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Implementing National Ag Ed Content Standards November 20, 2009 National Association of Agriculture Educators Nashville, TN David Hall, ChairSteve BrownNancy.

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1 Implementing National Ag Ed Content Standards November 20, 2009 National Association of Agriculture Educators Nashville, TN David Hall, ChairSteve BrownNancy Hall Council Standards CommitteeU.S. Dept. of EducationAlpine Assoc.

2 Introduction & Overview Council project to develop national content standards for AFNR Cluster CAERT, Inc. Project Contractor Funding via National FFA Foundation Oversight by Content Standards Committee Five iterations led to final version

3 Content Standards Committee David Hall (Chair) Montana Dr. Larry Case USDE Buddy Deimler Utah Dale Gruis Iowa Karen Hutchinson Delaware Ike Kershaw Ohio Joel Larsen Minnesota Brad Schloesser Post Secondary, Minnesota Don Sligar Oregon Will Waidelich National FFA

4 Experienced Development/ Writing Team Ron Biondo Illinois Frank Flanders Georgia Jasper Lee Georgia

5 Review of 2001 AFNR Knowledge and Skills Spring 2007 Process started with review of AFNR Knowledge & Skills Statements developed in 2001 Technical Experts from Government, Education, and Industry Reviewers nominated by State Staff

6 Ag Ed Review Fall 2007 Standards reviewed by 230 ag educators Included secondary and post-secondary educators Reviewers nominated by State Staff representatives from 39 states

7 Ag Industry Validation Summer 2008 Process to ensure standards meet industry needs All pathways reviewed by subject matter experts Reviewers nominated by State Staff, FFA, and Industry 130 reviewers representing 32 states

8 Academic Cross Walk Summer 2008 Alignment of Ag Standards to National Academic Standards One team in each academic area: math-science-communications-social studies Teams comprised of ag and academic teachers Agreement of 75% of team for alignments to be deemed valid

9 Approval and Release to the Profession FINAL DRAFT approved by The Council in October 2008 Available via Councils Ag Ed Learning Center

10 Organization of Standards AFNR Cluster Skills Foundational Concepts That Apply to All Pathways

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12 How to Use the Standards Intended as a guide for State Leaders Not mandated Standards can guide development of local and state curricula Multiple pathways will be referenced when creating course outlines

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14 User Agreement Use for educational purposes only OR Use to develop a derivative product/service that will be sold

15 User Agreement Use for educational purposes only OR Use to develop a derivative product/service that will be sold

16 National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards

17 Implementation Committee Industry recommendations for AFNR advisory committee Work with Career Cluster Initiative to develop common materials Evaluate assessment materials and processes

18 THANKS! Teacher participation in review process was key to valid set of standards. First time Ag Ed has a set of national standards on which curriculum can be based.


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