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Instructional coach spreads urban ag learning from Feed the World workshop

Sep 15, 2016
Kathleen Hickson is an Instructional Coach for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). She works with teachers and staff to determine goals, locate and create curricular resources, provide professional development, and model instructional strategies. Hickson said, “Our goal is to help each student, pre-K through grade 8, to achieve academically at the highest possible level.” This summer, Hickson attended the Cleveland Feed the World workshop. “I enjoyed learning more about urban …

Summer fun in Dublin and Cleveland

Aug 31, 2016
No, not Dublin, Ireland—Dublin, Ohio! We hosted 27 teachers there and 21 in Cleveland, providing hands-on lab activities, collaboration with other teachers, information from industry professionals, and fun field trips. Dublin teachers went to a working farm to learn about crop applications and precision ag and also toured an ethanol plant. Cleveland teachers visited an urban farm and tested water quality in Lake Erie. If you were a participant, don’t forget that …

Yes, ANOTHER winner!

Aug 26, 2016
Danielle Penrod teaches at Waverly Junior High School, and she attended Feed the World in 2013. She said, “The workshop helped me learn how to teach sixth grade ohio soil science standards in a hands on way. I was able to jump in and teach my kids about soil after the workshop, and they were able to understand that the soil under their feet is more than just ‘dirt.’” Danielle …

Jennifer Foudray for the win!

Aug 26, 2016
Jennifer Foudray teaches science at Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield, Ohio. She attended a Feed the World workshop in 2014. She said the workshop was very helpful. “I was able to take content that was taught and apply it in my classroom. Water quality was the main focus.” Foudray is now the proud owner of a supply kit worth over $400. This equipment will allow her to more easily implement Feed …

FTW alumni Allyssa McMullen WINS!!

Aug 23, 2016
Allyssa McMullen teaches at River View High School. She attended the 2015 Feed the World workshop. McMullen said the workshop provided useful tools and ideas for her classroom. “I was able to teach about the ethanol process and the students developed research projects based on that information. We also did some great hands-on lessons including soil testing and water quality monitoring that helped connect the students to the environment and helped …

Non-traditional career path leads to top job

Aug 22, 2016
Dropping out of college usually isn’t the road to success, but it worked for this guy! Cody Lyte of AGCO Fuse Technologies spoke to the Feed the World workshop attendees about how he made his own career path from “gear head” to director of technology for AGCO global ag manufacturing company. Lyte said he went to college and dropped out, then went to work for a local AGCO dealer. Once …

Come on in—the water’s fine!

Aug 22, 2016
After learning about testing water quality in the classroom, what better way to practice those skills than a hands-on, in-the-water activity? Feed the World workshop participants in Cleveland performed lab tests, then headed for Lake Erie to check the quality of the lake’s water. You can check out the water quality curriculum here. An enthusiastic group waded into the water with seines and proceeded to do some kick-seining. This method …

Feed the World alum Mary Ann Hopple

Aug 19, 2016
Mary Ann Hopple of Athens City Schools attended the Feed the World workshop in 2015. She recently won a teacher kit worth $400, full of supplies to do the FTW labs in her classroom. Hopple found the FTW workshop materials helpful. “I used the water and soil tests to help my students better understand ‘real world’ science applications. I also used cards, inspired by a sorting activity done at the workshop, to h…

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