To all new or beginning teachers in South Region,

I hope all of you are doing well and that the new year is off to a good
start for you. As mentioned at our meeting this fall, our next Beginning
Teacher Workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 22 in conjunction with
the GVATA Mid-Winter Conference. This workshop is designed for anyone
in his/her first three years of teaching agriculture education. The meeting
will begin with lunch at the Georgia FFA Center at 12:00 followed by our
workshop. We will finish in time for you to attend registration and all of
the other GVATA functions. If you will not be able to attend for any
reason, please let me know so that I can give the camp an accurate meal
We will be covering a lot of topics related to activities and requirements
that will be happening during the second half of the year (proficiency
applications, state degrees, SAE development, FFA membership, etc.). We
also want to have time for you to share any concerns you are having as well
as successes that you have experience. Please come prepared to share some
of these experiences.

If you have not registered already, the workshop is posted on the CTAERN
website under the course number CTAERN3528. If you have not familiarized
yourself with the CTAERN site, please see your CTAE director for
Thanks for all you are doing to provide learning opportunities for your
students through Agricultural Education. Have a great day!

Lynn Barber, Ed.D.
South Region Agricultural Education Director
Georgia Young Farmers Executive Secretary
Georgia Department of Education
ABAC 34, 2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31794
229-386-3428 (office)
912-584-8442 (cell)

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