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Recordings & Resources from Past Workshops      
Click on this link to find resources and recordings of past workshops. You can view by date or by topic! 

***Earning Continuing Education Units***      
If you have attended a professional learning event outside of IAVAT sponsored events and need documentation to claim the Continuing Professional Development Units, please provide the event name, date, certificate of completion and agenda to Jennifer Waters at The IAVAT will then review the event to determine if credit can be issued.

Per the IAVAT Board Meeting on November 17, 2020, all continuing education units for professional learning should be requested within four weeks of the original event. 

Have an Idea or Workshop You Would Like to Present?      
Throughout the year, great workshop topics are shared with our committee from teachers and industry professionals. We also know that we have many talented teachers out there who would make great presenters while sharing their skills and knowledge. Please complete the Google Form at this link to share your ideas!

DID YOU KNOW? PD requirement reduced due to COVID!      
Due to COVID Restrictions, the requirements for professional development have been reduced by 24 hours for teachers who qualify. Click the link for more information.

6/5/2023 Soil Mapping I FARM      
Here at this workshop you will learn how to use the latest soil Mapping software which is internet based.  This workshop you will get access to the curriculum to use in any Agronomy or Precision Ag Class.

6/6/2023 Workshop on Precision Ag Data Analytics      
Here is a workshop at Sauk Valley Community College on Remote Sensing and using the data.  Only 10 spots. Event is for Section 1-3

6/7-6/9/2023 Ag Mech Boot Camp at Sauk Valley      
This is a three day Boot Camp.  Choose all 3 or just ones you want to learn about.
6/7= Small Engines
6/8= Welding
6/9= Electricity

6/19 - 6/20/23 IAVAT Pre-Conference Workshop - XLR8      
Registration is now open! 

6/21/23 IAVAT Conference Workshops & Tours      
Registration is OPEN!

6/26-6/27 Welding Workshop at Black Hawk      
This is two workshops. You can choose both dates or just one.
Day 1 is for Beginners
Day 2 is for Advanced

20 spot per day
Bring your own Welding Gear.

7/11/23-7/13/23 Briggs & Stratton Small Engines      
Where: Seneca High School
When: 7/11-7/13

Cost: $380 for Ag teachers, $405 for non-Ag teachers

7/11/23-7/12/23 AGED 498/2nd Year Ag Teacher Conference      
This event will be held at the Kreher Center, Lincoln Land Community College.

8/2/23 ELS-CTE Teacher Workshop      
This event will be held at Heyworth High School.

8/3 - 8/4 AGED496/Beginning Ag Teacher Conference      
This event will be held at the Tri-Valley High School (day 1) and Illinois Soybean Association in Bloomington  (day 2).

On-Going: LIncoln Electric LEEPStart Program      
Learn how to complete the Train the Trainer Course and start providing welding certification to your students.

Register for professional development on the AgEd website teacher dashboard in the Professional Development menu (look for the light bulb icon!).

If you missed a workshop or would like to go back to one you did attend, please visit the Recordings & Resources link. 

  Claiming Hours
Upon completion of the workshop, you should receive an evaluation from the Illinois Agricultural Education website. Once you complete the evaluation, an Evidence of Completion Form will be sent to your e-mail. 

  Entering Hours
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should be entered on the Education Licensure Information System portion of the Illinois State Board of Education site. Please see the document for futher information. 
Entering Hours in ELIS
If you have completed coursework in place of attending workshops, one semester hour is equal to 15 hours of professional development (PD). One quarter hour is equal to 10 hours of PD.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please contact Jennifer Waters at

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