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'STEAM Your Way Into the Classroom'

Learn how one school teamed up with their state Ag in the Classroom Program to literally bring Agriculture into the Classroom. Participants will see how the program matched all grade levels with individual farmers and ranchers across the state for an interactive pen-pal program that included letters, classroom visits and Skype field trips. Participants will see the results of this school-wide curriculum effort that provided the most successful quarter-long STEAM Event in the school’s history. Participants will leave with a “How to Guide” so that they can create their own STEAM success!

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Katie Aikins
Email: katieaikins@azfb.org
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Arizona
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Main Phone: 480-635-3608
Biosketch: As Director of Education for Arizona Farm Bureau, Katie Aikins performs the educational functions of the Farm Bureau that contributes to an increase in agriculture awareness in the K-12 classroom and beyond. This includes the development of new curriculum and programs that engage the public in hot button issues in agriculture. Aikins holds a Masters of Science in Agricultural Education from the University of Arizona. She has worked in both the classroom and research side of agricultural literacy.
Organization/Affiliation: Arizona Farm Bureau
Sarahbeth Belvado
Email: sbelvado@qcusd.org
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 2
Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Arizona
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Main Phone: 602-689-7744
Biosketch: Sarahbeth Belvado is a classroom teacher in the Queen Creek Unified School District where she serves as a kindergarten teacher. At her school, Gateway Polytechnic Academy, Belvado serves as the lead contact for the partnership the school has formed with the Arizona Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Program.
Organization/Affiliation: Teacher at Gateway Polytechnic Academy