NAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institute

Sponsored by DuPont

The NAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institute (NAAE Ag I2) was developed out of the need for more state focused professional development opportunities related to inquiry-based teaching and the enhancement of science in agricultural education. The format and core of the state NAAE Ag I2 is based on the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA). Learn more about NATAA

The NAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institute (NAAE Ag I2) seeks to:

  • Provide teachers with educational resources and inquiry-based teaching skills to implement science-based activities in the agricultural education classroom.
  • Share lesson plans, laboratory exercises and teaching strategies in order to improve the resources available to teaching agriscience in the state.
  • Incorporate literacy strategies that enhance student learning and tie back to Common Core standards.
  • Provide examples of how Common Core and science standards naturally fit and enhance existing agricultural education curriculum.
  • Train and influence the next generation and future employees who will advance agricultural sciences to the next level.

AgI2 Program Development

NAAE Ag I2 professional development programs are conducted at the state level. NAAE will provide programming support to assist with the planning and implementation of the state Ag I2. A team of National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors from the state, NAAE, and a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Mentor Facilitator will plan and implement the program on the state level.

AgI2 Format

National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors from the state, NAAE, and National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Mentor Facilitator will present at least 15 hours of high quality professional development and provide follow up for the program.

2017 AgI2 Locations

Minnesota - January 19, 20

Pennsylvania - April 28-30 - News Release

Arkansas - June 14-16

New York - June 20-23

Wisconsin - June 25-29

Tri-State (Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska) - July 9-12

North Dakota - August 7-10