From the President
Farrah Johnson, 2012, 2013 NAAE President
I had a thrilling moment today when a former student told me that she is considering teaching agriculture and switching majors from Elementary Education.
Apply for A NAAE Award
It's time to apply for a NAAE award! Applying for an award is a great way to reflect on your accomplishments and show your value to administration. Don't forget that you can nominate partners and mentors as well!
Ideas Unlimited: Mobile Skeleton
Students' focus wandering? Try wheeling in a cow skeleton. That will get their attention.
At least it worked for Trent Van Leuven, one of our 2012 Ideas Unlimited award winners.
Teacher Feature: Carmelita Goossen
Since she started teaching agriculture, Carmelita Goossen has turned around a declining program and discovered the power of inquiry-based learning. She's single-handedly created curriculum that draws on both her students' cultural backgrounds and connections with the omnipresent meat industry in her corner of southwest Kansas. She's a certified ESL instructor, a DuPont National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador, and was this year a national candidate for Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator of the Year. That was the first five years. Imagine what she'll do in the next 25.
In Other News...
Animal & Plant Biotechnology gears up for its first real year, and Natural Resources & Ecology needs field test teachers.
CTE month, the State of the Union address, advocacy resources, and the upcoming National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Strand.
Agriscience Teacher of the Year: Roger King
Ford Renews Grants for NAAE Members
Farm Safety for Just Kids Offers New Resources Online
Check out the SonShine Orchards website for resources to help you start your community orchard
Outlines NAAE award categories, eligibility & more. Great for state leaders.
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