CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. Many licensed professionals are required to participate in continuing education programs for a certain number of hours every year in order to keep their certificates or licenses to practice current. The annual number of CEUs required varies by state and profession.

The 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is proud to offer professional development hours and CEUs that have been approved by several professional organizations.

 

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The Wisconsin Registry

The Registry, Wisconsin’s Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession, has approved professional development hours for the four workshops in the Farm to preschool/early care and education track (1.5 hours each), the “Growing Healthy Children: A Hands-on farm to early care and education experience” field trip (4 hours), and an additional eight (8) hours for attendance at your choice of other conference offerings.

To obtain hours, fill out an “Attendee Request for Professional Development Credit” form at each session and have it authorized by the presenter or other agent at the session. For full conference credit, pick up an “Attendee Request for Professional Development Credit” form at the CEU table near the Registration area. Submit the signed forms to the CEU table in the Registration area prior to the end of the conference. (It is recommended that you take a photo of each form for your records.) The Registry requires attendees to also submit an attendance verification form. A link will be emailed to you for this purpose. Once the form has been completed, your certificate will be issued within 30 days and record of your attendance will be submitted to The Registry. Credits will automatically be applied to your Registry account. Retain your certificate for your records.

 

Commission on Dietetic Registration

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference has been approved for 17 CEUs for conference attendance along with additional four (4) credits each for the Short Courses, Making Farm to School Work for Your School District: Implementation of Farm to School Practices and Operations in School Kitchens and Food Hubs and Farm to Cafeteria.

To obtain hours, fill out an “Attendee Request for Professional Development Credit” form at each session and have it authorized by the presenter or other agent at the session. For full conference credit, pick up an “Attendee Request for Professional Development Credit” form at the CEU table near the Registration area. Submit the signed forms to the CEU table in the Registration area prior to the end of the conference. (It is recommended that you take a photo of each form for your records.) Your certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days. Submit your proof of attendance to the CDR.

 

School Nutrition Association (SNA)

The School Nutrition Association has approved CEUs for all field trips (3.5 to 8 credits each), short courses (4 to 7 credits each) and more than 15 workshops (1.5 credits each) at the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. Attendees seeking CEUs can earn a maximum of 14 credits due to the concurrent session structure. Jump to the full list of approved sessions.

To obtain hours, fill out an “Attendee Request for Professional Development Credit” form at each session and have it authorized by the presenter or other agent at the session. Submit the signed forms to the CEU table in the Registration area prior to the end of the conference. (It is recommended that you take a photo of each form for your records.) You will also need to complete the online Conference Evaluation Survey. Your certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days. Please retain your certificate for your records.

 

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

NCHEC certifies health education specialists. The 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference has been approved for up to 12 entry level and advanced credits. Jump to the full list of approved sessions.

To obtain hours, fill out an “Attendee Request for Professional Development Credit” form at each session and have it authorized by the presenter or other agent at the session. Submit the signed forms to the CEU table in the Registration area prior to the end of the conference. (It is recommended that you take a photo of each form for your records.) NCHEC credits also require submission of a session evaluation for each request. A link to the session evaluation will be emailed to you. Once completed, your certificate will be issued and record of your attendance will be submitted to NCHEC within 30 days. Please retain your certificate for your records.

 

Professional Development for Wisconsin Teachers

At this time, Wisconsin teachers can utilize attendance at the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in one of two ways:

  1. Educator Effectiveness: Districts across the nation are determining teacher effectiveness in part by using a rubric created by Charlotte Danielson. Attendance at the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference can be used as evidence of Domain 4(3): Growing and Developing Professionally. A certificate of attendance can be used as an “artifact.”
  2. Professional Development Plan (PDP): The Professional Development Plan (PDP) is a process for the renewal of an educator’s license based on planned professional growth and evidence of the impact of that growth on student learning. Educators can use attendance at the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference as documentation on their PDP. If an educator has already written their PDP goals and has not included this event, it can be included on their annual PDP revision.
  3. To obtain proof of attendance: pick up an “Attendee Request for Professional Development Credit” form at the CEU table near the Registration area or at any session. Submit the signed form to the CEU table in the Registration area prior to the end of the conference. (It is recommended that you take a photo of each form for your records.) Your Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days.

If you are attending the conference and are an educator from outside the state of Wisconsin, contact your state’s Department of Public Instruction to find out more information on professional development requirements. We will be happy to provide you with the necessary documentation of your attendance by emailing us at julie@farmtoschool.org.

 

Note: We previously promoted credit hours from the National Education Association. We have now learned that those hours must be credentialed through each state, and we are exploring additional professional development credentialing for educators.

Check back for more professional organizations being added soon!

 

CURRENT AVAILABLE CEU’s
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