Were you able to stop by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) booth at National FFA Convention to pick up a preliminary schedule for the 2019 CASE Institutes? If not, don’t worry! CASE has the institute schedule now available on its website. You can click here to see which institutes are taking place next summer and where they will be offered. From Fast Track Institutes, to an online offering for Agricultural Research and Development, and everything in between – you can be sure to find an institute that fits your needs and schedule.
When it comes to impactful summer professional development training, CASE stands above the rest. CASE is committed to improving educational experiences for agriculture students by empowering agriculture teachers through rigorous professional development. Time spent at the CASE Institutes are well-balanced between instruction surrounding the curriculum and time sharing best practices. The time commitment during the summer attending a CASE Institute pays off in dividends during the school year, as students experience higher-order learning and problem-solving.
Brianne McCauley, an agriculture teacher in West Virginia shares, “CASE has allowed me to spend more time teaching and less time piecing together lessons and writing lesson plans. My students love all of the hands-on labs and activities. They are able to learn not only content, but skills that will make them more attractive to future employers.”
CASE prepares both teachers and students for success both in the classroom and beyond. With in-depth labs and classroom experiences, teachers are able to foster a learning environment that caters to each student’s individual learning style. Many teachers have noted that CASE has allowed them to focus less on lesson planning and more on engaging with students to help them understand and process the content in an applicable way.
- Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification. Pre-institute homework required. The hours to complete a fast track institute will be similar to hours at a standard institute.
- Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) is a six-week online course with weekly webinars and homework - June 10 - July 29, 2019 (no class week of July 1)
Registration for these institutes opens December 1st, but don’t wait to register – many institutes filled quickly last year, so the earlier you can secure your date and funding, the better! Make sure to check the CASE website prior to December 1st for more information about registering.