This new, self-directed and engaging training course for teachers, volunteers and Extension serves as a dynamic professional development opportunity for as well as a new, multimedia curricular option for the Plant Growth and Development chapter from the JMG Level One (Grades 3-5) Teacher Guide.
The course includes: 7 content area modules:
– Importance and Uses of Plants
– Plant Classification
– Plant Parts
– Plant Needs
– Plant Growth
– Plant Processes
Each module includes:
Each of the 7 content modules include a brief “Sharpening Science” component to provide the teacher/leader with horticultural background information.
Each of the 7 content modules include a featured “Classroom Lesson” to show lesson being modeled by teacher in a public school classroom.
Each of the 7 content modules includes a “Bonus Learning Experiences” AV resource such as educational songs, instructional animations, additional popular lessons.
I think watching the lessons and seeing how simple they are will help teachers get more enthusiastic about using the program.
Those completing this course will be equipped to teach fun, effective lessons from each module/content areas and lead students to earn their Junior Master Gardener certification in Plant Growth & Development.
A JMG Professional Development Certificate documenting completion of 2.5 hours of training would be available at the conclusion of the course.