Dr. Amy Cosby is a researcher and practitioner in agricultural education. She is currently a Senior Research Officer at Central Queensland University and holds a PhD in precision agriculture and a Bachelor of Agriculture and Bachelor of Laws. Amy works with educators, researcher and industry professionals to develop innovative programs to increase the skills and knowledge of teachers and students in agri-tech.
GPS Cows: Bringing Ag data and new technologies into high school STEM classes
Target Audience – Primary and Secondary
The “GPS cows” project will develop and evaluate a unique learning resource targeted at increasing digital literacy and engagement amongst agriculture students. This project is a collaboration between teachers, curriculum developers and researchers to identify best practice in linking current agricultural research technologies into high school teaching through the development of teacher and student resources.
This workshop will give teachers an overview of current research in GPS livestock tracking and how it could be applied in the agricultural industry. You will be introduced to GIS software to analyse GPS tracking data and learn how you can take this resource back into the classroom to incorporate into STEM classes.