Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)

CASE Institute is an intensive professional development leading to certification in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Institutes provide important background related to inquiry-based pedagogy used in CASE curricula and practice teaching lessons to prepare classroom instruction. The project goal is to implement a national curriculum for secondary agricultural education that provides high-level educational experiences to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR). Besides elevating the rigor of AFNR knowledge and skills, CASE provides purposeful enhancement of science, mathematics, and English language understanding.

CASE concepts are taught using activity-, project-, and problem-based instructional strategies. CASE ensures quality teaching by providing extensive professional development leading to certification. CASE curriculum is designed to promote common understandings of agricultural concepts. By providing instruction based on common concepts, meaningful and valid assessments of agricultural education can be accomplished.

For the 2021 NC State CASE AFNR Institute, the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is providing teacher support in the amount of at least $2000 per teacher.

NC State AFNR CASE Information

AFNR CASE Institute

Who: Agriculture teachers

Contact: Travis Park (tdpark@ncsu.edu) for additional information

Curriculum: CASE Curriculum complements the NC Blueprints for Agriculture by integrating inquiry-based, robust science experiments that bring the sciences of agriculture to life for your students. CASE prepares students for both collegiate studies of agriculture and agricultural careers.

Dates: July 26-August 4, 2021

Travel: The 2021 NC State CASE AFNR Institute will be virtual and no travel is required.

Lodging: None.

Instructors: TBD

Cost: $2,700* including all lab materials, which you will keep for use in your agriculture program.

Teacher Support: For the 2021 NC State CASE AFNR Institute, the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is providing NC teacher support in the amount of at least $1500 per teacher. Apply here.