March 2015: Agriculture Teacher Resources
Mar17

March 2015: Agriculture Teacher Resources

A collection of links from around the web curated to help FFA advisors and agricultural educators. This month, we’re focusing on the STEM education initiative. Global agriculture experience High school agriculture students can get a taste of global agriculture with the Adventure Spanish School. This is a one week immersion experience designed to immerse teen students in the culture, language and agriculture of Costa Rica.Students will...

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Question for the Profession: How do you bring the world into your classroom?
Mar17

Question for the Profession: How do you bring the world into your classroom?

We get asked all the time for stories about agricultural education students who are engaging in global activities. Companies, government officials and educators want to know how we are preparing our students to be a part of the world’s industry of agriculture. They want to know if our students are going to be up for the challenge of producing, setting policy and partnering with other countries to feed the world. Frankly, we have to...

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How the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy Changed My Classroom
Jan20

How the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy Changed My Classroom

by Kellie Michaud, Agriculture Educator, Smyrna (Dela.) High School I attended the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy in July of 2008 and 2009. Encouraged by Dr. Karen Hutchison to attend, I can honestly say the program changed the way I teach. Having just completed my fourth year of teaching, I was eager to work with more hands-on activities and become more confident in my ability to complete formal labs with students...

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Agricultural Educators Question for the Profession: How Do You STEM?
Jan20

Agricultural Educators Question for the Profession: How Do You STEM?

Question for the Profession is a monthly feature in the advisor’s edition of FFA Pulse e-newsletter that encourages discussion and idea sharing on the National Association of Agricultural Educators Communities of Practice web site. Subscribe to FFA Pulse now! — STEM (or STEAM if you prefer to add agriculture to the science, technology, engineering, and math mix) is an educational initiative that is not going away. So it...

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Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education Offers Turn-Key Rigor and Relevance
Jan20

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education Offers Turn-Key Rigor and Relevance

Agriculture teachers: are you looking for a turn-key curriculum to increase the rigor and relevance of your program? Check out CASE – Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. CASE materials provide a high level of educational experiences to students to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) subject matter. Besides elevating the rigor of AFNR knowledge and skills, CASE provides...

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