Agriculture and food processing is the largest industry in Illinois. This workshop is presented by DuPage County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom and is designed to expose educators to agricultural classroom concepts that can easily be implemented into their curriculum. Educators will learn hands-on activities they can implement in their classroom, while promoting self-directed learning. Free resources and materials will be available to attendees.
Registration is limited to 40 spots. Registration is first come first serve. Register on our Event Calendar page by going to February 28th. Be sure to fill in all the required information.
Agriculture in YOUR Classroom was held on Countywide Institute Day, March 1, 2019 from 7:30am-1:00pm. Held at College of DuPage, the workshop focused on ways teachers can tie agriculture concepts into their classrooms without making a whole new unit. 34 teachers earned credit for attending. Speakers included Haley Siergiej from Nutrients for Life, and Marilyn DeVries, Kenna Anderson, and Jan Gibbons from the Ag in the Classroom team. The teachers all received a tour of COD’s horticulture facility by Brian Clement. Participants threshed wheat by hand, drank switchel, learned how to teach about fertilizers, and learned about agriculture careers in a fun fashion show, in addition to age-appropriate break-outs. Activities were hands-on and kept teachers engaged, and are bound to keep their students engaged, too!