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Professional Development

The Agricultural Education Service provides teachers of agriculture with numerous opportunities to hone their skills in an effort to stay current with the latest changes in the industry. The following technical updates are provided to teachers at a nominal cost through collaborative efforts between the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Association for Agricultural Educators, Ohio State University and Wilmington College.

2017-2018 Ohio Ag Ed Professional Development Guide

Mid-West Veterinary Conference

When: February 22-25, 2018
Where: Columbus Convention Center 
Come to the Mid-West Veterinary Conference for classroom resources and to meet industry contacts to improve instruction in the animal science strand.
Registration Link / Agenda
For more information contact Tracy Dendinger.

National Chapter Critique

When: May 24, 2018, 4:30-8:30 pm
Where: The Ohio FFA Center 
This application critique will focus on the best practices identified during the National Selection process maximizing the readability and overall quality of National Chapter Award applications. A strategic review of the scoring rubrics will be provided during the critique.
Registration Link / Agenda
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.

Ohio Agriscience Fair Report Critique

When: May 30, 2018
Where: The Ohio FFA Center 
This report critique focuses on preparing state winning Agriscience Fair reports to be pre-judged at the National FFA qualifying process. Reports are reviewed and suggestions for corrections will be made.
Registration Link / Agenda
For more information contact Tracy Dendinger.

Ohio Proficiency Award Critique

When: May 31, 2018
Where: The Ohio FFA Center 
This award critique is focused on preparing state winning proficiency applications to be judged at the National FFA process. Award applications will be looked over and suggestions for corrections will be made.
Registration Link / Agenda
For more information contact Tracy Dendinger.

Summer Agricultural Education Conference

When: June 12-14, 2018
Where: The Ohio State University – Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center 
The Agricultural Education Summer Conference is a professional conference designed for teachers of agriculture to network and get the latest on classroom resources. The content delivered at this conference is standards based, industry and post-secondary connect and student centered. Teachers are issued contact hours for their participation, and are encouraged to attend the Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators banquet and activities. 
Registration Link / Agenda
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.

Horticulture Professional Development

When: July 16-17, 2018
Where: Cultivate Conference, Columbus, Ohio
This two-day professional development will center around courses and standards in the A5 Horticulture Pathway. This year the pathway workshop will collaborate with AmericanHort Cultivate Conference.
Registration Link / Agenda
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.