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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      

AET Market Manager Workshop 
Presenter: Cassie Crouch, Maroa-Forsyth HS
Have you learned the basics and now you need to take the next step to solidify your understanding of the financials for year-end analysis? We want to clear up questions about inventory, help show teachers what complete books should look like, and help teach what AET expects you to know. This workshop is geared more toward livestock but we can still draw similarities with any area. Come and learn together. 

Educating ALL Students about the Science of Food and Fiber Production through Agriculture Biology
Presenter:Chris Embry Mohr, Olympia HS
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.

Seed Your Future: Increasing the Labor Pipeline for the Horticulture Industry
Presenter: Jazmin AlbarranSeed 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      

AET Market Manager Workshop 
Presenter: Cassie Crouch, Maroa-Forsyth HS
Have you learned the basics and now you need to take the next step to solidify your understanding of the financials for year-end analysis? We want to clear up questions about inventory, help show teachers what complete books should look like, and help teach what AET expects you to know. This workshop is geared more toward livestock but we can still draw similarities with any area. Come and learn together. 

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.

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.

Foundational SAEs
Presenter: Corrine Batterman, Manteno HS
Description:
A 4 year curriculum will be shared with over 45 activities for students to complete a full foundational SAE. This ensures that even if you have those students without traditional SAE's you can still have students complete an amazing SAE that they can build a portfolio with and reflect on! Curriculum includes - activities, individual grading rubrics, and overall grading rubrics for awareness, intermediate, and advanced levels of foundational SAEs.

Growing Poinsettias in Your School Greenhouse
Presenter: Joe Steffen, Newark HS
Description: Want recommendations on purchasing, growing and selling the popular Christmas plant? This workshop will help guide you in producing this colorful crop to help with your greenhouse or chapter finances.  Techniques in growing and activities you can do with students while growing them will also be shared.

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.

Root Your Students’ Future!
PresenterHaley 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!

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.

Tag You're It!  Learn to Tag Team in a Multi-teacher Program
Presenters: Kara Poynter/Christian Thurwanger, Sycamore HS
Description: There are many things that an agriculture teacher does that make a successful program. How does the dynamic of two change that? This workshop will discuss the differences in skill that each teacher can bring to a program and how to use those to your advantage. Does the work schedule change with a two-teacher program? Teaching with another teacher can be rewarding and challenging, but we will give you some tips and tricks for how to work through them.

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.

Urban Agriculture & Food Production:
Presenter:
Description: During this workshop participants will learn about the newly developed Urban Ag & Food Production Course OUtline, Urban Ag/Food Production CDE, and lab ideas to incorporate food production into your school. 

Veterinary Science Labs

Presenter: Brett Sorensen, Clifton-Central HS
Description: Join Brett for veterinary science labs that your students will enjoy while preparing for the Veterinary Science CDE! 

What is the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry and what technical skills are most relevant to CEA farms operating in Illinois?
Presenter: Peter Webb, MARSfarm
Description: Learn about the different types of "Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)" farming operations (also known as Indoor Farming, Vertical, Urban Farming, etc.) and the technology being used in these facilities to provide supplemental lighting, irrigation, Co2, and heat. Understand how consumer demand, the grocery industry and climate change have resulted in startups worth billions of dollars (Gotham Greens, Bright Farms, etc.) choosing Illinois as a location to build their high-tech greenhouse facilities. Teachers in urban areas or with students interested in hydroponics or aquaponics should definitely attend!

 



   
 
 
     
     
 
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