Six online modules are available for teachers and educators to learn how to develop integrated STEM lessons. To gain access to the modules, please register for access to a Google Classroom containing the modules and additional materials
STEM Integration through AFNR Modules:
- Module 1: Introduction to STEM Integration
An overview of what STEM integration means and how it can be applied in your classroom.
- Module 2: STEM & Ag Disciplines
Breaking down what STEM and AFNR means, including "ways of thinking" for each discipline.
- Module 3: Role of Culture, Community, and Careers
Explore how your community, different cultures, and careers can add contextualization to your lessons.
- Module 4: Levels of Integration in STEM & AFNR
Take a deep dive into what it means to integrate STEM & AFNR at various levels like exploring, developing, and advancing.
- Module 5: Agroecosystem Thinking vs. STEM Through AFNR Model
Look at two different models to integration—compare how they can be applied in your setting.
- Module 6: Assessing Integrating STEM Outcomes
To wrap up, learn how you can assess you students integrated STEM learning outcomes.
Content Expert Modules:
Dr. Petrus Langenhoven covers how to get started with a hydroponics system, discussing topics like lighting, nutrition, crop choices and more.
- Food Safety & Science
Dr. Betty Feng discusses the importance of food science and safety, various ways your students can be involved, and ways to make this topic accessible in your classroom.
- Agricultural Robotics & Sensors
Dr. Roger Tormoehlen introduces a number of agricultural technologies and sensors to enhance your project using data collected through various sensors like lighting, nutrients, and more.