Nothing is as it once was. Across the nation, agriculture teachers are wearing masks and shields. Students are sitting in a classroom, spaced 6 feet apart. Fundraising efforts are on hold. Events and contests are being conducted virtually. Teachers are teaching completely virtually. Students are alternating days of attendance. Lab supplies cannot be shared. We are teaching in a new era.
And, with all of the changes we are experiencing in our own schools, in our own classrooms, there are changes at the national level as well. For the first time ever, the NAAE Convention will be completely virtual—A New Era.
This significant change brings forth significant opportunity for our members, as well. Attendees to the convention will not have to travel, will not have the expense of room and board in a new city, will not have to coordinate a week out of the classroom. But instead, attendees will have flexible access to EVERY professional development workshop being offered by NAAE and ACTE. In addition, attendees will be able to collaborate and catch up with others across the nation in the virtual networking suites.
Plan to join us for the Virtual NAAE Convention and ACTE Vision Conference being held November 30th through December 4th. We are so excited for the new format and the opportunities being shared with agricultural educators from coast to coast, and beyond. Award winners will still be recognized. Delegate business will still be conducted. An election for the next leader of the National Association of Agricultural Educators will still be held. The show will go on, but it will certainly look different in this new era of education.