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2 2015 Online FFA Awards Update2015 Online FFA Awards Update Allie Ellis CTE Specialist for FFA

3 2015 Online FFA Awards Update Allie Ellis CTE Specialist for FFA (615) Online FFA Awards Update 2

4 Today’s Objectives By the end of this session, you will be able to:  Compare and contrast the 2015 online FFA awards with the 2014 applications.  Understand how to access and complete the 2015 online FFA award applications.  Turn in applications by the required deadlines Online FFA Awards Update 3

5 Summary of New Award Applications  Completed through AgCN/ Web based access shared by student and teacher to review and assist  Records from AET will transfer into the application You can unlock (in the instructors page) and then enter into the application.  Printed and formatted as PDFs with page and version numbers  Cells are automatically saved as values are entered  First sections are entry pages for inventory, finances, and hours with the final sections for student review  Users can select their type of SAE and see only applicable sections  Reduced number of checks and formulas that utilize values from multiple pages  New inventory sections are divided into two different current and non-current sections  New productively invested and earned section provides a simple summary of each needed value and illustrates the met or not met result.  Lines 29 and 30 have been replaced with an easier check of financial accuracy  Check sheet lists all items not met in red As they are met the values are removed to focus on remaining issues Financial checks remain on the page 2015 Online FFA Awards Update 4

6 State and National Star Applications  Each application has a version number The application version number on the footer submitted to state will be the one judged  If a national star application has “not met,” it will not be declared  All signatures on signature page must be complete  National FFA has added additional sections: Status, official dress photo, contact information, t-shirt size, mailing instructions, and press release information  Star Award Rubric Star Award Rubric  Star in Agriscience Rubric Star in Agriscience Rubric  Star Application Overview Video Star Application Overview Video 2015 Online FFA Awards Update 5

7 State and National Star Applications  State Star Battery: Due Jan. 15, 2015 Must also submit accompanying state degree by Jan. 15, 2015 Print PDF and mail to: Tennessee FFA 11 th Floor Andrew Johnson Building 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN  American Star Battery: Due May 15, 2015 Must also submit accompanying American degree by May15, 2015 Print PDF and mail to: Tennessee FFA 11 th Floor Andrew Johnson Building 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN Online FFA Awards Update 6

8 State Degree Applications  Uses the new American degree factor for unpaid hours of 3.56  Has automatic checks throughout  Has a manual review sheet meant to serve as a teacher review  Check your regional calendar for regional judging due dates to submit the PDF copy of your degree applications Regional coordinators will submit the approved degrees to Allie Ellis 2015 Online FFA Awards Update 7

9 State Degree Applications  State FFA Degree requirements: Received a Chapter FFA Degree. Have been an active FFA member for at least two years (24 months) at the time of receiving the State FFA Degree Have completed at least 2 years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at our above the ninth grade level, which includes an SAE. Have earned and productively invested at least $1,000, or have worked at least 300 hours outside of scheduled class time through an SAE. Demonstrated leadership ability by performing 10 parliamentary law procedures, giving a six-minute speech on a topic relating to agriculture or FFA, and serving as an FFA officer, committee chairperson, or committee member. Have a satisfactory academic record, certified by the agriculture teacher and the school principal or superintendent. Participated in the planning and implementation of the chapter’s Program of Activities. Participated in at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level. Complete at least 25 hours of community service in a minimum of two different activities. All community service hours are cumulative, i.e. the 10 community service hours used to obtain the chapter degree can be used toward the state degree Online FFA Awards Update 8

10 State Degree Applications  Community Service Clarifications: The community service hours must be in addition to hours spent on paid or unpaid SAE projects. The community service activity can be organized by the FFA chapter; however, it must be performed outside of classroom time. Activities listed as community service cannot be duplicated in the FFA activities section of the application. Participating on a school athletic team is a school related activity, but it is not community service. – Volunteering for a Little League, Pop Warner Football or community soccer team coach would be acceptable Online FFA Awards Update 9

11 American Degree Applications  Each application has a version number The application version number on the footer submitted to the state will be the one judged  If a national star or degree application has “not met,” it will not be declared  All signatures on signature page must be complete  All American FFA Degree applicants are required to provide addresses. It is important that each applicant provides his or her own individual e- mail address and not their FFA advisor’s address. – The registration system will not allow duplicates. So, FFA advisors will not be able to provide their s addresses for more than one American FFA Degree applicant.  A status line for each certified application will show in progress, accepted, or declined 2015 Online FFA Awards Update 10

12 American Degree Applications  American Degree Application Overview Video American Degree Application Overview Video  Due May 15, 2015 Print PDF and mail to: Tennessee FFA 11 th Floor Andrew Johnson Building 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN Online FFA Awards Update 11

13 American Degree Applications  Community Service Clarifications: To receive an American FFA degree, members must complete at least 50 hours of community service in a minimum of three different activities. – The community service hours must be in addition to hours spent on paid or unpaid SAE projects. The hours cannot serve a dual purpose in fulfilling both community service and SAE requirements. These hours also may not be duplicated to fulfill the Directed Lab requirement. All hours must take place outside of regularly scheduled class time Online FFA Awards Update 12

14 State and National Proficiency Award Applications  Each application has a version number The application version number on the footer submitted to state will be the one judged  Best practices for applications Best practices for applications  Entrepreneurship/Placement Rubric Entrepreneurship/Placement Rubric  Agriscience research rubric Agriscience research rubric  Proficiency application review video Proficiency application review video 2015 Online FFA Awards Update 13

15 State and National Proficiency Award Applications  Feb. 16, 2015: Deadline to register for state proficiency judging at Camp Clements on Judges can register to stay the night at Camp Clements Feb. 27 and/or Feb. 28 Breakfast and lunch on Feb. 28 will be provided  State Proficiency Applications: Printed PDF applications due by 8:30 a.m. at the State Proficiency Judging at Camp Clements on Feb. 28, 2015 A chapter proficiency award summary should also be submitted – Proficiency award summaries, award information, and guidelines can be found in the proficiency award guidelines section of the Tennessee FFA downloads folder.Tennessee FFA downloads folder. – All applications should be taken back to their owners after judging  State Proficiency Winners Information should be entered at by June 15, 2015www.tnffa.org By July 1, 2015, have PDF printed and to: Tennessee FFA 11 th Floor Andrew Johnson Building 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN Online FFA Awards Update 14

16 Objective Check  Compare and contrast the 2015 online FFA awards with the 2014 applications.  Understand how to access and complete the 2015 online FFA award applications.  Turn in applications by the required deadlines Online FFA Awards Update 15

17 For more information on Tennessee FFA, contact: Allie Ellis CTE Specialist for FFA (615) Online FFA Awards Update 16


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