NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

FLP 8: Growing Creatively w/STEAM

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Virginia Deitz

Grading: Letter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Friday, December 01, 2017

{Interactive video training with facilitator - October 11, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.} Course completion December 8, 2017

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50 + $50 registration fee payable to NDFB

Course Description:

This course will allow teachers to apply applicable Food, Land, and People (FLP) STEAM lessons, in addition to National Ag Matrix STEAM lessons in their curriculum during the school year. This will include real world application of STEAM. Participants will explore opportunities for art to naturally fit into the STEM arena as an applied subject. 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: language arts, science, health, art, consumer education, mathematics, social studies, geography, and more. The information will be given as an online correspondence course.


1.  Understand how agricultural concepts can be integrated into the curriculum by applying STEAM activities with real world applications. To heighten the awareness level of how agriculture impacts our raw resources, processing, and our relationship with food, land, and people.

2.  Use STEAM focus lessons available in FLP and the AITC Curriculum Matrix, guide group activities (large, small, and cooperative), provide for individual differences and learning styles, and evaluate students’ learning.

3. Develop understanding, thinking skills, creativity, and improve communication skills in the learning environment with students.

4. Use FLP lessons and the AITC Curriculum Matrix to see how they integrate curriculum and reference the lesson alignment to the National Core Standards. Develop an understanding of the relationship and ties to the ND State Standards.

5. Identify and use learning activities to facilitate healthy food choices and gain perspectives regarding the connections of food, land, and people.

6. To use instructional media FLP CD’s and other related materials.


Provided electronically: Food, Land & People Resources for Learning, FLP STEM Lessons, www.agclassroom.org Curriculum Matrix, www.foodlandpeople.org, www.ndaginclassroom.org

"The resources for this class were excellent. I will definitely be using them again."

"Both Mrs. Deitz & Mrs. Vigesaa were infectious with their attitude toward agricultural instruction."

"I really liked the course. It was easy to understand and to complete all of the requirements online."

"Great instructors to work with .... very helpful."

"I loved all the different activities that were suggested. I also liked how we shared to see how other teachers presented the same material."

About The Instructor

Virginia Deitz

Virginia earned her M.A. & B.A. from Minnesota State University in Reading with concentration in Learning Disabilities, Elementary & Special Education. She received several awards including the ND Teacher of the Year in 2001 and has served as President of the ND Reading Association. Virginia has 41 years teaching experience in ND Public Schools.

**Registration Instructions:

NOTE: This event requires pre-registration at: http://www.ndfb.org/edusafe/flp/. The NDSU credit link will be emailed to you after pre-registration completion with NDFB. For registration questions, please contact Jill Vigesaa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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