United States National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the development of a yearlong secondary curriculum consisting of hands-on activities aligned with agricultural technician post-secondary and industry standards. An extensive professional development program has been established to prepare teachers for implementation, along with a train the trainer program to expand professional development and curriculum access nationwide. Industry organizations worked with the project to connect 88% of the teachers with a local industry dealer or OEM to partner with for accessing equipment and practical experiences. The Year Three evaluation demonstrates the broad impact of the project as the team has become highly visible to educators and the industry across the country.  

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