Ag Educator Professional Opportunities

Opportunities for teachers to gain new ideas, skills and curriculum.

Curriculum

STEM+Agriculture Career Pathways Curriculum

FREE   –  The Minnesota State Engineering and Agricultural Centers of Excellence are excited to share their newly released and FREE curriculum STEM+Ag Career Pathways for 6th-8th and 9th-12th grade. Utilizing the Experiential Learning Model, the STEM+Agriculture Career Pathways Curriculum focuses on exploring student interest in STEM within the context of careers in agricultural industries. This curriculum is appropriate for in and out of the classroom and is a great fit for science teachers, career and technical teachers, and youth-serving organizations.

Agriculture Education Teacher Openings

Ag Ed openings in Minnesota  

Farm Business Management Instructor opening 


Farm Safety Resources

Minnesota Farm Safety Group is sharing new ways to educate Minnesotans about farm safety through a Facebook video series. Each day at 11 am Minnesota Farm Safety will post video on farm safety on their Facebook page. To watch these videos can be found on their Facebook page or on their YouTube page, or just follow the links below.

Minnesota Farm Safety Video series – Facebook
Minnesota Farm Safety Video series- YouTube

Professional Development Funding

Looking to request funding for Faculty Professional Development? Fill out and submit a request form today.

*The funding support requested from AgCentric must align with the purpose and mission of building career pathways within the agricultural industry.

Professional Development Request Form


Conferences & Workshops

Explore Engineering Conference

Explore Engineering Conference Session Resources

The Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence is excited to share its newly developed Explore Engineering Kits and Curriculum for 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade! This FREE curriculum is designed to inspire interest in engineering-related careers among students, increase educators’ self-efficacy to teach basic engineering principles, and support educators in teaching STEM principles through hands-on lesson plans, tools, and resources. Framed by the Experiential Learning Model, this curriculum is appropriate for in-classroom and out-of-school programs. The curriculum also focuses on Life Skills Development (e.g. teamwork, effective communication, critical thinking, problem-solving and creative thinking), Entrepreneurial Mindset, and Literacy. This is an excellent resource for all STEM educators!


Case Institute

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. CASE Institutes are intense professional development sessions about Agricultural Sciences.  These sessions are available to educators, especially science and agriculture, and provides free updates to agriculture curriculum in the classroom.

For more information and to register please visit case4learning.org. Don’t miss out on these wonderful opportunities!


Organic Resources for Educators

Discover the Organic Resource Guide, a toolbox of educational materials geared toward high school and middle school students. Topics include an introduction to Organic Farming, Sustainability, Animal Care, and more!

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Energy Education for Educators (E3)

These workshops will include: classroom presentations, curriculum, hands on demonstrations, lab kits and industry tours, the opportunity to book the Energy Trailer for your school. Registration information and workshop details to come at a later date. For additional information contact Rose Patzer at rose.patzer@mnwest.edu