In our ongoing relationship with Agrilinks, InnovATE has developed a new feature, the Ag Educator’s Corner. This series of monthly blog posts provides insight & tips to agricultural educators.
In the most recent installment, Kaylie Ackerley, a Secondary Agriscience Educator/FFA Advisor, was contemplating a business decision and planning a lesson for her Introduction to Agriculture class. When she decided to pose her dilemma as a real world problem-solving project, she sparked student engagement.
In Kaylie’s words, “As agriculturalists, we face authentic, real-world problems on a regular basis, so why should our classrooms be any different? Using authentic problems for classroom instruction is the ultimate way of allowing our students to “try on” different careers and see how they fit.” Read the full story: Using Authentic Problems in the Classroom to Make Agriculture Come Alive. Be sure to check out the Ag Educators’ Corner each month for new stories, tips & tools!