Olivia Thomas

Monday Morning Monitor-- 7/26/2021

Blog Post created by Olivia Thomas on Aug 2, 2021
July 26, 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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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. 
Capture the Excitement of Convention as a Newsroom Crew Intern
Do you have a nose for news? Apply to work in our national convention newsroom. Applications are due Aug. 16. Get the details here.
Try These Career Focus Area Resources
National FFA provides free teacher resources that are in alignment with identified career focus areas. Click here for the folder that contains a comprehensive document of all career focus areas and individual documents for each career focus area.
Register Now for This New Member Leadership Series 
Looking for leadership development conferences for your state, region or district? The FFA Member Leadership Series brings relevant, age-specific curriculum right to you! Launching this fall with the all-new Mission and Impact conferences, students will explore their mission and how they can impact their communities. Registration closes Aug. 9 for the 2021-22 academic year. Click here for more details about the conferences and to register. 
Interested in Convention Judging?
National FFA is looking for individuals interested in serving as finals round judges for the National FFA Agriscience Fair, National Chapter Awards and Agricultural Proficiency Awards. The judging will take place virtually in September (see the registration form for specific dates). Before registering to become a judge, read through the judge expectations document. Complete the National Winner Selection Judge Form to register as a judge, and be sure to fill out the judge commitment form.  
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
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.
NAAE Awards 
NAAE members submitted an astounding 242 NAAE award applications from 41 states. The award applications are a culmination of hard work, dedication and member success. The award applications will be judged, and the winners will be announced on August 2nd! 
NAAE Professional State Association Award Application
The PSA award application can be found on the NAAE website. PSA award applications are to be emailed to the NAAE Vice President for your region by September 1st. Do not physically mail them through the postal service.
Each NAAE committee is comprised of three members from each of NAAE's six regions. New committee members are elected at the first virtual committee meeting of the new calendar year and as openings occur throughout the year. To explore if there is a current opening for you to serve on a NAAE committee, you may contact the respective committee leaders. Committee leader contact information is included on the respective committee's space in Communities of Practice.
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!
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.
Many are working to counter science and ag misinformation.
*** Friday, July 23, 2021: The need for science-based communication, massive wildfires spread a haze across the country, and some wonder if the world is ready for mac-and-cheese ice cream. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.