Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 8/6/2018

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Aug 6, 2018


Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

August 6, 2018


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:

  • Identifying opportunities and resources

  • Providing a forum for thought and direction

  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events


September 17-19
AAAE Western Regional Meeting
Boise, ID

September 20
National Teach Ag Day

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

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To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.


Fellowship Program Accepting Applications for an Agricultural Education Division Fellow!
The ACTE Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2019 class of fellows. Please consider taking part in this opportunity for professional development, increased policy knowledge, and leadership development. The Fellowship Program requires a one-year commitment from January–December 2019. Applications are dueSeptember 15. Read more


We are pleased to accept applications for the 2018 NAAE XLR8 professional development program. The program is sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Click here for more information and to apply by August 20th.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

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! 

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. 


New Travel Program to Take Alumni and Supporters to Europe
FFA has partnered with Agrotours to offer the new FFA Alumni and Supporters Agriculture Travel Program. Up to 48 alumni and supporters can participate in the inaugural travel program that will take participants on a tour through the Netherlands and Germany July 1-10, 2019. For more information and the application, click here.

Now Open! Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant Want to engage your students in hands-on learning, while meeting a community need? The 2018 Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve grant is now available. Apply for up to $1,200 to support a semester-long service-learning project that addresses a community need in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. 

Need ideas for semester-long service-learning projects? Check out the interactive map at review projects funded last school year. Additional information on the grant can also be found on the website. Applications are due September 1, 2018. Direct questions to

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
How is your FFA chapter making a difference in your community? Day of Service Mini-Grants are available to middle school, high school and alumni chapters to make a difference in your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at



Great DEALS on a Variety of Tech Packages through CASE Online!
Looking to amp up technology in your classroom as you implement CASE courses? CASE Online features five major components for implementing CASE curriculum in your classroom, including an online student version of the curriculum, flipped classroom videos, student assignment submission portal, national End-of-Course assessments, and an internal test generator for the teacher to create exams. CASE Online is a fee-based learning management system (LMS) based on student accounts.

Don't need the entire LMS? CASE is offering fantastic DEALS on additional technology packages for your CASE classroom. Flipped video packages and teacher test bank packages are available for $75 per course. End-of-Course Assessment only packages range from $8-$10 per account. Have questions? Contact the CASE Online Learning Coordinator, Sara Cobb.


A young woman is riding through the wilderness to promote better environmental practices.

Friday, August 3, 2018: Efforts to control food waste, wildfires rage in California, and ag students visit diverse farms in Brazil—also, join a young woman who is riding through the country to promote environmental practices. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.