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Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc.
July 24 2014
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Update on OAFE Programs and Services

OAFE is currently undergoing an exciting transition to redirect our focus for resource development and programs.  In order to better serve our stakeholders and drive critical thinking and dialogue, OAFE is shifting towards a concentration on the development of resources for grades 7-12.  Over the course of the next six months you will see a number of changes to the look and feel of our library of resources and programs we offer.

This transition also includes a shift from our traditional hard copy resource inventory to a solely electronic resource library with all resources being accessible to download for FREE on our website at www.oafe.org

 We will continue to strive so that all educators from grades 1-12 feel welcomed and served when they come to www.oafe.org.   Here is what educators can count on from OAFE:

Elementary Teachers (grades 1-6) will have access to the following resources:

  • A more focused collection of relevant and dynamic resources – a “library” rather than a “catalogue”
  • Links to excellent agri-food resources that have been assessed by OAFE, are connected to the Ontario curriculum and are frequently updated
  • Information about special events and learning opportunities for students

Secondary Teachers (grades 7-12) will have access to the following programs and resources:

  • Access to our free Teacher Ambassador lessons with a focus on careers and issues in the agri-food sector
  • A library of resources to help tackle hot topics in agriculture
  • Information about special events and learning opportunities for students

OAFE is committed to providing the same high level of service that you have come to expect over the last 25 years. Your patience during this transition is appreciated.


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Bring your class to Canada's
Outdoor Farm Show!

9, 10, 11 September 2014


eXAMINE THE ISSUES… EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITIES

OAFE is proud to offer tours of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to secondary students in agriculture and horticulture SHSM’s!

Have your students engage in experiential learning about agriculture and food and the career opportunities in the sector.

LIMITED TOUR SPACES AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.  CONTACT BECKY PARKER AT: projects@oafe.org TO DISCUSS OPTIONS.

For more information on tours CLICK HERE!

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Grade 10 Career Day - Survey Results 

As part of this year’s Canadian Agriculture Literacy week, OAFE partnered with Grain Farmers of Ontario to host a career day for grade 10 students at the Ontario Science Centre.  The event was a huge success and the student survey results are in!  Check them out here to see how students perceive careers and agriculture and how this event helped open their eyes to the innovations and opportunities in the sector. 
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2014 Teacher Recognition Award
 
Do you know a teacher that demonstrates leadership
in agri-food education?
 
Why not nominate them for the 2014 OAFE
Teacher Recognition Award!

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 Bridge to Business is a new program which helps to "connect classrooms with agri-food perspectives".  High end materials (e.g. research, graphs, videos, etc) from agri-food businesses are translated into classroom activities for secondary students.

The first volume of Bridge to Business links to Farm Credit Canada's Knowledge Insider: Globalization Fall 2011 edition.

Find out more by clicking
HERE!

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Explore OAFE’s new career website, a tool for students and educators to discover the vast opportunities within the agri-food sector. Video profiles, student centre, career pathways, lesson plans and more! Visit www.growingcareers.ca now!

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 Bring the Egg Farm to Your Classroom!
Learn more about this new resource for Grades 1-3 and how you can order your FREE copy!




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Ontario Ministry of Agriculture