NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

FLP 8: Grow w/STEAM, Part II

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Virginia Deitz

Grading: Letter

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Course completion April 15, 2020

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 National Ag Matrix STEAM lessons, Food, Land, and People (FLP) STEAM lessons and other related lessons, as introduced by the instructors, in their curriculum during the school year. This course will provide the opportunity to identify and use project or problem-based learning, that will result in effective products or processes addressing real world problems with the application of STEAM. Participants will also 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.


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. Provide the opportunity to identify and use project or problem-based learning that will result in effective products or processes addressing real world problems. (See attached)

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

"Awesome as always! Great class."

"It applies to what we are doing in our classrooms."

"Relates to our lives."


Food, Land & People 2nd edition Resources for Leaning CD, FLP STEM Lessons, www.agclassroom.org Curriculum Matrix, www.foodlandpeople.org, www.ndaginclassroom.org.

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.

Special Instructions:

No pre-requisites for this course.

**Registration Instructions:

NOTE: This event requires pre-registration at http://www.ndfb.org/edusafe/flp.  For registration questions, please contact Jill Vigesaa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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