Agriculture in Alberta Professional Development Program

May 26-28, 2016

2016 Agriculture in Alberta Summary Report

PD_cropAlberta’s agricultural sector is thriving; it has a long history and an important future that can add meaningful context to your lessons in science, social studies, CTS and more!

Agriculture is key to sustainable natural resource development in Alberta. Balancing population growth resulting in a growing demand for food with limited land and water resources requires thoughtful decision-making, careful planning, technology & innovation and a strong stewardship ethic. Join Inside Education as we explore what agriculture means for Alberta, Albertans and your classroom!

On the program you will have the opportunity to:

  • CONNECT with the people, places, and perspectives that give insight into Alberta’s agriculture industry

  • DISCOVER how industrial agriculture operations actually work on tours of local grain and livestock farms

  • PARTICIPATE in a unique professional development opportunity that models a hands-on, experiential and inquiry approach perfect for learners of all ages

  • EXPLORE agricultural innovation through on-site demonstrations and research tours

  • CREATE lasting networks with like-minded educators from across Alberta

  • INSPIRE your students with locally relevant learning materials and ideas gained on the program

Bringing agriculture into your classroom is a perfect case study for any environmental inquiry project. Dig a little deeper and apply today!

Application Deadline: April 26, 2016

*you will be notified of your application status by May 2, 2016
**This program is open to Alberta teachers only.

If you are a successful applicant, Inside Education will provide you with a full scholarship to attend the program. Your food, program travel, accommodations and all facility tours and workshops are all included in the scholarship. A stipend for your substitute teachers is also available to you, if required.

More details can be found on our FAQs page and please contact us with any questions! We look forward to your application.

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