2010 NAAE Convention
NAAE received more than 150 proposals for workshops to be presented during the convention. This is by far the most proposals we have ever received – meaning we are able to select the best for our attendees. Although there wasn’t room to accept all proposals, we will have about 120 different agricultural education-specific workshops from which to choose. Take a look at these three examples:
A Crash Course in Food Science for Middle School
Jessica Wakine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Interested in integrating food science into your middle school curriculum but not sure how to do it? This session will present a crash course in the components of the Food Science and Technology CDE, including the basics of sensory evaluation, triangle tests, and even the how-to's of responding to customer complaint letters. Also during this session, participants will gain useful tips for preparing a Food Science and Technology CDE team while integrating food science into the middle school agriscience curriculum - a truly intracurricular experience!
Techniques to Manage the Classroom Chaos
Ellen Thompson, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD and Natasha Mortenson, Morris Area High School, Morris, MN
Do you ever feel like your classroom is out of control? Do you want some classroom tested techniques to reward student behavior, partner students effectively, make note taking more fun, organize the pile growing on your desk, make calling on students more efficient and just overall regain control of the chaos? This interactive workshop will give you resources to take back to your classroom so you can take back your classroom! Bring along any issues or questions related to classroom management.
Where's the Beef? Preparing FFA Meats Judgers Without Beef Carcasses
Dr. Rudy Tarpley, New Mexico Agricultural Education, Las Cruces, NM
There are many challenges when preparing FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE teams. One of the greatest problems is the opportunity for students to see actual beef carcasses when grading and placing classes. This workshop will guide teachers and coaches through methods in grading, placing, and identification of beef carcasses utilizing in-class methods and materials. Participants will be provided with Beef Ribeye Grids and teaching materials to guide them through the steps in yield grading and placing beef carcasses
NAAE Convention attendees have full access to the nearby ACTE convention. One registration fee gives you access to both conventions, and NAAE’s schedule is planned to maximize your ability to take in both.
Visit the NAAE Convention Registration page for details and the registration form.
The 2010 NAAE Convention Hotel will be the Riviera Hotel and Casino. All NAAE sessions and workshops will take place in the Riviera, and NAAE has reserved a room block at a special rate of $64 per night plus applicable taxes. The NAAE room block is in a newly remodeled section of the Riviera, so accommodations should be very nice. Reserve your room early to ensure you get the special pricing. Visit the NAAE Convention Housing page.