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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Prof Dev at SIUC June 7-8, Bring SAE lesson copies

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

*Message sent to District 5 Ag Teachers.

WHAT:  District 5 IAVAT Professional Development - held in conjunction with the SIUC Cooperatives Conference

  Thursday, June 6 - 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Friday, June 7 - 9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

WHERE:  Thursday -Room 209, Agriculture Building, SIU - Carbondale     -       Friday - Quigley Hall

RSVP: as soon as possible 
-Thursday - Pick 1 Division I or II.....4:30 p.m. Networking - Yes or No
-Friday - Yes or No
COST:  No registration fee.  Your travel and hotel if staying overnight(Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Giant City Lodge or others in the area) are not included.  Thursday lunch is complimentary for all attending.  

Thursday, June 6, 2013  - Agriculture Building - Room 209 (5 CPDUs)
10:30 a.m. - Welcome/Introductions

10:40 a.m. - SIUC College of Agriculture report - New College Dean Named, How to prepare your students for success after high school?, New Ag Ed Degree Requirements, Recruiting Students to be Ag Teachers - Michelle Sullivan and Seb Pense

11:45 a.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.
Division I
-Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century provided by Nutrients for Life Curriculum(All attending will receive 3 sets of curriculum in notebooks, posters, classroom games, etc. - Haley Siergiej - IL Representative 
(Hands-on AgriScience Activities for your classroom)

or Division II
-MyCAERT Refresher for beginners and intermediates.  (Those attending this workshop will also receive the Nutrients for Life Curriculum)
2:30 p.m. - BREAK 
2:45 p.m. - SAE Idea Exchange - EVERYONE MUST bring 1 item: How do you teach SAEs and record keeping to students?  An interest approach, a grading rubric, a test/quiz, a budget/financial worksheet, a cash flow problem, etc.  Be sure to bring along the answer key. (25 copies)

If you do not have an SAE or record keeping idea, then bring the following:  a favorite/unique teaching lab, lesson plan, fundraising idea, mechanics/agriscience lab project plan, annual report, etc.  (25 copies)

4 p.m. - Wrap up and Evaluations

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. or so. -  Networking -  Room to ourselves at the Mississippi Flyway in Carbondale.  Complimentary food.  Beverages on your own.

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 2 CPDUs  - Quigley Hall
9 a.m. - HANDS-ON... Food Science, Food Nutrition, and Food Preparation labs  - Sylvia Smith, Assistant Professor - Food and Nutrition
Hospitatlity and Tourism Program and Degree Major at SIUC - Nicole Davis, Instructor - Hospitality and Tourism
11:15 a.m. - Wrap -up and Evaluations

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