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Professional Development

Wisconsin Agricultural Education offers professional development for its instructors in various formats throughout the year. WAAE supports the programming at different levels, depending on the events. 

Year-Round

Webinar Series..................................................................State WAAE Event

  • Monthly webinar series - participants join from their computer and phone and usually starts at 4 or 4:30
  • Topics are geared toward new teachers, but all ag teachers are welcome to participate - details and recordings
  • 5 minutes of introductions, 25-30 minutes of presentation, 30-25 minutes of questions

June

Region III Conference..........................................................National/Regional Event

  • Two days the third week of June
  • Location moves around each year to various states within the upper Midwest
  • June 19-21, 2018 (tentative dates) in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Stipend money of $1,000 is available to be split by attendees - see stipend policy for more details

PDC - Professional Development Conference............................State WAAE Event

  • Premier state event of the year for ag teachers - 4 days at the end of June - visit the event page for more details
  • 300 attendees - ALL WAAE members (secondary and post-secondary ag teachers) are highly encouraged to attend!
  • 97% of attendees' registration cost is covered by their district or Carl Perkins funds
  • 2018 Conference will be in Appleton, then will move to La Crosse for 2019, 2020 and 2021

October/November

Fall DPI In-Services............................................................DPI Sectional Event, Supported by WAAE

  • One-day event that all Secondary Ag Teachers are encouraged to attend - 2017 brochure
  • Each section hosts (a couple combine) and select a unique date and location each year - organized by WAAE VP
  • DPI Consultant presents various training topics in morning and afternoon
  • WAAE facilitates sectional meeting during the lunch hour

212/360 FFA Conference.....................................................State FFA Event, Supported by WAAE

  • The annual fall conference is attended by many secondary ag teachers, so there are often some professional development presentations offered

NAAE..............................................................................National Event

  • Premier national event of the year for ag teachers - 4 days in late November/early December
  • Location moves around each year to various cities across the nation 
  • December 5-9, 2017 in Nashville, TN - 2017 Conference details  
  • Around 25-25 WAAE members attend each year and are financially supported by WAAE - see stipend policy for more details
  • 2017 attendance sheet and travel logistics can be found and updated on this Google Sheet 

January

Half-Time FFA Conference....................................................State FFA Event, Supported by WAAE

  • The annual winter conference is attended by many secondary ag teachers, so there are often some professional development presentations offered

March

NPS - National Policy Seminar.................................................National ACTE Event

  • National legislative advocacy event in Washington D.C. - three days in early March
  • March 3-5, 2018 - Seminar Details
  • WAAE sponsors all costs for 3-4 participants each year - see stipend policy for more details

212/EDGE FFA Conference....................................................State FFA Event, Supported by WAAE

  • The annual spring conference is attended by many secondary ag teachers, so there are often some professional development presentations offered
***WAAE Expense Form can be downloaded and used to access stipend funds as outlined by the stipend policy.