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.


Agricultural Education For All Learning Sessions:

Civility for Critical Conversations

Presenter: Dr. Erica Gray

July 22, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT

This session will examine the importance of civility and respect when having discussions around racism, bias and diversity. Participants will gain an awareness of the impact of actions upon others, the organization, and the individual. Understand what constitutes cultural competence and cultural incompetence. Improve skills in communicating across cultures. Know the action steps needed to value others in the workplace.

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Power, Privilege & Practice

Presenter: Dr. Lori Wright & Dr. Roger Cleveland

July 29, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT

What does it mean to have privilege? How do your social identities (e.g., race, gender, class, religion, sexuality, etc.) grant or deny you privilege? How do you know when you have it and when you don't? How can we use power and privilege to break the cycle of classism, sexism racism etc.? This workshop will explore these questions, offering participants an opportunity to delve deeply into their social identities and explain intersectionality and cognitive dissonance. Participants will begin to uncover sources of bias that have been reinforced by an unrelenting cycle of socialization, develop skills for effective ally ship and learn how implementing even the smallest of steps toward equity, inclusion, and justice can transform an individual into an agent of change in their communities and profession.

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Cultural Humility: What’s it all about?

Presenter: Dr. Erica Gray

August 5, 2020 3:00pm EDT

This session will explore how an organization or school can become inclusive and understanding of a variety of cultures, races, abilities, and differences, and identify changes that can be made by organizations and by individuals to transform the climate.Participants will leave with a greater understanding of cultural competence and cultural humility. Participants will be more aware of their own cultural perceptions and how those perceptions influence policies, practices and personnel. Participants will have an increased knowledge of cultural competence, cultural humility, and be better prepared to interact more comfortably in a multi-cultural work environment.

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Blind Spots: Implicit Bias in the Classroom

Presenter: Ms. Jaime Nebbitt

August 12, 2020 3:00pm EDT

Implicit Bias or Unconscious bias is the stereotyping and prejudice that guides our preference for a social group that is often automatic. Implicit bias is ubiquitous in society, and 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 that can have significant impact on students achievement and success. This session will introduce participants to case studies, challenge participants to explore their own unconscious bias, and then we will have discussion around approaches that may assist educators to become conscious of their biases, and how they may be able to remedy them for the benefit of the students. Click here to register in advance for this session.


Micro-aggression & Micro-messaging

Presenter: Dr. Roger Cleveland

August 19, 2020 3:00pm EDT

This session will help participants understand the concepts of micro-aggressions, micro-inequities and stereotype threat, how these can manifest, and how they impact learning environments. The participants will be introduced to ways of challenging unconscious biases. We will also explore and share out strategies to effectively respond to micro-aggressions. Click here to register in advance for this session.


Culturally Responsive Teaching

Presenter: Dr. Erica Gray

August 26, 2020 3:00pm EDT

As instructional leaders, making the shift toward embedding culturally responsive teaching practice with fidelity requires us to recognize and share powerful practices in action. It requires us to look at our practices both from the teacher standpoint and student receptiveness. It also requires us to create an environment in which coaching both becomes the vehicle to replicate those practices building-wide and to empower teachers to make adjustments that embed equity in their current teaching practices. Click here to register in advance for this session.


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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.


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.


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.


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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