Sec A G E D U S Overview 04062011

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Sec A G E D U S Overview 04062011

  1. 1. Secondary Agricultural Education in the USA: What is it? How does it work? Why?
  2. 2. Historically, Secondary Agricultural Education has been . . . <ul><li>Comprehensive in coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific in method </li></ul><ul><li>Practical in impact and focus </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Comprehensive Agricultural Education Program is Balanced <ul><li>It includes . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom & Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Leadership Development - FFA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. All three program components should involve “hands-on”/ ”minds-on” learning experiences for students.
  5. 5. Again, a Balanced Agricultural Education Program is the Key!! <ul><li>It includes . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom & Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Leadership Development - FFA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Classroom and laboratory instruction in Agricultural Education in Oklahoma includes five major areas of study: <ul><li>Animal Science </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Science/ Agronomy/Natural Resources/Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Ag Power & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing/Agribusiness </li></ul><ul><li>Ag Communications </li></ul>
  7. 7. Learning in Secondary Agricultural Education occurs in MANY different settings and contexts . . .
  8. 8. The FFA Mission <ul><li>FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership , personal growth and career success through agricultural education. </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.ffa.org/Pages/default.aspx </li></ul>
  9. 9. The FFA Motto <ul><li>Learning to Do </li></ul><ul><li>Doing to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Earning to Live </li></ul><ul><li>Living to Serve </li></ul>
  10. 10. The FFA Member’s Creed <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4rA2XU2Bqg </li></ul>
  11. 11. Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) <ul><li>SAE programs are teacher-supervised, individualized, hands-on, student developed projects that give students real-world experience in agriculture and/or agriculture related areas. </li></ul><ul><li>(Taken from the Oklahoma CareerTech Agricultural Education Web site.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ Quality” SAE Programs are… <ul><li>Curriculum-based </li></ul><ul><li>Student-managed </li></ul><ul><li>           </li></ul><ul><li>Well planned and comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>Documented (records and other important data are kept systematically ) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed so that students can be recognized for their accomplishments </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sec. AGED Teachers & Their Preparation . . . <ul><li>4-year, Bachelor’s of Science degree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Agriculture AND Pedagogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Degree requirements – OSU) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionalism & Professional Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAAE (National Association of Agricultural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educators) http:// www.naae.org / </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. What does the future hold?
  15. 15. Again, a Balanced Agricultural Education Program is the Key!! <ul><li>It includes . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom & Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Leadership Development - FFA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs </li></ul></ul>

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