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Inaugural Teacher in Residence Program

Inaugural Teacher in Residence Program

Justin Wright participates in the AECL Department's Teacher in Residence Program

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership faculty hosted the second Teacher in Residence Feb. 10-12 on the OSU campus.

Justin Wright, an alumnus of the OSU agricultural education program, has been an instructor in Stratford, Okla., for 16 years. He currently teaches five agricultural education courses to 65 students.

“My job keeps me going,” Wright said. “It’s important to know you’re making a difference, even if you don’t see it.”

While on campus, Wright had the opportunity to be a guest lecturer in an agricultural education course, observe several agricultural education courses, and participate in a student-teacher visit. He said he understands the importance of connecting future teachers with current teachers.

“It was an honor to be selected for this program,” Wright said. “Being able to make the connection to the real-life world is important for these students.”

The Teacher in Residence Program was made possible through a grant from Dr. Richard Carter, an OSU agricultural education alumnus and a retired faculty member from Iowa State University. Through the grant funding, the Teacher in Residence has the opportunity to visit the OSU campus for two days and experience a student teacher visit.

The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership is one of nine departments within the Oklahoma State University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. For more information about the Teacher in Residence Program or the AECL department, contact Dr. Rob Terry, AECL department head, at rob.terry@okstate.edu.

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