Job Opening – Director - Education Division
The National FFA Organization has an opening for Director of the Education Division. We seek an experienced professional who is a recognized leader in the field of education and who can envision, plan, prioritize, deliver and evaluate National FFA educational programs at the highest level in accordance with the FFA mission.
For complete details and to apply for this leadership position, please visit this link and search for Director Education Division.
FFA Volunteer Convention Judges Needed
The National FFA is accepting judging nominations for this year’s 2011 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
Agricultural Proficiency and Stars Over America awards will be judged Thursday, October 20. (Proficiency and Star judges will be invited to an awards luncheon that day.) Agriscience Awards will be judged on Thursday, October 20. National Chapter Awards will be judged on Wednesday, October 19.
Convention judging is voluntary. FFA does not cover any judging expenses. Submit nominations on the form located here. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Read News & Views – Advocacy Edition
In this issue:
- How Does Your State Advocate? Tips from Across the U.S.
- Wisconsin Agricultural Education Advocacy in Overdrive
- Washington Beat: Challenging Budgets Make Advocacy Even More Important
- Connecting Classrooms and Community - New Advocacy Curriculum Aims to Create Student Advocates, Get Teachers Thinking About Process
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2011 NAAE Convention – Host State Social
The Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers’ Association is rolling out the red carpet for NAAE convention attendees by hosting an evening at the Anheuser-Bush Brewery in St. Louis. This social event will include a brewery tour and meal of pulled port, bratwurst and all the sides. Beer and soft drinks are included in the cost of the ticket.
If you’re coming to the 2011 NAAE Convention, don’t miss this fun event. Tickets are on sale now, but quantities are limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link.
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The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Friday Notes newsletter includes key stories regarding animals, plants, food safety, international issues, and general topics.
Academic papers and agricultural reports are also available for free download at the CAST website (http://www.cast-science.org/). Click HERE to access the July 22 issue of CAST Friday Notes.
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Nominate Young Teachers to be Profiled in a New Blog Series: Teacher Tuesdays!
Do you know a fantastic young teacher who has just started his or her teaching career? Think that he or she deserves to be highlighted on a national blog? Starting next Tuesday, June 28th, TEACH.gov will begin a summer-long, weekly blog series celebrating young teachers. We're looking to profile teachers of all subjects and grade level who have inspired their students and increased their classroom’s performance in the hope that these stories will help the best and the brightest discover their pathway to teaching!
To nominate someone who you know is making a big difference in the classroom, ask them to email email@example.com. We look forward to hearing about teachers you know who are leaders in their community and superstars in the classroom!
2011 NCLA/ACTE Best Practices Conference
The 2011 NCLA/ACTE Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education Conference heads to the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Join and learn from colleagues from around the country as they discuss some of the very best practices and innovations in CTE. Registration (print form) is now open! Click here for more information.
The tentative agenda and a list of sessions are now available.
Download the conference brochure!
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NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Announced
NASDCTEc is pleased to invite you to participate in our annual Fall Meeting, a must-attend professional development experience. WHERE: the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel – BWI, in the Baltimore, MD area. WHEN: Monday, October 24 – 26, 2011. More Information
Perkins Cut Impacts Resonating in Media
Last week, a New York Times article highlighting career technical education (CTE) brought to light the impacts funding cuts could have on programs that effectively prepare students for college and career. Seemingly, the blogosphere and local media are catching wind of this significant issue. This may be an opportunity for the CTE community to call attention to how these budget cuts are felt on the ground. Read rest of post
From U.S. Dept. of Education
Despite Cheating Scandals, Testing and Teaching Are Not at Odds
Cross-posted from the Washington Post.
In the wake of the Atlanta cheating scandal and recent cheating allegations in other school districts (including Washington, DC), On Leadership convened a roundtable on how best to approach teacher incentives in the U.S. education system — with opinion pieces by Duke University behavioral economics professor Dan Ariely, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Howard Gardner, and Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein.
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