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Current teachers and those with an account, can go to www.ilaged.org, login, visit your Dashboard, select PD Registration and look for this workshop name.

If you do not have an account associated with your name (new teachers / pre-service teachers), please contact Jennifer Waters at jwaters@ilaged.org.

 

VIRTUAL OPTIONS      

Educating ALL Students about the Science of Food and Fiber Production through Agriculture Biology
Presenter: Chris Embry Mohr, Olympia High School
Description: Envision how we can leverage current science education trends to teach ALL students about the science of providing food and fiber products through an Agriculture Biology course that is currently under construction.   Learn how to use the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards, storylines as learning progressions, driving questions to determine lesson direction, and aligned assessments to teach science and engineering skills while making sense of agricultural phenomena and problems.

Integrating iCEV in the Agriscience Classroom
Presenter: Amber Bedwell, iCEV
Description: The modern agriculture classroom requires flexibility, adaptability and customization. iCEV’s online platform is changing the way CTE programs prepare students for the workforce. Featuring instructional content, interactive coursework and industry certifications, iCEV provides educators with the resources, tools, strategies and customer service needed to create a meaningful learning experience. Join this session to learn how iCEV’s Agriscience curriculum library can be customized to fit the needs of every student, educator and learning environment.

Seed Your Future: Increasing the Labor Pipeline for the Horticulture Industry
Presenter: Jazmin Albarran, Seed Your Future
Description: Seed Your Future is an industry-led movement dedicated to increasing awareness of horticulture and careers in the larger horticultural industry. In today’s tough hiring climate, we are focused on helping educate the next generation of potential employees to enter all industry sectors. Learn how you can be a part of the movement by informing students of the various career opportunities using our resources. Seed Your Future has created free tools available to teachers!


IN-PERSON OPTIONS      

Ed Puzzle, NearPod, Screencastify, Oh My!
Presenter: Kelly Weiman, Quincy High School
Description: This workshop will cover a variety of technology programs that are designed to make your life a lot easier! We will cover the basics of Ed Puzzle, NearPod, Screencastify, Pear Deck and more. These are all programs that will allow you as the teacher to create more structured online lessons or assessments. Please bring your laptop with you and we will build as many lessons as we can using a variety of technology tools.

Educating ALL Students about the Science of Food and Fiber Production through Agriculture Biology
Presenter: Chris Embry Mohr, Olympia High School
Description: Envision how we can leverage current science education trends to teach ALL students about the science of providing food and fiber products through an Agriculture Biology course that is currently under construction.   Learn how to use the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards, storylines as learning progressions, driving questions to determine lesson direction, and aligned assessments to teach science and engineering skills while making sense of agricultural phenomena and problems.

Food Science CDE Bootcamp
Presenter: Jenny Wold, Somonauk-Leland HS
Would you love to get your students involved in the Food Science CDE, but don't know where or how to begin?  This workshop will provide you with all the resources (and training) that you need to run a mock CDE for your students. If you are a new teacher or someone who never did this CDE before, this is the perfect workshop to get started!  You will leave READY (and excited) to prepare a team for next year. 

Flying into the Future: Drones in Agriculture High School Unit
Presenter: Jennifer Banda, University of Illinois Extension
Description: Learn about Illinois Extension’s new 4-H Drones in Agriculture unit developed in partnership with Danville Area Community College with Jennifer Banda, U of I Extension. The 3-week program piloted this year in Illinois Extension Unit 13 with plans to make it available to teachers statewide. The unit includes a teacher manual with learning objectives and standard alignment, slideshow presentation, and student activities. Come to this workshop to learn how to fly a drone, experience parts of the 4-H Drones in Agriculture unit, gain access to the curriculum, hear testimonials, and see learning results of student experiences.

How to grow better plants using cheap or free technology - in your classroom and in space!
Presenter: Peter Webb, MARSfarm
Description: Learn about how improvements in technology have made growing plants in your classroom more affordable and easy than ever before. We'll share with you several examples of equipment that we'd recommend to add more examples of "tech" to DIY setups you may already have - including LEDs available at any hardware store, digital thermostats, Bluetooth sensors, and time-lapse cameras. Lastly, you'll get the chance to put together a plant growth chamber designed specifically for use by agricultural educators and learn about how to purchase a kit from MARSfarm or apply to receive one for free through one of our partners.

