Ag in the Classroom teacher workshop set
Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:02 pm
A one-day, informal training seminar will be held June 9 at the University of Tennessee Martin.
Sponsored by the Tennessee Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and the Tennessee Farm Bureau, this workshop is open to any Obion County or Union City teacher PreK-12th grades. The aim of the workshop is to introduce teachers to Tennessee agriculture and demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate the information into existing classroom curriculums.
There is no registration or application fee. Each participant will receive a resource kit with approximately $200 in educational resource material free as well as a light continental breakfast and lunch at no cost. There will also be instructions on how each teacher’s school can apply for an outdoor classroom garden grant worth up to $500.
The materials are interdisciplinary. While they highlight Tennessee agriculture, they encompass math, science, social studies, health and nutrition, language arts, music, art, etc. The materials are available for preschool through 12th grade. They meet TerraNova/Achievement and end of course teaching objectives and are correlated with Tennessee Department of Education teaching standards. The materials include not only teacher’s manuals, but CD-ROMs, videos, posters, student materials, maps, lab guides, etc.
The deadline for registration is May 14.
For more information regarding the workshop or the Ag in the Classroom program, contact the Obion County Farm Bureau office at 885-9303; AITC consultants Linda Fowler at (731) 587-3659 or Amy Tuck at (731) 588-0652; or Obion County Farm Bureau Women’s chairman Brenda Baker at 536-5442.
Published in The Messenger 4.20.10