EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING ABOUT AGRICULTURE
A STATE AWARD PROGRAM
WHAT IS AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM?
Agriculture is an important part of life. Clothing, food, fuel, housing, medicine and more are rooted in agriculture. Agricultural issues can support the teaching of many academic disciplines. Recognizing this, educators across the country and Alabama are effectively integrating agriculture into the classroom curriculum.
WHAT IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD?
The outstanding teacher award will be given to an educator currently engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-Kindergarten through 12 grade levels in the state of Alabama. This award will recognize educators for their creative efforts in teaching students about the importance of agriculture.
The teacher selected will receive a $500 cash award and receive a trip to the National AITC conference. The teacher will also be responsible for submitting an application for the national award program “Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture.”
An award of $250 will be given to the runner up.
Both teachers need to be available to attend the AITC Summer Institute, where they will be honored. They must also be available to make a presentation at the Summer Institute.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Full-time Alabama teachers currently engaged in integrating agricultural concepts into non-agriscience education classroom settings at the pre-K to 12th grade levels. The individual must also have attended the annual Alabama Ag in the Classroom Summer Institute. The individual must be a full time classroom teacher for the next two years.
Any classroom material submitted becomes property of Alabama Ag in the Classroom.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please fill out the following form and mail it to the address below by March 1
Alabama Ag in the Classroom
PO Box 11000
Montgomery, AL 36191