Part of Unit: Supervised Agricultural Experiences
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will create a long-term plan for the development and growth of their SAE program. At the end of the lesson, each student will have a roadmap for beginning and developing an SAE (Lesson 5 of 5 in SAE unit).
- lesson time
- 60 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ANR.FS.10.2 Manage and actively engage in a career-related, supervised agricultural experience.
- ANR.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
- ANR.FS.9.3 Understand how to organize and structure work individually and in teams for effe...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
Students will develop a multi-year plan for the establishment, maintenance and growth of their SAE.
Activities in this Lesson
- Brain Dump - Hooks / Set
Ask students to pull out a blank piece of paper. Give them 30 seconds to brainstorm and write down everything that comes to mind about the word "success". While they do this, erase everything off of your white board. Write the word success up there and draw a small box around it to frame it. Make sure you have several markers available for them to use. Once the 30 seconds is up, have students pick anywhere between 1 and 4 words from their list (depending on the size of your class) and have them write those associated words on the board around the word "success". After they've completed this, review the words they chose. Ask them what they can do NOW to ensure those words, and specifically 'success', becomes a reality for them in the future. What can they create that will guide them in the direction they want to head? They can create a plan. Today's lesson will have us do exactly that! We'll take the information we've learned about SAEs and develop a master plan
- SAE Plan development - Projects
Distribute one blank SAE plan per student. Ask them first to record their name, date of graduation and ag teacher on the page. First, explain how this grid works. It is a multi-year grid that they will complete at the start of each school year to guide them through the upcoming year. Each column represents their year in agriculture and each row is a different characteristic of planning their SAE. They will need to pull out their SAE notes to help guide them along the way. Then, go step by step through the page and walk through each line. For example, the first line says, "Name of SAE". If a student is interested in working at the school greenhouse, they would write that under year 1. The next row is "Resources Needed" and it mirrors the business agreement component of the recordbook. They need to brainstorm who is responsible for different elements of their SAE and then record it there. Finish out the year 1 column in this format. Should take 20 minutes. Circulate throughout the room during this time to evaluate their progress and answer any questions.
- SAE plan [ Download ]
- SAE plan share out - Assessment
First, have students share their Year 1 plan in pairs with the eventual goal of every student sharing their SAE plan with the class. The student who listens must be challenged to provide feedback so as to improve the overall SAE plan. Examples of questions they might ask include the following, "How can that part be improved?" "Have you thought about ___?" . When one student is done sharing, have them reverse roles. All students should end up having been heard once by their peers in this format. Once that has been completed, deliver expectations for the whole-class share out (if you aren't the speaker, you listen; offer helpful feedback only; think of ways to improve yours as your peers share; etc.). Ask for volunteers to come to the front of the class and share their plan. Once you're done with volunteers, have the rest of the class share in a similar format. Guide the class through the share-out process, ensuring every student has a thoroughly designed SAE plan. When done, congratulate them on completing one of their first public speaking experiences in your class! Also, reward their diligent work on creating a thoughtful blueprint for their SAE success! If time is still left in the period, transition into recordbook basics. Now that we've developed our SAE plan, let's look at a tool we will use to guide and record information as we make that plan come to life...