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ELS Conference:

HOST Site:    Illinois State University

Location: ISU Ropp Building

Address:  Ropp Agriculture Building, N Main St, Normal, IL 61761

Parking: Park behind Ropp Building.  Come inside to get a parking pass

Theme: Building your Superhero Cape

Before the Conference:

GET TO Know Meeting June 6th, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm via Zoom

Hotel block info: mention “IAVAT Block”

The Chateau Hotel, Bloomington     309-662-2020

$85 + tax

Dress: Business casual 

Items you will need: Laptop/tablet, notebook, something to write with.

June 29, 2022:

Session #1: Developing your Secret Identity 

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome/Introductions/Ice Breaker:

9:30 a.m.         CTE/ Ag Ed Theory (3 Circles Concept) Overview: 

  • What is the 3 Circle Model?

  • What are the Professional Organizations for Agriculture Education and CTE

  • What is the importance of FFA?

  • How do SAEs fit into Ag Education?

  • Schedule/ Major To-Do List

  • What is the Vo-Ag Fair?-

  • What is the IL FFA Foundation?

10:00 a.m. Teaching Methods: Developing Effective Activities/ Labs

12:15 p.m. Lunch is Provided/ Working part methods:  

  •      Develop Activity Problem Base.

                       -            Sub plans

1:20 p.m. Basics of Classroom Management: 

2:00 p.m. Facility Management

4:00 p.m. Teaching Students with IEPs/ 504’s: 

5:00 p.m-5:45pm. Questions Answered: Q&A Roundtables

June 30, 2022 - Day 2 - In-person 8:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Session #2: Harnessing your FFA Super Power

8:30 a.m. FFA 101 THE Basics 

  • Overview of FFA

9:00 a.m. Planning and Running FFA Events, Fundraisers, and planning conventions 

  • Planning Things:

    • Strategic Plan

      • How to create a plan with Officers and Chapter?

      • How to teach them to set goals, reflect on success?

    • Conferences

    • Fundraisers

  • Action Plan

    • FFA Opportunities, Conferences, Fairs

11:30 p.m. Lunch is provided: Plan a summer officer retreat 

  • Where to go?

  • How long?

  • What does an agenda look like

  • When to go?

  • What needs to happen at the retreat?

Session #3 How to use your Side Kick Effectively

12:45 p.m. SAE’s: How to make SAE for All work in the classroom 

2:00 p.m. AET Basics & All Students Using 

3:30 p.m. Evaluations and go Home

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