Fall Conference was smack dab in the middle of the state this year-give or take-as ag teachers from the four corners made their way to Redmond High School to catch up and get down and dirty with some hands on teaching ideas, program management tools, and the like.
Oregon State University agricultural education student teachers presented seven workshops in various curriculum areas, often incorporating science, math, and reading. Topics included interesting lesson titles such as Splat Math (click to see) - a lesson in viscosity- or more complex lesson units-such as those put together by Emily Holden. Emily presented a workshop highlighting the lesson plans she put together using the Oregon Agriculture Progress. Another lesson highlighted fermentation and silage production-a hands-on way to measure several scientific factors using inquiry over time.
Several seasoned teachers presented as well. JD Cant shared his method for tracking and validating extra-duty contracts. Charlie Vandehey discussed credit by proficiency, something many schools are discussing. And Kristina Haug, Johnie Van Riper, Paul Anderes, and Allison Meadows shared their CASE experiences with activities.
If you didn't make it to Fall Conference, don't make it a habit-we plan on seeing you at the next state meeting! Thanks to Lance Hill, Redmond High School, and the Central Oregon District for having us! Click on the links to see what they shared!