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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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Salem, IL 62881
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District V Message--Dean Dittmar--10/15/2004

Friday, October 15, 2004

Professional Development Plan Summary

Thank you for taking the time to complete the professional development plan online!  The IAVAT Professional Development Committee will now use this information to plan for future workshops and presentations.
PDP Summary Results for FY 2005
Section A Results
Name of Activity and Teachers Planning to Attend
IAVAT Conference 296
Winter Section Ag Teacher's Meeting 291
Illinois FFA Convention 290
Fall Section Ag Teacher's Meeting 287
National FFA Convention 263
District IAVAT Meeting at FFA Reporter's Workshop 235
MFE Conference 179
District Ag Teacher's Summer Professional Development 114
Illinois FFA Alumni Conference 49
IL Assoc of Career and Tech Ed Conference 27
Section B Results
Reason for Advanced Coursework Teachers Planning Coursework
Advancement on Salary Schedule 66
MS in Agricultural Education 52
MS in Administration 22
Full Certification 20
MS in Other Education 11
MS in Other Agriculture 2
Section C Results
Preopulated Items
Inservice Votes
Animal Science 103
Aquaculture 93
Hanging Baskets 74
Biotechnology Kits and Hands-On Labs from the University of Illinois 72
Teaching Ag Power 67
Teaching Surveying 62
Tours 62
Teaching Carpentry/Construction 61
Ag In The Classroom high school curriculum 52
Horticulture Mechanics 51
Teaching Welding 51
Ethanol and Corn Marketing 50
Ag. In the Classroom Hands-on activities using paper plates and other low cost items 48
Biochemistry 48
Teaching Electrical Wiring 47
Certified Landscape Technician 43
Consumer Education Requirements 40
Academically Disadvantaged Students 38
Soybean kit 35
Agriknowledge 33
Prevention and Awareness of Meth labs/drug as it relates to the Agricultural Industry 32
PDA(Personal Digital Assistant) - selection, use, benefits 30
Pesticide Applicator's Certification requirements 27
Panel/Round Table - SAE Marketing Techniques to Students 20 Website Overview 20
Panel/Round Table - Decorating Your Classroom 15
Panel/Round Table - FFA Banquets 15
Criteria for Selecting at Textbook 7
CDE Items
CDE Type Votes
Envirothon 27
Horticulture 24
Land Use 21
Dairy Foods 18
Ag Issues 15
Floral Design 14
Ag Sales 12
Landscape Design 11
Mechanics 11
Parliamentary Procedure 10
Forestry 9
Ag Business Mgmt 8
Job Interview 7
Horse 6
Livestock 6
Meat Science 5
Food Science 5
Crops 3
Quiz Bowl 3
Tractor Driving 2
Extemporaneous Public Speaking 2
Dairy 1
Creed Speaking 1
Poultry 1
Prepared Public Speaking 1
Other Items
Inservice Votes
Agricultural Hydraulics/ teaching fundamental math 1
AUTO CAD workshop 1
Floriculture 1
How to be successful Training a team for a CDE (not training for a specific CDE) 1
How to start an Adult Ed. Course in your community 1
How to use electrical testing equipment (multimeter) 1
Landscaping - principles and plants to use 1
Marketing the FFA to Urban Students 1
Recruiting New Students to the FFA and Ag Program 1
Specific greenhouse crops (like poinsettias, chrysanthemums, Easter lilies, etc.) 1
Teaching Auto maintenance 1
Teaching English, Math, and Science in the Ag classroom 1
Teaching Plumbing 1
Tour of APHIS at O'Hare Airport 1

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