Ohio State agriscience education students Elizabeth Landis, Chloe Metcalf and Brittany Weller were selected to attend the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium as part of the National Association of Agricultural Educators’ (NAAE) annual conference in December in Anaheim, CA.
Landis, Metcalf and Weller are three of 29 agriscience education students from across the nation who were selected to attend the conference’s track for current preservice agricultural educators. Throughout the conference, students participating in the FAST Symposium will experience professional development, networking and mentoring. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development and collegiality.
“The FAST Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for Elizabeth, Chloe and Brittany to expand their network with a diverse group of educators and learn skills that will benefit their future students,” said Dr. Scott Scheer, chair of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. “I am proud of these three students for not only being selected for this competitive program, but also going above and beyond to expand their professional development skills before entering the classroom.”
Landis, Metcalf and Weller, of Bellevue, are seniors studying agriscience education. Landis, Metcalf and Weller will begin student teaching in January. Landis, of Anna, Ohio, will complete her student teaching at Marion-Local High School in Marion, Ohio, under the supervision of Mr. Matt Elsass. Metcalf, of New Bloomington, will complete her student teaching at Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green, Ohio, under the supervision of Stephanie Conway. Weller, of Bellevue, will complete her student teaching at South Central High School in Greenwich, Ohio, under the supervision of Sarah Lucha.
The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares its students to acquire a license to teach agricultural science in secondary high schools in Ohio and across the country, with extensive training in agricultural science, educational psychology, instructional methods, and youth development. For additional information on the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614.247.6358.