Summer Teacher Workshops Hosted by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
|June 5, 2012||Posted by Guest under Events, Kids|
Nearly 300 teachers around the state will attend four summer regional workshops hosted by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Inc. in June to learn how to incorporate agricultural concepts into their language arts, math, science and social studies classes, among other subject areas
Each full-day workshop will feature lessons and activities from Project Food, Land & People, Keeping Florida Green, and Gardening for Grades and will show educators how to use real-life agriculture applications to teach Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and STEM concepts. Lesson presentations will include building irrigation systems and paper airplanes to demonstrate engineering aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) demonstrating interactive gardening lessons to teach sustainable living techniques and using food students eat to teach observation, research and analysis.
Educators will be eligible to receive eight professional development points for attending the workshop which will include a Lunch and Learn session where local farmers will talk about local agriculture production.
The workshops are open to public, private and home educators as well as Masters Gardeners, and IFAS/Extension agents.
Workshops will be held in Miami-Dade County on June 12, Orange County on June 14, Hillsborough County on June 26 and Leon County on June 28.
For more information about Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and our materials, please visit http://www.flagintheclassroom.com.