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Teachers are winners at OETC!

Mar 4, 2019
“Better teaching through technology” was the theme of the 2019 Ohio Educational Technology Conference last month. Ohio Corn and Wheat-sponsored Feed the World had a booth at the conference and was able to introduce attendees to all that FTW has to offer. Two teachers won Amazon gift cards in a drawing at the booth. Krystal Kelley, New London Local Schools: “I teach 6-12 technology at New London, a rural area. We …

Ethanol event at Fort Jennings High School

Feb 8, 2019
12 teachers recently educated themselves about ethanol at an event sponsored by the Putnam County Educational Service Center and Ohio Corn & Wheat. Feed the World Alumni educator Jeff Jostpille, an instructor at Fort Jennings, led the group through the following labs: Corn Fermentation in a BagBiomass to SugarsEthanol: Corn Mash and Distillation The group also piloted a new lesson, Ticketase, available soon on the website. Feed the World presenter Heather …

Getting ready for the AP Environmental Science exam

Feb 5, 2019
Erica Perkins’ students in AP Environmental Science at Linden McKinley STEM Academy spent time learning about soil, its properties, and how this affects the environment around it. The AP test involves an Earth Systems and Resources section, requiring students to understand soil and soil dynamics through knowledge of the rock cycle, formation, composition, physical and chemical properties, erosion and other soil problems, and soil conservation. Perkins introduced her students to …

Sharing about soil quality at SECO

Jan 29, 2019
Feed the World leaders Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt presented the workshop Phenomenal Soils at SECO this year. How do soil structure impact texture, nutrients, and biotic growth? This workshop showed teachers how to explore the phenomenon, recreate what is happening and use Claims Evidence Reasoning to defend their answer. This lesson, based on the Feed the World Soil and sustainability curriculum, incorporated NGSS standards with a 3 dimensional lesson design. …

Alumni educators are always learning!

Jan 29, 2019
Feed the World alumni educators gathered recently for a professional development event. Ohio Corn & Wheat sponsors Feed the World, and certain teachers are selected to act as ambassadors for the Feed the World program, helping to spread the word about this educational initiative. The time included a CRISPR presentation, a practice Squabble session, a Breakout Box puzzle, and dinner and fellowship. Ann Brokaw of Rocky River High School shared …

Fermentation and distillation in Physical Science

Jan 22, 2019
After attending the 2-day summer Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop, Matt McCormick presented the Fermentation in a bag lab and the Distillation of ethanol from corn lab to his students. Both labs integrated well with the Intro to Chemistry unit in his Physical Science class, as they support the study of chemical reactions and separation of chemicals through physical means. McCormick started with the Fermentation in a …

Ethanol “left-overs” benefit animals and environment

Jan 16, 2019
DDGs (distillers dried grain with solubles) are co-products of ethanol production. They’ve been used as loose feed for swine, poultry and dairy cows as well as beef cattle. Now POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, has developed a pellet form that is rich in nutrients and less likely to blow away, crumble, or be stamped into the ground by animals. This is an innovative way to feed livestock and …

Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Scott Logsdon

Jan 2, 2019
Scott Logsdon has an interesting work experience record: 3 years for International Field Studies on Andros Island in the Bahamas teaching marine biology and leading SCUBA diving, snorkeling and sailing trips; 3 years at Celina Senior High; and most recently, 22 years at Bexley High School. This adds up to 28 years of teaching, covering Biology, AP Biology, Ecology, Physical Science, and Marine Science. In his spare time, Logsdon loves to spend time with …

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