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Outstanding Teacher Uses Innovative Ways to Improve and Showcase STEM in Agriculture

 

SAN ANTONIO, Tx., November 29, 2018 – Mr. Ryan Maiden, agriculture instructor at Touchet Middle and High Schools in Washington, received the CASE Innovative Award. The CASE Innovation Award highlights a creative classroom and teaching approach as CASE certified teachers implement and promote CASE. Mr. Maiden incorporates interactive agriscience notebooks to enhance the learning environment of his classroom by keeping students engaged in all subjects. He uses AVID strategies and Cornell Notes to appeal to all styles of learners. His interactive agriscience notebooks and innovative teaching strategies keep students’ engaged and their work organized.  

Mr. Maiden facilitates professional development as a CASE Lead Teacher and is implementing CASE pathways at his school. Currently, Mr. Maiden teaches Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal, Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant, Natural Resources and Ecology, Animal and Plant Biotechnology, and Environmental Science Issues. His program also offers 7th and 8th graders the opportunity to explore agriculture.

Along with receiving his award during the National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention, Mr. Maiden was invited to present a workshop at the National Association of Agricultural Educators’ annual convention. The workshop focused on how to build a rigorous program of study for students, as well as how to incorporate interactive notebooks and other innovative ideas into the classroom. The entire award prize pack included $1,000 worth of science equipment sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology, registration to the National Association of Agricultural Educators convention, and a $500 travel stipend.

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)
is an ambitious project started by the National Council for Agricultural Education in 2007 and is managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). The primary goal of CASE is to implement a national curriculum for secondary agricultural education programs that provides high-level educational experiences to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) subject matter for students. 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-base 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. For additional information about CASE, please visit www.case4learning.org.

Outstanding CASE Model School Serves as an Inspiration for Leveraging Resources and Support

SAN ANTONIO, Tx., November 29, 2018 – Mrs. Melissa Hageman, an agriculture instructor representing South Winneshiek High School of Iowa, received the CASE Model School Award. The CASE Model School Award recognizes a school whose CASE certified teacher presents CASE in its truest form and offers a structure sequence of CASE courses. Mrs. Hageman began her CASE journey with an Agricultural Science – Plant (ASP) certification, in 2013. From there, she leveraged grants and scholarships to add more certifications to her program at South Winneshiek. She showcased the value of agricultural education to encourage her administration, who now supports CASE implementation in their school. Mrs. Hageman has worked diligently to gain momentum for CASE and has received more than $167,000 through scholarships and grants to support the South Winneshiek High School agricultural education program.

Through the agriculture program at South Winneshiek, Mrs. Hageman was able to field test many of the CASE courses. Currently, Mrs. Hageman teaches Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal, Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant, Agricultural Power and Technology, Food Science and Safety, Mechanical Systems in Agriculture, and Agricultural Research Development. Mrs. Hageman’s program offers three CASE Pathways for students, scaffolding learning while ensuring students are prepared to enter college or careers centered in STEM, and engages students in online learning through CASE Online.


Along with receiving her award during the National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention, Mrs. Hageman was invited to present a workshop at the National Association of Agricultural Educators’ annual convention. The workshop focused on how to build a rigorous program of study for students and leverage funding and support for local agricultural education programs. The entire award prize pack included $1,000 worth of science equipment sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology, registration to the National Association of Agricultural Educators convention, and a $500 travel stipend.

CASE is an ambitious project started by the National Council for Agricultural Education in 2007 and is managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). The primary goal of CASE is to implement a national curriculum for secondary agricultural education programs that provides high-level educational experiences to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) subject matter for students. In addition to 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-base 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. For additional information about CASE, please visit www.case4learning.org.

2019 Corteva CASE Implementation Grant Recipients Announced

 

CASE is excited to announce the 2019 Corteva CASE Implementation Grant Recipients! 61 agricultural educators and 12 preservice university programs were selected to receive assistance to implement CASE in their programs. $175,000 was allocated to agricultural educators and $50,000 was directed to preservice programs; a total of $225,000 to support agricultural professionals across the nation!

