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Fall Conference 2016 - Umpqua Community College

OATA Fall Conference will be October 13-14, 2016 at Umpqua Community College - hosted by UCC and the Umpqua FFA District.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.ovata.org/index.php/professional-development/fall-conference/registration 

 

Workshop Materials

Presenters are invited to upload their workshop materials to the OATA page on NAAE's Communities of Practice.

Agenda

The At-A-Glance Agenda is available here.

 

Locations:

Dinner on Thursday will be at UCC in the Danny Lang Center (Southern Oregon Wine Institute building - signs will be up).  Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner from 6pm-8pm.  There will be a brief tour of the facility and wine-making at 7pm.  Evening will end by 9pm.

Meetings on Friday will be held at the UCC Danny Lang Center (Southern Oregon Wine Institute Building - follow the signs).  Parking will be outside the vineyard gate. The day will begin at 8am and be done by 4pm.

Directions
 Directions to UCC can be found here:  https://www.umpqua.edu/about/facts-visitor-information/ucc-map 

The dinner and conference will be in the Lang Center, home of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI).  It is very easy to find - see map on the link above.  It is also the nice buidling on top of the hill surrounded by grapes - the entrance is reached by driving around to the left.

 

Hotel Information:

Super 8 - Roseburg
Comfort Inn - Roseburg

More information will be posted as it develops

Fall Conference 2017 - Salem-Keizer CTEC

OATA Fall Conference will be October 12-13, 2017 at the Salem-Keizer Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC).

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.ovata.org/index.php/professional-development/fall-conference/registration 

 

Workshop Materials

Presenters are invited to upload their workshop materials to the OATA page on NAAE's Communities of Practice.

Agenda

The agenda will be posted soon.

 

Locations:

Dinner/potential tour will be on Thursday is TBD, after 6pm and ending by 9pm

Meetings on Friday will be held at CTEC. The day will begin at 8am and be done by 4pm.

Directions
 Directions to CTEC can be found here: 3501 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301 

Hotel Information:

A room block has been made at the Red Lion in Salem for October 12th.

The rate is $109.19.

The block is reserved under OATA.

Red Lion Hotel Salem
3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301
(503) 370-7888



More information will be posted as it develops

OATA Professional Development Strands

OATA has established the following areas (referred to as ‘Strands’) that all professional development programming will be based upon.

Procedure:

  • Program planning for Fall, Summer, and other conferences and programming organized and executed by OATA will utilize the following Strands in order to plan workshop and programming topics
  • All topics must fit into at least one of the Strands
  • At least one Program of Study Pathway will be emphasized yearly, with all pathways being emphasized at least once every four years
  • All Strands do not have to incorporated into every PD event
  • Every effort for a diverse program of topics and content areas should be made
  • OATA Leadership and Program Organizers will identify which Strand(s) every session is aligned with for communication with administrators and other stakeholders
  • Strands will be reviewed and modified as needed by the Professional Growth Committee

 

Adopted Strands:

  • Program of Study Pathways Content Areas
    • Animal Systems
    • Plant Systems
    • Agribusiness
    • Power, Structure, and Technology
  • Other Agricultural Science & Technology Content Areas
  • FFA (including but not limited to)
    • CDE
    • Leadership Development
    • Program of Activities
    • Awards
    • Alumni
  • Supervised Agricultural Experience
  • Agriscience Inquiry
  • Pedagogy/Teaching Strategies
  • Program Planning
  • Early Career/Mid-Career/Experienced Teacher cohorts

 

 

Last updated:  June 2015

Fall Conference 2011 - Silverton High School

One of the many benefits of attending Fall and Summer Conferences is being able to see how the other teacher lives.  And sometimes, that leaves you feeling jealous.

change_fallconference1Silverton High School's fantastic new facilities set the backdrop for this year's Fall Conference. Agriculture teachers Scott Towery, Daniel James, and Johnie Ferro rolled out the red carpet, with help from both the Silverton FFA Alumni and the Oregon FFA Alumni for some great professional development in an amazing facility.

change_fallconference2With workshops on many different areas of Best Practices, CDEs, and curriculum areas, including presentations by representatives from Miller and Fessler's Nurseries, everyone had the opportunity to leave with some pieces ready to go for their classroom.

See the workshop materials on Horticulture by clicking here.

Thank you Silverton High School, Johnie, Scott, Dan, Silverton FFA Alumni, and Oregon FFA Alumni for hosting a great conference!

Change

Considering I find myself in the group that can realistically say "remember when" I have seen a bit of change in the education field, or have I? I'm not sure. Just because I changed from a Hereford operation to an Angus operation, is that really change? Same daily chores I think.

change_cartoon1I believe some similar observations can be drawn in the field of education. I have witnessed and been involved in some minor changes, unfortunately (in my humble opinion) nothing of significance to improve overall education. Calculators, Madelyn Hunter, block scheduling, trimester, computer technology, competency based, CIM/CAM, sage on the stage/guide on the side, film strip to power-point, CCG's, course/classes versus program, ever changing standards, and of course the current "strategy of the moment" by one of the latest PHD authors. Concepts that are repackaged and renamed as the best possible solution to our education issues. That is a small sampling of my history and there may be a bit of cynicism here. Some less experienced readers might not recognize some of those terms.

Read more: Change

NAAE National Convention 2010 - We Were There!

naaeWe've collected the (reprintable) recollections of those who attended the NAAE Convention this past December in Las Vegas.  We hope you find benefit from what they share!


Peter Lindstrom, Roseburg HS

"The most informative and beneficial workshop I attended at the ACTE convention was the Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation workshop that covered planning and implementing a program that meets the USDOL requirements to certify youth under the age of 16 for the operation of tractors and farm machinery.

Read more: NAAE National Convention 2010 - We Were There!

CASE in Point - OSU CASE Plant Institute 2010

As Brian Arp and I open the doors at 12:53 pm and cruise up the stairs in the oh-so-familiar building known as Strand Hall, time slows a little.  It has been only two short, yet jam-packed years since my home away from home, Strand 33, was filled with questions about teaching strategies, lesson plans and some random letter Shane received while student teaching. (We never could get to the bottom of that one?)  Ahead to the left is Betsy's office, our CASEplant1OSU ‘Oriental Trading Company' that lights the publicity fuse for the College of Ag's network of great people around our state.  We'll have to stop in for a chat and some heat detection pencils later.  At the far end of the hallway, we see Dr. Thompson, using his most elaborate trailer backing, hand motions as he flags those of us loitering his way.  "Hurry, you're going to be late for class!" he cleverly projects, as his voice carries into the door of a room full of testing music or psychology students across the hallway.  A bit of a showman, as always! Quickening our stride, we shuffled into the newly refurbished classroom and began to look around to find that perfect seat out of the spotlight/question zone.  Little did we know, we needed to be here fifteen minutes ago to get the coveted seats Kris and Curtis have already claimed at the back of the classroom.  Alright, front row next to Brian from New Jersey and Gail from CCC it is.  Let the CASE learning begin...

Read more: CASE in Point - OSU CASE Plant Institute 2010