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, Wilmington College and Central State University.

2023-2024 New Teacher Success Series VIRTUAL Kickoff

When: October 16, 2023 – 3:30-4:30 pm – virtual 
This series of workshops are designated for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year teachers in all Ag Ed programs, pathways and licensure venues who value professional development opportunities to collaborate with teachers statewide to become more efficient and prepared for the early years of the teaching profession. We will meet once and three times in person annually to provide continued support throughout the year reflecting on current issues and upcoming activities in the Ag Ed calendar throughout the school year. This will be a virtual kickoff of the yearlong professional development series. Please know that you do not have to attend all days in the series to attend throughout the year. If you complete all four sessions (one virtual and three in-person), there will be incentives at the spring professional development. Click here to register. For more information, contact Jena Kemmerer .

Ohio Agricultural Education Summer Conference

When: June 11-13, 2024 
Where: The Ohio State University CFAES Wooster Campus
The Agricultural Education Summer Conference is an exciting 3-day professional conference designed for Ohio teachers of agriculture to network and get the latest classroom updates and resources. The content delivered at this conference is standards based and student centered. Teachers are issued contact hours for their participation and college credit is available for purchase through OAAE’s partnership with Ashland University. NEW this year, conference will include immersive experiences options on day 3 to provide larger curriculum takeaways. Please note that some immersive experiences may extend into Friday morning and opportunities may have additional cost associated. For more information, contact Ryan Curtis .
Pre-Registration Form / Agenda and Session Descriptions / Ashland Credit / Hotel block booking links: Hilton Garden Inn or Comfort Suites

2024 AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION COLLEGE GRADUATES-All 2024 Agricultural Education college graduates are invited to attend the 2024 Ohio Ag Ed Summer Conference and your registration cost is waived. Registration opens May 6, 2024 by emailing Brenda Correll and closes May 31, 2024. Please keep in mind that attendance is expected if you register.
PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS-In total, 20 spots with waived registration cost are available for pre-service teachers, or first-through fourth-year students at Central State University, The Ohio State University and Wilmington College planning to pursue a career as an agricultural educator. Registration for Pre-Service teachers opens on May 13, 2024 by emailing Brenda Correll and closes May 31, 2024. Please keep in mind that attendance is expected if you register.