National Council for Agricultural Education Update – May 2014 Held Spring Face to Face Meeting March 31-April 2 Selected Jason Davis, North Carolina, as President-Elect Allocated funding for Standards Revision Project and SAE Renewal Activities Agreed to provide support for the development of an online Farm Business Management Curriculum
National Council for Agricultural Education Update – May 2014 Major activities and upcoming events Participated in the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC Ira Beckman and Mike Honeycutt attended National Ag Day Currently pulling together an RFP for a service provider to help with online review of AFNR standards SAE Renewal Committee will be meeting face to face in the Summer of 2014 LPS working with states on state level SAE Renewal activities Data Collection Committee to meet and finalize plans in spring of 2014
National PAS Organization Update Craig McEnany Executive Director
“Uniting Education and Industry in Agriculture” www.nationalpas.org www.nationalpas.org (One of the many purposes of PAS is to provide an opportunity for developing leadership abilities through participation in the employment experience programs, course work and organization activities). National PAS Organization
National Officer/State Officer Training Ridgewater College – Willmar, MN Strength Finders program May 30 – June 1 National Conference – Pre-conference planning June 11 – 15, 2014 Boise, Idaho National PAS Organization
National Board Meeting August 3 – 5, 2014 Ankeny, IA Strategic Planning for Growth Committee Work Financial Planning National PAS Conference March 11 – 14, 2014 Boise, ID National PAS Organization
Craig McEnany, Executive Director Lori Obernolte, Administrative Assistant National PAS Organization 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy Ankeny, IA 50023 National PAS Organization
Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences Mrs. Ebony Webber Chief Officer of Operations http://www.manrrs.org
2014 National Conference Total Attendees: 875 Students 625 Jr. MANRRS – 75 Sponsors: 20 Exhibitors: 65 Inaugural 5K Fun Run/Walk – raised more than $1,000 for scholarships and had 80 participants. March 27-29, 2014 Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Birmingham AL Conference Co-Hosts: Alabama A&M University, Auburn University and Tuskegee University
National Officer Leadership Training May 12-17, 2014 Riverdale, MD Hosted by USDA APHIS Animal Care and USDA APHIS Veterinary Services 2014-2015 Presidents L to R: Maurisha Ross, Graduate Student President – Auburn University Koni Patterson, National President – Dow AgroSciences Marquel Lett, Undergraduate President – University of Kentucky
2014 Regional Cluster Meeting September 26-28, 2014 Atlanta, GA – Marriott Century Center October 17-19, 2014 Ames, IA – Iowa State University October 24-25, 2014 Las Vegas, NV – UNLV November 7-9, 2014 Dover, DE - Delaware State University (tentative) November 14-15, 2014 Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX - Farm Credit Service (tentative)
March 26-28, 2015 Crowne Plaza Houston Houston, TX Conference Co-Hosts: Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University 2015 Information 30 th Conference Anniversary
National FFA Organization and FFA Foundation Update
SAE-Based Programs Award Application Rollout (Summer and Fall of 2014) In-servicing for the following individuals took place May 6 and 7 Revision Committee: o 5 – State staff o 4 – Teachers o 1 – Business and industry representatives LPS staff AET staff Selected NFFA staff
States are completing the process of scheduling training for their teachers on the new applications in the Summer or Fall. States should reserve 90 minutes per area (i.e., Proficiency Awards, American FFA Degree/STARS, etc.) for training. New SAE-based award Educational Specialist hired: Daniel Chabot – former agricultural education instructor from North Carolina starts in June. New Individual/Chapter Award Program Manager hired: Madeline Young – former agricultural education instructor from Indiana starts in June
Best practice: a website should be reviewed and refreshed every three to five years. Websites are becoming an integral part of any organization’s need to respond to its constituents. FFA needs to be more responsive to its various constituents and encourage ongoing engagement. FFA received a grant from IBM in 2013 that resulted in the delivery of substantive research findings on www.ffa.org. www.ffa.org
The working module of AgCN is our inspiration for building upon the all new FFA.org platform. FFA.org will expand the focus on career success in AgCN. We will provide a seamless single sign-in process between all functions within FFA.org. Information provided by our visitors will be used to more effectively engage and provide enhanced FFA benefits.
