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Looking for resources that pertain just to you and an agricultural educator and FFA advisor? Make plans to visit Teacher's World at the Career Show during the National FFA Convention. Find resources for your program, great professional development workshops, and even an internet cafe just for agricultural educators.

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Exhibits and Displays for Teachers
Visit sponsors and exhibitors specifically interested in talking with agriculture teachers. Located on the career show floor, conveniently near the interactive workshop rooms. You’ll find textbook exhibitors, new curriculum, professional associations, and more.



Internet Cafe, sponsored by Monsanto
Room B108, South Wing of KEC

Monsanto

Thanks to the generous support of Monsanto, teachers can take a break in the Internet Café. Check your email and network with other ag teachers from across the nation while you rest your feet and get geared up for the next general session or contest.

New this year - drop by the internet cafe to enter to win one of two $250 gift certificates sponsored by Monsanto

Cafe Hours:

Wednesday, 12-5pm
Thursday, 7:30-5 pm
Friday, 7:30-4 pm


Interactive Classrooms for Teachers
Workshop Schedule

Attend professional development that will help your classroom come to life.  Discover new ideas and activities, receive free instructional materials, and learn strategies to increase student engagement. Topics range from agriscience to leadership.


Featuring workshops from the DuPont Agriscience Institute

DuPont


 

You Could win a mini iPad or Apple TV!

For every Teachers' World Interactive Classroom workshop you attend at the FFA Convention, you will receive one entry to win a mini iPad or Apple TV.

Download a printable version of all workshops

*iPad users - download this PDF to your iBooks for access on the go.

 

Wednesday, October 30

1:30-2:30 pm

Big Mac Attack...Nutrients from Farm to Fast Food
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
“Dissect” your favorite fast food meal with this fast paced hands-on activity and discover its “root” to the table. Your students will love to learn about the food they eat. This is a great activity and lessons that will fit right into what you are teaching now!

DuPont

Water and Water Conservation
Sponsored by Syngenta
Room B109, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
All major terrestrial ecosystems depend on water. The distribution of water in soil has important implications for plant growth and environmental considerations. Water added to a site will either run off, pond on the surface, or infiltrate into and redistribute within the soil body. This demonstration in science will show that soil use, water use and conservation depends upon where the water resides and the types of constituents it carries. A great demonstration for you to show your students!

Syngenta

3:00-4:00 pm

All fished out?: The Importance of Sustainability
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Cast your line, set your hook and prepare for an activity guaranteed to catch your student’s attention! Natural resource use and abuse is something that occurs on a daily basis. Attend this workshop and experience an inquiry-based approach to teaching your students about the importance of sustainability.

DuPont

Thursday, October 31

9:00-10:00 am

Food Safety: Stop the Growth!
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
In this workshop, you will learn how to bring food safety to a new level. This inquiry-based activity will focus on deepening the understanding of inhibiting microbial growth in our food supply. Come and learn how to increase the science rigor in your food science class or unit!

DuPont

Keeping Students Safe!: CareerSafe Online Professional Development Program
Sponsored by CareerSafe Online
Room B107, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
This workshop will focus on the opportunity for teachers to earn an OSHA card, create individualized classroom safety checklists and engage students in interactive safety education all while creating a safety community within their classroom. Additional information will be presented to illustrate the need for teacher advocacy and education with regards to youth safety. This workshop is a must for all ag teachers!

CareerSafe

Water and Water Conservation
Sponsored by Syngenta
Room B109, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
All major terrestrial ecosystems depend on water.The distribution of water in soil has important implications for plant growth and environmental considerations.  Water added to a site will either runoff, pond on the surface, or infiltrate into and redistribute within the soil body. This demonstration in science will show that soil use, water use and conservation depends upon where the water resides and the types of constituents it carries. A great demonstration for you to show your students!

Syngenta

10:30-11:30 am

Photosynthesis, Respiration and Starches-It’s a Plant’s Life!
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Help your students sprout and grow with a different approach to teaching photosynthesis and plant food storage. Learn how to captivate students through inquiry activities that will challenge and excite them. Easily implement activities into your current horticulture or plant science class.

DuPont

Building Equine Anatomy in Clay: One Muscle at a Time
Sponsored by ANATOMY IN CLAY© Learning System
Room B107, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Participants will learn comprehensive equine musculature by applying muscles built in clay onto an accurate, realistic scale horse model. The act of building from the inside-out enhances traditional methods of learning anatomy. This approach provides a unique alternative -- an active, hands-on experience that reinforces learning and empowers participants with a strong sense of accomplishment. Perfect for small and large animal science, equine science and veterinary science educators. "The Mind Cannot Forget What The Hands Have Learned."™

Anatomy In Clay

Fact not Fiction: Prepping Your Students for a Veterinary Career
Sponsored by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Room B109, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
What are the chances of being admitted? How much math is required? These and other common questions will be answered as you gain insights into the academic preparation required and admissions process for veterinary school. Leave with practical tips you can provide to students as they evaluate a potential career as a vet.

AVMA

12:00-1:00 pm

Chicken Little...Chicken Big
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Come discover how to help your students gain a better understanding of the use of vitamins and supplements in growing livestock. This interactive lab puts the learning in the hands of the students using chicken production as the main concept, although this activity can be related to both animals and plants. This is a great hands-on activity to drive home the importance of nutrition in your animal science or vet science class.

DuPont

Map Analysis Puts the "Where" in Ag Ed
Sponsored by Esri
Room B109, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Balancing inputs and outputs on a farm is fundamental to its success. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology allows users to see data and find patterns from a single plot to the worldwide ag industry. Learn how educators are integrating Esri's GIS technology (on desktop, web and mobile) into the K-12 ag classroom to explore conditions, solve problems and build skills for multiple careers.

esri

1:30-2:30 pm

Tree CSI: Dendrochronology
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Trees have secret past that can be discovered using dendrochronology. Attend this workshop and become a tree detective and learn how you can get your students engaged in an inquiry based activity that is sure to dig up some dirty tree secrets! This activity would fit great in a natural resource, horticulture or introductory Agriscience class.

DuPont

Game On! Ag Literacy Made Easy with My American Farm
Sponsored by American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
Room B107, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Discover MyAmericanFarm.org, home to more than 16 agriculturally themed games, hundreds of lesson plans and acitivities designed specifically for FFA outreach. Find out how you can use these free resources and take home a fun lesson kit!

MyAmericanFarm

The Bison Advantage - Tips and Tools to Introduce Students to a Growing Ag Opportunity
Sponsored by National Bison Association
Room B109, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Workshop will highlight the opportunities available in bison production and marketing, and will introduce teachers to the curriculum and educational tools available through the National Bison Association that will allow them to integrate bison education into their current Animal Science classes.

3:00-4:00 pm

The Wicked Web They Weave
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Understanding the complex web of relationships within ecosystems is essential to understanding their sustainability. Come experience an inquiry activity that will reinforce your students understanding of food webs and how they contribute to sustainability.

DuPont

Dogs in the Classroom!
Sponsored by Continental Kennel Club
Room B107, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Classwork has gone to the dogs! Come learn about CKC's exciting and fun Canine Care and Training Program. This program prepares students for a career with dogs. The program can be taught as a stand-alone curriculum, or as a supplement to your Small Animal/Pre-vet courses.

CKC

 

Friday, November 1

9:00-10:00 am

Chicken Little...Chicken Big
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Come discover how to help your students gain a better understanding of the use of vitamins and supplements in growing livestock. This interactive lab puts the learning in the hands of the students using chicken production as the main concept, although this activity can be related to both animals and plants. This is a great hands-on activity to drive home the importance of nutrition in your animal science or vet science class.

DuPont

Fact not Fiction: Prepping Your Students for a Veterinary Career
Sponsored by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Room B109, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
What are the chances of being admitted? How much math is required? These and other common questions will be answered as you gain insights into the academic preparation required and admissions process for veterinary school. Leave with practical tips you can provide to students as they evaluate a potential career as a vet.

AVMA

10:30-11:30 am

Big Mac Attack...Nutrients from Farm to Fast Food
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
“Dissect” your favorite fast food meal with this fast paced hands-on activity and discover its “root” to the table. Your students will love to learn about the food they eat. This is a great activity and lessons that will fit right into what you are teaching now!

DuPont

Hungry Planet-Thirsty Plants: Teaching the Role of Water on the
Farm and in the Landscape
Sponsored by the Irrigation Foundation
Room B107, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center

Help your students understand the role of water both on the farm, to grow plants for people and livestock and in the beautiful landscapes we enjoy. Discussion topics will include water conservation, irrigation application, soils and related career opportunities. Gain easy to use lab activities and demonstrations for your ag- and horticulturally-related units.

Irrigation Foundation

Empower Your Students to Lead and Serve:
Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program
Sponsored by Lift A Life and USA TODAY Charitable
Foundations
Room B109, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Empowered to Lead. Inspired to Serve. Lead2Feed is a leadership program teaching middle and high school students a proven process to become passionate, service-minded leaders for life. Lead2Feed provides teachers with FREE project-based lessons aligned to Common Core State Standards. The lessons are leadership driven activities centered on the challenge of solving a hunger issue on a local or global level. Student teams can enter the Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge for $500,000 in donation prize money to non-profit hunger organizations.

12:00-1:00 pm

Antibiotic Resistance - How does it affect the livestock industry?
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Come discover an interactive way to show your students the importance of administering livestock antibiotics as prescribed. This inquiry lab will help you provide deeper understanding of antibiotics to your students.

DuPont

1:30-2:30 pm

The Wealth of Animal Health
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center

Get your students up and moseying around to help them understand the spread of diseases in livestock using this engaging hands-on lab. Students must determine who the culprit is in this activity that uses the scenario of a sick horse that has been in contact with others. Model how health organizations trace a disease while teaching important concepts of disease transmission
and exponential growth.

DuPont

3:00-4:00 pm

All fished out?: The Importance of Sustainability
Sponsored by DuPont
Room B110, South Wing, Kentucky Expo Center
Cast your line, set your hook and prepare for an activity guaranteed to catch your student’s attention! Natural resource use and abuse is something that occurs on a daily basis. Attend this workshop and experience an inquiry-based approach to teaching your students about the importance of sustainability.

DuPont

Download a printable version of all workshops

 

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