Welcome from Missouri!! I am writing this communication I am still sitting at my new desk (AKA the dining room table), but spruced it up with some fresh cut irises from my garden. As we have navigated the new norm for many of us with online coursework, delayed or canceled conferences, contests, and not being able to see our students face to face on a daily basis, please let me know if I can be of assistance in any way. A few things over the last two months I have come to realize is 1) I have become even more efficient with Google Classroom and Zoom; 2) I still lose track of what day it is; 3) I am unsure what my summer will look like with the county fair canceled, not traveling any where for WLC, Camp, or other conferences, and figuring out if I will have the ability to make SAE visits and if so what will those look like; 4) and I am still glad I am part of the greatest profession out there! The assistance, suggestions, and resources provided by other agricultural teachers, state staff, NAAE staff, and agricultural companies is profound in navigate a tough time.
With everything going on, I just wanted to provide some updates and resources NAAE is providing.
Region IV Conference (Virtual)-June 25 at 9:00 am CST via Zoom
Save the Date and Registration information will be coming out in the next few weeks. The conference is open to all NAAE members and we hope to have record attendance to join in on our committee meetings and business session. Registration links will be posted on our Region IV Conference CoP page, on the NAAE Website, and sent out via email. I hope all current members, pre-service teachers, state staff, university staff, and more can join in on our meeting.
2020 NAAE Award Applications NOW Available-DEADLINE EXTENDED to JUNE 1st
The 2020 NAAE award applications that include instructions and supporting information for all NAAE awards are now available online. NAAE Awards are due June 1st using the online submission process. The online submission link will be open soon but members can now access and begin to work on their award applications using the Application Instructions and Rubrics.
Registration for NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION is open!
Information about registration is live on our website. Be sure to read the instructions carefully, as they have changed this year. The NAAE registration rate and the NAAE student member rate will only be visible at the NAAE link. NAAE Convention will take place at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN, December 2 – 5th, 2020.
If you have any questions please contact Sarah Warren.
2020 NAAE Convention Request for Proposals
Each year, agricultural educators from across the country gather at the NAAE Convention for networking, business sessions, and most importantly the opportunity to engage in high-quality professional development related to ag education. If you are interested in presenting a workshop at the 2020 NAAE Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, follow this link to find out more details and submit your proposal. Proposals are to be submitted by Monday, June 1, 2020. Please contact Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager, with any questions at email@example.com.
CASE Institute Cancelations & Virtual Options
All CASE Institutes have been canceled until August 31st because of COVID-19. If you were registered for a CASE Institute, you are eligible to request CASE Probationary Status due to Covido-19 cancellations. For more information about the Probationary Status and what Virtual options for CASE professional development are available, go to the CASE website.
#NAAEBetterTogether Video Challenge
Calling all Ag Ed superstars! Do you have an awesome idea you’d love to share with the world? Are you doing something cool in your corner of the country and think others should see it? Join us this month for the #NAAEBetterTogether Video Challenge and showcase your knowledge, skill and talent to your fellow Ag teachers! There are 3 categories to submit videos: Ag Teacher Hacks, Virtual PD, and Virtual Field Trip (see Official Rules for details). Get creative, the sky is truly the limit here! All videos will be uploaded to the NAAE YouTube page (NatlAgEducators), forming a plethora of resources to use for yourself and in your classrooms. This is a fun opportunity to earn professional development credit! Submissions to the Ag Teacher Hack category will earn an hour of PD credit, while submissions to the Virtual PD or Virtual Field Trip can earn two PD credit hours. For more information please visit the #NAAEBetterTogether Video Challenge Communities of Practice page.