The National FFA Organization is committed to continual improvement of the overall FFA online experience for all stakeholders. The new website will begin beta testing Aug. 1 and launch Nov. 12, 2014. The next version will include a more robust personalized experience, mostly for the member/student (2015).
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Alumni Development Conference July 9-12 Grand Rapids, Michigan Register by June 1 for Early Bird www.ffa.org/adc14 Social Media Facebook & Twitter Alumni Member Profiles on AgCN Encourage Alumni members to complete. Completed profiles help us communicate tools to you that will help make you an even better advocate for FFA. Win a Yamaha Viking 1.Become an FFA Alumni member. 2.Complete your profile page in AgCN. 3.You are entered!
State Foundation Working Group Oregon, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Kentucky were invited to participate. Asked states to be our sounding board and work with us on fundraising for the greater good of FFA. Individual Giving Council Elect a state leader to be part of the council.
Surpassed $11 million On pace to surpass the three-year average Awarded 1,781 scholarships $2,246,783 Up from 1,640 in 2013 Sponsor increases CSX, John Deere, Kraft, TSC, AGCO, Mahindra, CF Industries, Keystone Steel and Wire, CHS Net cash value delivered to states from the National FFA Foundation $4,115,257 Culver’s, Scholarships, Zoetis Vet Program, Online giving, CSX grants, TSC Recently learned Monsanto provided $500,000 to local FFA chapters through Ag Leaders Grow Communities grants
National Association of Agricultural Educators Dr. Wm. Jay Jackman Executive Director
NAAE Update 2013-14 NAAE Board of Directors PresidentKevin Stacy, Oklahoma President-electCharlie Sappington, Illinois Region I vice presidentNick Nelson, Oregon Region II vice presidentJames Cannon, Arkansas Region III vice presidentTerry Riekman, South Dakota Region IV vice presidentScott Stone, Missouri Region V vice president Daryl Behel, Alabama Region VI vice president Krista Pontius, Pennsylvania Executive DirectorWm. Jay Jackman, Ph.D, CAE www.naae.org
NAAE Update NAAE Membership State Leaders: Please submit final membership rosters as soon as possible.
Professional Development Farmer to Farmer Program NAAE is a partner with several other organizations on a Farmer to Farmer Program supporting East Africa. All expense-paid trips to East African nations to conduct agriculture-related projects in partnership with East African hosts are available to agricultural educators. Learn more Learn more
Professional Development 2014 NAAE Award Applications Award applications are available online. Click here for 2014 applications.Click here for 2014 applications State winning applications are due to the NAAE office postmarked by May 15, 2014. Please make sure each application has all components including the cover sheet, narrative, letters of reference, signature sheet, and CD or USB flash drive. Check with each individual application to see specifics for those components.
