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My Corner of the World
How is your "COVID Corner" looking these days? For Loghan Hallett, agriculture teacher at Greenwood Middle/High School, in Wisconsin, a shared workspace builds motivation and inspiration to work hard while staying #HealthyAtHome.
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Ag Education for ALL!
Agricultural Education for All is a joint partnership of the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National FFA Organization with the goal of ensuring all in agricultural education feel welcome, safe and celebrated as their authentic selves. Every month in New Teacher News we will feature some of the outstanding teachers making a difference and creating inclusive, diverse and equitable programs for their students.
This month, we would like to introduce you to Keont é Edmonds, agriculture teacher at Heritage High School, in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Keonté is an advocate for agricultural education and a spokesperson for inclusion, diversity, and equity in the BEST. CAREER. EVER!
Ag Teacher Hack
FFA Advisor Professional Development
Need to upgrade your FFA Advisor skills? Check out this great professional development opportunity that addresses your questions about CDE/LDE's and the AFNR value chain. Brought to you by KaCee James and Kim Clark, National FFA Teacher Ambassadors!
This idea was posted on the Ag Education Discussion Lab Facebook page.
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Do you speak accessibility? Follow this link to find out how to choose the right words to show kindness and respect to your students and colleagues.
NAAE Membership Benefits
Communities of Practice
With well over 11,000 members, NAAE's Communities of Practice is a great place to make connections with other agricultural educators from all over the United States. Members post ideas, have discussions, and share tried-and-true techniques for creating a better ag program.
Virtual professional development is our "new normal" this summer. We encourage you to take a look at some great TED Talks, including The Danger of a Single Story, to further your awareness of the need for inclusion, diversity, and equity in our profession and in our world.
Before You Go. . .
The National Association of Agricultural Educators, with support from the CHS Foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, developed the My Local Cooperative initiative to educate the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs about the benefits and opportunities of agriculture cooperatives. My Local Cooperative contains resources, tools and instructional modules to educate others about the role of agriculture cooperatives and agriculture cooperative career opportunities. My Local Cooperative has trained teacher facilitators who are available to provide state and/or regional level training to other teachers who want to include cooperatives in their classroom instruction. Complete the online request form to schedule your My Local Cooperative teacher training today. The training is provided at no cost to the host state/region. Contact Ellen Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
National Association of Agricultural Educators
The National Teach Ag Campaign is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. For more information, visit the Teach Ag website. Funding for the National Teach Ag Campaign is provided by the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience™, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.