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OATA/NAAE Awards

OATA and NAAE recognize outstanding teachers and programs in many ways.  Award nomination applications are accepted at OATA Summer Conference and at the Oregon FFA State Convention, depending on the application.  In order to apply, a teacher must be an OATA/NAAE member.

State-winning applications in many areas move on to the regional competition.  State winners' applications are due May 15 yearly to NAAE for regional judging unless otherwise noted - see links below for details.

COVER PAGES
In 2015, NAAE changed to an online-submission format.  As such, many application areas no longer have a downloadable cover page.  OATA now has one cover page for the following Award Areas:
 - Oustanding Young Member
 - Agriscience Teacher of the Year
 - Oustanding Teacher
 - Secondary/Middle School Award
 - Postsecondary/Adult Education Award
 - Teacher Mentor
 - Teacher Turn the Key

You can download the fillable form Cover Page here.  It is also available in PDF format.  The requirements for Narrative and Supporting documents are unchanged.  All state-level appliactions must be submitted in hard-copy form (12 copies preferred) at the appropriate event (see each area for details).

 

Awards:


Outstanding Young Member

Applicants in their first five years of teaching.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application information.
Click here for the Application Cover page.


Oustanding Teacher Award

This program distinguishes NAAE members who are at the pinnacle of their profession — those who are conducting the highest quality agricultural education programs. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness and professional activities.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application information.
Click here for the Application Cover page.


Outstanding Secondary/Middle School Program Award

Award for high school and middle school agricultural science & technology award.  Instructors must be OATA/NAAE members.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application information.
Click here for the Application Cover page.


Agriscience Teacher of the Year

Award for incorporation of science and inquiry into agriscience education.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application information.
Click here for the Application Cover page.


Teacher Mentor

Outstanding service to younger members fo the profession.  Application nominates another person for the teacher mentor award.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application.
Click here for the Application Cover page.


"Teachers Turn the Key" Award Scholarship

The TTTK program is open for teacher's in years 2-4.  State winners attend the National NAAE Convention and participate in specialized program for early career teachers.  Applications due at State Convention.
Click here for the application.
Click here for the Application Cover page.


Outstanding Administrator Award
This award is for you to nominate and recognize administrators who have been long-time supporters of agricultural education.  Applications are due at State Convention, and the recipient is invited to attend the following OATA Summer Conference and be recognized at the awards banquet.
Click here for the application.


Ideas Unlimited

Ideas Unlimited allows teachers to share great ideas they've developed for their classroom, FFA chapter, or SAE programs.  For Oregon, no application is needed - share ideas during Summer Conference at the Ideas Unlimited Session.  A handout to share your idea is encouraged.  State winners attend the next Region I conference to present their idea.
For state winners ONLY - see the NAAE application


Outstanding Cooperation Award

Award for recognizing organizations, agribusinesses, and others for outstanding service to agricultural education.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application.


Outstanding Service Citation

Award for recognizing current or retired NAAE members for their service to agricultural education.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Award for recognizing current or retired NAAE members for outstanding accomplishment and achievement for agricultural education.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application.


Oustanding Postsecondary/Adult Program Award

Award for postsecondary agricultural education programs.  Applications due at Summer Conference.
Click here for the application.
Click here for the Application Cover page.