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POET opens doors to teachers

Jun 16, 2018
Nothing boosts understanding like seeing things for yourself, and that’s what the Feed the World workshop teachers were able to do! Ty Oliver, POET plant engineer, spoke with teachers at the Feed the World workshop, then led a tour through the Fostoria plant. The tour allowed teachers to see the stages of production and understand more about the use of corn and the science behind the process. Teachers appreciated th…

Findlay Feed the World workshop full of learning

Jun 16, 2018
32 teachers gathered in Findlay, Ohio last week for the 2-day Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop. The group included teachers from all over the state, including one who teaches at the Seoul International School in Korea! Presenters Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt led the teachers through lab activities, ensuring they’d feel confident presenting the lessons to their own students.  Other special workshop features included a dinner with far…

Change is good!

Jun 16, 2018
We tweaked the Feed the World two-day workshop, and the changes really pleased the crowd! In the past, attending teachers have been in put in groups, each concentrating on one curriculum topic. Becoming “experts’ on that topic, the group would then present it to the group as a whole.  This year, all participants had the opportunity to go through several activities from each topic area. Samantha Williams of Bethel Tate High …

Science Symposium provides outreach opportunities

Feb 1, 2018
Feed the World’s free resources are so helpful to teachers that we want everyone to know about them! So we didn’t miss the chance to participate in the Science Education Council of Ohio’s 2018 Science Symposium. Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World’s booth in the exhibit hall allowed them to connect with teachers attending the symposium. Knowledgeable FTW alumni educators shared about how they use the curriculum in their classrooms …

Alumni educators gather in Columbus

Jan 31, 2018
Did you know that the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World program has a group of alumni educators who are eager ambassadors for the FTW program? This group gathered recently to network and collaborate, sharing information about how they are using FTW resources in their classrooms. Donna Meller of Pettisville High School provided information about science competition opportunities beyond the district level. Anton Kilburn, Rachel Sanders, and Jennifer Foudray …

Burning and learning: December Focus on energy and ethanol workshop

Dec 12, 2017
The power of corn was clearly demonstrated in Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World’s recent workshop on energy and ethanol. 33 teachers from around the state attended this event at Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield. The teachers, representing a variety of subject areas including chemistry, physics, biology, and environmental science, worked through several hands-on energy and ethanol labs. Led by FTW educators Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt, with assistance …

Alumni educators present water quality and corn fermentation activities

Nov 20, 2017
At Bowling Green State University’s Northwest Ohio STEM Symposium, Feed the World alumni educators shared their knowledge with other teachers. The first session on water quality, presented by Feed the World alumni educator Jeff Jostpille (Ft. Jennings High School) and Heather Bryan, had eleven participants who were very enthusiastic about the simulated stream. Bryan said, “They got interested in macroinvertebrate testing that they didn’t even remember to do the chemical …

Cleveland SCIENCE rocks!

Nov 13, 2017
Algae beads can reveal levels of CO2 to visually illustrate gas exchange. At the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers fall conference, Feed the World alumni educator and BioRad teacher fellow Jeremy Grove demonstrated this process. In a workshop sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat, Grove led participants through BioRad’s Algae Beads lab on Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration. This lab uses algae beads to measure rates of photosynthesis and cellular r…

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