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  July 29-30 - Beginning Ag Teacher's Workshop(AgEd 496)  
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The conference will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 29-30, 2020 virtually. A more detailed agenda will be provided closer to the event. 
In addition to great interactions with your fellow 1st year teachers, guest teachers from throughout the state who will share their knowledge and work time on all of those projects and lessons you want to prepare for next year.  YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE GRADUATE CREDIT AT NO EXPENSE TO YOU! That's right...this conference will count for 2 hours of graduate credit in AGED496 through the University of Illinois and is paid for through the Illinois Agricultural Education Line Item.

Topics to be Covered      
  1. Day One Prep & First 2 Weeks Survival
  2. Field Trip Planning
  3. FFA Management & Chapter Officer Teams
  4. Connecting with your Communities
  5. Learn more about the FFA Center
  6. Labs & Activities Sharing
  7. Lesson Planning
  8. Incorporating SAE's into your Lesson Plans
  9. Career Development Event Q&A
  10. Experienced Teacher Discussion Panel

How to Register      
To be part of the fun, please visit to register. You will need to sign in by clicking the button in the top right corner, go to your dashboard and then select Event Registration from the column on the left. From there, select the Beginning Ag Teacher Celebration! (Conference).  
After registering on, be on the lookout for an email from the University of Illinois to officially register for the graduate credit.  Helpful hint: Some schools require approval of graduate classes to count towards movement on the salary schedule, therefore you may want to consider checking in with your administrator. 

Contact Information      
If you have questions, please contact Casey Bolin (

  Conference Handouts
Skittle Icebreaker

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