Olivia Thomas

Monday Morning Monitor-- 7/6/2020

Blog Post created by Olivia Thomas on Jul 13, 2020
Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

July 6, 2020


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.

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To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Olivia Thomas, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.


Find Educator Resources Easily With This Document
We’ve established a table of contents with a description of some of the most popular and new resources found in Educator Resources on FFA.org, including an easy reference for using resources online or offline.

FFA Alumni

Remote Development Conferences
To continue to offer FFA advisors, staff, alumni and supporters an opportunity for professional development and idea sharing, National FFA Alumni and Supporters is offering interactive Remote Development Conferences through Zoom. The next online event will be held with one-hour sessions at 11a.m. EST July 6-10. For an agenda and Zoom meeting information, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc or email alumni@ffa.org.


Join the NAAE team!
NAAE is seeking applications for the position of NAAE Chief Executive Officer. Please review or download the position announcement with all details on our website.

The Agricultural Education Magazine is Now On-line Only and Free to All
Beginning with Volume 93, Issue 1, (July/August 2020), The Agricultural Education Magazine will be available in electronic format only, free to all, accessed through the website of the National Association of Agricultural Educators. All available back issues of the magazine are archived at this website, also free to all.

Immersive ASA CASE Institutes
Despite challenges from social distancing and travel restrictions, CASE has virtual options for professional development available now. The Virtual Immersive ASA Institute registration closes July 15th To Learn More.


National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Research
Central Lakes College and AgCentric has been awarded a $584,613 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for research on addressing the critical issue of an agricultural technician workforce gap. The agricultural equipment industry has a significant shortage of qualified technicians trained to manufacture, use, and maintain equipment--costing the economy $180 billion in lost revenue, according to a study commissioned by the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation. Click Here for More Information.

Join Our Summer Book Club!
The summer book club will start on July 15th. This will be a “throwback” to the summer 2015 book Teach Like a Pirate. This will be a “fast track” book club ending before school starts back in the fall, in whatever form that takes! Click here to register for this book club, and here to check out the CoP book club page.

XLR8 Registration is Now Open!
XLR8 is a year-long professional development program for agriculture teachers in their 7th-15th year of teaching. Applications for the 2020 XLR8 professional development program are due September 2, 2020. Click here to learn more and register.

NAAE Strategic Planning Survey
The Strategic Planning Committee is looking for feedback and information from all agriculture teachers, members or not.  Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey and to share it with your colleagues at all levels (Pre-service, Middle School Instructors, Secondary Teachers, Post-secondary Educators, and State Staff). Please click here to take the survey!


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. In this episode of Vets On Call: many people assume chicken products in US supermarkets come from chickens raised in crowded cages on “factory farms." But that’s not true, says Dr. Chuck Hofacre of the University of Georgia, one of the nation’s top poultry veterinarians. Watch the video here.

Friday Footnotes
The Sanitary Privy
To celebrate the 4th of July and our American heritage, this Footnote launches a month-long series of postings that look at the federal government and some of the policies and agencies created by the federal government that have impacted rural American (and directly or indirectly agricultural and extension education). This Footnote will focus on… Read more here