Monday, January 23, 2017

#GLAG17: The World at Your Doorstep

Agriculture Education is not just in the United States, but also across the entire globe concerning every country on the Earth. Throughout this week Penn State Global Teach Ag is hosting #GLAG17.

What is #GLAG17? It is a dynamic online learning experience consisting of asynchronous presentations being shared, starting Monday January 23rd, and synchronous presentation featuring two sessions, special presentations, and a keynote speaker. This learning experience is bringing together over 100 education institutional representatives from 30 different states and 5 different countries.

The asynchronous presentations starting Monday include the following:

  • SmartFarm Learning Hub (Australia) w/ Amy Cosby University of New England, Armidale, Australia  
  • Agricorps: An Innovative Global Immersion Option for American Agriculture Graduates w/ Haley Clement and Jon Velez, Oregon State University
  • Implementing Student Centered Teaching Approaches in Ghana w/ Haley Clement and Jon Velez, Oregon State University
  • Global Food Security Resources w/ Jane Hunt and Melinda Lloyd and Columbus Council on World Affairs
  • Creating a Cultural Responsive Classroom w/ Jeremy Elliott-Engel and Donna Westfall-Rudd, Virginia Tech
  • Independent Undergraduate Research Abroad: Lessons Learned at the University of New Hampshire w/ Andrew Conroy
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Outback Wildcat: Capstone Semester International Immersion w/ Kendall Wright and Stacy Vincent, University of Kentucky
  • Let Peace Corps Take the Mic in Your Classroom w/ Olivia Murphy-Sweet, Peace Corp
The synchronous presentations that are Friday January 27th from 1pm - 5pm include:
  • Session- Globalizing Ag Ed at Home and Abroad
    • Bringing the World Home: Lessons from Turkey, Nepal, and Kenya w/ Jeremy Elliott-Engel and Donna Westfall-Rudd, Virginia Tech
    • Global Ag: New Tools for the K-12 Classroom w/ Heather Singmaster, Asia Society and Jennifer Manise, Longview Foundation
    • Internationalizing Course Content w/ Jill Woerner and Celya Glowacki, Indiana Department of Education
  • Session- Creating a Network of Global Connections in Agricultural Education
    • Global Agriculture Immersion for All w/ Brad Kinsinger, Hawkeye Community College
    • Contextualizing Agriculture Education in Uganda w/ Ben Meyer, National FFA
  • Special Presentations
    • World Food Prize w/ Makena Schultz, Michigan State University Extension and Keegan Kautzky, World Food Prize
    • Where can GLAG Take You w/ Sasha Diederich, Penn State Extension
  • Keynote
The partners that made this phenomenal learning experience possible include:

Social Media Tags
PSU Global Teach Ag! Initiative: @GlobalTeachAg
Event Hashtag: #GLAG17
Platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Additional Hyperlinks

To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog.    

Luke Kerstetter

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @lmkerstetter96

2020 Agriculture Education Student Teacher

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