Animals science professional development

| September 8, 2017

Stephanie BalmerESOLSolanco High School agriculture teacher Stephanie Balmer this summer attended an eight-day professional development institute that has prepared her to implement “more authentic and practical events, hands-on labs and projects in my Advanced Animals Science class.”

The institute was the Principles of Agricultural Science-Animal section of the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). CASE is described as providing “intense teacher professional development, inquiry-based, student-focused lessons, assessment and certification.” It prepares students for college and careers in agricultural science, technology, engineering and math.

Balmer’s class is an advanced-level elective available to 11th and 12th graders. Students learn “industry standards for raising and producing a product with livestock,” and their studies cover nutrition, breeding, genetics and digestion.

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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