April 2018

News & Updates

PBEA and the Professional Learning Community were featured in poster presentations at the AIAEE (Association for Agricultural and Extension Education) professional conference in Merida, Mexico. As a part of the poster presentations, Dr. Judith Levings and graduate student Miranda Morris, discussed the creation of the programs, the goals of the project, and the collaboration between faculty in both the United States and on African campuses.  
Symposium 2018 News
Symposium 2018 Proposed Topics:
  • Coaching/mentoring strategies 
  • Applied Learning Activity design
  • Building MCQs into the curriculum (Multiple Choice Questions) 
  • Consulting and collaboration between Iowa State and African faculty 
  • Evaluate and improve lesson objectives and assessments 
If you have additional ideas or other suggestions about topics, please contact Dr. Judy Levings or graduate student Miranda Morris at  or Thank you!

You Wanted to Know...

Bloom's Taxonomy is a guide for teachers and instructors to utilize to plan lessons, create objectives, and determine the appropriate level of challenge in developing coursework. According to Bloom's Taxonomy, learning is hierarchical and building a strong foundation will lead the way to higher level cognitive development. Check out the video below produced by Johns Hopkins about Bloom's Taxonomy. 

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