In May 2013, the AAAE adopted a philosophy statement regarding the teaching of SAE competencies as part of a teacher preparation program. The AAAE Teacher Education Special Interest Group developed a listing of the competencies that should be taught and the learning objectives for each of the seven major competencies. Those documents were vetted with the larger agricultural education community through the National Council for Agricultural Education, which approved/adopted the SAE teacher preparation philosophy and competencies/objectives.
A writing team consisting of seven agricultural teacher educators has developed unit plans for SAE teacher preparation. The materials are designed to be used in whatever fashion best fits the needs of each teacher education program, from lessons within an existing course or courses to developing an entire course on SAE for teacher preparation students. I am pleased to share with you the results of the writing team’s work.
The materials are located at http://aec.ifas.ufl.edu/ag-stem-lab/SAEplans.shtml for your use.
Submitted by Kirby Barrick