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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011 | NAAE CONVENTION

President's Message:
Transitioning Tradition: Real Steel

Greg Curlin, 2010-2011 NAAE President


Greg Curlin

The recent movie Real Steel really made me think how “transitioning tradition” has significantly impacted our society. In the past nine years I have spent most of my experience in agricultural education making transitions to match standards and pathways. Read more»

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Washington Beat:


capitalChild Labor Laws—Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—The United States Department of Labor (DoL) is proposing revisions to the child labor regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Perkins Reauthorization – The U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education and the CTE community have begun discussions on the reauthorization of the Carl D.

Farm Bill Reauthorization – 2012 will mostly bring in a renewed interest and commitment on the part of Congress to reauthorize the Farm bill.

Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 2011 – In mid-October, Senator Tom Harkin (IA) introduced the long anticipated Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 2011.

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Meet the Candidates

This year we have two candidates for the office of NAAE President-elect. Read each candidates' statement to get an idea of their priorities and goals if elected. Elections will be held at the upcoming NAAE Convention, so get informed now.


Farrah Johnson

My agricultural education career began in 1989 as a 7th grader who competed in the parliamentary procedure contest. Through Junior High and High School my love, admiration and passion for agricultural education grew and confirmed that this was the career choice for me. The experiences I had were a result of educators taking an interest and pushing me to be successful.

Craig McEnany

I am an agricultural educator at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa.  During my 33-year career, I have taught at the high school and postsecondary level with the goal of preparing my students for the agriculture industry.   I have taught animal science, agronomy, agricultural mechanics, horticulture and agricultural business applications utilizing classroom instruction as the vehicle for developing student leadership.

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Following is the section of the NAAE Bylaws regarding amendments to the bylaws of the organization:


Following is the section of the NAAE Bylaws regarding amendments to the bylaws of the organization:

Article VIII AMENDMENTS

Sec. 1. The bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 vote of delegates present and voting at the annual meeting, providing the following provisions are met.

(a)     Proposed amendments must be adopted by at least one Region or recommended by the Board of Directors.

(b)     Proposed amendments must be sent to the Executive Director at least 90 days prior to the annual meeting.

(c)     Affiliated state associations shall be notified of proposed amendments at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting by the Executive Director.

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2011 NAAE Convention Last Minute Details


We'll have professional development workshops, opportunities to get involved in NAAE at the regional and national levels, and time to recognize and reward outstanding agricultural educators. Find out how to get from the airport to the hotel, learn where to purchase advanced tickets for the Host State Social, and make sure you’re prepared to take full advantage of everything it has to offer. Read more»

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Ideas Unlimited

A Jar that Demonstrates Forest Succession


Tara Berescik at Tri-Valley Central School in Grahamsville, New York was looking for a way to teach her students about forest succession, the changing of a forest community over time in a given location, when she developed a lesson using milk jugs. The lesson helps students understand the forest succession concept by seeing it on a miniature scale. Read more>>

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2011 National Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award Winner


In Atwater High School in Atwater, California, agriculture students are asking questions. They follow up these questions with hypotheses, experiments, data collection, and conclusions. These students are learning the scientific method in Elizabeth Knapp’s agriculture courses. Read more>>

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FFA CONNECT


CONNECT! Past. Present. Future.
FFA has launched an exciting program for everyone who has been influenced by FFA. They want to hear from current members, former members and everyone else whose lives have been touched by FFA! Share your stories—past and present—and comment on how FFA has impacted your life!

Register at www.ffa.org/connect beginning September 20th.

 

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Take a Look at Your NAAE Member Benefits

Did you know that first year members get $60,000 life insurance for free from TIE?


As a professional association for agricultural educators, NAAE provides benefits to assist members with professional growth--both tangible and intangible benefits to help members become more effective and efficient as agricultural educators.  Membership benefits only work if you take advantage of them, so read more and make good use of what we offer. Read more>>

 

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NAAE at the National FFA Convention


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NAAE had a lot to offer students and teachers alike at the National FFA Convention. We played Cash Bus with ag students, signed students up for the National Teach Ag Campaign, and provided an internet cafe and professional development workshops for educators. Read more»


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Communities of Practice


Put Communities of Practice to good use this year. Here are some posts related to things we all think about at the beginning of the school year - getting organized, energized, new curriculum and tools, and more...

 

 

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Read More News & Views


You're just looking at the front page of our newsletter. Check out the table of contents at the top for a full listing of stories in this month's News & Views.

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