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"The UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) develops leaders, educators and communicators to meet the challenges society is facing in the agriculture and natural resource industries." --- About AEC

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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Streaming Science #3: Using Scientist Online Electronic Field Trips for Engagement with Your Target Audience

WC424/AEC763by Jamie Loizzo, Caroline Barnett, Christine Krebs, and Gabriel SpandauNovember 30th, 2022This is the third publication in the Streaming Science EDIS series focused on how to use mobile hardware and software for engagement with your target audience. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication focuses on a model called Scientist Online for live webcast electronic field trips (EFTs). Through Scientist Online EFTs, Streaming Science connects university scientists and Extension professionals with PK-12 students around the world for small-scale presentations, demonstrations, and discussions. Written by Jamie Loizzo, Caroline Barnett, Christine Krebs, and Gabriel Spandau.Critical Issue: Other

Cooperating Teachers’ Best Practices for Mentoring #4: Role Modeling

WC423/AEC762by Heather R. Nesbitt and Debra M. BarryOctober 31st, 2022This fourth publication of the Cooperating Teachers’ Best Practices for Mentoring series focuses on role modeling. Role modeling is achieved by the cooperating teacher positively modeling all aspects of teaching. This can be accomplished through demonstrating teaching methods, explaining classroom management techniques, and modeling effective communication. Through observation, the student teacher decides what and how they will implement or not implement as an educator in their own classroom. Written by Heather R. Nesbitt and Debra M. Barry and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication; 3 pp.Critical Issue: Other

A 2021 Snapshot of Citizens’ Awareness and Understanding of Florida’s Irrigation Restrictions

WC418/AEC757by Laura A. Warner, Michael D. Dukes, Nicholas Taylor, Deirdre Irwin, and James HarmonOctober 23rd, 2022A new 5-page UF/IFAS numbered publication of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. The information presented here is intended to inform water management district personnel, utility staff, public employees, and other educators and communicators who are charged with developing policies, promoting water use efficiency, and enforcing irrigation restrictions as a water conservation tool. Written by Laura A. Warner, Michael D. Dukes, Nicholas Taylor, Deirdre Irwin, and James Harmon.Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

Intercultural Competence in Extension Education: Applications of an Expert-Developed Model

WC421/AEC760by John Diaz, Cody Gusto, Colby Silvert, K. S. U. Jayaratne, Lendel Narine, Sharon Couch, Celina Wille, Nozella Brown, Cintia Aguilar, Dionardo Pizaña, Kris Parker, Gayle Coon, Merrianneeta Nesbitt, Laura Valencia, Dominic Ledesma, and Lupita FabregasOctober 11th, 2022This article summarizes results of a study designed to identify essential intercultural competencies for Extension professionals. Recommendations are provided for Extension administrators to inform recruitment and professional development decisions in the broader effort to provide relevant and responsive programming for multicultural audiences. Written by John Diaz, Cody Gusto, Colby Silvert, K. S. U. Jayaratne, Lendel Narine, Sharon Couch, Celina Wille, Nozella Brown, Cintia Aguilar, Dionardo Pizaña, Kris Parker, Gayle Coon, Merrianneeta Nesbitt, Laura Valencia, Dominic Ledesma, and Lupita Fabregas, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, September 2022.Critical Issue: Families and Communities

Cooperating Teachers’ Best Practices for Mentoring #3: Professional Support

WC422/AEC761by Heather R. Nesbitt and Debra M. BarryOctober 2nd, 2022This publication series serves to guide cooperating teachers and those who support cooperating teachers in becoming effective mentors. This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication will break down the major areas of professional support and provide real-world examples of how cooperating teachers can implement them during the internship. Written by Heather R. Nesbitt and Debra M. Barry.Critical Issue: Youth