This afternoon, Beth Theobald shared with AgEd students the basic components of a lesson plan. She also used a sample lesson that any ag teacher could use in their own classroom, specifically in a landscaping class. This lesson was a hands on lesson, and covered the different components of a lesson (i.e. objectives, assessment, and the procedure). The use of hands on activities, and creativity when developing lesson plans was discussed and most definitely encouraged for all teachers, not just ag teachers. If you were not able to make it to this Gold Light Special, check out the links below to see the basic components of a lesson plan!
Just a little over a week ago, the Ag Ed students gathered at Happy Hollow Park for the Non-Chicken Chicken BBQ. The title of this event may sound very strange to most, but in actuality it is just a get-together AgEd students have, where chicken BBQ is not the meal served. This year, the meal included pizza along with various other snacks members brought. After eating, the annual volleyball tournament took place where each class competed for the championship title, but only for bragging rights. After a lot of sweat, laughter, and line calls, the Juniors took the win. Finally, the class pictures were taken, and even a "family" photo was taken that was entered in the National Teach Ag Day photo contest.
Yesterday, Beth Theobald gathered with students in AgAdmin 121 to talk about basic parliamentary procedure practices. One of the things she taught was how to make a main motion. The skills she discussed were ones that students can use in their classrooms in the future, and also in the real world. A huge thank you to Alexis Pearson for putting the Parli in Your Pocket cards together! If you missed this Gold Light Special session, check out the links below to download the cards and information. These Gold Light Specials will occur once a week on a different day and time each week. The topic will be different every time as well. Be sure to check them out as your schedule allows it!
Article by: Rebecca McDole & Lindsey Wietlisbach
The Purdue Soils Invitational was held this past Saturday (September 6th) at the Beck’s research farm. Although it was really wet and muddy the contestants improved their soil knowledge. There were many chapters with dedicated members that came to compete. The contest consisted of four different pits in various locations. After the contestants were done they were able to go back through and discuss the characteristics of the pits. Along with judging different types of soil, the members gained new friendships along the way.
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