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

Get the Dirt on Soil!

Dig deeper into the world beneath your feet and explore the science of soil with these resources & learning ag-tivities!

Soil Ag in a Bag

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

Online Reading Materials

Soil Ag-tivities

For more info:

Videos:

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

Pollinators

From birds to bees and butterflies explore the importance of pollinators!

Pollinator Ag in a Bag

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

Reading Materials

Ag-tivities:

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

Pollinator Games

Pollinator Videos:

 

 

Earth Day

For farmers, everyday is Earth Day – they work hard to protect our water, land & natural resources to be able to keep growing year after year. Learn more at www.ilfarmersconserve.org

https://youtu.be/Sc-1NvH8sAU

When it comes to our natural resources, there’s plenty to learn!

Soil

Pollinators

Water

Earth Day

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

 

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