The partnership provides an engaging digital means for agriculture science teachers to expose students to career exploration, valuable industry knowledge and subject matter experts in a podcast format.
LUBBOCK, Texas (February 15, 2023) -- The Growing Our Future podcast, created by the Texas FFA Foundation, is now available on the iCEV platform. Designed to expose students to a wide variety of industries and subject matter experts, the podcast is available to Texas agriculture science curriculum subscribers.
As a leading producer of agriculture science curriculum and instructional materials, iCEV is excited to partner with the Texas FFA Foundation to now host the Growing Our Future podcast on its platform in a curriculum format. Each lesson found within the podcast subject area playlist contains a podcast episode video, lesson plan as well as activities and assignments.
“For today’s agriculture science teachers, connecting students with industry leaders and experts can be a difficult challenge,” said Megan O’Quinn, Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction at iCEV. “By providing the episodes as individual lessons teachers are equipped with instructional materials to expose students to valuable industry knowledge, career and personal development opportunities.”
iCEV has been a corporate sponsor of the Texas FFA for over 20 years in which both organizations work to educate, serve and inspire students and agriculture educators.
“Collaboration with iCEV allows the Texas FFA Foundation an opportunity to distribute our podcast in an even more impactful way,” said Executive Director of the Texas FFA Foundation and host of the podcast, Aaron Alejandro. “We’re able to bring industry leaders and subject matter experts – a vital resource for teachers – into the classroom as an addition to the already incredible body of work iCEV provides.”
Kassie Montford, Development and Planning Coordinator at the Texas FFA Foundation led the efforts to convert the podcast episodes into a lesson format and said, “The lessons are TEKS aligned and designed to be flexible to offer teachers a complete format for how to integrate the podcast into student’s learning in a way that adds value to what educators are already teaching.”
About The Texas FFA Foundation
The Texas FFA Foundation’s purpose is to strengthen agricultural education and the Texas FFA program, so each student can develop their potential for personal growth, career success and leadership in a global marketplace. The foundation has established relationships with key sponsors and individuals to help make countless dreams come true and widen the doors of opportunity for more than 167,075 members statewide.