Stephanie Balmer in Pennsylvania agricultural education enrichment program

| November 25, 2019

Solanco High School ag teacher Stephanie Balmer has participated in a unique professional development experience known as the Pennsylvania Agricultural Inquiry Institute. “Participating teachers learned about integrating inquiry-based instruction and literacy strategies to cultivate critical thinking in their classes on food, fiber and natural resources,” according to a news release from Penn State University.
“This Inquiry Institute was inspiring and encouraging,” Balmer said. “We walked through 10 Lab Aids lessons and personally developed plans to make each lesson more student-centered. Students learn more when they can take ownership of their learning and have the opportunity to explore and expand on their interests.”
The program was a collaboration between the Center for Professional Development in Agricultural Education at Penn State and the Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators. It was attended by agricultural sciences educators from across Pennsylvania.

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

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