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, The Ohio State University and Wilmington College.

National Chapter Critique

When: May 21, 2020
Where: Ohio FFA Center
This application critique will focus on the best practices identified during the National Selection process maximize the readability and overall quality of National Chapter Award applications. A strategic review of the scoring rubrics will be provided during the critique.
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.

Agricultural Education Summer Conference

When: June 9-11, 2020 
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 ata 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. Consider attending this exciting professional development  – it will not disappoint!
Registration Link / Agenda / Hotel Information
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.

Hobart Institute of Welding for the Agriscience Instructor

When: June 23-25, 2020 
Where: Hobart Institute of Welding, Troy, Ohio
If you are an instructor who is relatively new to teaching or needs a refresher on teaching welding processes, then this is where you’ll want to start! This 3-day course should arm you with enough knowledge and confidence to conduct your own introduction to welding process class. This professional development will focus on the welding processes found in the Agricultural & Environmental Systems Career Field.
Registration Information
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.

Horticulture Pathway Workshop

When: July 27-28, 2020
Where: Northeast Ohio, exact location TBD
This two-day professional development will center around courses and standards in the A5 Horticulture Pathway.
Registration Link / Agenda
For more information contact Ryan Curtis.