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Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)

CASE Institute is an intensive professional development leading to certification in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

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CASE Institute provides important background related to inquiry-based pedagogy used in CASE curricula and practice teaching lessons to prepare classroom instruction. The 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). CASE also offers purposeful enhancement of science, mathematics, and English language understanding.

The CASE concepts are taught using activity-, project-, and problem-based instructional strategies. The program ensures quality teaching by providing extensive professional development leading to certification. CASE curriculum is designed to promote common understandings of agricultural concepts. Instruction based on common concepts provides opportunities for meaningful and valid assessments of agricultural education.


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 $1500 per teacher.

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NC State AFNR CASE Information

Who is it for: Agriculture teachers

Contact: Email Travis Park for more 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. The institute prepares students for both collegiate studies of agriculture and agricultural careers.

Dates: July 18-28, 2021

Travel and Lodging: Virtual and no travel is required

Instructors: TBD

Cost: $2,700 – includes all lab materials, which you keep for use in your agriculture program.

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