Teaching Literacy through the Matrix
The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is a new approach to promote agricultural literacy among K-12 students. The Matrix, managed by Utah State University Extension and part of the National Agriculture in the Classroom’s (AITC) program, is an online collection of educational resources that are relevant, engaging, and designed to meet the educational requirements and agricultural literacy outcomes for formal educators. The Matrix also serves the needs of AITC programs within each state by providing a system where teachers can find quality materials that meet educational standards. The site, available 24-hours-a-day worldwide, supports teachers regardless of state program, funding, or size.
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