Kansas Corn Commission strives to provide high quality and useful resources and programs to support teachers. Twelve 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 their educational initiatives.
Four 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 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 during professional development workshops about inquiry-based instruction using corn and soybeans as model organisms.