CASE provides superior teacher preparation, which creates a better student experience, resulting in more students who successfully complete agriculture programs prepared for success in college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is an instructional system that provides intense teacher professional development and curriculum that is changing the culture of agriculture programs. Through its system of professional development, curriculum, assessment and certification, CASE equips teachers to elevate student experiences in the agriculture classroom, and prepares students for success in college and careers emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math. CASE currently has courses in Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal, and Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant.
CASE Professional Development The strength of CASE is in the intense and thorough professional development provided to all those who choose to adopt the curriculum. To obtain the CASE curriculum, teachers are required to attend an 80-hour concurrent session CASE Institute. This professional development workshop equips teachers to use the curriculum to its fullest potential by preparing them to lead students through a series of meaningful, sequential activities, problems and projects couched in agriculture subject matter.
CASE Curriculum CASE provides a complete curriculum in each of its three courses. This includes lessons that build on each previous lesson coupled with inquiry-based lesson delivery style, leading students to a higher understanding of big-picture science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts. At CASE Institutes, teachers become familiar not only with the curriculum itself, but with delivering lessons using inquiry-based instruction, student-directed learning, and activities, projects and problems (APP).