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Summer Professional Development
Summer Professional Development 2023
Save the Dates...June 19-22, 2023
We are excited to announce our 2023 classroom grant. Apply for up to $350.00 to bring the wonder of agriculture alive in your classroom.
Ag Mags & Ag Venture Worksheets
4-Page Colorful Ag Magazines for Kids
The Illinois Farm Bureau® Ag Mags contain information about agriculture, bright pictures, classroom activities and agricultural careers. Contact Cook County Farm Bureau® to receive copies for your classroom. Keep scrolling to find the newly created Ag Ventures pages.
We are proud to offer free workshops to Cook County teachers. Earn free PDCH. Materials and lessons provided, topics vary by season, always something new to look forward to!
ATTENTION COOK COUNTY TEACHERS!
Bring Illinois agriculture into your classroom, adopt a farmer!
Lessons Featured in Monthly Cooperator
This year’s monthly member newsletter, The Cooperator, is featuring a wide range of QR Codes designed to provide a quick ag literacy resource for educators or individuals interested in learning resources. Check back monthly to see what topic is being explored.
Multi-Disciplinary Agriculture Integrated Curriculum
Our learning kits are multidisciplinary, all inclusive, and designed to bring agriculture to life in your classroom. We provide lesson plans, along with supplementary supplies (if needed) on the following subject areas: Soil•Insects/Pollinators•
National Ag in the Classroom offers amazing Google Doc lessons for you to copy and use absolutely FREE!
Illinois Ag in the Classroom
Illinois Ag in the Classroom is a great resource year-round. It's filled with teacher resources and workshops, as well as other informative articles.
Links to more information on a topic, or other places with a multitude of resources.
National Ag in the Classroom Matrix
Online Curriculum Map for K-12 Teachers
The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.
Syrup-From Tree to Pancake
Have you ever wondered how pure maple syrup is made? Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation summer intern, Emily Lopata, can show you how!
We Are Cooking Up Fun
Cooking is fun, educational, and delicious! Join us this week as we use agriculture in the kitchen
Step Outside to Look and Learn
Opportunities to learn are everywhere! We look...
Join us as we learn about the things we see in our everyday lives.
Short and Sweet Home Learning
Enjoy a visit to the farm without leaving your home. Join us as we explore dairy cows, ruminant animals, feed, chicks and more. Ideas to use for educators and "new parent teachers".
Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry-based approach, the program encourages students to make decisions and adjusts them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale.