Education & Safety - Food, Land & People
Professional Development Workshops
Are you looking for engaging, fast-paced educator workshops that will provide you with new ideas and hands-on, applicable lessons to supplement your curriculum?
Food, Land and People educator workshops will exceed your expectations!
* Supplementary Curriculum for PreK-12
* Common Core Correlations
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving skills
- Inquiry and cooperative attitudes
Classes begin in Bismarck on May 31 and will be held throughout the summer. Click HERE for all class listings.
Where does food come from? The grocery store or the local deli? In our highly urbanized society today, the vast majority of our students have limited contact with agriculture and are alarmingly ignorant about the source of their most basic food. In fact, the average person is now over four generations removed from a farm. That means our young people no longer go to Grandpa and Grandma's farm to visit the animals and ride the tractor.... the vast majority do not have relatives on the farm at all!
Project Food, Land & People is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from across United States, who are dedicated to teaching the next generation about agriculture. For the past 25 years FLP has been offering exciting, standards-based curriculum to classrooms across the country, educating students of all backgrounds in rural, suburban, and urban school settings. FLP produces lessons written by educators for educators, of the highest quality that are piloted in classrooms to measure and strengthen their impact.
Project FLP in North Dakota is supported by N.D. Farm Bureau and the N.D. Department of Agriculture/Ag in the Classroom Program. Credit workshops for educators are held both online and face-to-face.
Classes provide 1- Professional Development credit from NDSU.
Cost for each class is a $50 registration and $50 for NDSU Credit Fee
Many scholarship opportunities are available to cover registration costs!
Workshops include the FLP lessons, resources, engaging activities, field trips and more! Many different classes have been developed for credit.
WANT TO LEARN MORE? To see the variety of FLP classes and related syllabi, click here. Or contact Jill Vigesaa, coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-799-5488.
What do your fellow teachers say following a FLP workshop experience?
"All of the workshops are amazing! There is never a dull moment and you can easily integrate the lessons into your classroom." - Jenna F. of West Fargo
"These resources are valuable to any teacher looking to add zest to their teaching. As teachers we are looking for enrichment opportunities to incorporate into our standards based curriculum, and I was fortunate to find it right under my fingertips with FLP – this course was worth every penny!!" Julia P. of Fargo
"If you haven't taken a FLP course yet, you NEED to!!" Kathy T. of Minot
"These classes are so fun, hands-on and we received so many resources!" Darla T. of Bismarck
Mary Kensok, an award-winning fourth-grade teacher, is featured in the video below, talking about her enthusiasm for educating about agriculture and the FLP program. Mary is a past recipient of the National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture award and a participant in several National Agriculture in the Classroom Conferences
Other valuable Web resources:
See Sample Lesson at www.foodlandpeople.org