Farm to Table: Exploring the Science and Technology of Crop and Livestock Production
Date: August 5 & 6, 2019
Location: Indianola, Iowa
Title: Farm to Table: Exploring the Science and Technology of Crop and Livestock Production
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. During one day of the course participants will see how technology is integrated onto modern farms. They will learn about specialty crops like Christmas trees, raspberries, and grapes. They will see how agriculture uses technology like aviation equipment. Producers, scientists and other experts will showcase how agriculture uses technology to ensure environmental and economic sustainability. The second day of the course will focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.
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 180219. Then follow the links to register for the course.