Olivia Thomas

Monday Morning Monitor-- 7/20/2020

Blog Post created by Olivia Thomas on Jul 27, 2020
Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

July 20, 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.

Upcoming Events


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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.


Agricultural Education For All Learning Sessions:
Join NAAE and the National FFA Organization on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT for the first of six Agricultural Education for All Learning Sessions. Our first session is entitled “Civility for Critical Conversations” and will be presented by Dr. Erica Gray.

This session will examine the importance of civility and respect when having discussions around racism, bias and diversity. Participants will gain an awareness of the impact of actions upon others, the organization, and the individual. Understand what constitutes cultural competence and cultural incompetence. Improve skills in communicating across cultures. Know the action steps needed to value others in the workplace. Click here to register in advance.

NAAE's Connect Podcast is Now Streaming!
In this episode, listeners can learn more about one of NAAE's newest initiatives called My Local Cooperative. Our host is joined by Mr. Wes Crawford, an NAAE member and agricultural educator from Oregon, and Ms. Nanci Lilja, the President of the CHS Foundation, to discuss the importance of incorporating cooperative education into your curriculum. The episode digs into the three My Local Cooperative Instructional Modules and discusses CHS Foundation resources and tools available to agricultural educators and agricultural education students.

You can listen on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. Visit our podcast webpage to stream now!


CASE New Website
case4learning.org is getting a new look! This website update will allow for easier purchasing through the CASE store. It will also offer automatic curriculum access to certified teachers with a simple log in to the new MyCASE section of the site. 


Check Out These Teaching Resources
Looking for an activity sheet that can accompany any supervised agricultural experience video, FFA Blue 365 video, FFA New Horizons article, keynote/retiring address or current event? Check out the generic activity sheets folder.

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 on Saturday, August 15. For an agenda and Zoom meeting information, visit www.ffa.org/gotordc or email alumni@ffa.org.


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: Dr. Wilson, veterinarian at Rose Acre Farms in Indiana, examines the flocks in his care by handling some of the birds. “A bird lays an egg every day, we have to maintain their health,” he says. At the farm, he examines the birds’ body condition, bone condition, and fat condition – this at the farm that is second largest egg producer in the U.S. Watch the video here.

Friday Footnotes
When the Lights Came on - True Stories
The Friday Footnote for last week focused on the factual events surrounding rural electrification. We didn’t have space to examine the human reactions and experiences in bringing electricity to rural America. This week the Footnote will share the human experiences, some very humorous and some very moving, regarding the night the lights came on.… Read more here


Back-to-school preparations take on new meanings.

*** Friday, July 17, 2020:  Fall classes could be in-person, remote, or hybrid; a whopper of a burger campaign causes a stir; COVID-19 cases increase in rural areas; and a “shark whisperer” sings the praises of “Jaws.” These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. Friday Notes is the weekly online newsletter from The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.