Good Food in Schools: Edible Academy at OJA

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Good Food in Schools: Edible Academy at OJA



This summer, Orlando Junior Academy will host its second Edible Academy, a 2-day teacher training at OJA’s kitchen lab and garden. The training will include discussions and activities that will help teachers build their own garden and cooking curriculum customized to their resources, needs and ability. Slow Food Orlando is proud to offer scholarships for 2 teachers to participate in this training!  Based on the schedule below, we think this will be a great opportunity for teachers to learn new ways to integrate good, clean and fair food into their students’ lives:

Wednesday, June 12th
The Academy begins at 8:00 am with registration and a welcome reception at the Edible Schoolyard Orlando. Enjoy your first day of the Academy with light breakfast refreshments, meet fellow participants and Academy staff, and receive your program curriculum binder. With your assigned cohort, spend the day in your first of two Academy sessions—garden and kitchen development. Each session is designed to be informative for individuals of varied backgrounds and expertise, and all participants attend both days. Lunch is served midday, and programming ends at 3:00 pm.

Thursday, June 13th
Begin with breakfast at 8:00 am, attend the remaining session — either garden or  kitchen development. Break for lunch at midday, and continue with programming until 3:00 pm. After breakfast, attend the remaining session (garden or kitchen development) with your cohort until lunchtime. After lunch will be a session focusing on how to translate and apply edible education programs with your local partnerships. Closing activities and day ends at 3:00 pm.

Over the course of the Academy, participants will have an opportunity to learn about curriculum integration and development, funding strategies, volunteer management, class scheduling, rituals and routines of garden and kitchen classrooms, outreach strategies, and much more. Participants will leave the Academy with garden and kitchen lessons linked to academic standards, tools for developing programs in their own communities and strategies to strengthen existing programs, and an in-depth understanding of how the Edible Schoolyard operates on a daily basis.

How to Apply:

Download and fill out the application and submit it directly to the school (30 E. Evans St. Orlando, FL 32804).  The school will select the recipients of our scholarships.  Best of luck from the gang at Slow Food Orlando!

Download Application


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