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Conservation & Innovation in Agriculture

Date: July 23 & 24, 2019

Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Title: Conservation & Innovation in Agriculture

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the Iowa Core social studies and science standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach core standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. On the first day of the workshop students will venture out of the classroom to learn about innovation and conservation in agriculture while visiting the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, a conservation demonstration farm, and farm machinery testing facility. Producers and other experts will showcase how agriculture uses technology to ensure environmental and economic sustainability. On day two, participants will dive into the social studies & science standards, explore resources, and work with staff from the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation and Polk County Agriculture in the Classroom to translate what they learned from the tours into lessons for their students.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University for $85 or from Morningside College for $65. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 180231. Then follow the links to register for the course.

Date: July 23 & 24, 2019

Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Title: Conservation & Innovation in Agriculture

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the Iowa Core social studies and science standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach core standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. On the first day of the workshop students will venture out of the classroom to learn about innovation and conservation in agriculture while visiting the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, a conservation demonstration farm, and farm machinery testing facility. Producers and other experts will showcase how agriculture uses technology to ensure environmental and economic sustainability. On day two, participants will dive into the social studies & science standards, explore resources, and work with staff from the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation and Polk County Agriculture in the Classroom to translate what they learned from the tours into lessons for their students.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University for $85 or from Morningside College for $65. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 180231. Then follow the links to register for the course.

Date:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event

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