Virtual Ag Literacy Day
|May 31, 2012||Posted by Guest under Kids|
On May 1st, Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Ben Wortham, read to a large number of kindergarten to 5th grade students through the Clay Virtual Academy Clay County to kickoff Florida Ag in the Classroom’s Ag Literacy Day.
With the assistance of Clay County Virtual Academy (CVA) teacher, Carol Cochuyt, CVA Distance Learning Specialists Ruth Paine and Linda Schriver, and the coordination of State FFA Officer, Katilyn Donaghy, Healthy Florida Farms was read by Mr. Wortham in a virtual classroom setting. Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. provided the book for the special event.
A question and answer session with the students was conducted through the messaging technology provided by the virtual classroom. Others were able to ask the Superintendent questions in his office through their microphones while they were at home. The students were particularly interested in Mr. Wortham’s favorite vegetable, least favorite vegetable and what he was growing in his own garden. The session concluded with the students taking a quiz using the Fresh from Florida Ag-Trivia Flash Card Game.
Growing up in Tennessee and being a former FFA member, Mr. Wortham had a lot of personal experience to share that made Ag Literacy Day extra special! The session was video-taped and efforts are being made to make it available for other students to view. Even though FAITC’s Ag Literacy Day was officially May 1st, members of the agricultural community are reading in schools all over Clay County until the end of the school year in June. If you would like to request a reader for your classroom or if you would be willing to read to students about agriculture, check out www.agtag.org.