Julie Fritsch

News & Views - February 2013

Blog Post created by Julie Fritsch on Feb 19, 2013

News & Views - February 2013

From the President

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.

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Apply for A NAAE Award

NAAE Awards

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!

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Ideas Unlimited: Mobile Skeleton

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.

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Teacher Feature: Carmelita Goossen

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.

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In Other News...

Teach Ag Update

Teach Ag Update
Need a little inspiration? Teach Ag coordinator Ellen Thompson wants to know "Who will you dedicate the game to?"

CASE Update

CASE Update
Animal & Plant Biotechnology gears up for its first real year, and Natural Resources & Ecology needs field test teachers.
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Washington Beat

Washington Beat
CTE month, the State of the Union address, advocacy resources, and the upcoming National Policy Seminar with Ag Ed Strand.
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Roger King

Agriscience Teacher of the Year: Roger King
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Ford Grants

Ford Renews Grants for NAAE Members
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Farm Safety for Just KIds

Farm Safety for Just Kids Offers New Resources Online
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SonShine Orchards

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Member Poll

Member Poll:
Did you watch The Summit online?


Communities of Practice

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Ag movie night
Cat myths
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Awards Powerpoint

Awards Powerpoint
Outlines NAAE award categories, eligibility & more. Great for state leaders.


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