Professional Development 2014 NAAE Awards Judging Committee Volunteers Needed For the first time in NAAE's history, we will judge several of the NAAE awards virtually. If you are interested in getting involved on the national level by volunteering to be a part of the 2014 NAAE Awards Judging Committee, please complete the Volunteer Form by May 10th. You can find out more about the judging process here.Volunteer Formhere
Professional Development 2014 NAAE Convention Professional Development Workshop Proposals – Due June 2, 2014 Share your expertise at the 2014 NAAE Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, November 18-22, 2014. Last year, NAAE provided over 1,800 professional development credit hours to members who attended workshops. To find out more and how to submit a proposal, go here.here
Professional Development NAAE’s Virtual Book Club Earn Professional Development Credit this Summer The NAAE Virtual Book Club is designed for agricultural educators to personalize their professional development. NAAE members, including student members, can participate in the Virtual Book Club and earn up to 5 hours of professional development credit or CEU's. To learn more about goals and further information about the book club go to here. Make sure to sign up by June 1.here
Professional Development CASE Update Lead Teacher Orientation, April 25 – 27, Denver. Professional development for 67 Lead Teachers, 31 of whom are new this year! CASE Institute Registrations (as of May 8, 2014) Total # CI’s: 28 Total # registered: 474 (target for budget was 350) AFNR: 183 (all CI’s are full except one, and it continues to get registrations) ASP: 107 (2 institutes full, a couple others with just a few slots remaining) ASA: 112 (3 institutes full, several others with just a few slots remaining) APB: 17 (basically full) NRE: 25 FSS: 30
Advocacy State Agricultural Education Profiles We invite you to help us either update your developed profile (that can be previewed here) or develop one for your state by completing a template you can request from Savannah Robin or that will be resent on the listserv. If there are no updates to your profile, we will leave it as is. But please remember these are a resource for your teachers and other stakeholders so it is essential they have the most up to date information you can provide.that can be previewed hereSavannah Robin
Advocacy Advocacy Workshop Resources If you’re interested in hosting an advocacy workshop at your state/regional conference please feel free to contact Savannah Robin regarding workshop materials and outlines. She can provide resources for you to use to focus on different elements of advocacy and can help you find ways to facilitate. Also, the new NAAE website will feature a lot of resources for you to use and will provide educational tools to help develop advocates.Savannah Robin
National Teach Ag Campaign State Teach Ag Results (STAR) Program Eleven states were selected to begin the program in April 2014 (CA, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, MS, NE, NY, NC, OR) with another 4 starting in January 2015 (ID, IA, PA, SD). These states will work collaboratively with the Teach Ag Campaign over a 2 year period to develop a sustainable and effective recruitment and retention model that implements strategies based on data driven assessments.
National Teach Ag Campaign AAAE Supply and Demand Study The National Teach Ag Campaign will be working with the national supply and demand team to gather data. Having this AAAE team will ensure consistency and reduce data collection inefficiencies and redundancy.
National Teach Ag Campaign National Teach Ag Day National Teach Ag Day will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014. CHS, Inc. in Minnesota will host the live web cast.
National Teach Ag Campaign Open Positions The number of open positions this spring is expected to be at record numbers. Teacher candidate enrollment remains relatively stagnant and high numbers of new and expanding programs will likely mean another year with hundreds of unfilled positions. For the 2013-14 academic year we had approximately 350 positions filled with alternative licensure candidates or they remained vacant.
National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education The National Association of Supervisors Agricultural Education (NASAE) is a professional organization established to provide members with information essential for planning and conducting quality agricultural education programs. Dr. Jack Staats President
http://www.aaaeonline.org/ American Association for Agricultural Education Dr. Tim Murphy President
AAAE Update National Leadership Team Tim Murphy – President Donna Graham – President-Elect Greg Thompson – Past-President Shannon Arnold – Secretary Roger Tormoehlen – Treasurer James J. Connors – Historian Emily Rhoades-Buck – V.P. Mark Balschweid – V.P. David Jones – V.P. Brian Warnick – V.P.
AAAE Update The annual meeting will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah next week, May 20-23, 2014. There are three regions, North Central, Southern and Western, each with their own annual meetings. National and regional meetings feature presentations describing current research findings and other professional development activities regarding agricultural education. The research priorities of the AAAE can be found in the National Research Agenda at: http://aaaeonline.org/nationalresearchagenda.php http://aaaeonline.org/nationalresearchagenda.php
AAAE Initiatives Related to School- Based Agricultural Education Established a Teacher Education Caucus in AAAE – Will meet May 19-20, 2013 in Snowbird, UT Identify current priorities in teacher education and school-based agricultural education. – Speakers include: Dr. Steve Brown (USDOE); Anna Bates (Agriscience Teacher, CA); Dr. Brad Greiman (Univ. MN); Buddy Deimler, (UT CTE State Staff), Ben Meyer (NFFA - LPS Staff Member).
