Sara Clark, agriscience teacher, at Sonoraville High School, has been selected to attend the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) at Chesapeake Farms.
Agriculture teachers from across the United States applied for one of the 48 available ambassadors slots. With these two classes, the “Ag. Academy” will grow to 181 ambassadors of our country’s finest Agriculture Science teachers, representing 49 states and Puerto Rico.
The “Ag Academy” is a professional development institute, sponsored by DuPont as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), where agriculture teachers learn new inquiry-based teaching techniques to improve sciencelearning. Ecology, genetics and biofuels are just a few of the subjects investigated each year. The goal of
NATAA is to incorporate more science into existing curriculums, make learning fun and challenging for students and, as a result, improve student performance in standardized science test scores.
“NATAA helps agriscience teachers see and connect the bridge between agriscience and agribusiness applications and science and math concepts so that student achievement is enhanced as measured by standardized tests,” said Jay Jackman, executive director of NAAE.