As the school year speeds to an end, I know you are looking forward to a restful and rejuvenating summer break. Of course, the summers are not all R&R for agriculture teachers, but it does provide a perfect opportunity for quality professional development and fellowship with colleagues. As you are making your plans for summer travels, consider the NEAT and Region VI Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for your destination June 25-28, 2017.
The New England agriculture teachers, headed by the committee from New Hampshire, has a fabulous agenda planned for the week. In addition to relevant and exciting workshops, they are featuring two different keynote speakers, engaging tours of the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Industry and Tourism, and NAAE business sessions, featuring committee work and evaluation of award applications.
Visit the conference website: Summer Conference - New England Agriculture Teachers
The tentative agenda is below, and it is also available on the website, along with hotel and registration information.
I cannot wait to see you in New Hampshire this summer and to share in a "Live Free or Die" adventure of New England agriculture and agricultural education.
Final reminders about awards:
~ Don't forget to bring your applications for Outstanding Service, Outstanding Cooperation and Lifetime Achievement, or mail them to me at the address listed on the Region VI CoP Page.
~ Send me the name and description of your state's Ideas Unlimited contestant or their designee for presenting at the conference, so we can schedule those sessions for selection of our Region VI winner.
~ State leaders can complete the Professional State Association Award Application and turn it in at the summer conference. Those applications, once available, can be found at the following link: http://www.naae.org/resources/awards/index.cfm#psa
See you in Portsmouth!!
Region VI Vice President