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  1. 1. www.LearnAboutAg.org
  2. 2. <ul><li>Who We Are </li></ul><ul><li>California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educators with quality free and low-cost materials, training and information to promote student understanding of California agriculture. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>To increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California’s educators and students. </li></ul>VISION An appreciation of agriculture by all. MISSION
  4. 4. Certified Presenters Teachers and educators like you with a passion for agricultural literacy! As a presenter, you will be asked to represent the Foundation at a variety of conferences, exhibits, agriculture education days and university workshops. This is an important job and we are counting on you to portray what the Foundation stands for-- agricultural literacy, professionalism, honesty, customer service and a dedication to supplying well-balanced information about California agriculture to educators, students and the general public throughout the state.
  5. 5. <ul><li>USTP workshops are offered through college credentialing programs to introduce student teachers to agricultural literacy and its many possibilities in today's classroom. Workshops supply examples of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plans with an agricultural theme for basic subjects taught in grades K-12. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom applications of activities and projects about agriculture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher-developed, field-tested materials correlated with California State Standards. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentations can be tailored to fit specific curriculum emphasis and can last from 45 minutes to 3 hours or more. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no charge for workshops. </li></ul>University Student Teacher Program
  6. 6. <ul><li>In 2010 CFAITC was awarded an ACE grant to do Urban Outreach! </li></ul><ul><li>10 USTP presentations </li></ul><ul><li>3 urban regions </li></ul><ul><li>2-hour presentations </li></ul><ul><li>State Content Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Next we will review a presentation using the outline for these presentations and you will see demonstrations on a few of the activities! </li></ul><ul><li>Please refer to the outline included in your packet of materials and follow along. </li></ul>USTP Presentation
  7. 7. USTP Presentation Outline and Overview Introduce yourself as a presenter and provide a brief overview of presentation. ACTIVITY 1 : Ag Gallery: 3 poster boards with 3 questions to get participants thinking about agriculture: What can you learn through agriculture? Where is your Ag knowledge? Expert (Biotechnology, GMO) Intermediate (Plant Science, Livestock) Beginner (I know what a cow is) Why is agriculture important?
  8. 8. <ul><li>I. About AITC and what we do/history </li></ul><ul><li>To increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California's educators and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Programs are represented in 40% of all CA schools through teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Free resources made for teachers by teachers </li></ul><ul><li>that meet California State Standards </li></ul>USTP Presentation Outline and Overview
  9. 9. ACTIVITY 2: Acrostic Poems: Creative Poem activity. USTP Presentation Outline and Overview
  10. 10. II. Discuss and Distribute Resource Materials All our materials are FREE and reviewed by educators and ag industry experts 1. Teacher Resource Guide 2. Lesson Plans 3. Agriculture Fact and Activity Sheets. 4. Imagine this… Story Writing Contest 5. What’s Growin’ On? to over ½ million students in the state 6. AITC Web Site- www.LearnAboutAg.org USTP Presentation Outline and Overview
  11. 11. ACTIVITY 3: Desktop Gardens- Create tiny gardens for your students’ desktops. USTP Presentation Outline and Overview
  12. 12. IV. Current projects/partners 1. Link to local resources County Farm Bureaus 2. CSGN (Gardens for Learning book) USTP Presentation Outline and Overview
  13. 13. ACTIVITY 4: Comparing Apples & Earth – Demonstate the importance of agriculture to everyone USTP Presentation Outline and Overview
  14. 14. V. Conclusion, Q & A, Pass out and collect evaluations and contact cards Drawing for prizes on info cards We eat it, live it, breathe it and are a part of it! USTP Presentation Outline and Overview
