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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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2018 Downstate Illinois ECET2: Breaking Down Silos, Building Strong Networks| RSVP Today!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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Sent on behalf of the Illinois ECET2 Planning Team. This event is open to all teachers. Feel free to share with others in your school districts. 


 On behalf of the downstate Illinois ECET2 planning team, we are pleased to share an exciting opportunity for downstate Illinois educators to participate in a two-day learning experience designed by teachers, for teachers. This is a chance to connect with fellow educators, share ideas and stories, and reclaim the joy in their teaching practice!

 What is ECET2? The Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) network provides a forum for exceptional teachers to learn from one another and to celebrate the teaching profession. These convenings harness the power of teacher leader networks to deepen learning and to improve the teaching practice to better serve students. ECET2 is built on the belief that teachers hold the keys to ensuring that policy is well-informed, instructional shifts are made with fidelity, and educators are equipped with the right professional development supports to be effective in the classroom.

 At this year’s convening, teachers will have the opportunity to learn about ESSA, Title II funding, and the skills necessary to advocate for meaningful professional development. Teachers will also participate in teacher-led workshops in high-demand subject areas. Holding a convening for downstate Illinois teachers by downstate Illinois teachers in downstate Illinois will create a unique opportunity for teachers to begin to etch out a professional network with other like-minded teachers who operate so far apart geographically. 

 When and Where: Sunday and Monday, February 18-19, 2018 in Alton, Illinois

 Who: We are asking teachers in your district to attend this convening. You can register individually, or bring a team of four from your district. We are looking for teachers who exhibit the following:

·        Investment in the students of downstate Illinois

·        Investment in the school community

·        Pride in the profession and pride in their school

·        Positive attitude toward students and their ability to learn

·        Passion about subject matter and pedagogy

·        Team player mentality


To encourage teachers, we are offering this experience at no cost for teachers. Costs covered by ECET2 are food and hotel.

Register today! February 18 & 19 Downstate Illinois ECET2

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