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FLP Institute 2016: Growing STEM

EDUC 600

This course is designed to provide educators with resource information and education materials that supplement across the curriculum in PreK-12.   The textbook for the course will be “Resources for Learning” but will include additional materials provided during the workshop.  The course will provide an overview of strategies, materials, curriculum development, and research related to assisting the Pre-K- 12th grade educators to better understand the interdependence of agriculture, the environment, and human needs through lessons in multiple curriculum areas: science, health, consumer education, mathematics, social studies, geography, and more.  The Project FLP Institute will focus on "Growing STEM from the Ground Up!" and the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers. The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.


  1. Provide educators with an opportunity to understand larger concepts such as ecosystem balance, diversity, sustainability, watersheds and community.
  2. Use lessons available in FLP, guide group activities (large, small, and cooperative), provide for individual differences and learning styles, and evaluates students’ learning.
  3. Develop understanding, thinking skills, creativity, and improve communication skills in the learning environment with students.
  4. To use FLP lessons and see how they integrate curriculum and are aligned to the North Dakota standards. See ND FLP Alignment at www.ndaginclassroom.org. Heading FLP Curriculum Standards, or ND Standards http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/standard/common core.shtm.
  5. Identify and use appropriate learning activities to integrate social concerns and social perspectives regarding food, land, and people issues.
  6. To use instructional media FLP CD.