  15. 15. <ul><li>Teacher Resource Guide </li></ul><ul><li>The Teacher Resource Guide (TRG) is a must-have tool for professionals and volunteers of nutrition and agriculture education. </li></ul><ul><li>Inside… </li></ul><ul><li>CFAITC instructional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Free and low-cost resources from other educational organizations, commodity groups and companies </li></ul><ul><li>Fact and information about agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Books related to food, fiber and forest products </li></ul><ul><li>Field trip opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Educational websites </li></ul><ul><li>Grant opportunities </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Resources for Every Season CD </li></ul><ul><li>This resource CD installs on your computer and contains all of CFAITC's current materials: </li></ul><ul><li>8 comprehensive units, 5 lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>30 Agricultural Fact and Activity sheets </li></ul><ul><li>The last 4 What’s Growin’ On? newspapers and teacher supplements </li></ul><ul><li>WE Garden lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety: From Farm to Fork booklet </li></ul><ul><li>Entire 2009-2010 Teacher Resource Guide with search interface </li></ul><ul><li>Much more! </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>What’s Growin’ On? Student Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>This 16-page newspaper highlights the many agricultural products of California. Aligned to the Content Standards for California Public Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Recent careers-related topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnology Culinary Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Safety Forestry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanics Produce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FREE classroom sets available for educators. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>California produces more than 350 different varieties of fruits, nuts, vegetables, poultry, dairy, livestock, and related crops. Our state leads the nation in more than 110 of these crops including some products that are only grown in California. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheets provide: Facts about production, history, economic value, nutritional value, and geographical location, lesson ideas, fantastic facts, graphics, and step-by-step lesson plans. </li></ul><ul><li>New sheets: </li></ul><ul><li>Mushrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Spinach </li></ul><ul><li>Cherries (coming soon) </li></ul>Agriculture Fact and Activity Sheets
  19. 19. <ul><li>Students discover the many different aspects of life on a dairy farm. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will investigate the historical significance of dairy breeds and conquer mathematical business challenges. Students will understand why milk matters. </li></ul><ul><li>Grades: 4-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects: Science, Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, Visual/Performing Arts </li></ul>Milk Matters! Discovering Dairy
  20. 20. WE Garden <ul><li>First Lady Maria Shriver lead the effort to promote the creation of school and community gardens across California. Shriver has spearheaded the movement to plant a garden demonstration on the grounds of California’s State Capitol Park in Sacramento in 2009 to educate and inspire Californians about the important lessons gardens teach to students, children and people of all ages. </li></ul><ul><li>WE Garden lesson activities : </li></ul><ul><li>11 Garden learning based activities </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten through 6 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned to California State Content Standards </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>The CROP (California Regions of Optimal Planting) Circle is an easy-to-use diagram that illustrates planting and harvesting times for 18 crops commonly found in California school gardens. </li></ul><ul><li>These are optimal and recommended planting and harvesting times that can be altered to better suit individual microclimates or school calendars. </li></ul><ul><li>On the backside there are a few examples of how to use the resource as a relevant tool to teach key math concepts, seasonality and plant growth, all while encouraging student interaction with the natural world. </li></ul>CROP Circles
  22. 22. <ul><li>This unit provides students with a better understanding of food safety through real-life examples and thought provoking activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn that everyone has a responsibility in minimizing foodborne illnesses – farmers, transporters, restaurants, grocery stores... and the consumer! </li></ul><ul><li>Through reading, games, puzzles, math problems and science investigations, participants identify the roles each one of us plays to ensure the food we enjoy is safe to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Grades: 5-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects: Science, Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts </li></ul>Food Safety from Farm to Fork
  23. 23. “ Food Safety from Farm to Fork” Grab n’ Go In 2009 CFAITC was awarded an ACE Grant to update and promote the Food Safety from Farm to Fork unit. Funds were used to develop 10 “Grab ‘n’ Go” training kits that feature key activities and lessons from the unit. The kits are available for loan to Certified Presenters, County Farm Bureaus and by request from educators. We are going to go through the kit and presentation to show what is involved.
