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Innovative schools and educators are being sought for phase two of the Ag Biology Curriculum Development Project Pilot. The course utilizes storylining to help students identify phenomena and solve problems and is aligned with the Illinois Science Assessment and explicitly linked to the Next Generation Science Standards. Writing teams have already developed a semester of storylines that are being piloted currently in 10 Illinois high schools. The teams continue to work on the second set of storylines to complete the course. Schools and teachers joining for phase two of the pilot will receive access to the curriculum, professional development, and grant funds for implementation of the material. The expectation is to engage in the professional development, collaborate with the writing teams, and work with the research team to explore the effectiveness of the curriculum.  Energetic and forward-thinking schools and teachers will engage in a professional learning community to build capacities using storylining to explore biology in the context of agriculture. This is a collaboration of ISTA (Illinois Science Teaching Association) and IAVAT (Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers). Deadline for phase two sign up is December 8, 2023. 

Phase Two Application Link

Agricultural Biology Pilot Application

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