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'Engaging lessons with agricultural labels for grades 3-5'

Engage in nationally field-tested, inquiry-based lessons that teach sustainability and agricultural literacy across the curriculum using agricultural labels! The lessons are part of a developing resource guide for teachers that use the 5-E Model lesson plan format. In this workshop, you will experience selected demonstration lessons that are easy to implement into your classroom. The research team will facilitate the workshop that brings teaching experience in elementary through graduate school. The materials are aligned with the National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes, National Science Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Workshop Session (all workshops will be 60 minutes)
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Browning Neddeau
Email: bneddeau@csumb.edu
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
Biosketch: Browning Neddeau, M.A., Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Liberal Studies Department at California State University, Monterey Bay. Browning’s research is centered on arts education, agricultural education, and Native American culturally-appropriate representation in schools. In addition to his work at the university, Browning leads professional development and builds partnerships in arts, agriculture, education, and Native American communities. He has been engaged with work in curricular alignment and presentations with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom since 2011. Prior to being a full-time university faculty member, Browning was a full-time elementary school classroom teacher where he spent the majority of his time as a fourth-grade teacher.
Organization/Affiliation: California State University, Monterey Bay
Shelley Mitchell
Email: shelley.mitchell@okstate.edu
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
Biosketch: Shelley Mitchell has nine years of experience teaching high school science, and 12 years of experience in Extension, specializing in youth horticulture. With degrees in Biology, Animal Science, Environmental Science, and Health, she shows how to integrate concepts into curricula using themes, primarily agriculture. A firm believer in active learning, Shelley's methods of teaching incorporate hands-on, experiential lessons to engage learners of all types. She specializes in finding fun activities with and about plants that demonstrate concepts in all core and elective subjects, can be implemented by people with little knowledge of plants, and can be done for little to no cost. She has presented at local, state, regional and national conferences, and is the recipient of the American Horticulture Society's Jane L. Taylor Award for inspiring future horticulturists through her efforts in youth gardening. Her hobbies include horseback riding, geocaching, and taking nature walks.
Organization/Affiliation: OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Jennifer Zuercher
Email: jzuerch@siue.edu
Speaker Order: 3
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
Biosketch: Dr. Zuercher is an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Graduate Nutrition program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She obtained her Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. She completed her master's degree and Dietetic Internship at Syracuse University and has worked as a Registered Dietitian in research as well as in community, corporate, and university settings. Jen's research focuses on improving dietary and related health behaviors at periods of life transition. Specifically, she is interested in working with college students to promote healthier choices using mobile technology as a means of providing information, feedback, and support. Additionally, Jen is conducting studies evaluating service learning and interprofessional education as a means of promoting civic mindedness, knowledge, and skill attainment in the health professions.
Organization/Affiliation: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville