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'Developing a Growth Mind Set in the Garden'

This presentation will center around school gardening and the many layers of connections to state standards. Learn how to use the school garden as the center of outstanding instruction. Partnerships will be shared and discussed that has expanded the scope of the gardens at two schools in Tennessee to include such agencies as the Boy Scouts, Lowe's, and ALCOA Aluminum. The workshop leaders will model and share the connections, demonstrate outstanding STEM related inquiry based lessons, and provide participants with an extensive list of lesson plans, ideas, and other goodies to take back to the classroom for immediate use.

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Tanna Nicely
Email: tbnicely@yahoo.com
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Tennessee
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Main Phone: 865-919-3193
Biosketch: Tanna grew up on a beef cattle/ tobacco farm in Mascot TN. A graduate of the University of TN, Tanna received her doctorate in leadership from East TN State University and teaches at LMU and Johnson University. She has been in education for over 27 years and now serves as an elementary principal in the Knoxville. She also works as an educational consultant for the TN Foundation for Ag in the Classroom. Tanna has served on the TN Science Teachers Association board and has presented at a variety of workshops including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Staff Development Conference, and the National AITC Conference. Her passions for farming and agriculture garnered her a White/Reinhardt scholarship, a Presidential Award in Science, and a visit to the White House. Tanna lives on Sycamore Farms with her husband Brad. She is now a proud Granna to Norah Beth and Dawson.
Organization/Affiliation: Knox County Schools and TN Foundation for AG in the Classroom
Angela Bright
Email: brighta@loudoncounty.org
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Tennessee
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Main Phone: 865-466-6400
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Organization/Affiliation: Loudon County Schools