  24. 24. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Grab n’ Go Consumable Materials (Materials that can be given to participants) □ 30 Food Safety from Farm to Fork booklets □ 30 food safety magnets (chill, cook, clean) □ What’s All the Talk About Food Safety? handout (green) □ What Caused the Illness? handout (yellow) □ 30 Resources for Every Season CDs □ 30 What’s Growin’ On? student newspapers Needed Materials (not included in kit) □ 10 markers □ 4 large easle paper sheets □ Several prizes and giveaways
  25. 25. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Grab n’ Go Non-Consumable Materials □ 4 food safety posters □ Various food safety table toppers □ 1 Food Safety from Farm to Fork presentation outline □ 1 Food Safety from Farm to Fork PowerPoint presentation □ 5 Playing it Safe game boards □ 5 sets of six sponges; one of each color □ 5 sets of game card sets; each set bundled with a rubber band □ 1 Typhoid Mary by Judith Walzer Leavitt □ 1 The Good, the Bad, the Slimy: The Secret Life of Microbes by Sara L. Latta □ 1 Dirt & Grime by Vicki Cobb □ 2 GIANT microbe plushies □ 1 Fun with Food Safety Animated Music Videos DVD by Dr. Carl Winter □ 1 Still Stayin’ Alive CD by Dr. Carl Winter □ 1 GloGerm Classroom Kit
  26. 26. <ul><li>Introduction: Why teach about food safety? </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: Large post-its, markers, Fun with Food Safety music video </li></ul><ul><li>Participants brainstorm “gallery style” reasons why they teach or want to teach food safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Place easel sheet post-its around the room, one for every 6-8 participants. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write “Why teach about food safety?” at the top of each sheet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants find the post-it closest to them and brainstorm as a group. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have groups share their answers. </li></ul>Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Prep: Choose a good-natured workshop participant to inoculate with GloGerm. Their goal is to “spread” their germs to as many other participants and surfaces as possible. For best results, they should really slather it on!
  27. 27. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Highlight: “The majority of foodborne illnesses associated with fresh fruits and vegetables is due to improper food handling at the food service or consumer level. 1 The consumer, the person who eats the food, is responsible for making sure that the food is prepared and stored properly. This is crucial! In this workshop, we will discover activities that will help you teach your students about foodborne illnesses and reduce the number of foodborne illness incidents.” Show PowerPoint screen shots to illustrate food safety issues. 1. Source: The Centers for Disease Control
  28. 28. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Activity 1: Playing it Safe Materials: Prizes, What’s All the Talk About Food Safety? handout (30), Playing it Safe game board (5), Sponge markers (30), Playing it Safe cards (5 sets) Description: Students will learn the basic science of food safety and the importance of safe food practices while playing a board game, performing “fact or opinion” and “cause and effect” activities, and then writing an essay on what they learned.
  29. 29. A. People should only eat cooked foods since, according to a media report; all bacteria in food are harmful. (O) B. Microorganisms can live almost anywhere, even in food. (F) C. To maintain your health, it is important to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. (F) D. A single bacterium is too small to see without a microscope. (F) E. Scientific research has shown that the mishandling of food by the person who prepares or eats it accounts for most foodborne illnesses. (F) F. People should not eat fresh foods since your aunt says they can carry bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella . (O) Discuss the answers. Give a prize to teachers who get the most correct answers Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation
  30. 30. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Playing it Safe Background information: Cooperative learning groups read What’s All the Talk About Food Safety? (page 4). Form groups of six participants. Each person gets one minute to read his or her assigned section. Groups shares reading, thirty seconds per person, with bell. Directions: Create groups of up to six participants. Explain Playing it Safe and then have the participants play the game. Discussion: 1. What are ways to make this activity more difficult/easy based on student ability/age? 2. What are some extensions or review activity ideas?
  31. 31. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Activity 2: Mighty Microbes Materials: Who Caused the Illness? Handout (30), What Caused the Foodborne Illness? handout (30) Description: Participants, acting as epidemiologists, look at the facts of an outbreak and determine the source and cause of an illness that makes many picnickers sick.
  32. 32. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Activity 3: GloGerm Kit Materials: GloGerm lotion, two miniature black lights Description: Participants will experience the danger of cross-contamination.