AAAE Initiatives Related to School- Based Agricultural Education Established Teacher Education Standards Committee – Committee met at NAAE in Las Vegas, will meet again on May 19-20 in Snowbird, UT. Have completed the first round of a National Study of teacher preparation programs to validate core competencies for program completers. Will develop Standards for program completers from these competencies.
AAAE Initiatives Related to School- Based Agricultural Education AAAE Members presented twelve posters at the 2013 NAAE Meeting. The feedback from this initiative was very positive, and we are soliciting our Regional and National winners this year to submit their posters for the 2014 NAAE Conference. AAAE Members presented research in the Break Out sessions at the NASAE Annual Conference on October 28-30, 2013.
National FFA Board Update Dr. Steve Brown National FFA Advisor
National FFA Board of Directors Natl FFA Organization - 2013 Clean Audit Natl FFA Officer Report (TO DATE) – 23 State Conventions, 55 Workshops, Natl FFA Foundation – Slightly Ahead of 2013 (TO DATE) Corporate Individual Planned
National FFA Board of Directors MOTIONS: Capital Expense Data Storage Discretionary Pension Contribution Governance Committee Appointment Board Retreat Advancing Into the Future Farmland Movie Prescreening
National FFA Board of Directors 2015-16 National FFA Dues Recommendation Natl FFA Organization Foundation Support Retiring Board Members (Chip Bridges, Erin Noble and Matt Gonzales)
US Department of Education Update Dr. Steve Brown Sherene Donaldson National FFA Advisor National FFA Exec. Secretary
The Agricultural Education Mission Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.
OVAE Name Change to: Office of Career Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) Departure of Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary of OCTAE and Acting Assistant Secretary of Postsecondary Education Dr. Johan Uvin will serve as Acting Assistant Secretary of OCTAE US Department of Education Update
Presidential Memorandum – Job Driven Training for Workers http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/30/presidential- memorandum-job-driven-training-workers Career Pathways Request for Information notice- (April 23, 2014 FEDERAL REGISTER )April 23, 2014 FEDERAL REGISTER US ED Announcements
You are Invited! Webinar: OCTAE Presents a Common Framework for 21st Century Employability Skills May 22, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST) Please join the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) for a webinar to learn about strategies for integrating employability skills into high quality career technical education programs. The webinar will address why employability skills matter from the federal and state policy and employer perspectives and demonstrate the potential uses of OCTAE’s newly updated Employability Skills Framework website. Implementation strategies, including applications for the workforce system, student organizations, and community colleges, also will be shared.Employability Skills Framework website Speakers include: Niki Clausen, SkillsUSA; Stephen DeWitt, Association for Career and Technical Education; Lauren Fairley, U.S. Department of Labor; Kimberly Green, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium; Kathy Mannes, American Association of Community Colleges; Sharon Miller, OCTAE; and Grace Suh, IBM Corporation. Please register in advance for the webinar at the following link: http://cte.ed.gov/register_esf/. After registering, you will receive additional details and a link to the webinar. http://cte.ed.gov/register_esf/ Contact Laura Rasmussen Foster at RTI International with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).email@example.com
Forecast of National Activities Career Guidance and Counseling Models and Best Practices Project Applications that assist students in career guidance and career development CTE Dissemination and Stakeholder Perceptions of CTE Project Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN) http://cte.ed.gov/http://cte.ed.gov/ US ED Announcements
Awareness & Advocacy National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations (NCC-CTSO) -NCC-CTSO Coordinated Web site (DRAFT) -http://www.ctsos.org/http://www.ctsos.org/ - Provides Profiles by State & Congressional District
US Department of Education 2014 CALL DATES September 4 & 9, 2014 Times: Thursday - 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday - 2 p.m. EDT
Questions? Thank You for Participating! The Recording and PowerPoint Presentation will be posted on the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN) http://cte.ed.gov/http://cte.ed.gov/ STATE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION LEADERS’CONFERENCE CALL May 8 & 13, 2014