Teacher Engagement

Kansas Corn STEM is possible because of the teachers who help create the lessons and facilitate the workshops and other professional development events. Learn more about the Seed to STEM Lead teachers, the Inquiry Ambassadors and the guest speaker you can request for your classroom.

Inquiry Ambassadors

Inquiry Ambassadors are a select group of elementary teachers who have been trained to share their excitement and experiences using inquiry-based learning in the classroom. The Kansas Corn Commission supports their efforts in traveling across the state training other teachers at professional development workshops about inquiry-based instruction using corn and soybeans as the models.

Educational Guest Speakers

Bill Johnston

Bill Johnston, Guest Speaker

Bill Johnston is a retired agricultural education teacher, farmer and crop adjuster. His 33 years of expertise in both education and farming make him the perfect speaker to kick off or finish up one of our lessons. He engages students from kindergarten to 12th grade, customizing the presentation for their grade level.

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Shelly Robinson

Shelly Robinson, Guest Speaker

Shelly Robinson is a retired science teacher and part-time Technology Innovation Teacher at Topeka Collegiate School.  Her 31 years of expertise in education combined with her background in agriculture will make her a great speaker to complement our Kansas Corn STEM lessons.  Shelly will customize the presentation based on the grade level of your students and the topic requested.

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