NAAE's Connect Podcast

Connect Podcast

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Welcome to Connect, a podcast by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. No matter how long you’ve been in the classroom, we as agricultural educators know the power that connections play in bettering ourselves as educators and strengthening our profession. Connect is a podcast by the National Association of Agricultural Educators, and works to educate listeners about NAAE resources, inform them of new and innovative practices, and connect current and future agricultural educators and supporters.

How to Listen

You can listen to Connect by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

Podcast Episode Show Notes

Connect is all about sharing resources and building connections among agricultural educators. For each episode, we'll be publishing a set of show notes, which are written accounts of what happened during an episode and additional resources that take the content one step further. These additional resources may include links to articles mentioned during the episode, guest speaker bios, links to resources, photos, or videos.

IntroductoryEpisode: The Power of Connections

Connections are powerful, and that’s exactly why we’re here. Welcome to Connect, a podcast by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Connect works to educate listeners about NAAE resources, inform them of new and innovative practices, and connect current and future agricultural educators and supporters.

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Episode 2: Getting Started with the NAAE My Local Cooperative Instructional Modules

In this episode, listeners can learn more about one of NAAE's newest initiatives called My Local Cooperative. Our host is joined by Mr. Wes Crawford, an NAAE member and agricultural educator from Oregon, and Ms. Nanci Lilja, the President of the CHS Foundation, to discuss the importance of incorporating cooperative education into your curriculum. The episode digs into the three My Local Cooperative Instructional Modules and discusses CHS Foundation resources and tools available to agricultural educators and agricultural education students.

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Interested in hosting a My Local Cooperative Instructional Modules Workshop?

The My Local Cooperative Instructional Modules are excellent tools to help students learn more about agriculture cooperatives, the agriculture cooperative business model, and agriculture cooperative career opportunities. NAAE trained teacher facilitators are available to deliver, at no cost, My Local Cooperative workshops at the state, regional, and national level. Contact Ellen Thompson at ethompson.naae@uky.edu for more information about offering a workshop.


Episode Acknowledgements

A big thank you to Mr. Wes Crawford of Sutherlin High School in Oregon and Ms. Nanci Lilja, President of the CHS Foundation for joining us for the first episode of NAAE's Connect podcast. This episode is made possible by the CHS Foundation. Since 2011, the CHS Foundation has contributed more than $3 million dollars to the NAAE National Teach Ag Campaign. The CHS Foundation is funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., and since 1946 has been committed to making a long-lasting, measurable impact on rural America on behalf of their farmer-owners.

Episode 2: The Case on CASE


For the second episode of Connect, a podcast by the National Association of Agricultural Educators, we're digging deep into Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). CASE is one of the most powerful tools available for the advancements of agricultural education and the enhancement of student learning in our profession. Our host is joined by two CASE Master Teachers, Ms. Karen Van De Walle of Iowa and Mr. Carroll Mercer of Arkansas, who share their passion for CASE and how it's transformed not only their classroom but their personal and professional lives as well. 

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Episode Acknowledgements

A big thank you to Ms. Karen Van De Walle of Sumner-Fredericksburg High School in Sumner, Iowa and Mr. Carroll Mercer of Fountain Lake High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas for sharing their passion and experiences with CASE in the second episode of NAAE's Connect podcast.

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education and managed by the National Association of the Agricultural Educators. CASE is the most powerful tool available for the advancement of agricultural education and enhancement of student learning of agricultural science subject matter, and is committed to the goal of improving educational experiences for agriculture students by empowering agriculture teachers.

Episode 3: Nutrition, Energy, and Ag Teacher Wellness (Part 1)


NAAE is excited to kick off Part One of a two part series related to nutrition, energy, and ag teacher wellness. Our host is joined by our guest co-host and current NAAE President, Mr. Parker Bane, as they explore how proper nutrition and living an active lifestyle can help boost our energy so that agricultural educators can be their best for themselves, their students, and their friends and family at home. Parker and Alan are joined by two agricultural educators, Mrs. Amanda Twenter of Missouri and Mr. Melvin Phelps of New York, who share personal experiences they've encountered along with tangible steps that you can take to help boost and maintain your energy throughout the day. 

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Episode Acknowledgements

We'd like to thank Mrs. Amanda Twenter of Eldon Career Center in Missouri, Mr. Melvin Phelps of Lowville Academy in New York, and Guest Co-Host Mr. Parker Bane, current NAAE President, for joining us for this episode of Connect.

We would again like to state this episode of Connect is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Any serious or major lifestyle changes should be made only in consultation with your physician.

Part 2 of Nutrition, Energy, and Ag Teacher Wellness will air on Monday, September 14. Alan and Parker will be joined by Ms. Ginny Reddick, a nutrition and wellness coach for individuals, groups, and organizations. Make sure to subscribe to Connect on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play to get instant notifications when we release new episodes.

Episode 3: Nutrition, Energy, and Ag Teacher Wellness (Part 2)


In this episode, we're keeping the conversation going with the second part of our two part series related to nutrition, energy, and ag teacher wellness. Our host is joined by our guest co-host and current NAAE President, Mr. Parker Bane, as they meet with Virginia (Ginny) Reddick, a nutrition and wellness coach. Ginny shares practical ways that can help you make a difference in your diet and lifestyle, such as eating consistently throughout the day, and carrying a water bottle, along with other ways to help you take care of your body, mind, soul, and spirit.

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Episode Acknowledgements

We'd like to thank Ms. Ginny Reddick, Nutrition and Wellness Coach, and Guest Co-Host Mr. Parker Bane, current NAAE President, for joining us for this episode of Connect.

We would again like to state this episode of Connect is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Any serious or major lifestyle changes should be made only in consultation with your physician.

Episode 5 - A CASE Update



Our host is joined by two NAAE staff members, Ms. Jessie Lumpkins and Ms. Sara Cobb, who provide updates related to Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). Jessie and Sara provide information related to the new CASE website, Thrive (the CASE Educational Technology Summit coming January 2021), as well as how their team has and will continue to respond to COVID-19.

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Episode Acknowledgements

We'd like to thank NAAE staff members Jessie Lumpkins and Sara Cobb for providing programming updates for this episode of Connect.


Podcast Episode Transcripts

According to the World Health Organization, 5% of people have disabling hearing loss. For those that need them, we've included a written transcript for each podcast episode of Connect. The link to the episode transcript can be found underneath the episode show notes, or you can find them all here.


Want to Connect?

Have an idea or topic that you'd like to hear on a future podcast episode? Want to be on the show? We'd love to hear from you! Submit your suggestions for future podcast episodes here.

 

 

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