National Teach Ag Day - Engagement Opportunities for Everyone!

WHAT IS NATIONAL TEACH AG DAY?

The tenth annual National Teach Ag Day live celebration will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2020. National Teach Ag Day is designed to encourage others to teach school based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture teachers play in our schools and communities.

Every year the National Teach Ag Campaign hosts a live webcast event somewhere in the country in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day. This year's live webcast will be hosted from the National Association of Agricultural Educators' office in Lexington, KY.

Follow this link to view the archived version of the 2019 National Teach Ag Day live celebration.

The National Teach Ag Campaign is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Funding for the National Teach Ag Campaign is provided by the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience™ ,Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are several ways for you to get involved on National Teach Ag Day.


TEACH AG INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK
Looking for a fun and interactive resource for your lesson plan on teaching agriculture? Our Teach Ag Interactive Notebook is full of activities and information for your students to learn more about teaching agriculture. These are not date specific, so you can use them anytime of the year. Our interactive notebook is available in several versions to best fit your needs. We recommend using the Single Pages version for printing multiple copies.

FAST Symposium

The National Teach Ag Campaign is hosting a virtual Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium for all current NAAE Student Member preservice agricultural education students across the United States for FREE! This LIVE professional development event is held in conjunction with National Teach Ag Day, September 17th, 2020! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO APPLY!

The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium is a professional development experience for preservice agricultural education majors which provides customized professional development, networking, and mentoring with current and future agriculture teachers and stakeholders from across the country. 

The FAST Symposium will take place from 4-8pm EDT on Thursday, September 17th 2020.

The FAST Symposium will focus on the following: 
- Creating an inclusive classroom environment 
- Inquiry-Based Learning 
- Classroom Management 
- Professional development 
- Collegiality 
- Student teaching and first-year preparation 
- Job Interview success 

Program Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for this program, each applicant must be:

  1. an agricultural education major at a college or university that offers a program of study in agricultural education-teacher certification track or similar licensure program that ends in being certified to teach agriculture at the secondary level; M. Ed initial licensure majors are also eligible to apply as long as they have never taught before. (Priority is given to those who are close to completing their degree (seniors, student teaching candidates). 
  2. those who have attended a FAST session in previous years are eligible to apply. 
  3. majoring in agricultural education or similar degree with intentions to become an agriculture teacher;
  4. enrolled in an agricultural education degree program or similar licensure track program for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. 
  5. a 2020-2021 NAAE student member. Check membership status with NAAE office (859) 967-2892.
Program Application Procedure
Interested and eligible preservice teachers must complete the application below by 11:59pm Eastern on Wednesday, September 2nd- no exceptions.  Submit early so you are not dealing with last-minute technology issues.  Please check NAAE student member status prior to applying.  FOLLOW THIS LINK TO APPLY!
 
If you have questions, contact Andrea Fristoe by email at afristoe.naae@uky.edu or by phone at (859) 967-2892.
 
The Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposiums are a component of the National Teach Ag Campaign, an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education, managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) with funding support from the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.  

 

Watch LIVE!

National Teach Ag Day is a great opportunity to share with others your love for ag education and passion for teaching! Here are some ideas for hosting your own party:

  • Nominate someone you think will be a great ag teacher! 
  • Order in lunch & watch the National Teach Ag Day live webcast!
  • Purchase a Teach Ag kit for yourself or someone you know who will be a great ag teacher!!
  • No matter what you decide to do, share your celebration with us on social media! #TeachAg #Tagged20

Tag Yourself or Someone else

Being an agriculture teacher is an awesome career choice.  We want to recognize all the current and future agriculture teachers who have answered the call to Mentor, Motivate, Make a Difference, and Teach Ag!

We will be looking for submissions that meet the following criteria to feature in the 2020 National Teach Ag Day Webcast. You can watch the 2020 National Teach Ag Day Webcast on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at www.naae.org/teachag. 
  • High resolution, appropriate headshot photo
  • Name of person to be featured
  • City and State
  • Current school (high school or post secondary) 
  • High school agriculture teacher (if applicable) 
  • Your name if submitting on behalf of someone else
  • Your email address 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alan Green, NAAE Program Manager, at agreen.naae@uky.edu.

Photo submissions are due by Thursday, September 10th.

Contact Us

We want to hear about what you're doing on Teach Ag Day. Drop us a line at ethompson.naae@uky.edu. Need help planning an event? Send an email to the same place, and we'll help any way we can.


 

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