Posted by: ccenys4h | March 14, 2014

Food, Land and People Workshop Hosts Needed

New York Agriculture in the Classroom is hoping to again host Food, Land and People Educator Trainings this spring. As we have done the past few years, we would like to host these via distance using the WebEx video conferencing system.

We are looking for 4-5 counties to serve as host sites. The host sites would be asked to:

  • Secure a location with access to the internet, projector, speakers, and a webcam (usually a classroom, CCE office, community room, etc.)
  • Assist in advertising the training to local school districts, volunteers, and those interested in increasing agricultural literacy
  • Manage their site registration
  • Assist in facilitation of experiential learning activities

This training would be held over two evenings, from 6:00-8:30 pm on agreeable evenings for all counties in early May.  This would also earn participants five hours of professional development credit.

The Food, Land and People curriculum is a collection of 60 lessons aligned to New York State and Common Core Learning Standards. The lessons help people of all ages better understand the origins of their food sources, the sustainability of their environment, and how people use both. FLP is a science- and social sciences-based curriculum, and features hands on lessons developed and tested by over 1,000 teachers.

If you are interested in serving as a host site, or learning more about the opportunity, please contact Kate Bigness at nyaitc@cornell.edu.

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