New York Agriculture in the Classroom Scholarship
Congratulations to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Scholarship Recipients
Sixty educators including classroom teachers, Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, and post-secondary representatives were awarded a scholarship to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. We are so very proud of their accomplishments and representation of New York on the national level.
National Agriculture in the Classroom Scholarship Recipients
|First Name||Last Name||School Name||County|
|Sarah||McArdle||Berne Knox Westerlo Elementary||Albany|
|Karen||Levy||Albany Jewish Comm. Ctr Early Childhood Program||Albany|
|Stephen||Ritz||Community School 55 / Green Bronx Machine||Bronx|
|Armen||Kassabian||Bronx International High School||Bronx|
|Jeanne||Quarto||James Madison HS||Brooklyn|
|Margaret||Negrelli||Jim Thorpe School||Brooklyn|
|Jillian||Kellogg||Chenango Valley Nursery School||Broome|
|Alexis||Halstead||Windsor Central School District||Broome|
|Lindsay||Meyers||Ichabod Crane Central School||Columbia|
|Cindy||Mostert||Delaware Academy and Central School||Delaware|
|Andrea||Maserjian||Morse Elementary, Poughkeepsie City School District||Dutchess|
|Bill||Maserjian||Poughkeepsie Middle School||Dutchess|
|Rebecca||Maroney||Noxon Road Elementary School||Dutchess|
|Kimberly||Schildwaster||Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District||Erie|
|Bethany||Perry||Davis Elementary (Malone Central Schools)||Franklin|
|Errolynn||Bradley||Salmon River Central School District||Franklin|
|Jenny||Harkins||Pavilion Central School||Genesee|
|Pamela||Coloton||Hunter Tannersville Central School District - Elementary||Greene|
|Margaret||Smith||CCE Greene and Columbia||Greene|
|Terrence||Harris||Jefferson Community College||Jefferson|
|Jen||Briggs||Hamilton Central School||Madison|
|Stephanie||Locke||DeRuyter Central School||Madison|
|Mary||Coolbaugh||DeRuyter Central School||Madison|
|Derek||Kelly||Rochester City School District #17||Monroe|
|Denise||Krohn||Amsterdam School District||Montgomery|
|Christina||Buck-Zermane||P138M @ site 30||New York|
|Brianne||Willson||Camden Central School District||Oneida|
|Amy||Jones||Farm to Table SAA @ FLTCC||Ontario|
|Amy||Parr||Cooperstown Junior/Senior High School||Otsego|
|Michelle||Hitchcock||Cooperstown Junior/Senior High School||Otsego|
|Ellen||Bayer||Flushing High School||Queens|
|Ann||Alvord||The Riverview School||Queens|
|Stephen||Yesko||Martin Luther High School||Queens|
|Sue||Kendzierski||Flushing High School||Queens|
|Louis||Chugranis||South Orangetown Middle School||Rockland|
|John||Antoski||Burnt Hills- Ballston Lake Central Schools||Saratoga|
|Amy||Gosier||Ballston Spa Central School||Saratoga|
|Patricia||Parsons||South Seneca Central School||Seneca|
|Melinda||Conger||Morristown Central School||St. Lawrence|
|Tiffany||Irish||Morristown Central School||St. Lawrence|
|Elizabeth||Kurtz||Wayland-Cohocton Central School District||Steuben|
|Maria||Plitt||Eastport Elementary School||Suffolk|
|Christina||Cassel||Southampton Intermediate School||Suffolk|
|Rae||Schraver||Cambridge Central School||Washington|
|Lisa||Byers||Pioneer Central at Arcade Elementary||Wyoming|
Earn a scholarship to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Portland, Maine!
Join New York Agriculture in the Classroom for the premier professional development conference about teaching through a lens of food and agriculture. Sixty teachers from across the state will be selected for an expenses-paid attendance to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in downtown Portland, Maine. Teachers from across the nation will gather to learn from skilled presenters, engaging keynote addresses, and from each other.
Once every four years the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in held in the eastern region of the United States. Our hope is that with the close proximity to New York, we are able to inspire and expose as many teachers as possible to the variety of ways to include agriculture into our schools for years to come. Let us support you in your food system education endeavors through this scholarship with a per teacher value of $1,100.
National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference
Tuesday, June 26-Friday, June 29, 2018
Scholarship applications are due April 23, 2018.
Click here to submit your scholarship application.
Conference highlights will include:
- Traveling workshops highlighting aquaculture, school gardens, local food systems, the farmer's market system, food-business incubators, and more!
- Experiential-learning based workshops featuring teachers and agricultural literacy specialists sharing new lessons and innovative projects to incorporate agriculture as a vehicle for learning. An example of workshops includes:
- Technology and Engineering of STEM using Aeroponics
- Global Agriculture Adventures
- Keeping Honeybees in Your School
- Thinking Critically about Farming, Food, and Sustainability
- Dig It: Writing in School Gardens
- Saving Seeds to Preserve History and Biodiversity
- Explore more workshops and descriptions here!
- Keynote speakers
- National winning teachers share their classroom stories to serve as inspiration to conference attendees
Included in the scholarship, winning teachers will receive:
- National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference Registration
- Conference meals included
- With three pick-up locations along the NYS Thru-Way
- Double Occupancy Hotel
- 28 hours of CTLE Professional Development Credit
- Scholarship value of $1,100
- Certified Pre-K through 12 teachers; all subject areas
- Currently teaching in a NYS school
- Planning to teach in the 2018-19 school year
- Interest in increasing comfort level when teaching about and through agriculture
- Commitment to identifying resources to integrate agriculture into core content and instruction
- Teachers will be selected by a team of judges.
- Applications will be evaluated against other applicants of the same geographical region.
- It is the hope to have all regions of the state represented as scholarship recipients.
- Judges will include agricultural literacy specialists, regional Farm Bureau representatives, and former teachers who have attended the National AITC Conference.
- Optional: Up to two supporting documents may be included, not to exceed 10 MB. Supporting documentation may include:
- Letter of Support from school administration, local Farm Bureau
- Examples of student work from past projects or experiences
- Captioned photos of students engaged in a lesson, project, or farm visit.
For additional information about the scholarship, please contact Katie Carpenter at email@example.com.