2013 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award
Ms. Kaylene Esplin
Orion Junior High School, Harrrisville, Utah
Kaylene teaches an integrated 8th grade science curriculum (ecology, chemistry, geology and physics). Previously Kaylene taught one term of each discipline but wanted to find a way to integrate these science disciplines to demonstrate how they overlap in real world applications. Based on her experience and insight gained from an Ag in the Classroom workshop, she decided to contextualize and deliver an integrated curriculum featuring agriculture.