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  Deadlines for FCAE Professional Development and Highland Community College Greenhand and Discovery Conf. Quickly Approaching  
  Jay Solomonson  9/23/2019 12:14:00 PM  
     
 

*Sent to all schools in District 1 and Sections 6 and 7.

Just a reminder that the deadline to register for the FCAE Professional Development Workshop at Highland Community College on October 8 is this Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and the deadline to register students for the Highland Community College Greenhand and Discovery Conference is Friday, October 4, 2019. Please see details below.

Highland Community College Greenhand and Discovery Conference

Highland Community College will be hosting a Greenhand and Discovery Conference on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  Please see information regarding this event below.

Purpose:       To introduce FFA members to the opportunities available in the FFA organization, learn
                     skills to becoming a successful leader, and meet other FFA members from NW Illinois.

When:             Tuesday October 8, 2019

                        Registration begins at 4:30 pm

                        Welcome and meal begins at 5:00 pm

Where:            Student Conference Center (Building H)

                       Highland Community College Campus

                       2998 W Pearl City Road Freeport, IL 61032

                       https://highland.edu/campus/campus-map/

Who:               All Junior High and first-year High School FFA members

Cost:                $3 per person to cover meal expense

                        Please make checks payable to Eastland FFA

Please RSVP with numbers by Friday October 4, 2019 to: Cynthia Feltmeyer, Eastland High School (815)493-6341; cfeltmeyer@eastland308.com

FCAE Professional Development In-services

 The professional development workshops will run simultaneous with the Greenhand workshops. There are no costs for these workshops and dinner will be provided by our hosts.  Registration for the professional development is MANDATORY to ensure enough supplies and materials are ordered for the participants.  Space is limited so place register early.

 

The topics chosen for the workshop include:

 

Workshop 1- Reading Strategies Wheel with Liz Harris and Madelyn Hubble

Do you find yourself always falling back on and using the same reading strategies in your classroom? In this workshop, participants will learn about a variety of reading and literacy strategies and how to incorporate them into your existing agricultural instruction.  Participants of this workshop will walk away with a Reading Strategy Wheel (as seen on the Facebook Illinois Ag Ed Discussion Lab and at IAVAT Conference) to enhance this aspect of their curriculum.

 

Workshop 2- Agriscience Fair for All

Agriscience fair novices or notables are welcome at this workshop. Learn the basics and more of student driven agriscience fair projects in the classroom including set up, organization, and timing. Participants will leave understanding how to guide researchers in the classroom and as FFA competitors.

 

Workshop 3- NEW Land-use Career Development Event Practice Problems

Are you struggling with the new FFA Land-use contest?  Are you not sure of how to complete the new scorecard?  Participants of this workshop go through a practice problem using the new format in addition to receiving other practice problems they will be able to use with their students as they prepare for the upcoming section and state land use career development event this fall.

 

The deadline to register for the D1 Professional Development Workshop at Highland Community College will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  The registration link is below.

 

https://forms.gle/xPSmed2xpEhUuFyJ8-- 


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Jay Solomonson
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 309-863-5091 Cell: 309-798-6571
Email: jsolomonson@ilaged.org
Address: 1601 52nd Ave #8, Moline, IL 61265
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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