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Professional Development Workshops

Bring your classroom to life!

Interested in incorporating agriculture, natural resources and the environment into your classroom curriculum? Let us help get you started!

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom is hosting virtual and in-person professional development opportunities to provide educators with ready to implement resources that integrate agriculture in to existing curriculum. Lessons and activities are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Oregon Common Core Standards (CCSS) and Oregon Social Sciences Standards (OSSS). See our content specific workshop schedule below.

PDU credits available!



2021-22 Professional Development

May 2022
Literacy Workshops, Grades K-5
Date: May 17, 3:30 – 4:30 (PST), Registration Closed
Location: Virtual via Zoom 
K- 5 educators will be introduced to agriculturally themed curriculum to increase student’s agricultural literacy. Participants of this workshop will receive books and related curriculum activities to be used in their classroom library. To receive the materials, participants must be present during the live virtual professional development.

*Topics are subject to change



Overview of Oregon Agriculture
Lending Library
Calendar Art Contest
Literacy Project 
Virtual Field Trips
Career Guides: Order a Class Set | E-Books | Videos

Video: Pass the Plate

Curriculum Matrix – National Agriculture in the Classroom’s Database
Oregon Lesson Plans

Lesson Exploration
Exploring Aquaponics (Grades K-2)
Exploring Aquaponics (Grades 3-5)
Exploring Aquaponics through the Nitrogen Cycle (Grades 6-8)
Exploring Aquaponics through the Nitrogen Cycle (Grades 9-12)

Matter of Fact Lesson (Grades 9-12)
In this lesson, students will take on the role of a nitrogen molecule and experience how various forms of nitrogen cycle through the environment. Students will be able to identify and differentiate between atoms, molecules, and compounds.

Back-to-Roots Aquaponics System Setup
Information on Setup, Troubleshooting and Getting Started

Summer Agriculture Institute