Free lab/activity supplies for synchronous training & for virtual/classroom teaching!
The FDA Professional Development Program in Food Science is a training program for middle level and high school science, agriculture, health, and family and consumer science (FCS) teachers. This program provides teachers with an opportunity to learn how to provide inquiry-based lessons in food science for their students. This ongoing program is supported and directed by the FDA and administered by Graduate School USA.
This is a virtual training event that will take place July 11 - 15, 2022, from 11:30am - 5:30pm EDT.
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The FDA Professional Development Program in Food Science is based on the Science and Our Food Supply curriculum, which focuses on Food Safety, Nutrition, and Food Agriculture and Biotechnology Education.
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Yes, the training will take place on a virtual platform, July 11 - 15, 2022; advance instruction will be provided on how to use the platform. Lab instruction will be taught by our facilitation team; all participants will be provided with materials the week before the program begins to perform the labs in participants’ homes or classrooms, as instruction takes place.
Yes! We welcome teachers from these disciplines to apply for our professional development program. In fact, this professional development program has led to some great partnerships among multiple disciplines, since the curriculum addresses so many education standards. We welcome the knowledge that teachers from other disciplines bring – it enriches the program.
To be eligible to participate in the Professional Development Program in Food Science, you must:
Be a U.S. Citizen
Be employed full time as a middle school or secondary school teacher (Grades 6-12)
Teach science, agriculture, health, or FCS in a public or private school in the U.S, the US territories, or the DoD school system
Have at least 3 years of consecutive, full-time teaching experience by the program start date
Have an up-to-date teaching certificate that will be uploaded as part of your application
The review panel will consider all applications. However, all sections of the online application must be complete, with meaningful responses to the application questions (grammar and punctuation count). A current teaching certificate must be uploaded (or emailed if unable to attach) and your Principal/Supervisor’s letter of support and recommendation must be received by 5/27/2022.
You must be a certified teacher to apply. However, if your current school does not require a teaching certificate, please submit a Letter of Explanation in lieu of the certificate document.
Applicants will be notified of their status by email no later than June 1, 2022.