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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information about offering a workshop.
Episode AcknowledgementsA 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.
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.
Episode Transcript (Coming Soon!)
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.
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