Professional Development - Summer Workshop Series

Professional Development - Summer Workshop Series

**The workshops will proceed as planned provided we can ensure the health and safety of our staff and the workshop participants. We are monitoring the COVID-19 related news and events closely. If for some reason we are not able to host the in-person workshops we will pivot to a virtual and online experience. Participants can still receive license renewal or graduate level credit by completing the course requirements.**

**UPDATE (5/15): Current guidelines from the governor limit gatherings of 10 or more people and recommend social distancing. Because of this, we will be transitioning all workshops previously scheduled for June to a virtual platform. July and August workshops remain as scheduled and evaluated at a later date.**

 

Soil and Water to Food and Fuel

Date: June 8 & 9, 2020

Location: Virtual Washington, Iowa

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the new Iowa Core social studies standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach science and social studies standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During one day of the course participants will see agricultural practices that improve soil health and water quality. They will learn about technology in pork production and manure management. They will learn about technology in spraying herbicides with precision to minimize negative effects. They will learn about taking and testing soil samples and applying fertilizers in the right place, at the right time, in the right amount, and from the right source. The second day of the course will focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend: Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189497. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Farming Then & Now 

Date: June 9 & 10, 2020

Location: Virtual Hampton, Iowa

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the Iowa Core social studies and science standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach core standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. Students will venture out of the classroom both days to see how agriculture has changed over time. They will visit Tyden Farm No. 6 and see farm buildings, tractors, and equipment that were cutting-edge farm technology in the early and mid-1900’s.  On the second day, they will visit a modern corn, soybean, and cattle farm to learn about agriculture technology of today and tomorrow.  During both farm visits, teachers will see how agriculture has changed over the years and learn how technology has been applied to improve agricultural practices and produce food, fiber and fuel.  During the in-class time participants will dive into the social studies & science standards, explore resources, and work with staff from the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area to translate what they learned from the tours into lessons for their students.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189655. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Food, Fiber, and Fuel 

Date: June 10 & 11, 2020

Location: Virtual Burlington, Iowa

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the new Iowa Core social studies standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach science and social studies standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During one day of the course participants will tour an ethanol plant to learn how corn is converted into fuel. Participants will tour an alpaca farm and explore fiber production. Participants will tour an implement dealer to learn about technology and engineering applied in agriculture. A second day of the course will also focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189507. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Dairy and Pork and Beef, Oh My!  

Date: June 15 & 16, 2020

Location: Virtual Independence, Iowa

Description:   This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the new Iowa Core social studies standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach science and social studies standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During one day of the course participants will see veterinary medicine, a modern dairy, and a vegetable and fresh cut flower farm. Participants will tour exhibits and a museum of agricultural innovations, implements and displays to gain a better understanding of agriculture. The second day of the course will focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189498. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Education & Agriculture: Fields of Opportunities

Date: June 16 & 17, 2020

Location: Virtual Harlan, Iowa

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the Iowa Core social studies and science standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach core standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During the first day of the onsite workshop participants will venture out of the classroom to learn about the agriculture industry first-hand while visiting two diversified farms, an agricultural equipment dealership, and a veterinary practice. Producers and other experts will showcase how agriculture uses technology to ensure economic and environmental sustainability, overcome challenges, and create opportunities for multiple generations. The second day of the course will focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189656. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Impossible to Imagine: A Day Without Agriculture

Date: June 17 & 18, 2020

Location: Virtual Oskaloosa, Iowa

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the new Iowa Core social studies standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach science and social studies standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During one day of the course participants will tour a dairy, a row crop farm, a vegetable farm, and a cattle farm to see how food is produced. Participants will tour and egg processing facility to see how food is transformed into the goods we use every day. Participants will tour a wind turbine and an ethanol trailer to learn how agriculture produces fuel and energy. Participants will also tour a historic farm to see how agriculture has changed throughout history. During a second day of the course will also focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189503. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Learning from Kernel to Kitchen

Date: June 18 & 19, 2020

Location: Virtual Sioux City, Iowa

Description:  This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the Iowa Core social studies and science standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach core standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During the first day of the onsite workshop participants will venture out of the classroom to visit popcorn, sweet corn, and field corn farms and tour a popcorn company. They will learn about innovation and technology has been applied to corn production and processing. They will talk to growers and compare production and marketing methods used for the three types of corn. The second day of the course will focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189657. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Farm to Factory: Agribusiness in Iowa

Date: July 9 & 10, 2020

Location: Elkader, Iowa

Description:   This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the new Iowa Core social studies standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach science and social studies standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During one day of the course participants will see a agriculture and agribusiness transformed throughout history. They will learn about innovation and technology that has been applied to improve agricultural practices and produce food, fiber, and fuel for the world. They will tour museum exhibits that highlight the importance of agriculture and mechanization. They will learn how grain is milled and transported. Experts, researchers, and specialists will share information on grain transportation, precision agriculture, robotics, and historic partner sites. The second day of the course will focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189494. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Planting to Pizza: Food, Farming & Technology

Date: July 13 & 14, 2020

Location: Virtual Huxley, Iowa

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the Iowa Core social studies and science standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach core standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During the first day of the onsite workshop participants will venture out of the classroom to learn about the agriculture industry first-hand while a crop science company, precision agriculture business, and a food processing facility. Participants will see crop demonstration plots, solar energy equipment, pizza toping processing, and more. Experts will showcase how the agriculture uses technology and data to ensure environmental sustainability and safe, affordable food that meets consumer needs. The second day of the course will focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189666. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Flying High with Agriculture: Drones, Pollinators, and More

Date: August 6 & 7, 2020

Location: Grundy Center, Iowa

Description: This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the Iowa Core social studies and science standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach core standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During the workshop participants will venture out of the classroom to learn about Iowa’s natural resources and agriculture first-hand while visiting a farm, pollinator garden, monarch observatory, and a mobile ag technology. Producers and other experts will showcase how farmers use science and technology to ensure environmental and economic sustainability. The in-class time will focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189667. Then follow the links to register for the course.

 

Increasing Educational Yield

Date: August 6 & 7, 2020

Location: Spencer, Iowa

Description:   This fast-paced professional development will give teachers, extension personnel, and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the new Iowa Core social studies standards. Using agriculture as the context to teach science and social studies standards, course participants will integrate agriculture into science, social studies, language arts and math to make learning real and relevant for students. Participants will leave the workshop with instructional strategies, lessons, and activities that can be immediately implemented into their classroom with little or no additional effort. Student engagement and impact will be high with hands-on learning. During the two-day course participants will tour implement dealers to learn about technology that is applied agriculture. Participants will tour research growth plots and livestock facilities to learn about the science that is integrated throughout agriculture. Participants will also tour a tractor museum to see how engineering practices have advance through history to modern day equipment. Time during the course will also focus on implementing lessons learned, connecting learning to science and social studies, and making it relevant to student learners.

Register to attend:  Graduate credit is available through Drake University, Grand View University, or Morningside College for $130. Licensure renewal credit is available from AEA for $35. Registration can be done online by creating an account in the  Professional Learning Registration System. Once an account is created (which could take up to 24 hours), login and search for the course number 189502. Then follow the links to register for the course.