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6-12 Training

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The Kansas Corn Commission (KCC) invests in the future by providing summer workshops, free curriculum and lab supplies for science teachers so teachers can bring lessons based on biotechnology and ethanol to the classroom. All of our curriculum and trainings are written and lead by teachers for teachers. Teachers who attend a workshop should have confidence that what they learn will be applicable in the classroom while being able to walk away having all of the resources and materials to teach the new labs to their students.  The evaluations from the workshops this past summer were unanimously positive.  When asked what the teachers enjoyed the most about the Seed to STEM workshop one teacher said: “The support and encouragement you gave us as teachers. You have a remarkable curriculum, but you also recognize that we need financial support and supplies to be able to incorporate new curriculum.”

Upcoming Workshop

We are offering a Seed to STEM workshop (high school track) in Sublette, KS November 8-9. Spots are limited to 20 teachers. To register visit Southwest Plains Regional Service Center. 

Kansas Corn hosts two workshops in the summer for Kansas high school and middle school science teachers The application process opens in January for the summer workshops. During the workshop each teacher will practice labs that they can use in the classroom to help students learn the role agriculture plays in science. These labs can be found on our 6-12 curriculum page. Teachers can use the labs at any time regardless if they have attended the workshop.

The workshop includes a farm and field visit, an industry dinner and a field trip to an ethanol plant. In addition every teacher will receive $500 worth of free lab resources, plus all on-site expenses paid. Graduate credit will also be available at a cost to the participant.

Check out a few schedules from last years workshops:

2018 Summer Workshop- High School Track in Ottawa

2018 Summer Workshop- Middle School in Wichita

Meet the 2017-2018 Seed to STEM lead teacher team.

From Left to Right: Lacie Fair, Adam Williams, Brent Conner, Jed Heath, Sharon Thielen, Ph.D., Erin Rios, Blake Smith, James Burk, Brian Nelson and Anna Lukert.  To learn more about the team click here.

 

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