Food, Land & People
Earn your NDSU Professional Development Credit while you teach easily implemented lessons with students in your classroom. There are resources for everyone, at every grade level! Educators join two interactive video sessions with their laptop and complete the remaining course requirements independently. Lessons are provided, ideas are exchanged with K-12 teachers from across the state and valuable resources are shared.
** NEW CREDIT: Grow with STEAM Part II October 15th through December 12th
This course will provide the opportunity to identify and use project or problem-based learning, that will result in effective products or processes addressing real world problems with the application of STEAM. Participants will also explore opportunities for art to naturally fit into the STEM arena as an applied subject. Choose and present three lessons to students, from selections presented by the instructors. Lessons shall incorporate community connections, suggested videos, current literacy connections, power points, etc. to enhance delivery and strengthen STEAM and Project/Problem Based Learning aspects.
** Journey 2050 October 24th through December 5th
This course will take the teachers on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability. Journey 2050 is an online simulation that will allow educators to make decisions on a virtual farm and witness their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. Teachers to explore and understand the core question, “How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” They will complete their own online Journey 2050 module and a career exploration lesson with students during the course. The lessons introduce and utilize the 5E Instruction Model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.
Check out all the related syllabi HERE. Or contact Jill Vigesaa, coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-799-5488.
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 and online courses will exceed your expectations!
* Supplementary Curriculum for PreK-12
* Professional Development Credit NDSU
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving skills
- Inquiry and cooperative attitudes
Workshops include the FLP lesson, resources, engaging activities, field trips and more! Many different classes have been developed for credit.
Committed to Education of our Future Generations
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 the ND Farm Bureau and the ND Department of Agriculture/Ag in the Classroom Program. Credit workshops for educators are held both online and face-to-face.
ü Classes provide 1- Professional Development credit from NDSU.
ü Cost for each class is a $50 registration and $50 for NDSU Credit Fee
ü Many scholarship opportunities are available to cover registration costs!
What do your fellow teachers say following an 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
Other valuable Web resources:
See Sample Lesson at www.foodlandpeople.org