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GrowNextGen Resources Added to Open Space

Author // Matt Yauk Wednesday, 28 February 2024

107 instructional resources from GrowNextGen, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council, have been added to Open Space. Among the resources, there are 22 student-facing interactive science and biology lessons and 85 units–each with multiple lessons with alignment to Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS). 

In the Water Quality unit, learners complete an interactive lesson, conduct research on careers related to water quality, and use technology to investigate impacts on water in the local neighborhood. In a standalone lesson on Animal Nutrition, students learn the basics of the seven major classes of nutrients, see example digestive systems, and learn about careers in animal nutrition. The lessons feature text, images, a read-aloud option, and pre- and post-tests.

closeup image of a pig

Open Space is a curation and collaboration tool from INFOhio that empowers educators to build community through groups, access curated collections, search for freely accessible instructional materials, and curate and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. Have questions? INFOhio is always here to help. For questions, comments, and additional support, contact us at support.infohio.org.

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Posted by: Matt Yauk

Matt Yauk is a Senior Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher in the middle and high school settings and as an educational technologist, instructional designer, and academic technology director for The Ohio State University (OSU). He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from OSU, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, founded the Learner Engagement Division within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Distance Education (4th edition) called "Trends and Directions in Continuing Professional Development." The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.

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