Online Professional Development Series

We know that as a busy ag teacher you need professional development that is tailored to your needs but also allows you to meet local, state, and/or recertification requirements. NAAE provides professional development that is specific to agricultural educators and allows you to earn credit hours for participation in our learning sessions and programs. For each program or session you attend, we will provide you a certificate for the professional development hours you have earned. Below you will find links to our series of online professional development as well as upcoming professional development opportunity via Zoom.

Upcoming Professional Development:

TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2020, 1:30 PM EASTERN

Digital Resources for Hands-On Activities- Animal Handling for Safe Student Interactions

Presenter: Dr. Michael Pate and Dr. Rebecca Lawver, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Recent events have pushed student interactive activities towards digital and distance based programming. During this professional development seminar, digital resources for student learning of livestock and animal handling practices will be presented. A emphasis on safe student interactions will be highlighted. Click here to register in advance for this session.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.


TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020, 1:30 PM EASTERN

Planning your Next Year's POA Using the Strategic Plan System in AET

Presenter: Roger Hanagriff, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, AET

If you are able to be face-to-face or manage your POA at a distance, this presentation can work for you! This session will cover how teachers and students can collaborate online and set up your program's strategic plan, which includes items such as a program mission, goal statements, and analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). This process also allows you to print strategic plan reports and student leaders/bio reports that are great to share with stakeholders. A major section of this online tool is to develop calendar activities (traditional POAs), which includes an activity description, goals, outcomes and results, which can be shared in PDF report and most importantly will complete your chapter's National Chapter Award once you get to the end of the year! This last part is why this is a great tool...with one effort you can (1) put students in charge of your POA using AET's online system, (2) automatically update your program's AET calendar website to share with parents these important dates, (3) develop impressive PDF reports for stakeholders and at the same time...(4) complete the important section of your National Chapter Award, but of course, can make edits in the award...just the major work is done. This is a serious time-saver, opens more communication channels with students and parents and once you completed your first year...this all helps build your future strategic plans and POA and NCA! Join us for this session and learn how to work smarter and get your students to lead the process using this online and collaborative tool in AET! Click here to register in advance for this session.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.


THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020, 1:30 PM EASTERN

FFA Resources You Can Use at a Distance

Presenter: Jeff McKinney, Haleyville Center of Technology FFA, Alabama; Carlee Dittemore, Tri High FFA, Indiana; Lily West, Cesar E. Chavez FFA, Texas; and Katie Cooper, Salmon FFA, Idaho

Recent events have pushed student interactive activities towards digital and distance based programming. During this professional development seminar, digital resources for student learning of livestock and animal handling practices will be presented. A emphasis on safe student interactions will be highlighted. Click here to register in advance for this session.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.


Online Professional Development Archive:

The links to our professional development archived videos will be coming soon!

Understanding Bias – Agricultural Education for All

Presenter: Dr. Roger Cleveland, Millennium Learning Concepts, Lexington, KY

Implicit Bias or Unconscious bias is a thought process that guides our preference for a social group that is often automatic. Implicit bias is shaped by individual’s experiences, perceptions, and upbringing, everyone has some form of unconscious bias. Recent studies have shown that this bias also exist in educators and our biases can have a significant impact on student achievement and teacher effectiveness. This session will allow participants to explore and assess their own unconscious biases and examine approaches that can assist in creating an inclusive learning environment for all.


Education. Community. Agriculture - My Local Cooperative Instructional Modules

Presenter: Wes Crawford, Sutherlin High School, Sutherlin, OR

Participants will engage with the NAAE My Local Cooperative instructional materials that are available to help students learn more about cooperatives and cooperative careers. Attendees are eligible for a $100 cooperative field trip or materials grant after attending the session.


Teaching Ag Mechanics at a Distance-Tips, Tools, & Resources

Presenter: Dr. Joey Blackburn, LSU

As we continue to develop our new norm of teaching, we keep searching for ways to make our hands-on classes meaningful for our students. Come join us as we share tools, tips, and resources on how to teach ag mechanics at a distance.


Shifting Over: How We Let Students Drive Agriscience Inquiry at a Distance

Presenter: Wes Crawford, Sutherlin High School, Sutherlin, OR

It’s a brave new world right now, but the needs of students to engage their brains hasn’t changed. But how do we have students use inquiry when they don’t have access to our schools, labs, facilities, or equipment? Maybe you are not even allowed to do anything digital at all? What do you do? We will explore some options for those who are Zoom meeting with students to those who can only send paper home worksheets home. Also, please bring your own ideas that increase inquiry for your students.


 

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