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.

Educational Guest Speaker

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.

Seed to STEM Lead Teachers

Eight Kansas teachers have been selected to lead the Seed to STEM summer workshops and to conduct mini workshops during the school year. Dedicated to training middle school and high school science teachers, these lead teachers will provide hands-on instruction teaching labs related to ethanol, biotechnology and corn production.

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.

Teacher Advisory Board

Kansas Corn Commission strives to provide high quality and useful resources and programs to support teachers. Educators from across the state of Kansas serve on the Teacher Advisory Board providing guidance and expertise to assist the Kansas Corn Commission’s in developing and achieving our educational initiatives.