Huron 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.”