Don't Miss the 2012 NAAE Convention
November 27- December 1
We’re working hard to pack as much as we can into our conference. Expect great professional development, networking, teacher recognition, NAAE business and updates on agricultural education in the U.S. Visit this page to view or download a draft schedule.
NAAE Networking Reception
The NAAE Networking Reception is back by popular demand! Make sure you arrive at the convention by 9pm Tuesday night to hear the mystery guest speaker (we’ll be giving out clues leading up to convention) and to get your free drink tickets. After the speaker there will be mixing and mingling as you make new connections to build on during the rest of the week and after the convention is over. Watch the NAAE website for more details.
Professional Development Workshops
Over the last few years, the NAAE convention has become THE place to get premiere professional development on a wide variety of topics relating to agricultural education. Whether your interest is in new curriculum, classroom techniques, ag ed policy or more, you will find at least one workshop that meets your needs.
Here are a few examples of what we’re planning. For a complete list of our workshop offerings, visit this page.
Wednesday, November 28th
Laura Hasselquist, Chippewa Falls Senior High School, Chippewa Falls, WI and Stacy Skemp, Janesville Parker High School, Janesville, WI
Room 208/209, Hilton Atlanta
Inquiry-based instruction is all the buzz in education. But who has time to create all new "inquiry-based" lessons? You don't have to! Come find out how simple little changes in your current lesson plans can lead to the world of inquiry-based instruction. No matter what you teach, you can make it inqury-based!
Thursday, November 29th
Vet Science for Every Classroom
Clyde McBride and Elissa McBride, Monument Valley High School, Kayenta, AZ
Room 401/402, Hilton Atlanta
Come to this hand- on workshop that will give you some vet science ideas that you can include in your program. Plan to roll up your sleeves and dive into activities that will get your students engaged. Lesson plans will be included.
Krista Pontius, Greenwood High School, Millerstown, PA; SaraBeth Fulton, Big Spring School District, Newville, PA; and Sherisa Nailor, Big Spring School District, Newville, PA
Room 401/402, Hilton Atlanta
This hands-on workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore the vast world of Biotechnology. Participants will discuss classroom activities which bring biotechnology to life in the classroom. Additionally, participants will perform a variety of classroom laboratory activities such as extracting DNA, solving an organic compound mystery, and how environmental conditions effect bacterial growth of mold.
Friday, November 30th
1:1 Laptop Programs in the Ag Classroom
Bethany Royer, Killingly High School, Killingly, CT
Room 201, Hilton Atlanta
Got computers? Looking to start a 1:1 Laptop program? What are their uses in the Ag classroom? What projects can students create, and how do you create meaningful projects that make lasting impressions? We will spend time discussing the importance of technology in the ag field, and how that translates into the ag classroom. Project ideas, cool technology resources, and the continuous argument of mac vs. pc will all be discussed.
Creating Agricultural Advocates Through Ag Literacy
Natasha Mortenson, Morris Area High School, Morris, MN and Lavyne Rada, Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, MN
Room 404/405, Hilton Atlanta
Are YOUR Students advocating for agriculture? This workshop will help you develop activities for YOUR students to teach OTHERS about agriculture and the importance of agricultural practices! Come learn about many ways your students can develop programs in the elementary schools and with local community organizations which will help start to mold your them into successful ADVOCATES for AGRICULTURE!
Registration cost from 7/14/12 through 10/29/12
$375 for NAAE members
$625 for non-NAAE members
Registration cost from 10/30/12 through 11/8/12
$450 for NAAE members
$695 for non-NAAE members
After 11/8 registration will only be accepted on site.
Click here for registration details.
Either: Download, print, and fill out the NAAE Registration Form. Return to ACTE according to instructions on that form. Click here to download the registration form.
Or: Register online at http://www.acteonline.org/vision.aspx. The ACTE website should allow you access to the NAAE Member rate and will read “Our membership records indicate that you are entitled to register as a NAAE Member. As an association NAAE Member, you may take advantage of our low membership registration fees and you may attend member-only sessions and special events.”
NAAE members who are not ACTE members will not be able to register online. Those people should register by filling out the registration form and submitting their registration to ACTE via mail or fax.
Convention Housing and Travel Discounts
The Hilton Atlanta will serve as the 2012 NAAE Convention Hotel. This is where all the NAAE meetings will be held. Room rates are $159 per night for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. The room block will be open until November 2, 2012. Visit here to make reservations.
NAAE has worked with Delta Airlines to receive a 5% discount on flights. Click here for more information.