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Increasing Educational Yield
August 6 - August 7
Location: Spencer, Iowa
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.
**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.**