AG-ED Act 48 Continuing Ed CREDITS

 Act 48 CREDITS NOW AT FLINT HILL!!      Now starting June 16, 2018  

                 9AM-12 noon   Cost- $45.00 per 3 hour session.  Please call 610-838-2928 for questions and sign up.

 

 

    

Standard 1: Professional development activities have clear objectives for increasing student achievement and school success.

 

Objectives for Program 1: Life on the Farm in Colonial America

       

Activities each a 3 hr session:

1. Candle Making - Participants will: Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the candle making process, record a demonstration of the candle making process, participate, with guidance from instructor, in the candle making process, make a candle by following the steps of the candle making process, complete and demonstrate an adaptation of the process that can be used in the classroom.

2. Tin Punching - Participants will: Demonstrate an understanding of the historical uses of tin punching, record a demonstration of the tin punching process, participate, with guidance from instructor, in the tin punching process, create a luminary by independently following the steps of the tin punching process, complete and demonstrate an adaptation of the process (creating an ornament) that can be used in the classroom.

3. Cheese Making - Participants will:  Milk a cow or a goat, demonstrate an understanding of the cheese making process, participate, with guidance from instructor, in the cheese making process, make cheese by independently following the steps of the cheese making process, complete and demonstrate an adaptation of the process that can be used in the classroom.

4. Wool Spinning and Felting - Participants will: Document the procedures while observing a demonstration of sheep shearing (live or on video depending on season), record a demonstration of the spinning and felting process, participate, with guidance from instructor, in the spinning and felting process, use a spindle to prepare wool for felting, create a bead by following the steps of the felting process, complete and demonstrate an adaptation of the process that can be used in the classroom.

5. Paper Making - Participants will: Demonstrate an understanding of the paper making process, participate, with guidance from instructor, in the paper making process, create paper through independently following the steps of the paper making process, complete and demonstrate an adaptation of the process that can be used in the classroom. 

 

Objectives for Program 2: Life on the Farm in Modern America

 

Activities are each a 3 hr session:

1.  Animal Habitats - Participants will: Demonstrate an understanding of the similarities and differences among the farm habitats of the various animals, locate signs of forest inhabitants and identify local wildlife based on their habitats, take photographs and collect samples from the barn tour and the forest walk to use to teach about habitats in their classrooms.

2.  Plant and Tree Identification  - According to information and guidelines from the Department of Natural Resources, participants will: Participate in a discussion of how to identify trees and other vegetation by looking at bark, twigs, buds, leaves and tree shape, go on a forest walk, examine trees and other vegetation and forest habitats and collect samples to take back to their own classrooms.

3.  Bee Keeping and Pollination - Participants will: Demonstrate an understanding of how beehives are designed and tended, participate in a discussion about the honey making and collecting processes, demonstrate an understanding of how pesticides can damage the ability of bees to gather food, list the steps of the pollination process, identify types of bees. Participants will construct a six-sided hive using egg cartons, for use with their students in the classroom.

4.  Effects of Pesticides on the Environment - Participants will: Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of both natural and chemical pesticides on numerous aspects of our lives, participate in a discussion about how some pesticides can contaminate soil, water, turf, and other vegetation, examine the effects of natural and chemical pesticides on a host of other organisms including birds, fish, beneficial insects, and non-target plants. Web-based video links will be provided for presentations to be used in the classroom.

5.  Food Production on the Farm - Participants will: Discuss and examine all of the food sources on the farm, milk a goat, collect and prepare eggs, discuss seasonal planting/harvesting of crops, and plant/gather food from the garden/greenhouse. Samples of foods produced on the farm will be provided to participants to take back to their classrooms.