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Annual In-service for Agricultural Education Teachers

Section 7 at Northcentral Technical College-Spencer

Event Date

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Event Description

The Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Technical College System, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs), and the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) are partnering to sponsor this professional development opportunity.


8:30 a.m. Registration/Coffee and Donuts

8:45 a.m. Host Welcome and Comments

9:00 a.m. Workshop- WISELearn and National Quality Program Standards (NQPS)

WISELearn provides a centralized location for professional learning resources for all Wisconsin educators. Both WISELearn and NQPS are free, online portals that will integrate existing and new content in one easy to find spot. During this workshop teachers will receive the latest updates and collaborate on best practices to upload into the system.

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Workshop- DPI Updates

Topics to include: Equivalency Credit, SAE renewal student and teacher guides, Safety in Agriculture, and Career Development Events

12:00 p.m. Lunch/Sectional WAAE Meeting

(Lunch is at your own expense.)

1:00 p.m. Workshop- Biotechnolgy

Doing DNA: The Code of Life” provides teachers a series of themes, memes and classroom-ready activities to share with their students as they develop their science savvy. We’ll compare DNA to an alphabet as a way to introduce transcription and translation, and then build a chain-based model of the DNA polymer. Next we’ll test a sample of highly-purified DNA that will challenge the way we look at DNA as well as the ways we design experiments and draw out conclusions. Then we’ll extract DNA glop from wheat germ and finish with plotting an experiment to test if a 27-year-old biotech-produced batch of the cheese-making enzyme called chymosin can still make milk solid.”

3:30 p.m. Adjourn



Section 7 at Northcentral Technical College- Spencer
808 North Pacific Street
Spencer, WI 54479
(715) 687-4934


Jeff Hicken
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Consultant
(608) 267-9266