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The Art and Science of Teaching Agriculture: Four Keys to Dynamic Learning
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The Art and Science of Teaching Agriculture: Four Keys to Dynamic Learning is a 240-page methods of teaching book. Specifically, it is a collection of thoughts, best practices, strategies, and techniques for planning, delivering, and assessing teaching and learning. This resource is assembled from among the best teaching professors in agricultural communication, education, and leadership in America. The authors offer the opportunity to build confidence in planning, delivering, and assessing the depths of the variables inherent in learning for secondary and postsecondary educators in both formal and nonformal educational environments.

You will quickly grasp the four fundamental keys of solid, basic, time-tested formal and nonformal teaching: Laying the Foundation, Connecting with Students, Designing Instruction, and Applying Learning. These keys are shared with you through the unique voices of the authors to provide a multiperspective approach to teaching.

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The main landing page for this book is https://doi.org/10.21061/teachagriculture.
The open textbook is freely available online in multiple formats, including: PDF, ePub, and Pressbooks (https://pressbooks.lib.vt.edu/teachagriculture)
A paperback print version (in color) is available for order here: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Teaching-Agriculture-Learning/dp/1957213663.

ISBN (PDF): 978-1-957213-71-2
ISBN (Pressbooks): 978-1-957213-72-9
ISBN (EPUB): 978-1-957213-70-5
ISBN (print): 978-1-957213-66-8

Table of contents
The Discipline of Agricultural Education
Psychology of Learning
Principles of Teaching and Learning
Learning as Problem Solving
Inclusive Teaching
Dynamics of Teaching
Planning for Effective Instruction
Delivering Content With Technology
Assessing Agricultural Education
Applied Leadership Development through FFA
Supervised Agricultural Experiences
Effective Use of the Agriculture Laboratory Environment to Support Student Learning

Suggested citation
Whittington, M. Susie, Rick Rudd, and Jack Elliot, ed. (2023). The Art and Science of Teaching Agriculture: Four Keys to Dynamic Learning. Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. https://doi.org/10.21061/teachagriculture. Licensed with CC BY NC 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en).

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Illustration and cover design: Kindred Grey

Career and Technical Education
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Virginia Tech
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VTech Works
Jack Elliot
M. Susie Whittington
Rick Rudd
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Cultivating Washington: The History of Our State's Food, Land, and People
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The Cultivating Washington curriculum is intended to be a go-to resource for Washington state middle school educators seeking student-centered instructional materials that make learning about the history of the Pacific Northwest more relevant and meaningful for students.In addition, it is a resource for agricultural education teachers, parents, and community members interested in helping students discover the history and development of agriculture in the state of Washington.

Career and Technical Education
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Social Science
U.S. History
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Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
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SAE Foundational Awareness
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In agricultural education, learning does not start and stop at the classroom door! Through FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) you will have many opportunities to learn and develop real-world skills outside of the classroom and beyond the school day. As part of your agriculture education class you will develop a Foundational SAE aligned to your career interests. This guide will help you get the most out of the experience. Where you will have a Foundational SAE throughout your experience in agricultural education, there are three levels of Foundational SAE Independent Learning Guides available: Awareness, Intermediate, and Advanced. ach guide provides developmentally appropriate activities that progress as you advance from entering agricultural education to high school completion. The Awareness guide is intended for first-time agriculture education students and those continuing students who are still unsure of their career area of interest, and is intended for students in grades 6 through 9.

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Student Guide
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