ERIC Number: ED366783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Development for ATP 2000. Project Report 1993-1994.
Newsom-Stewart, Mhora; Sutphin, Dean
Agri Tech Prep 2000 (ATP 2000) is a 4-year tech prep program intended to link high school and postsecondary curricula preparing New York students for careers in agriculture or acceptance into a college program in agriculture. Because teacher development was designated an integral project component for fiscal year 1992-93, a weeklong teacher development program was conducted in cooperation with the State University of New York in summer 1993. The program focused on classroom pedagogy, agricultural concepts, technologies/laboratory methods, core curriculum topics, and agricultural careers. Other inservice objectives were as follows: foster discussion about issues related to secondary-postsecondary articulation of agricultural instruction, establish professional dialogue between agriculture and academic core teachers and between teachers and project administrators, and assess the project and develop plans for future activities. Ten schools sent one or more representatives to the inservice program. Participants also received laboratory teaching kits/materials sufficient to teach a class of 20 secondary students, lesson plans and related instructional materials, and evaluation instruments. Project feedback obtained from written questionnaires and discussions was quite favorable. (Appendixes constituting half this document include the inservice and course program, course materials, presenter evaluations, and a review of week and summary evaluations.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York