  33. 33. <ul><li>Additional Food Safety Resources </li></ul>Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Food Safety Music Dr. Carl Winter, PhD. has combined his passion for music with his expertise in food technology to teach students and adults about food safety. The music CDs are $9.99, while music video DVDs are free (plus s & h). Order online: Foodsafe.ucdavis.edu
  34. 34. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Food Safety Resources GIANT Microbes GIANTmicrobes® are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes — only a million times actual size! Order online: www.giantmicrobes.com GloGerm Available in a variety of sizes. Also available in ready-to-use kits. Help students visualize cross-contamination and infection. Order online: www.glogerm.com
  35. 35. Food Safety from Farm to Fork Presentation Dirt and Grime by Vicki Cobb Typhoid Mary by Judith Walzer Leavitt The Good, the Bad, the Slimy: The Secret Life of Microbes by Sara Latta
  36. 36. <ul><li>Imagine this… Story Writing Contest </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture can help promote literacy for life </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce your students to the world of agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide story writing contest </li></ul><ul><li>For Students in grades 3-8 </li></ul><ul><li>State and Regional awards </li></ul><ul><li>Meet California State Board of </li></ul><ul><li>Education Content Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Deadline: November 1 </li></ul>
  37. 37. 2010 California Ag in the Classroom Conference November 4-6, 2010 - Shell Beach, San Luis Obispo County Agriculture: It's in our roots! Join us for workshops, guest speakers, field trips, hands-on demonstrations, and an unforgettable learning experience as we explore the cutting edge of agriculture education in California, relying on both trusted tradition and modern innovation. Full Registration: $225
  38. 38. Literacy for Life Awards Program Sponsored by Oreggia Family Foundation Literacy for Life Teaching Awards recognize three educators annually who have promoted agriculture literacy within their classrooms and communities. The program honors individuals striving to increase the awareness and understanding of agriculture among California’s teachers and students. Specifically, teachers who: • Creatively incorporate agriculture into their own curriculum, while meeting the California State Academic Content Standards. • Foster an increased student appreciation for a variety of agricultural subjects and skills. • Represent California’s agriculture literacy educators by sharing their skills with communities and/or education and agriculture organizations.
  39. 39. <ul><li>The winners have the opportunity to receive many awards, including: </li></ul><ul><li>$2000 Cash Prize (Overall and Vocational Agriculture) </li></ul><ul><li>$1000 Cash Prize (Emerging Seed) </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition in CFAITC electronic publication Cream of the Crop and other media </li></ul><ul><li>Expense paid trip to the National AITC Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Expense paid trip to the CA Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Expense paid trip to the California AITC Conference </li></ul>Literacy for Life Awards Program
  40. 40. Recent Activities <ul><li>Conferences: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>California Science Teachers Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Council of Social Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Association for Teachers of English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Afterschool Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Garden Trainings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition workshops </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Certified Presenters Guidelines <ul><li>Presenter’s Responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Inform CFAITC of workshops/conferences in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn in properly completed reimbursement forms within 3 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete an evaluation of the event. </li></ul><ul><li>CFAITC’s Responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete necessary paperwork to register for events. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide resource and inventory supplies for workshops. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide compensation, travel, and workshop expense reimbursement. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide prizes. </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Upon Completion of presentation and CFAITC’s receipt of, expense vouchers and event evaluation form, presenters will receive: </li></ul><ul><li>½ day (1-5 hours)= $100 plus round trip mileage. </li></ul><ul><li>Full day (6-8+ hours) = $200 plus round trip mileage. </li></ul><ul><li>Lodging and meals, if required. (Up to $8 breakfast, $10 lunch, $15 dinner). </li></ul>
  42. 42. Call to Action <ul><li>USTP Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Provide three contacts at local universities who would be interested in a presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Garden or Nutrition Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>If you know of any local workshops you would like CFAITC to be a part of, let us know. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Please complete the enclosed survey and send it back. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>2300 River Plaza Drive Sacramento, CA 95833-3293 </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 916/561-5625 or 800/700-AITC </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 916/561-5697 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: info@learnaboutag.org </li></ul><ul><li>Web site: www.LearnAboutAg.org </li></ul>

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