Fresno State hosts Teachers Summit
Teachers will gather at Fresno State on July 29 for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit.
Thousands of teachers across California, including those in Fresno, will come together for the day of learning and networking opportunities open to all California teachers, administrators and educators.
The summit runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Satellite Student Union and will feature keynote speeches by educational leaders, TED-style educational talks by local teachers and EDCamp discussions to exchange ideas with other teachers throughout the region.
Fresno State is one of 38 locations across the state participating in the summit. Other locations include Brandman University in Visalia and Fresno Pacific University.
For more information, a list of event locations and online registration, visit: CATeachersSummit.com.
8 students win ag scholarships
United Ag will award eight local students a total of $9,000 in scholarships at a luncheon at The Daily Grill in Fresno on July 28.
The winners are:
▪ Alexis Macias of Fresno
▪ Marcos Amaro, Celeste Argueta, Venissia Garcia, Zachariah Peltzer and Andres Sanchez of Tulare
▪ Beatrice Garcia of Kings County
▪ Jonathan Rodriguez of Merced
United Ag said the winners were chosen from among 80 applicants who submitted an essay detailing how they would manage resources to protect agriculture.
Tulare Union ag program honored
The Tulare Joint Union High School District Farm is being recognized throughout the nation after winning an award given to top agricultural programs.
The high school’s farm was selected for the 2016 Outstanding Secondary Program award on June 22 during the California Agriculture Teachers Association Conference in San Luis Obispo.
The high school qualifies for the four-plus person category in the competition and has now won the award three times. Its application has advanced to the National Association of Agriculture Educators for a chance at earning the Outstanding Secondary Agriculture Program award, sponsored by Monsanto as a special Future Farmers of America project.
That award will be handed out in November at a Georgia conference.
In May, the high school’s agriculture department also received the Excellence in Action award by the Advance Career Technology Education in Washington, D.C. Only 11 of the best career pathways in the country are recognized with this award.
The high school farm employs seven full-time agriculture teachers who offer 13 different courses.