Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)

CASE Institute is an intensive professional development workshop leading to certification in a specific CASE course. Sessions provide teachers important background related to the pedagogy used in CASE curricula and practice teaching various lessons to prepare them for classroom instruction. The project goal is to implement a national curriculum for secondary agricultural education that provides a high level of educational experiences to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) subject matter. Besides elevating the rigor of AFNR knowledge and skills, CASE provides purposeful enhancement of science, mathematics, and English language understanding.

CASE develops curriculum utilizing science inquiry for lesson foundation and concepts are taught using activity-, project-, and problem-based instructional strategies. In addition to the curriculum aspect of CASE, the project ensures quality teaching by providing extensive professional development for teachers that leads to certification. The final component of CASE is assessment. CASE curriculum is designed to promote a common understanding of agricultural concepts by all CASE students. By providing instruction based on common concepts, national assessments of agricultural education programs can be accomplished in ways that are valid and meaningful.

NC State AFNR CASE Agenda

AFNR CASE Institute

Dates: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 pm to Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Travel: The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is 20 minutes away from campus. Uber or Lyft are often the best options for travel between the airport and campus.

Lodging: Lodging will be on campus at the Wolf Villages. Arrangements will be 4-room, 4-person, suite-style rooms. Each suite has a small kitchenette with refrigerators.

Plan to arrive at NC State University by 5 pm on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 for your institute orientation.  During orientation, you will be provided with a complete schedule for the duration of the institute.

  • (M-F) Class starts promptly each day at 8 am and finishes at 5 pm. We will provide breakfast via Fountain Dining on campus. There will be a one-hour break each day with lunch served at University dining.
  • Each evening will be a scheduled group meal at University dining for all participants or a group meal with group activities. Participants will have homework to complete each evening.

Weekend Off: June 29-30th AFNR Institute participants will have the weekend to explore beautiful North Carolina.  Raleigh is located in The Triangle with lots to see in the surrounding area including nearby Durham and Chapel Hill. The city is only a two-hour drive from the Carolina coast and gorgeous beaches, and only four hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains. There will be a planned trip west to the mountains that participants can join, or participants can sightsee and enjoy the weekend on their own.  Each participant will have their room at NC State University reserved for the entire duration of the Institute.  All weekend activities (including meals) will be the responsibility of participants.