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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***      
If you have attended a professional learning event outside of IAVAT sponsored events and need documentation to claim the Continuing Professional Development Units, please provide the event name, date, certificate of completion and agenda to Casey Bolin at The IAVAT will then review the event to determine if credit can be issued.

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. 

Have an Idea or Workshop You Would Like to Present?      
Throughout the year, great workshop topics are shared with our committee from teachers and industry professionals. We also know that we have many talented teachers out there who would make great presenters while sharing their skills and knowledge. Please complete the Google Form at this link to share your ideas!

3/5: NCAA Approval for Ag Science Classes (Virtual)      
2pm-3pm. Register at this LINK

4/12: Giant Goose PD on Natural Resources (Atkinson)      
April 12th at 8am-2:00pm
18277 E. 2350th St. Atkinson, IL 61235
We will do Forestry CDE Training in Morning and Wildlife Content in the afternoon.
Lunch Provided

6/12: Administrator and Counselor Workshop (Springfield)      
This workshop is for Adminstrators, School Board Members and Counselor and will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at President Abraham Lincoln Double Tree, 701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701 (Parking). The event will be held from 8:30am- 2pm. 
Registration Link

6/18: ISBE Career Connections (Tinley Park)      
The Illinois State Board of Education Career Connections Conference  offers educators the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with educators from across Illinois. At the ISBE Career Connections Conference, CTE educators come together to exchange ideas, share best practices, and foster meaningful connections with their peers in order to improve opportunities and deepen learning for all students. This event will be held at Tinley Park Convention Center from 8:30am- 3:30pm.

7/10-11: Score Like the ScanMan (Springfield)      
The event will be held at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Registration at

Questions/concerns should be directed to Alyssa Ewell, Ewell Educational Services, Inc at (979) 446-0865 or

7/29: ELS Conference (Bloomington)      
Do you hold an ELS License? Come join us for the day at the Illinois Farm Bureau Building from 8:30am-4:30pm. 

On-Going: LIncoln Electric LEEPStart Program      
Learn how to complete the Train the Trainer Course and start providing welding certification to your students.

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

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