Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA                
  Professional Development  
  Home » Teach » Professional Development
Recordings & Resources from Past Workshops      
Click on this link to find resources and recordings of past workshops. You can view by date or by topic! 

***Earning Continuing Education Units***      
Per the IAVAT Board Meeting on November 17, 2020, all continuing education units for professional learning should be requested within four weeks of the original event. 

Example: If you watch a past video for credits, you must do so within four weeks of the workshop. 
Example: If you participate in an event outside of IAVAT sponsored events, proof of attendance must be provided within four weeks of the workshop that was attended.

Mar 16 - Looking Ahead: Celebrating You!      
*Sponsored by Illinois Career Connections - Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (1-3 year teachers)

Mar 18 - Officer Team Models & Hosting Officer/Leadership Team Elections      
Open to all. 
*IAVAT Spring 2021 Series - 1 CEU offered to IL Ag Teachers who have paid the series fee and registered for the workshop.

Mar 18 - Youth Mental Health First Aid      
1 CEU - FREE - Register at this link.
Developed for IL High School Ag Teachers by SIU School of Medicine.
3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Mar 22 - Pandemic Populations with Andrew McPeak      
*Sponsored by Illinois Career Connections

Join us for an hour and a half of presentation and Q/A presented by Mr. Andrew McPeak with Growing Leaders.The Pandemic Population: Eight Strategies to Help Generation Z Rediscover Hope After Coronavirus is a timely treatment on how to lead youth in a crisis. Students today are being influenced by a 24/7 news cycle covering a pandemic, protests, and panic attacks that will either make them wither or will make them stronger than ever. Generation Z is graduating into a VUCA world: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. They’re already the most anxious generation in modern history and now they live in a most anxious time. This book provides best practices for leading in a crisis as well as creative ideas to sustain morale and collaboration among students. It’s perfect for educators, parents, and coaches who lead kids.

Apr 8 - Diversity & Inclusion Committee Workshop      
Open to all.
*IAVAT Spring 2021 Series - 1 CEU offered to IL Ag Teachers who have paid the series fee and registered for the workshop.

Apr 21 - Middle School Committee Workshop      
Open to all.
*IAVAT Spring 2021 Series - 1 CEU offered to IL Ag Teachers who have paid the series fee and registered for the workshop.

Register for professional development on the AgEd website teacher dashboard in the Professional Development menu (look for the light bulb icon!).

If you missed a workshop or would like to go back to one you did attend, please visit the Recordings & Resources link. 

  Claiming Hours
Upon completion of the workshop, you should receive an evaluation from the Illinois Agricultural Education website. Once you complete the evaluation, an Evidence of Completion Form will be sent to your e-mail. 

  Entering Hours
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should be entered on the Education Licensure Information System portion of the Illinois State Board of Education site. Please see the document for futher information. 
Entering Hours in ELIS
If you have completed coursework in place of attending workshops, one semester hour is equal to 15 hours of professional development (PD). One quarter hour is equal to 10 hours of PD.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please contact Jennifer Waters at

About Ag Ed
Who We Are
Secondary/HS Programs
Colleges & Universities
About Illinois FFA
Award Programs & Scholarships
Career & Leadership Events
Illinois FFA Newsletter
College Students
Ag Career Websites
Educator Resources
Ag Ed Advocacy
Ag Ed Careers
Career & Leadership Events
Professional Development
Postsecondary Instructors
Illinois Teach Ag
About the Alumni
Join the FFA Alumni
Illinois FFA Alumni Council
Alumni Annual Meeting
Student Scholarships
About the Foundation
Ways to Give
How Can You Help
Past Member? Reconnect!
  Copyright Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA © 2021. All rights reserved.
Website designed by Wieghat Graphics, Inc.