Programs

Teacher of the Year

2020 Teacher of the Year

Each year, we celebrate an outstanding New York teacher who uses agricultural literacy materials and/or activities in the classroom to such an extent as to merit statewide recognition. Winning teachers receive an expense paid trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, held in a different location in the United States each year. The 2020 winner will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Meet Our Teacher of the Year

2020 Teacher of the Year – Jeremiah Best

New York Agriculture in the Classroom (NYAITC) is pleased to announce the selection of Jeremiah Best as our 2020 Teacher of the Year. Jeremiah will be representing NYAITC as a model educator who incorporates agriculture as a context for learning in his fifth-grade classroom at the Town of Webb Union Free School District (UFSD). Best recognized the need for incorporating agriculture into his classroom curriculum in order to advance student learning through relevant and engaging experiential learning experiences and is well-deserving of this recognition.
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Each year, NYAITC recognizes an outstanding New York elementary or secondary school teacher (or team of teachers) who uses agricultural education materials and/or activities in the classroom to such an extent as to merit our special award. For their excellence in teaching about and utilizing agriculture in their classroom, the winning teacher will have the opportunity to:

Eligibility
Review Process

Applications will be evaluated by a review committee who will score based on a rubric of 100 possible points. Scores will be averaged for each application.

Rubric

25 points - Creativity and Utilization of Agricultural Information

25 points - Interdisciplinary Approach

25 points - Student Impact

25 Points - Overall Impact, Longevity of the Program



Past Winners


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