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Professional Development

MAITC leads professional development workshops for K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, agriculture producers, and volunteers at colleges and conferences around the state every year.


After School PD with MAITC: Seeds!

Join us on Zoom for an exciting look at seed starting!
When: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
What: Meet Zachary Paige, owner of North Circle Seeds and University of Minnesota Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Specialist! Zachary will explain how seeds are grown, collected, and made available to all of us. He’ll share ideas for seed saving and demonstrate how you can set-up a seed starting station in your classroom. Seed-themed lessons and activities will be shared and demonstrated.

These include:

Twenty lucky teachers will receive a seed starting kit and several other teachers will win a complimentary registration for a 2024 Summer Teacher Tour. 1 CEU will be provided to attendees.

Customized Workshops

Customized workshops provide opportunities to gain resources and ideas for embedding authentic agricultural examples within science, social studies, math, language arts and health/nutrition curricula. Contact MAITC staff to request a in-person or virtual workshop for your group.

Workshops can be customized to fit your needs. Sample options include:

  • One-four hour workshop during an in-service day
  • 30-60 minute Interaction with a focused group such as grade-level team, PLC, etc.
  • 15-20 minute presentation during faculty meeting

The typical workshop format includes whole group activities, hands-on experience with lessons and curricula and sharing samples of our free educational resources. MN Ag in the Classroom Education Specialists share academic standards-based, ag focused activities throughout the workshop.