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Professional Organizations Their role & Your responsibilities Jon W. Ramsey Definitions Webster Profession – Learned occupation Professional – 1) pursuing a profession. 2) pertaining to a profession. 3) meeting the standards of a profession. 4) professional person What others say….

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professional organizations

Professional Organizations

Their role & Your responsibilities

Jon W. Ramsey

definitions webster
Definitions Webster
  • Profession – Learned occupation
  • Professional – 1) pursuing a profession. 2) pertaining to a profession. 3) meeting the standards of a profession. 4) professional person
what others say
What others say….

“Amateurs Hope. Professionals Work”

Garson Kanin

“ A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn’t particularly feel like it.”

Alistair Cooke

team ag ed is a united effort in promoting local program success
Team AG-ED is a united effort in promoting local program success
  • National Association of Agricultural Education
  • American Association for Agricultural Education
  • Association for Career and Technical Education
  • National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization
  • National Young Farmer Educational Association
some reasons for joining professional organizations
Some Reasons for Joining Professional Organizations
  • Be part of a communityof professional educators…… (i.e. Pete Gailey)
  • Attend professional development/improvement conferences – locally, in Oklahoma , and nationally……(Region II @ Lawton)
  • Hold positions of professional leadership – locally, at the state level, and nationally……
reasons cont d
Reasons cont’d
  • Receive recognition from professional peers for outstanding achievements, e.g., the Outstanding Young Member Award
  • Receive professional literature – journals, magazines, newsletters, LISTSERVS……
  • Numerous opportunities for travel and informal learning……
  • Numerous opportunities for professional networking and for making career – long friendships
national association of agricultural educators
National Association of Agricultural Educators
  • The membership in this association consists of individuals who are professionally involved in Agricultural Education. 7650 members
  • Student dues are $5.00, this provides $100,000 liability insurance coverage. (dues increase is under consideration)
  • Active members pay dues of $60.00
  • Ag Teachers Creed

award and scholarship applications
Award and Scholarship Applications
  • 2004 Delmar Learning-NAAE Upper Division Scholarship Application
  • Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Delmar Learning and proceeds from the auction at the NAAE convention, NAAE will award scholarships to university juniors, seniors or post-baccalaureate students who are majoring in ag ed and who intend to become ag teachers. Three applications will be accepted from each university that offers a teacher education program in agricultural education. Fifteen (15) scholarships of $750 each will be awarded for the fall 2006 term. Previous recipients of the NAAE Upper Division Scholarship are not eligible.
  • The postmark deadline for submitting applications to the NAAE office is May 15, 2006.
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Award and Scholarship Applications
  • Oklahoma State University
  • 2003 Brian Cunningham
  • 2004 Karie Smith
american association for agricultural education as a professional organization we value
American Association for Agricultural Education As a professional organization, we value
  • Effective teaching
  • Developing and empowering others
  • Actively engaging learners/experiential learning
  • Quality research and other scholarly activities
values cont d
Values cont’d
  • An active role in contributing to both formal and non – formal educational system
  • Professional renewal and adjusting to change
  • Interacting with peers

association for career and technical education
Association for Career and Technical Education
  • This organization covers all areas of Career Tech. 12 Divisions
  • Agricultural Education
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Technology Education
  • Trade & Industrial Education
  • As well as a variety of adult educational programs
acte agricultural education division national goals
ACTE Agricultural Education Division: National Goals
  • Highly motivated , well educated teachers provide quality education for students at all levels , pre-kindergarten through adult
  • All students have access to seamless, lifelong instruction in agriculture and national resources through a wide variety of delivery methods and educational settings.
acte national goals
ACTE National Goals
  • All students achieve conversational literacy of agriculture and natural resources.
  • Partnerships and strategic alliances ensure a continuous presence of education in and about agriculture and natural resources

what are your responsibilities
What are your responsibilities ?
  • Maintain your status as a lifelong learner
  • Seek out and develop a mentor/mentee relationship with other professionals
  • Meet and develop a relationship with your political representatives
  • Become active in your state professional organization (OAETA)
responsibilities cont d
Responsibilities cont’d
  • Oklahoma has a national reputation of unity and strength
  • 100% of Oklahoma Teachers pay professional dues
  • That gives Oklahoma 14 voting delegates at the NAAE convention
  • When other states need a proposal/item moved forward, Oklahoma is called on to provide support.
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Responsibilities cont’d
  • The continued strength of our profession depends on the infusion of new teachers that embrace the fact that professional growth occurs on a variety of local ,state and national levels.
  • Developing a proactive attitude when it comes to professional growth opportunities.
professional dues
Professional Dues
  • Oklahoma Agricultural Education Instructors pay dues to the following professional organizations.
  • ACTE
  • NAAE
  • One of your many responsibilities as a new professional will involve activities within your states professional organization.
  • Embrace this opportunity
  • Save your money and be prepared to pay your professional dues at Summer Conference
  • Get involved .. You paid for it.