Preservice Teachers

First Year Teacher Grant

This grant is for any Illinois teacher currently in their first year of teaching or those that have been hired at a school and are preparing for their first year of teaching.

Pre-Service Lesson Booklet

Free Pre-Service Teacher Presentations for Your Class

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program would appreciate an opportunity to give a presentation to pre-service education students in one of your classes or association meetings.  We have developed teaching materials for elementary teachers that not only teach children about the importance of our food and fiber system, but also cover all subject areas and correlate with the Illinois State Learning Standards and Assessment Framework.  Our presentation and materials are FREE and give pre-service teachers fresh ideas for teaching units such as nutrition, geography, technology, economics and the environment.

A pre-service teacher presentation would involve 1-3 hours of jam-packed free resources, information about our classroom grant program, creative teaching ideas and hands-on classroom activities.  We are willing to adjust our presentation to fit your schedule. 

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Carolyn Cyriaque

Dr. Rosemary Buteau