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The Woodrow Wilson
Leadership Program for Teachers is a wonderful opportunity for Agriculture
teachers. The program covers both the theory of biology topic that will
be covered that year and ways to transfer the material to the classroom.
The emphasis is on increasing hands on learning (now called "inquiry based
learning"). This is an approach that has been used in vocational education
for years. As Agriculture teachers we can share our experience with "hands
on, minds on" which is now entering high school level science classrooms.
I participated in the 1999 Biodiversity program. We covered diversity at three levels: microbiology, arthropods, and infectious diseases. There was an excellent balance of lecture, lab, and field trips. The program covers all expenses including travel, room, board, trips and pays a generous stipend. I have included a copy of our original schedule and some of the material from the Woodrow Wilson site. Since the program changes from one year to the next I recommend that anyone interested in applying to the biology program check the Woodrow Wilson Biology web site.
In 1999 there were also two programs in Environmental Science. The domestic site was at Princeton University and Rutgers University in New Jersey. They can be accessed at Woodrow Wilson Environmental web site.
The international program was located in Costa Rica. Check the web site to see the details of future international programs
Woodrow Wilson Costa Rica web site.
Diversity under domestication
Diversity and agricultural stability
This material is from the Woodrow Wilson site
Since 1982, 43 CORE (COntent-driven Reform in Education) Institutes have brought more than 2,000 high school and middle grades teachers in biology, chemistry, environmental science, history, mathematics, physical science and physics to Princeton and Rutgers-New Brunswick. From 1997 through 2000, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Science Foundation are funding, respectively, biology and environmental science institutes for middle grades and high school teachers. COntent-driven Reform in Education (CORE) institutes are intensive, residential, summer institutes that provide teachers the opportunity to sharpen knowledge, work with researchers, and network with colleagues from around the country.
GLOBAL CHANGE and Its Effects
1999 Environmental Science Institute for Middle Level and High School Science and Math Teachers
USA: 29 June through 22 July
Here is an example of the schedule for the Woodrow Wilson Enviornmental Science Institute.
1999 Biology Institute for High School Science Teachers
29 June through 22 July 1999
Here is an example of the schedule for the Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute.
Agricultural education practices that can aid school reform
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
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