Olivia Thomas

Monday Morning Monitor-- 8/2/2021

Blog Post created by Olivia Thomas on Aug 9, 2021
August 2, 2021
The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:
  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action
The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:
  • Identifying opportunities and resources.
  • Providing a forum for thought and direction.
  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.
Past Issues
MMM Submissions
To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Olivia Thomas, NAAE Communications/ Marketing Specialist.
Lincoln Electric Partner Schools (LEEPS) is expanding!
We’re pleased to announce a new addition to the LEEPS program. LEEPStart — an introductory option for high schools, CTE programs, and other institutions to provide instructional resources and core welding certifications. Click here to view the comparison chart and here for more information about the certification programs.
NAAE Awards 
NAAE members submitted an astounding 242 NAAE award applications from 41 states. The award applications are a culmination of hard work, dedication and member success. The award applications have been judged, and the winners announced! Click here to find out more! 
CASE is seeking new team members! Applications will be accepted up to the end of business August 13, 2021. Questions and inquires can be directed to Nancy Trivette.
The positions are for a Curriculum Coordinator and a Professional Development / Operations Coordinator. Learn More Here!
NAAE Professional State Association Award Application
The PSA award application can be found on the NAAE website. PSA award applications are to be emailed to the NAAE Vice President for your region by September 1st. Do not physically mail them through the postal service.
Each NAAE committee is comprised of three members from each of NAAE's six regions. New committee members are elected at the first virtual committee meeting of the new calendar year and as openings occur throughout the year. To explore if there is a current opening for you to serve on a NAAE committee, you may contact the respective committee leaders. Committee leader contact information is included on the respective committee's space in Communities of Practice.
Join Us for 2022 THRIVE!
THRIVE 2022 information is now available! Save the date and join us virtually January 10-14 as we continue to cultivate digital teachers in CTE. Click here to learn more!
The Agricultural Education Magazine: Volume 94, Issue 1 is Available Now!
The Agricultural Education Magazine is available in electronic format, free to all, accessed through the NAAE website. All available back issues of the magazine are archived at this website, also free to all. Click here to read about Inclusive Pedagogy to Assist 21st Century Agricultural Education.
NAAE's Connect Podcast: Episode 11 - Finding Your Sanctuary
The 2020-2021 school year has taught us the importance of practicing self-care and stress management as agricultural educators. In this episode, we're interviewing Dan Tricarico. Dan is an educator, consultant, and author of two books; The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Focus in the Classroom and Sanctuaries: Self Care Secrets for Stressed-Out Teachers, which is the book that the NAAE Virtual Book Club is focusing on this summer. In this episode, Dan shares words about helping you create focus, simplicity, and tranquility to help you take better care of yourself and better serve your students. Learn more here.
Due Today: National Officer Nominating Committee and Candidate Applications and Approvals 
All application material for both committee members and candidates must be submitted and approved by state staff no later than 5 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 2. If you have any questions, email nomcom@ffa.org.
Back-to-School Resources for Your Classroom
Looking for career-based activities and virtual field trips with pre-made lessons to start the school year? Check out AgExplorer.ffa.org.
Capture the Excitement of Convention as a Newsroom Crew Intern
Do you have a nose for news? Apply to work in our national convention newsroom. Applications are due Aug. 16. Get the details here.
Register Now for This New Member Leadership Series 
Looking for leadership development conferences for your state, region or district? The FFA Member Leadership Series brings relevant, age-specific curriculum right to you! Launching this fall with the all-new Mission and Impact conferences, students will explore their mission and how they can impact their communities. Registration closes Aug. 9 for the 2021-22 academic year. Click here for more details about the conferences and to register.
FFA Alumni
Last 2021 Remote Development Conference
Don’t miss you to share ideas and learn more about how volunteers can help your chapter! Join the last of the 2021 National FFA Alumni and Supporters Remote Development Conferences August 9-12 from 1-2 p.m. EDT. For an agenda and zoom meeting details, visit www.FFA.org/GoToRDC or email alumni@ffa.org.
This year’s extreme weather includes freeze outs, heat domes, floods, fires, and droughts.
*** Friday, July 30, 2021: Extreme weather affects agriculture worldwide, meteors have been lighting up the skies, and the world’s most expensive French fries include a hint of champagne. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition.