Agricultural educators know that preparing the next generation for Nebraska’s largest industry is a responsibility that requires them to be at the top of their game. Sharpen your skills as a professional, increase your knowledge of advances in agriculture, and expand your ability to make a difference by participating in professional development opportunities!
School-Year Events organized by Team Ag Ed
Live Online Inservice
Come join the virtual fun by attending a live PDW or viewing a previously recorded session. PDWs can be hosted by anyone (teacher, industry partner, state staff, college faculty, etc), so check back often for the latest list!
Future Sessions Include:
- To continue this fall
PDWs are hosted using Zoom Meetings as a free service to Nebraska Agricultural Education teachers. Join by computer, iPad, iPhone or Android phones. (Speakers and microphone are required for computers. Most laptops have these built-in. A webcam is preferred, but not required.) When joining your first PDW, it’s recommended to connect 10 minutes early to be sure audio is working properly.
Can’t connect via Zoom, or having audio issues?
You can dial-in by calling 415-762-9988
and entering Meeting ID 4024-7100-15.
It’s preferred that you connect via computer so that you can see the screen and participants.
Contact Krystl with ideas and suggestions for topics and presenters.
Tip: When viewing a video, click the small gear icon in the bottom-right of the video player to select a higher quality stream.
- Degrees and Stars – January 9, 2019
- Good Standing and Membership – August 22
- State Convention – February 27
- Meats Evaluation with Chad Schimmels – February 14
- Agriscience CDE with Dr. Conner – January 31
- Agronomy with Mark Bloss – January 24
- Star Applications with David Gibbens and Monty Larson – December 20
- Proficiency Applications with David Gibbens – November 29
- Ag Issues with Amy Tomlinson – November 15
- World Food Prize Student Exchange with Ann Dvorak – November 1
- Agriscience Fair and Hall of Chapters with Sarah Knutson and Brent Nollette- October 11
- Livestock Evaluation with Julia Schwartz – October 4
- Fundraising and the Nebraska FFA Foundation with Stacey Agnew – September 20
- Nebraska FFA Foundation Blue Jackets. Bright Futures Program with Stacey Agnew – September 1, 2017
- Equine Evaluation with Abby Knobbe – May 3, 2017
- Supplemental Document for Equine Evaluation supplied by Abby Knobbe
- Summer Leadership Opportunities for Students (COLT & WLC) with Jeff Moore and Thomas Dux – April 26, 2017
- DELTA Conference and Beginning Teacher Institute with Siera Meyer and Bailey Kobs – March 22, 2017
- Natural Resource CDE Learning Outcomes with Drew Tyre – March 15, 2017
- 2017 Nebraska FFA Convention Planning – March 8, 2017
- FNS & CASE – March 1, 2017
- Natural Resources with Drew Tyre and Allison Zach – February 1, 2017
- Food Science with Sara Roberts and Julie Reiling – January 18, 2017
- Archived Livestock Management Videos can be found on the Livestock Management CDE page.
- State Degree Application and Record Books – December 21, 2016
- Proficiency Applications – December 15, 2016
- Agriscience CDE, Fetal Pig Dissection – December 7, 2016
- SAE – November 9, 2016
- Agricultural Sales CDE – November 3, 2016
- Agriscience Fair – October 12, 2016
- Professional Organizations – September 14, 2016
- Range Judging Updates and Best Practices – August 17, 2016
Online, In-Person, and On-Site, Throughout the School Year
Nebraska Ag Ed State Staff offers professional development and support for teachers new to teaching agriculture in Nebraska throughout the school year. This support includes:
- Zoom online meetings hosted by NDE Staff beginning in
- Fall Meeting along-side Ag Ed Symposium in November 2019
- Spring Meeting along-side 212/360 Conference in February 2020
- Beginning Teacher Institute (July 15-17, 2019) in Lincoln hosted at no cost to participants by NDE
Monthly meetings are designed around a “just in time” philosophy based on the needs and upcoming events of a beginning agricultural education teacher. Each month you will be invited to join a meeting to discuss what is currently happening in Ag Ed, FFA, and CTE in general. The meetings are open to any teacher but specifically targeted to needs of newer teachers.
Summer Events organized by Team Ag Ed
Are you a teacher with 7 to 15 years of experiencing? Join us November 15-16 in Kearney for XLR8! This all expense paid professional development opportunity is brought to you courtesy of the STARR Program focusing on teacher retention. Teachers attending this experience will receive a $200 stipend in addition to all expenses covered on-site.
The XLR8 Institute will:
- Tackle work-life balance
- Develop strategies to lower work load stress
- Gain insight on why saying no means saying yes to the most important things
- Improve overall career satisfaction
- Earn 8 hours of professional development and continuing education credits for recertification or education requirements
Join us in Kearney at the Younes Conference Center on November 16, 2019 for the Annual Nebraska Ag Ed Symposium! The symposium is focused on professional development as requested by teachers as well as state level initiatives. Begin the day with an Ag Ed/FFA Update by State Staff to stay in the know on important changes. Network with teachers during an extended lunch and fine tune your local SAE implementation with a work sessions led co-faciliatated by State Staff, Teachers, and Post-secondary Representatives.
Teachers have the option to participate in NAAE XLR8 during the Nebraska Ag Ed Symposium. Teachers accepted to the XLR8 Program will be provided double occupancy lodging, no registration fee, and a $200 stipend. A maximum of 20 teachers with 7 to 15 years of experience will be accepted to participate in this special event held at the Nebraska Ag Ed Symposium.
Register for the Nebraska Ag Ed Symposium on the Teacher Password Protected Page in the same link as P2C Conference.
Need childcare during the event? Notify Krystl Knabe by October 18th.
Check-in times: 7:30am – 8:00am, November 16, 2019
Conference Start time: 8:00am, November 16, 2019
Conference Concludes: 4:00pm, November 16, 2019
Tentative 2019 Session Topics
Food Science Curriculum with the Soybean Board Grant
Teacher Retirement Planning
Field/Test Plots & Land Labs
Financial Well-being for Newer Teacher
Small Animal Labs
Multicultural Opportunities in Ag Ed
PD Opportunities Across Education
Transitioning to a New School
Fetal Pig Dissection
State Degree/Proficiency Award/Middle School Record Books Q&A/Changes