Nourish the Future—a national education initiative developed by science teachers for science teachers—is recruiting its next round of Teacher Leaders! The Teacher Leader Community (TLC) is a year-long cohort experience specially designed for middle and high school teachers. The program offers participants opportunities to:
- Enhance professional development capacities to fit diverse audiences and venues.
- Become skilled in inquiry-based lesson design.
- Become a leader in exploring solutions with your students on issues affecting sustainability, climate, environment and food production.
- Expand a professional network to include teachers and industry experts from different states.
- Become a career coach for students.
The deadline for the TLC V application is Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The leadership experience begins in January 2024 with a virtual celebration and introduction to the Nourish the Future program.
"The Nourish the Future program plays a crucial role in emphasizing the significance of agriculture in science education. By nurturing critical-thinking skills, this initiative empowers students to tackle real-world challenges," said Nebraska grower and Sustainable Ag Research Action Team Chair Jason Lewis. "Engaging students in ag-based curriculum not only inspires a passion for science, but it also addresses the growing job opportunities within the ag industry."
NCGA believes agriculture is a vital partner in engaging students in STEM concepts in ways that directly and indirectly impact their lives. Not only does teaching an ag-based curriculum in the science classroom inspire students to solve real-world science issues, but it also addresses the job gap in agriculture-related careers, many of which go unfilled.
Nourish the Future is made possible through the assistance of the National Corn Growers Association, the nation’s corn farmers and their state corn checkoff programs. For more information on additional workshops, events and curriculum, visit nourishthefuture.org.