Chemists are exposed to chemistry by their teachers today. So too are future agriculture engineers, soil scientists, and natural resource managers exposed to these career paths by their agriculture education teachers.
Like many other teaching certification programs, in-field teaching experience is a requirement of certification. Before Edthena, Oklahoma State’s ag ed program was unable to blend the theories taught in the classroom to the in-field experience. Now, they use video coaching as a model to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
“Video fundamentally changes the experience by moving teacher candidate experiences and perceived needs to the forefront,” said Marshall Baker, a professor in the program.