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'Connecting the Dots'

Agricultural literacy offers a gateway of cross-curricular integration for K-12 educators, interventionists, and paraprofessionals. Questions arise of how to pull in the agricultural themes. Learn ideas that have worked from a physical education teacher who has been able to utilize resources and grants to implement cross-curricular integrated lessons. This session will be an overview of ways to incorporate a school garden, Family Fitness Night, connecting with local farmers, integrating computer science, Adopt-A-Farmer, Fuel Up to Play 60, and Food 4 Ever Agriculture Day. Cross-curricular integrations will be shown on how to bring speech pathology, occupational therapy and classroom teachers together.

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Andy Klatt
Email: andy.klatt@weldre4.org
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Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Colorado
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Main Phone: 970-310-6651
Biosketch: Andy Klatt is a physical education teacher at Weld RE-4 School District in northeast Colorado. He is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Kinesiology with an emphasis in K-12 physical education, and he holds an MA in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix. His role as a physical educator is to facilitate a positive learning experience for all his students by helping every child succeed and find his or her strength in physical activity. Andy was introduced to Agriculture in the Classroom programs through the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture’s Summer AgriCULTURE Institute. This inspired him to infuse agricultural themes into his physical education classes. Every student that leaves his program has a better understanding of where their food comes from, as well as understanding their self-worth and how to improve it. Andy is a Colorado Teacher of the Year award winner.
Organization/Affiliation: Weld RE-4 School District