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Resources Referenced

RESOURCES REFERENCED IN INSTRUCTION

Garden and Kitchen resources that are referenced in Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen curriculum.

EQUIPPING THE SPACE

Common equipment, materials and supplies used in garden and cooking education.

BEST PRACTICES CHECKLIST

Garden and kitchen best practices checklist for schools to complete at the beginning of each school year

Connections to National Standards

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS)

Connection to CCSS for garden and cooking based education.

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS)

Connection to NGSS for garden and cooking based education.

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

Connections to CDC health standards for garden and cooking based education

Culminating Community Event

Feast Around the World

How to plan a school-wide community event

Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies

Tips for classroom management when teaching garden and cooking education

Assessment Tools

All of the assessment tools below can be used by an educator as a reflection tool to coach and guide a student or as an evaluation tool to measure if you are achieving the program goals.

Gardening Skills Observation Checklist

Use the table below to observe and note areas of strength and suggestions for improvement on each student’s development of the garden tools and behaviors learning objectives for gardening skills embedded in programming and curriculum of Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen.

Cooking Observation Checklist

Teacher resource to observe and note areas of strength and suggestions for improvement on each student’s development of the kitchen learning objectives for cooking skills embedded in the curriculum of Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen.

Cleaning Observation Checklist

Teacher resource to observe and note areas of strength and suggestions for improvement on each student’s development of the kitchen learning objectives for cleaning skills embedded in the curriculum of Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen.

Student Life Skills Observation Checklist

Teacher resource to observe and note areas of strength and suggestions for improvement on each student’s development of the Personal and Community Life Skills embedded in Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen. This tool is ideal for tracking change over time.

Class Life Skills Observation Checklist

Assessment tool for educators to observe and note areas of strength and suggestions for improvement on each student’s development of the Personal and Community Life Skills embedded in Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen. This tool is ideal for assessing multiple students in one class.

Readiness and Development Tools

Required planning templates and grade reporting forms for your program

School Partner Action Plan Template

Planning tool designed to help each school partner identify its implementation team, help the team set key schoolwide goals, plan the steps your team will take this year and into the future, decide who will be responsible for leading and supporting each project in support of the school year goal.

Implementation Timeline

An editable timeline for your school’s action plan goals.

School Partner Report Card

A copy of the annual grant report questions your school will be asked associated with your grant. Actual grant report forms will be sent via survey monkey and must be submitted electronically.

Budget Template & Report

Annual grant budget report form. At the end of every school year, use the budget template to report on all project activities completed to date with Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen grant funds, and compare actual expenditures of foundation funds to your approved project budget.

Sample Job Descriptions

Gardening and Cooking instructor sample job descriptions.

Handouts

Tracking Garden Changes

Data tracking sheet for students to monitor plant growth, and insects in the garden.

Comparative Taste Test Chart with Sticky Dots

Teacher tool to measure student’s food preferences.

Cook’s Notes

Student handout to expand upon the cultural, nutritional, and seasonal elements of a recipe, cooking lesson, or cooking concept lesson.

Designing Balanced Meals Featuring Whole Foods Cards

Flashcards for instuctors to print and use for student lessons about balanced meals