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Extension Gardener Handbook Teachers Guide

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In partnership with Top Hat Monocle, we have just released an online interactive version of the NC Extension Gardener Handbook along with instructor resources. It is available to teachers for use in courses and also to individuals for self-study. Printable flyer.

To Hat Benefits

The Entire Handbook is Available Online

Handbook Summary

The digital textbook includes content, IPM case studies, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Diagnostic Tables, Charts, Diagrams, Photographs, Videos, and Interactive Activities.

Embedded Instructor Resources

Reader’s Guides, the ability to highlight text and to take notes, Rollover glossary, all Botanical Names linked to the Plant Toolbox, over 1,000 color images,  Homework, Quizzes, and an Exam.

Reader's Guide

Rollover GlossaryRollovver Glossary

All Botanical Names are Linked to the Plant Toolbox

botanical names

Each image is linked to the full-resolution source image and has the photographer and the Creative Commons license identified.

[Figure 5-3] Image Courtesy of honey-bee under CC-BY-2.0

Videos are embedded in the text
Video

Integrated Questions/Check your knowledge throughout the book


Sample Question

Top Hat: Alll-in-one Teaching Solution Summary of Top Hat components

Additional resources available to instructors

  • Interactive Activities & Demonstrations:  Directions for 3 to 6 stations with interactive activities for each chapter.

Station

  • Slide Decks for each chapter.

Powerpoints

You can Edit

Tailor the book to your specific region and the needs of your students.

Support

Quotes from Agents teaching Extension Master Gardener Classes using the Top Hat version of the Extension Gardener Handbook:

We are attracting a different/broader clientele.” Matt Stevens, Horticulture Agent, Nash County, and Julie Flowers, Horticulture Agent, Gaston and Cleveland Counties.

My students are more engaged and better prepared.” Shawn Banks, County Director, Carteret County.

The materials are excellent!“, Alison Arnold, Buncombe

“Tracking performance is so easy! I know immediately who understands and who needs help.” Kara Carlton, Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator.

The support from Top Hat is excellent”  Doug Clement, County Director Cherokee County, and Julie Flowers, Horticulture Agent, Gaston, and Cleveland Counties.

VIDEO INTRODUCTION

Links for Extension agents and other instructors interested in using the handbook to teach a course:

For individual self-study, purchase a copy of the interactive handbook,

https://app.tophat.com/e/275675

School: Extension Gardener

Top Hat Join Code: 275675

       Support page: https://tophat.com/students/

This content is also available in other formats including Hardcover books, and online. More Information on the Extension Gardener Handbook

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