2020 Educator’s Ag Institute Cancelled
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and social distancing guidelines, foundation leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Educator’s Ag Institute scheduled for July. This was not an easy decision and was made with everyone’s safety in mind.
While this is very disappointing, we look forward to convening our 2021 Educator’s Ag Institute. The 2021 dates are confirmed for June 27 through July 1. We look forward to return to State College with an action-packed schedule full of activities, tours, professional development and teacher resources.
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Educator's Ag Institute gives you learning experiences that you can not get anywhere else. The course is taught by practicing elementary and secondary teachers, people working in agriculture, university professors and agriculture leaders.
Our Educator's Ag Institute is held annually in State College every July. It includes hands-on classroom sessions and tours. Our instructors are classroom teachers, industry professionals, and university professors.
Are you a teacher, pre-service teacher or community educator that works with youth
Pre K-12th grade interested in learning more about agriculture and looking for an
engaging professional development workshop?
You will gain:
- An increased knowledge of agriculture
- First-hand experiences with agriculture on field trips to local farming and agricultural industries
- Lesson plans and activities that are applicable to many subject areas
- Resources and a network of people to assist you in bringing agriculture to your “classroom”
- 25-30 Act 48 (will need to supply PPID).
For a week every July, teachers from all over the state visit farms and agricultural industries to learn how food moves from the source to the consumer. In addition, the program emphasizes the relationship between the food we eat and our environment.
Educator's Ag Institute gives you learning experiences that you can not get anywhere else. The course is taught by practicing elementary and secondary teachers, people working in agriculture, university professors and agriculture leaders. Sessions cover such topics as nutrition, ecology, agriculture's place in civilization, food uses, and the increasingly popular use of integrated pest management (IPM) in the farming industry.
Educator's Ag Institute will prepare you to bring agriculture to life in your classroom and across your curriculum. It is a standards-based program that makes real connections. Teachers are able to use the information they've received to integrate agriculture and information about the earth's natural resources into their curriculum. They are able to use their personal experiences to explain to their students how Pennsylvania's largest industry affects each of their lives everyday.