Don't Miss These! Opportunities in Agricultural Education
As you’re wrapping up this school year and planning the next, be sure to take advantage of these great opportunities brought to you by NAAE and its partners.
CASE Institutes – It’s not too late to sign up for the professional development experience of a lifetime. CASE can transform your teaching and classroom experiences in just two weeks. Follow this link to learn more about CASE and see which institutes still have openings.
Teach Ag Ambassadors – This program for pre-service student members selects the ten most outstanding agricultural education majors in the U.S. and lets them spread the word about agricultural education at the National FFA Convention and various events throughout the year. This year's application deadline is May 14. Follow this link for more information about the Teach Ag Ambassador program.
Hummert Professional Development Short Course – Choose from two short courses that cover greenhouse maintenance, horticulture substrates, water quality, plant nutrition, spring crops, poinsettias, hands-on plant propagation, hands-on misting and irrigation, environmental controls, greenhouse IPM, and a horticulture history greenhouse tour. In addition, the Greenhouse Operations & Management I Short Course, June 14-16, will include veggie production for the classroom and tomato grafting. The Greenhouse Operations & Management II Short Course, June 21-23, will include seed starting, and floating hydroponic gardening. Follow this link for the agenda and registration details.
NAAE Convention – Atlanta, November 27-December 1. Professional development, networking and more, all in the space of a few days. You have until July 13 to register at the reduced early-bird rate. Registration for NAAE convention also covers total access to the completely revamped ACTE CareerTech Vision 2012. Follow this link for registration information.
Monday Morning Monitor – This weekly e-newsletter is full of upcoming opportunities, dates and deadlines from all Team Ag Ed organizations, plus a link to the CAST Friday Notes, an information-packed newsletter from the Council for Agricultural Science & Technology. To receive the MMM, sign up for the U.S. Ag Ed Listserv.
New Teacher News – This monthly e-newsletter from the Teach Ag Campaign is geared toward teachers in their first and second years of teaching, but has information that is useful to any agricultural educator. Each month is themed – advisory committees, best advice and utilizing technology are a few of the recent issues. Each edition includes related posts on Communities of Practice, upcoming dates, ideas of the month and more. To subscribe or read past issues, visit http://www.naae.org/teachag/newteachernews.php.
National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy – NATAA is an annual professional development event that brings the best agriscience teachers from around the U.S. to the DuPont Chesapeake Farms and shows them inquiry-based teaching techniques proven to improve science learning. Participants become National Agriscience Ambassadors and have the opportunity to facilitate workshops at the National FFA Convention and NAAE Conventions after their NATAA experience. Make plans now to apply for this highly competitive program. Follow this link for more information.
NAAE Activities at National FFA Convention – NAAE and the Teach Ag Campaign have a huge presence at the National FFA Convention. Whether you participate in Teachers’ World professional development sessions, take your students to the Teach Ag Booth in the Career Show, or stop by the NAAE member services booth in Teachers’ World, there is something for you. Watch News & Views and other NAAE communications for more information as the time draws closer.