Revitalizing Elementary Science through 3-D InterAgtion
This web seminar took place on September 20, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Debra Spielmaker, professor at Utah State University, Tammy Maxey, program manager for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom, and Audrey Harmon, State Contact for Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom (AITC). The teacher panel was composed of award-winning teachers, including Jessica Pittman (VA), Amber Bales (OK), Debra Steen (TN), and Tiffany Porter (UT). Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
An InterAgtion contextualizes the concepts of lifecycles, heredity, weather, ecosystems, and microorganisms within the real-world setting of growing plants, raising chickens, farming and gardening, examining bees, and exploring nutrition (farm to fork)! Teachers and InterAgtion Specialists shared classroom-ready resources and their experiences with three-dimensional learning and cross-disciplinary approaches for science, reading, mathematics, and social studies.
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "I really love the way agriculture is used to teach other areas rather than just science. I didn’t know about this resources and I definitely want to use them in my lessons."
- "Great webinar! I learned about books and websites that I never used before. I love the integration of using books to bring STEM into the classroom."
- "I enjoyed the number of activities and lesson plans that were provided."
- "I appreciate that they had actual teachers that have been using the techniques."
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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Underwritten by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and the National Center for Agricultural Literacy