Teachers interested in a Wichita two-day course should consider applying soon to attend. The deadline to apply to attend “Plants Have a Place in the Classroom,” a course from the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC), is May 9, 2014.
Kansas teachers can receive exciting, plant-focused lesson plans and resources during the course. Participants pay $80 to receive two credits from Friends University.
The event in Wichita on June 3 and 4, will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Office. The course is an opportunity for teachers to experience learning labs that meet elementary curriculum standards for math, science and language arts using plants as the teaching tool.
The course helps prepare teachers to incorporate agricultural lesson plans into the classroom by allowing the teachers to experience and adapt the lesson plans for their needs.
“Teachers explore the diversity of agriculture through hands-on, standards-based activities and lesson plans that focus on math, science, social studies and reading,” said Cathy Musick, KFAC executive director. “The course exposes teachers to various agricultural learning experiences and provides them with a variety of resources to use when preparing and presenting lesson plans to their students.”
The 2014 course is open to all Kansas teachers at $80 for registration. Participants will receive a $250 scholarship.
More details are available on the KFAC website at www.ksaglcassroom.org. There must be at least 10 applicants for the class. To learn more about KFAC summer courses, visit the KFAC website, visit KFAC on Facebook, or contact us at (785) 320-4350.
The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to involve Kansans of all ages in understanding the fundamental impact of agriculture on their everyday lives. By providing resources to Kansas teachers, KFAC connects classrooms to Kansas agriculture.