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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--12/10/2004

Friday, December 10, 2004

Happy Holidays! Take time for family and friends. Devote some time to your department in organizing, cleaning, and preparing for the new semester.

Rubric Website - Assists teachers in developing your own rubrics to assess student project-based work. View at   I appreciate all of the teachers that sent their example rubrics and grade sheets. We hope to have these examples in the teachers toolbox in the near future. The Assessment workshop went very well on Friday. If you have not attended an assessment workshop, contact your EFE system director to organize one in your area.

Section IAVAT Winter Meetings -Please be sure to mark these dates on your calendar. It is very important that all teachers attend a meeting in their respective section.

Section 21 - Thursday, January 6th, 5 p.m., JJ's Cafe in Centralia
Section 22 - Wednesday, January 19th, Location and Time to be determined
Section 23 - Monday, January 17th, 5 p.m., Clay City High School
Section 24 - Tuesday, January 18th, 4:30 p.m., Murphysboro
Section 25 - Tuesday, January 18th, 11 a.m., Ryan's Restaurant, Marion
Wheat Educational Websites-
Adopt a Wheat Field
Upcoming Activities-
December 10th - Summer Ag Institute Meeting and Bob Arthur's Retirement Reception, SIU-Carbondale
December 13th - FCAE Staff Meeting, Monticello
December 15th - SWIC Agriculture Meeting, Red Bud - On-site Assistance at the Valmeyer High School
December 16th - On-site Assistance at the Okawville, Wayne/White Ag. Literacy Advisory Meeting at Fairfield, Trico Board of Education Meeting
December 17th - St. Louis Agribusiness Club Economic Study Committee meeting, St. Louis
December 20th - Madison County CAREE(Ag Awareness) Meeting, Edwardsville
January 4th - On-Site Assistance at the Edwards County Ag. Literacy Coordinator, Albion
January 6th - FCAE Staff Meeting


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