Pilot Light Kicks Off A New School Year by Welcoming 25 Food Education Fellows to Institute!

Pilot Light kicked off August with our two-day Summer Institute, the first professional development session for our 2022-23 Food Education Fellows.

Fellows were introduced to our Food Education Standards and learned how to make experiential food education a part of classroom learning. We also welcomed two guests speakers, including Chef Jessica Pamonicutt, who shared the history of indigenous foods native to the United States, and middle school science teacher–and Fellowship alum–Ryan Johnson, who discussed how he uses food education to support equity, transferable education, and student growth.

This was just the beginning! Over the next year, Pilot Light looks forward to working with this incredible group of teacher leaders. Each week, they will deliver integrated food education lessons to their K-12 students and build the skills to be food education ambassadors in their communities.

Learn more about the Food Education Fellowship here. Applications to join next year’s cohort will open in spring of 2023.

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