Olivia Thomas

Monday Morning Monitor-- 7/19/2021

Blog Post created by Olivia Thomas on Jul 26, 2021
Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education

July 19, 2021


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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WLC Returns Summer of 2022 
The Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) will return in the summer of 2022! Official dates, pricing and other helpful documents will be released in November at FFA.org/wlc. Email questions to wlc@ffa.org

Delegate Allocation News
The final and official student delegate allocation for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo can be found here.  Delegate allocation is calculated using the total number of dues-paid members for each state by the May 15 membership deadline. For more information on delegate allocation, see the most recent copy of the Delegate Handbook located at FFA.org/delegates

Band, Chorus and Talent Application Deadline Extended
There is still time to apply for National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent. The application deadline has been extended to July 28 at 8 p.m. EDT. Find more program information and access the application here. Email bct@ffa.org with questions. 

New! FFA New Horizons Teaching Guide Index
Looking for specific issues and activities of the FFA New Horizons Teaching Guide? We’ve got you covered

FFA Alumni

Last 2021 Remote Development Conference
Don’t miss you to share ideas and learn more about how volunteers can help your chapter! Join the last of the 2021 National FFA Alumni and Supporters Remote Development Conferences August 9-12 from 1-2 p.m. EDT. For an agenda and zoom meeting details, visit www.FFA.org/GoToRDC or email alumni@ffa.org.


Apply for a CASE Award and Win Your Way to NOLA!
Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE), as an initiative of The National Council for Agricultural Education managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), is pleased to accept applications for the 2021 CASE awards. The CASE awards program is supported by Vernier Software & Technology and CASE. Two award winners will be selected, one for the CASE Model School Award and one for the CASE Innovation Award. Applications are due July 31. Click here to apply!

Join Us for 2022 THRIVE!
THRIVE 2022 information is now available! Save the date and join us virtually January 10-14 as we continue to cultivate digital teachers in CTE. Click here to learn more!

Take the Communities of Practice Survey!
To provide the best possible Communities of Practice experience we would like feedback from our NAAE Members and Communities of Practice users about your experience with the platform. Please take a few moments to answer the questions in this survey. Every response helps us improve the Communities of Practice experience, and better serve you.

Questions may be directed to Olivia Thomas at othomas.naae@uky.edu and you can take the survey here!

Join Us for the 2021 NAAE Virtual Book Club 
"To be at your best for others, you must first be your own best self.” This summer, escape into Sanctuaries: Self-Care Secrets for Stressed-Out Teachers by Dan Tricarico, with the 2021 NAAE Virtual Book Club. It has been a challenging year for educators across the country. Taking time to define your place of refuge from the chaos will positively impact your performance in your home, classroom and community. Register to read along with your fellow NAAE members as we give each other permission to slow down, assess our circumstances, and learn how to become the most authentically present people we can be before we launch into the fall semester. Sanctuaries has been recommended by previous NAAE Book Club participants and is brought to us by the teacher-focused publishing company, Dave Burgess Consulting, LLC. This is a great opportunity to get involved with NAAE and earn professional development credit along the way! Learn more here!

The Agricultural Education Magazine: Volume 94, Issue 1 is Available Now!
The Agricultural Education Magazine is available in electronic format, free to all, accessed through the NAAE website. All available back issues of the magazine are archived at this website, also free to all. Click here to read about Inclusive Pedagogy to Assist 21st Century Agricultural Education.

NAAE's Connect Podcast: Episode 11 - Finding Your Sanctuary
The 2020-2021 school year has taught us the importance of practicing self-care and stress management as agricultural educators. In this episode, we're interviewing Dan Tricarico. Dan is an educator, consultant, and author of two books; The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Focus in the Classroom and Sanctuaries: Self Care Secrets for Stressed-Out Teachers, which is the book that the NAAE Virtual Book Club is focusing on this summer. In this episode, Dan shares words about helping you create focus, simplicity, and tranquility to help you take better care of yourself and better serve your students. Learn more here.



Nemo’s Gardens, the world’s first underwater garden.

*** Friday, July 16, 2021: The world's first underwater gardens; continuous drought impacts agriculture; and a python challenge in Florida helps remove the invasive species. 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