Summer AITC Workshop

Join us June 8-11 for our 2021 Summer AITC Workshop for Teachers!

  • 4 Days of field trips, tours & hands on lesson ideas
  • Geared for pre-K to grade 12 educators
  • Earn 30 PDCHs (professional development clock hours), plus 2 graduate level college credit hours available (optional/additional fee)
  • Learn about FREE resources for STEM lessons aligned with Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards
  • Take home lesson ideas, materials & grant opportunities for use in your classroom next year!

Cost is $50 for the workshop.

Tuition for 2 hours of Graduate Credit from St. Francis University is $200

(Course #REAL 694 R Agriscience Educator Institute)

Instructors: Bridget Caldwell, McLean County Ag in the Classroom Coordinator & Katie Buckley, University of Illinois Extension

Please note:

  • Teachers will be responsible for their own transportation to field trip/tour locations, you can arrange your own carpool if desired
  • Masks & social distancing measures may be in place as per health department guidelines

Registration deadline May 28, 2021

Click here to register

Beef – Pasture to Plate

Where’s the beef? McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and beef activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Ag-tivities

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE!

Virtual Field Trip

Chicks: Hatching Hands on Learning

Check out these egg-cellent learning activities all about poultry!

McLean County (IL) teachers can McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and poultry activity kits for their classroom: Click here or find out how to participate in the Chick it Out program to hatch chicks in your classroom! Illinois Eggs in the Classroom: Daily videos for 21-day incubation

Online Reading Materials:

Ag-tivities

Animation of Chick Development

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE for 14 days!

Illinois – Farming in the Prairie State

Agriculture is an integral part of Illinois’ past, present & future!

McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and Illinois activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Illinois Ag-tivities

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE!

Illinois Ag Videos

Cotton: Field to Fabric

Cotton primarily grows in southern states, but it plays an important role in U.S. history. Today cotton supplies not just fiber to make clothing, but also feed & food.

McLean County (IL) teachers can request cotton activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Cotton Ag-tivities

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE!

Cotton Videos

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