, except current CASE Advisory Committee Members, who are teaching CASE course(s) are eligible to apply for these awards. NAAE membership is required for award applicants. To join the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), click this link.Selected award winners are invited to receive their award and co-present a CASE workshop highlighting their achievements at the 2018 NAAE Convention hosted in San Antonio, Texas.
To apply for a CASE Award, please click this link. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Reasons to Get More Omega-3 Sources in Your Diet
Friday, May 11, 2018: Omega-3 research findings available, deceptive food labeling exposed, and a reason why you might not want to take rattlesnake pills. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.
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