Maryland AITC Educator Workshops

Are you a elementary or middle school educator looking 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 elementary and middle school classrooms or for use in their non-formal settings with elementary and middle school aged youth!

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 an 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.

– Travel stipends to help defer the costs of bringing experiential learning to your classroom. Details found below in the workshop description.

Upcoming Workshops

 

Let’s GRO a Nation Workshop –

Registration open!

April 22-23, 2023

Cecil County Farm Museum and Regional Agricultural Center – Elkton, MD

Focus on Elementary and Middle School both formal and non formal educators!

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.

Come learn from local experts, tour local farms, and have fun!

The cost to participate is $60. Don’t let the cost stop you from registering! Each participant will receive a travel stipend mailed after the completion of the workshop, travel stipend is $175.00 per participant! Additionally, each participant will receive a valuable educational resource kit!

Registration for the K-8 formal and non-formal educator Spring LETS GRO a Nation Workshop at the link below!

https://form.jotform.com/230185919665062 

 

Cecil County Farm Museum and Regional Agricultural Center

820 Appleton Rd, Elkton, MD 21921

April 22nd 9:00am-5:30pm and April 23rd 9:00am- 4:00pm (tentative times)

Detailed agenda coming soon!

Room block information coming soon

Lunch and snacks provided. Local dinner suggestions coming soon

Example lesson plans coming soon

Participants will get access to a google folder at the workshop with all resources

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email Victoria Stone at vstone@maefonline.com

       

Let’s GRO in Water Workshop-

Registration opening soon

July 17-19, 2023

St. Mary’s Fairground, St. Mary’s County, MD

Focus on Elementary and Middle School both formal and non formal educators!

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 western 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

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St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds

 

 

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email Victoria Stone at vstone@maefonline.com

Past Workshop

 

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 audience for this workshop is Elementary/Middle School formal and informal educators.

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

First Fruits Farm

first fruits farm logo

 

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.