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1 Academic Integration New Teacher Workshop Chris Wilder Williston High School Ag Shop Cell

2 Academic Integration: Core Academics in Agriculture Lessons English Language Arts – Writing, Communicating, Math – Algebra, Geometry Science – Biology, Chemistry Reading - Everyone Social Studies – History Agriculture is the means to get the job done

3 I Am An Agriculture Teacher!! Why do I have to worry about academics? Why do I have to worry about academics? Student’s success is everyone’s responsibility! Student’s success is everyone’s responsibility! Integration of academics is important to better prepare students technically and academically for success in their postsecondary education and future careers. Integration of academics is important to better prepare students technically and academically for success in their postsecondary education and future careers.

4 Research shows… When academic and CTE content is presented in an integrated model, students are able to identify the real-world applicability of academic concepts. The contextualized learning that occurs through integration makes the connection between the academic content and the CTE content more explicit for students. Thus, their questions regarding “Why do I need to know this? "or “When will I use this? "are answered. When academic and CTE content is presented in an integrated model, students are able to identify the real-world applicability of academic concepts. The contextualized learning that occurs through integration makes the connection between the academic content and the CTE content more explicit for students. Thus, their questions regarding “Why do I need to know this? "or “When will I use this? "are answered.

5 Project Based Agriculture Lessons: Poinsettias Garden Chapter Steer Poinsettias – Fundraiser, Horticulture classes, Fertilizers, Growth Retardants, Graph Plant growth, Marketing Garden – a2 + b2 =c2, Seeds required, Irrigation, Yield, Fertilizer Steer – Feed conversion, Buyer’s letters, Class Journal, Interpret Graphs & Charts

6 Agricultural Reading Strategies: Close Reading – Choose a text, Purpose for Reading, Mark text, Text dependent Questions CIS – Read, Mark text, Question, Re-Read, repeat Questioning – Higher order Writing – Purpose, Text dependent answers, Academic vocabulary, Complete sentences, Correct Punctuation Cornell Notes -

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8 FFA CDE’s Event Practicums Smarter not Harder – Already aligned, Rubrics, Industry approved, All core areas represented. Fun – Competition increases acquisition, Re – enforces concepts, Intra curricular component

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10 Research shows…

11 Be Professional Ask for help – Mentor, Core teacher Review data – READ!! Seek industry input – Ask those in it Look to higher education – University websites Attend Professional Development – Be a leader

12 References

13 Academic Integration New Teacher Workshop Chris Wilder Williston High School Ag Shop Cell


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