Agriculture in YOUR Classroom will be held on Countywide Institute Day, March 1, 2019 from 7:30am-1:00pm. This free workshop is open to all teachers, administrators, aides, and more in DuPage County. Held at College of DuPage, the workshop will focus on ways teachers can tie agricultural concepts into their classrooms without making a whole new unit. To register, e-mail Melanie at email@example.com. Be sure to register early as we fill up every year!
Countywide Institute Day – March 2, 2018
Last year’s theme was “Agriculture Everywhere.” Twenty teachers gathered at College of DuPage to earn credit in a workshop that taught them ways they could implement agriculture in their classrooms. Speakers included Donna Nuger and Patty Luster from University of Illinois Extension and Brad Banning from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. The teachers all received a tour of COD’s horticulture facility as well by Brian Clement. Participants designed no-till planters, built structures using sustainable packing peanuts, and looked at surface tension by using milk and food coloring. Activities were hands-on and kept teachers engaged, and are bound to keep their students engaged, too!