Integrating iCEV in the Agriscience Classroom
Presenter: Amber Bedwell, iCEV
Description: The modern agriculture classroom requires flexibility, adaptability and customization. iCEV’s online platform is changing the way CTE programs prepare students for the workforce. Featuring instructional content, interactive coursework and industry certifications, iCEV provides educators with the resources, tools, strategies and customer service needed to create a meaningful learning experience. Join this session to learn how iCEV’s Agriscience curriculum library can be customized to fit the needs of every student, educator and learning environment.

New Curriculum Introduces Students to the Pork Industry
Presenter: Donna Moenning, US Pork Center of Excellence
Description:  Destination Pork is a comprehensive curriculum designed to expose and interest high school students in pork industry jobs and career opportunities. Come learn about the curriculum which consists of two learning experiences: Pathway to the Industry and Pathway to Your Future. The content is aligned with AFNR standards and features both instructor-led as well as online independent study. Use this new curriculum provided by the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence to enhance your Animal Science or General Agriculture classes and showcase this growing industry to your students.

Ready to Spice Up the Ag Shop?
Presenter: Christian Thurwanger, Sycamore HS
Description: The same old thing can be boring! While the content might be the same, the activities and labs don't have to be. Sycamore is a standards-based learning environment. We will take a look at some of the projects students have complete and how they are graded. Donations are also a huge benefit to any program, and I will share how we have gotten some of our industry contacts. I will also share some of the success of fundraisers that the agriculture mechanics students have done to raise funds for different projects and materials around the shop.

Root Your Students’ Future!
Presenter: Haley Siergiej, Nutrients for Life
Description: There are hundreds of careers in the fertilizer industry that can appeal to students’ desires to be a steward of our air, soil, and water. Nutrients for Life is introducing its newest resource Root Your Future career toolkit, and it provides guides for students, educators and even parents. The educator toolkit offers a grab-and-go approach for lesson construction. The guide is divided into interest approaches, application activities, and hands-on review activities. Simply select one of each to create a unique lesson for your classroom. Join this workshop to learn about all it has to offer!

SAE for All
Presenter: Corinne Batterman, Manteno HS
Description:
We will be discussing ways to introduce SAEs for ALL of your students and talk about the basics of the Foundational SAE. Ideas will be shared on how to introduce SAEs, presentations that walk students step by step of setting up an SAE in AET, as well as AET monopoly! 

 

Seed Your Future: Increasing the Labor Pipeline for the Horticulture Industry
Presenter: Dr. Chad Follis, Seed Your Future
Description: Seed Your Future is an industry-led movement dedicated to increasing awareness of horticulture and careers in the larger horticultural industry. In today’s tough hiring climate, we are focused on helping educate the next generation of potential employees to enter all industry sectors. Learn how you can be a part of the movement by informing students of the various career opportunities using our resources. Seed Your Future has created free tools available to teachers!

Soy: The Proven Protein Powerhouse
Presenter: Illinois Soybean Association
Description: We’ve got a “latte” to share about soy – from right here in Illinois, the No. 1 soybean producing state! Our local farmers use extensive conservation practices to grow soybeans sustainably – protecting soil, air and water quality. Enjoy delicious, complimentary, hand-crafted soy lattes, learn about soy as a powerful plant-based protein, meet local farmers and get inspired with soy – a powerhouse of delicious possibilities in product innovation.

Teaching Applied Agriculture Math
Presenter: Emily McClure, Fisher
Description: Interested in teaching Ag Math, or not interested but getting told you are teaching it soon? This workshop will provide a rough course outline, provide you with different materials and ideas, and help guide you through teaching applied math through an agriculture setting. This course will also provide tips and tricks for course set up that has been discovered through trial and error. Make sure you have a calculator (or a phone that can do math) for some of the examples!

Transportation and Supply Chain of Ag Products Talent Shortages & New Courses
Presenters: Panel of Industry Experts from Growmark, Kohl Foods, Frito Lay
Description:  Transporting of agricultural products from field to fork is a very important segment of the agricultural industry.   The Pandemic has caused an increase of online shopping and delivery of products to homes and businesses.   Hear from industry experts about the extreme shortage of delivery drivers and truck drivers with a commercial driver's license (CDL).  Learn about two new course offerings: Agricultural Supply Chain Management and Agricultural Transportation and Logistics.  Curriculum resources will be provided.



   
 
 
     
     
 
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