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O'Fallon, IL 62269
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Follow-up - District 5 IAVAT Professional Development at SIUC

Saturday, June 16, 2012

*Message sent to District 5 Ag Teachers.

The event was a great success!  These 26 agriculture teachers attended the day and one-half event in conjunction with the Cooperatives Student Youth Conference on June 7 and 8, 2012:

Name School
Eric Emmons Anna
Bob Frisch Cahokia
Michelle Buchheit Carbondale
Jamie VanDyke East Richland
Mark Steber East Richland
Rylan Rusk Edwards County
Bill Kittinger Eldorado
Curt Robbins Fairfield
Ashley Carey Grayville
CR Sloan Hamilton County
Larry Durham Joppa
Joe Schneider Lexington
Kim Portz Marissa
John Kabat Mt. Vernon
Brian Tripp Murphysboro
Ryan Kinzinger New Athens
Sarah Timmons North Boone
Josh Berg Okawville
Brian Bender Pinckneyville
Jenny Bergmann Pope County
Steven Clodfelter Red Hill
Gary Ochs Red Hill
Aaron Williams Sesser-Valier
Ann Ochs Shawnee
Dave Scott Wayne City
Daryl Kiselewski Webber - Bluford

Thank you to our presenters and hosts:
-Teachers bringing and sharing their SAE and Best Lessons
-Michelle Sullivan, Coordinator of Recruitment, Retention and 
  Placement, SIUC
-Dr. Sylvia Smith,  Assistant Professor in Food and Nutrition, SIUC
-Dr. Nicole Davis, Professor in Hospitality and Tourism, SIUC
-Haley Siergiej, Illinois representative, Nutrients for Life Foundation
-Dr. Seb Pense, Professor in Ag Education, SIUC
-Josh Berg, Ag Teacher, Okawville High School
-Dr. Jennifer Calvin, Professor in Workforce Education, SIUC

Topics Presented:
-Preparing Students for College
-Recruitment Strategies for Agriculture Teacher Education
-Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century - Nutrients for Life Curriculum
-Ag Ed Degree/Certification Testing Update
-Using MyCAERT
-SAE Exchange of Ideas
-Food and Nutrition hands-on labs.
-Hospitality and Tourism Presentation and labs.

The best features of this activity were:

  • Presentations both days were excellent. SAE ideas and Food/tourism were the best.
  • Hands-on, myCAERT training, Food waste lab(2), tourism in Ag
  • Great resources in all workshops, new ideas for new areas not always considered ‘agriculture’.
  • Great hands-on activities(7)
  • Good hands-on activities, presentations were interesting.
  • Sharing ideas and receiving curriculum that is ready to use in the classroom.
  • There was a lot of hands-on activities.  Great networking.
  • Very well organized.  Dean is awesome.
  • Nutrients for Life(2), Food Science Lab
  • Tourism and hospitality opened ideas for the inclusion of curriculum.
  • New and interesting things to incorporate into curriculum.  I’d like to do these non-traditional areas in foods.
  • Loved the free stuff.(2)
  • Good activities.
  • Group discussion – Sharing of Ideas.

Teachers received up to 8 CPDUs.   Attached is the positive evaluation summary.

A special thank you to Dr. Todd Winters, Associate Dean, for allowing us to use the agricultural sciences building and Michelle Sullivan, Coordinator of Recruitment, Retention and Placement for assisting in organizing the event at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Much appreciated!

Plans are to continue this partnership and professional development again next year at this time and location.

Thank you notes should be sent to:

Dr. Todd Winters - Associate Dean
College of Agricultural Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1205 Lincoln Drive, MC 4416
Carbondale, IL  62901

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Evaluation Summary - 2012.pdf