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Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy App Due March 30Monday, March 13, 2017
*sent to all ag teachers.
National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Program
The National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) has over 10 years of successfully cultivating agriscience and inquiry-based learning in agricultural education. The Academy serves to train agriculture teachers on how to enhance the science that is already present in agriculture, as well as develop students as problems solvers and thinkers through the inquiry-based teaching method.
2017 Applications are Now Open - Deadline March 30, 2017
If selected as a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador, you will be required to attend a national training session. The session is tentatively scheduled to be held the week of July 17-22, 2017.
Goals for the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy include:
- Provide teachers with educational resources and inquiry-based teaching skills to implement science-based activities in the classroom for environmental science, food science, sustainability and ag biological sciences.
- Share lesson plans, laboratory exercises and teaching strategies in order to improve the resources available to teaching agriscience.
- Train and influence the next generation and future employees who will advance agricultural sciences to the next level.
Following their training, the Academy's participants, National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors, facilitate workshops at the National FFA Convention and NAAE Convention, helping other agriscience teachers learn how to teach more effectively. Ambassadors also conduct workshops at their local, state, and regional conferences.
If you have questions about NATAA, contact Alissa Smith at 1-800-509-0204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These teachers from Illinois have participated in the past:
Heather Belden, Marengo High School, Marengo, IL (2007)
Joshua Berg, Okawville High School, Okawville, IL (2013)
Christina Bissey, Lexington High School, Lexington, IL (2015)
Lisa (Harbison) Bolsen, North Mac High School, Virden, IL (2010)
Andrea Briney, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, IL (2013)
Michael Butler, Athens High School, Athens, IL (2013)
Sara Conner, Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico High School, Prophetstown, IL (2014)
Wende Dallain, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (2014)
Toni Gabriel, Somonauk High School, Somonauk, IL (2012)
Jennifer Hogan, Armstrong High School, Armstrong, IL (2010) (formerly of Alleman, IA)
Maggie Kendall, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, IL (2015)
Jeff Maierhofer, Seneca High School, Seneca, IL (2014)
JaMonica Marion, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, IL (2014)
Julie Reynolds, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, IL (2014)
Jay Solomonson, Orion High School, Orion, IL (2012)
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