Dassel - Cokato

Members of the Global Teach Ag! Team formed a partnership with Minnesota's Dassel-Cokato agricultural education program to promote global learning.

Penn State to Minnesota

Mr. Eric Sawatzke, Agriculture Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Dassel-Cokato Agricultural Education and PSU Global Teach Ag have formed a new and innovative partnership. An Agriculture Business and Global Agriculture Class is currently being offered to high school students in grades 9-12.  A portion of these students enrolled will travel to South Africa following the class, along with other students from the agriculture program, bringing their global agriculture learning full circle.  After traveling the students are expected to report information learned through this program on a local, state and national scale.

How It Works

Two Teaching assistants, Janae Bickhart, PSU Agricultural and Extension Education 2015 Student Teacher and Kayla Hack, 2017 Student Teacher assist Mr. Sawatzke in his lessons by:

  • Developing Reusable Learning Objects regarding Global Agriculture appropriate for Secondary Agriculture Programs
  • Assessing student participants perceptions and global competency
  • Selecting appropriate digital platforms to engage learners in synchronous and asynchronous online learning.