Teacher Professional Development

Teachers Working Together

In October 2009, we held a professional development seminar for middle school (18) educators in Harrisburg, Arkansas. We worked in collaboration with the Crowley's Ridge Educational Service Cooperative to recruit teachers from 9 schools throughout the rice-growing region. The teachers spent two days piloting and improving classroom-ready activities, available in the Educators' Corner. Teachers built their own kits of teaching materials, featuring diverse rice varieties to taste, sort and examine.