Teaching the knowledge and skills you have gained from within the PF1010 community can have just as much impact as your project. Education may even be the main focus of your participation in PF1010. Whether you are a scientist, teacher, student, farmer, or community member, there are ways you can get involved in PF1010 education at multiple scales. This page lists three common teaching roles within the PF1010 community. You can adapt the resources listed within these roles.
1. WORKSHOP LEADER
Workshops are brief, interactive presentations where participants come away with news skills, understanding, and action items. View our Train The Trainer Resource Folder which provides presentations and preparation documents for hosting your own workshop. You will need to consider your audience and adapt the resources for alternative circumstances like virtual events.
2. CURRICULUM TEACHER
Systems Education Experiences has many curriculum modules that tie into food systems. You can view all modules here. Our curriculum is typically used by teachers within a classroom over several weeks. However, if you are not teaching a class, our curriculum content and activities may help to spark ideas for your teaching plan. We recommend the “Modeling Sustainable Food Systems” curriculum which takes an interdisciplinary approach to understand a global issues.
3. PROJECT MENTOR
Each project will bring unique challenges and rewards. As a mentor, you will help students come up with a feasible project proposal and standard operating procedure (SOP). Please see our project tools page for more information as to what a project might entail. Mentoring a student might look like the following:
- Offer guidance through project proposal and SOP
- Support with fundraising efforts
- Weekly progress check-ins
- Help with Setup, following SOP
- Help student collaborate and make connections
- Weekly progress check-ins, regularly update SOP
- Help with troubleshooting
END OF PROJECT
- Help student showcase their work
- Help student think of ways to extend the impact of their project
- Reflect on project and student’s development throughout their project