Virtual Educator PD

Illinois and National Agriculture in the Classroom offer online summer workshops for teachers.

The COVID-19 pandemic means most face-to-face professional development opportunities scheduled for this summer have been cancelled, including Summer Ag Institutes and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, which was to have taken place in Salt Lake City.

The good news? Both the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program and (NAITC) National Agriculture in the Classroom are instead offering free online workshops and virtual field trips in the coming weeks. This opens up opportunities for educators who may not have had the time or funds to devote to multi-day, in-person experiences. All you have to do is register and get online at the scheduled times! Sign up at:

By participating in at least 6 hours of any combination of online teacher training or virtual field trips listed here and by completing a reflection survey, teachers who live or teach in DeKalb County will be eligible to receive a $50 stipend.

DeKalb County teachers may receive professional development credit (PDCs) for participation in the National AITC Virtual Summit on June 24-25 or the IAITC 5-hour Mini Conference on July 30. Please email Rhodora Collins at at least two days prior to participating for instructions.

Virtual Field Trips

June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 28, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Tour a dairy farm, a pumpkin farm in Utah, the Staley Museum, and more!

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