From the President
Get Refreshed and Get Ready
NAAE President 2013-2014
The school year is over for most of us, summer break has started, and we are already preparing for the next school year. You probably are working on next year's class schedule, identifying and ordering supplies needed to start the year, and hopefully attending some professional development events. I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities available to learn new ideas and bring them back to your classroom.
Check out NAAE's New Website!
The NAAE website has gotten an overhaul, including added functionality that will allow members to more easily interact with NAAE and manage their membership.
Visit naae.org to see the changes, andwatch this 2-minute video to learn about the updates and how to create your log-in account.
Meet the 2014 NAAE Summer Interns
NAAE is pleased to announce that we have hired four new interns for the summer of 2014. The interns will spend their summers working on several projects for NAAE.
Teacher Feature: Dena Wuebker
Versailles High School Ag Program Offers Instruction Beyond the Classroom
In the past 19 years of her teaching career at Versailles High School in Versailles, Ohio, Dena Wuebker has seen many changes in both education and students. She has played her own role in agricultural education reform through developing new program courses that have garnered national attention. It has been her career goal to prepare her students for life beyond the classroom and her innovative classroom ideas do just that.
In Other News...
Teach Ag Update
"In Summer" . . . Teach Ag Version
This one goes out to all the amazing ag teachers who will be putting in extra time this summer helping students achieve success!
Your school year has finally ended; you?re winded, tired and ready for a break. I know this feeling; I have had the exact same feeling for 27 years.
CASE Continues to Grow Through Additional Sponsorship, Scholarship Opportunities
Each year, teachers from across the United States participate in Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education Institutes in order to further elevate the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources in their classrooms.
The Salsa Project
Looking for ways to introduce new students to the agriculture industry and to gain community involvement and support, Zachary Morris, agricultural educator at West Liberty High School in West Liberty, Iowa, created a farmer to restaurant program. His students grew fresh salsa ingredients for a local Mexican food restaurant.
Award Winner Soundbite
Check out Region II Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Carrol Marks to find out how his 35 years in agricultural education has left a lasting impression on his students, colleagues, and state.
NAAE Virtual Book Club
The NAAE Virtual Book Club is designed for agricultural educators to personalize their professional development. NAAE members can participate in the Virtual Book Club and earn up to 5 hours of professional development credit or CEU's. Sign up TODAY!
Volunteer in East Africa Through the Farmer to Farmer Program
NAAE is partnering with Catholic Relief Services on a five-year Farmer to Farmer Program supporting East Africa. Volunteer to conduct agriculture-related projects in partnership with East African hosts.
Gothic Arch Greenhouse Grant Winners Announced
Congratulations to the four agricultural education programs selected to receive a $2500 grant from Gothic Arch Greenhouses.
Lincoln Electric Signs on as Newest Communities of Practice Sponsor
Special thanks to Lincoln Electric as our newest Communities of Practice sponsor! (as a special project of the National FFA Foundation) In honor of their support, here are some popular posts from their community ? Ag Mechanics.
NAAE Recruitment Info and Tools
Looking for materials to help recruit ag teachers to join NAAE? Check out the NAAE website for numerous tools and resources!
Have You Logged in to the NEW NAAE website?
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Free Rulers from RentCalculators.org
Interested in receiving a free set of 6" wood rulers for your classroom? Click here to find out how!
10 Things Every Teacher Should Try this Summer
Check out this blog fromwearteachers.comand get some ideas on how to refresh, regroup, and relax this summer!
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