City Schools STEM teacher Mary James and 8th grade science
instructor Leah Lacrosse were recently recognized for their instructional
leadership and dedication to teaching. Both were the only area educators selected
by educationprojets.org and the Ohio Soybean Council to participate in a national
three-day professional learning opportunity.
Each year the Ohio
Soybean Council takes 3-4 Ohio teachers to the largest agriculture industry
conference in the country.
During the three days, teachers will attend workshops, learning sessions, and
meet experts in a variety of agriculture careers. Throughout this experience,
teachers will make connections that will inform their teaching and help them
develop a deeper understanding of STEM education.
Teachers will be
expected to create a curriculum unit connected to drone technology and
agriculture uses or engineering solutions. Each unit will align with Ohio
Science Standards and identify connections to Next Generation Science Standards
(NGSS). The completed units will be shared with a national audience.
Education Specialist Jane Hunt met the Huron teachers in October at a drone
curriculum workshop. Hunt stated, “We were impressed with Mary and Leah’s enthusiasm,
innovation and creativity. We are offering this invitation as recognition of
their hard work and commitment to excellent teaching and learning.”