This past Tuesday high school students from all across the state came to Purdue for a special visit to the annual AgEd Recruitment Day. Students were able to speak one-on-one with Ag Education students and really see what it is like to be a college student within this major. Later several AgEd students spoke on a discussion panel where parents and high schoolers were able to ask questions about all aspects of Purdue. For lunch, students were able to experience campus life and go eat with a college student at Pappy's, Five Guys, and other delicious restaurants on campus. This allowed students to really develop a relationship with the AgEd student and get to know their story and life at Purdue. Finally, Mrs. Kate Skirvin came and spoke to everyone about why she became an Ag teacher. She shared her insight and several inspiring stories that she has accumulated throughout her career. She also shared her passion with everyone hopefully sparking that same passion in the students to become agricultural educators too!
This afternoon a handful of AgEd students gathered in AgAdmin 121 to discuss learning styles and how to assist students to be the best learners. Before one can see how to help students learn best, it is important to know what kind of learner he/she is. These AgEd students were able to take a short nine question quiz to discover their learning style. Afterwards, the different learning styles were discussed along with ways to incorporate the different learning styles into lessons for the classroom.
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On November 3rd, some of the future Agriculture Educators met in the Ag Administration building to discuss technology that they could use for the Adopt an Ag Class Program. McCord Snider researched websites and presented his findings during this meeting. PowToon and Eyejot were two main websites that he found to be best for this program. This program involves making a connection between a Purdue Ag. Ed. student and a middle/high school agriculture classroom in Indiana. Students will find out more about the agriculture class and share their agriculture knowledge with students, electronically, throughout the school year. The Purdue students will take on the role of a teacher for the students in the classroom; sharing their career-oriented experiences at Purdue and lessons that have been prepared that can be shared electronically. By providing a college mentor/educator to the high school classroom, those students will be provided alternative methods of learning about agriculture. Contact McCord Snider for more information about the two websites if needed.
Click on the link below to learn more about the Adopt an Ag Class Program. This video was made using PowToon.
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