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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 2019 Seed to STEM Workshops

Get excited! Kansas Corn is now accepting applications for the 2019 summer workshops.

Kansas Corn hosts two workshops in the summer for Kansas high school and middle school science teachers. During the workshop each teacher will practice labs that they can used 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 are paid. Graduate credit will also be available at a cost to the participant.

Seed to STEM

We are offering a middle school and high school track at each location.  Before applying we encourage you to look at the labs for each track so you select the track that is best for you. Labs can be found at 6-12 curriculum.  Application deadline is April 1st. Apply for Seed to STEM Today!

Seed to STEM 2.0

Past Seed to STEM participants are encouraged to sign up for our first Seed to STEM 2.0 summer workshop.  Each participant will practice 8-12 NEW labs, attend an industry dinner and collaborate with other teachers about their experiences using Seed to STEM labs in the classroom. In addition every teacher will receive $500 worth of free lab resources, plus all on-site expenses are paid. We are working on making graduate credit available at a cost to the participant.  Only 20 teachers will be selected per track. Application deadline is March 1st and those selected will be notified mid March. Apply for Seed to STEM 2.0 Today!

2018 Summer Workshop Schedules

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 2018-2019 Seed to STEM lead teacher team.

From Left to Right: Brian Nelson, Shelly Robinson, James Burk, Brent Conner, Blake Smith, Lacie Fair, Bill Welch and Chris Remmich. Front Row: Jessica Sadler, Sharon Thielen, Erin Rios. To learn more about the team click here.

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