Maryland AITC Educator Workshops

Want to increase your students’ engagement and excitement about learning?

Come learn how to teach your existing curriculum using agriculture as
the context for learning. Our goal is to introduce you to Maryland
agriculture and show you how easy it is to infuse agriculture into your
existing classroom curriculum…even if you know nothing about it!
Utilizing standards aligned, hands-on, agriculture based lessons to
coordinate with on-the-farm experiences, these trainings not only allow
educators to personally experience learning through agriculture but
provide the resources necessary for them to take it directly back into their
classrooms.

Training include: 

  • MSDE CPD credits (approval currently pending)
  • An experiential-learning based model of delivery
  • On-the-farm experiences
  • Standards aligned lesson plans
  • Agriculturally accurate trade books for your classroom library
  • Kits, resources, and tools to teach the lessons

More reasons to attend!

-Each participant receives a FREE agricultural resource kit with
approximately $200 in educational resources and materials

-Our Ag in the Classroom Educator Workshops are not your typical
professional development sessions. Through on-the-farm experiences,
participation in hands-on application of agricultural content to various
subjects in a collaborative setting, you’ll leave energized and equipped to
use agriculture as the context for teaching core content curriculum.

Upcoming Workshops

 

Lets “GRO” and GIVE Fall Workshop –

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:00am-5:00pm

Since 1998, First Fruits Farm has been growing and giving to their local community and beyond. Come learn about the work they are doing to address hunger and how you can use the same principles of growing and giving as the basis of learning in your classroom.

Hands-on sessions will focus on the needs of plants, specifically looking at soil as the basis of life, and ways to use these concepts to engage your students in learning about where their food comes from.

Ready to implement lessons will be shared with direct connections to science, language arts, and match curriculum and standards.

The cost to participate is $30, 1 MSDE CPD Credit (pending)

First Fruits Farm

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20431 Middletown Road
Freeland, MD 21053

Learn more about First Fruits Farm https://www.firstfruitsfarm.org/

Agenda available soon

Lunch will be provided as part of the workshop.

Let’s GRO a Nation Workshop –

Registration opening soon

April 22-23, 2023

A lot of America’s history is centered around and built upon agriculture. Come learn about how agriculture laid the foundation for our nation to grow, how it continues to provide stability to our economy and way of life. and how you can use this rich agricultural history as the framework for your students’ learning.

Hands-on sessions will focus on ways to connect the growth, development, and impact of agriculture on our nation to current issues and engage your students in learning about where their food comes from.

Ready to implement lessons will be shared with direct connections to science, language arts, and match curriculum and standards.

The cost to participate is $60, 2 MSDE CPD Credits (pending)

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Let’s GRO a Water Workshop-

Registration opening soon

July 17-19, 2023

Maryland’s land provides many agricultural crops, but its waters also play a large role in our food production. From soft crabs to oysters to trout, aquaculture is plentiful on the eastern shore! Come learn about the diversity of Maryland’s aquaculture and how you can use it as the context from which to teach all subject areas within your classroom.

Hands-on sessions will focus on the growing in water, with hydroponic and aquaponic systems, and ways to use these concepts to engage your students in thinking about alternative methods of producing food.

Ready to implement lessons will be shared with direct connections to science, language arts, and match curriculum and standards.

The cost to participate is $90, 3 MSDE CPD Credits (pending)

Check back early October!

Check back early October!

 

 

Agenda available soon

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