Preservice Recipients

 

Teacher

School Name

State

Amber Rice

University of Arizona

AZ

Amy Conrad

Purdue University

IN

Anna Warner

Washington State University

WA

Brandie Disberger

Kansas State University

KS

Bryan D. Rank

Arkansas Tech University

AR

Candis Carraway

Stephen F. Austin State University

TX

Jessica M. Blythe

West Virginia University

WV

John Tummons

University of Missouri

MO

Kellie Claflin

Oregon State University

OR

Monte Anderson

Wilmington College

OH

R.G. (Tre) Easterly

The Regents of New Mexico State University

NM

Shari Lighthall

Cornell University

NY

 

 

Teacher Recipients

 

Teacher

School Name

State

Abby Lynn Jacobs

Peotone High School

IL

Alexis Smith

Adair County R-I School District

MO

Alicia Schmidt

Mount Vernon Senior High School

IN

Alicia Torr

Moundridge High School

KS

April Williams

Overton Public School

NE

Ashley Lambert

Pasco High School

WA

Breanna Bregel

Kindred High School

ND

Brent Arndt

Park River Area High School

ND

Brian C. Stokes

Queen Anne's County High School

MD

Brittany D Kloer

Jay County High School

IN

Caitlin Coulsey

Warden High School

WA

Carl Anderson

Southwood Junior-Senior High School

IN

Cheyenne Federau

Fowler Jr./Sr. High School

KS

Christine N Balint

Fairfield Union High School

OH

Clinton Bullock

Beech Grove City Schools

IN

Cody Holliday

Garden Plain High School

KS

Courtney Miller

Miss

ND

Dan'a Borland

Warden High School

WA

Eric Sawatzke

West Central Area High School

MN

Erin S. Murty

GMG High School

IA

Franklin Sullivan

Fulda Public School

MN

Gina Neff

Utica High School

OH

Heidi Barnick

Sheyenne Valley Area CTC

ND

Hunter Coen Parrott

Troy High School

TX

Jaimee Brentano

Mountain View High School

OR

Jason Smith

Midland

IA

Jennifer Marion

Easton Valley High School

IA

Jennifer Russell

Shullsburg School

WI

Jennifer Troyer

Centreville Public Schools

MI

Jenny Wold

Marquette Academy

IL

Jessalyn Schrock

Claremore FFA

OK

Jessica Elizabeth Johnson

Walla Walla High School

WA

Jessica Ronning

Sanborn Central

SD

Jessy Reuterdahl

La Plata R-II

MO

Jon Paul Van Buskirk

Danville Community Schools

IA

Joshua Krieg

Goldendale High School

WA

Katlynn Weathers

Alva FFA

OK

Katrina Tune

Independence High School

CA

Keeley Hall

Minarets High School

CA

Kendra Banzet

Mulvane High School

KS

Lacie Darnell

South Central High School

KS

Leah Lucero

East Valley High School

WA

Lucas Naeger

Westminster High School

CO

Mackenzie Wright

Carroll County High School

KY

Madison Sauer

Donovan Jr./Sr. High School

IL

Mariah Daninger

Goodhue High School

MN

Melanie Berndtson

Wellsboro Area High School

PA

Mercedes Lemke

Gettysburg High School

SD

Natasha Maninga

Greenway High School

MN

Patric Pehrson

Central Public Schools

MN

Patricia Ann Tax

ISD # 484 Pierz Healy High School

MN

Rachel Stoberl

Boyer Valley Community Schools

IA

Raelyn Harris

Aplington-Parkersburg High School

IA

Rhianna Wagner

Mansfield High School

AR

Rick Hodges

Kiefer Public Schools

OK

Robert Meadows

West Greene High School

TN

Stephanie Carpenter

Lafayette County C-1

MO

Sydney L Groen

Warren High School

IL

Thomas Chase Montes

Tulaorsa High School

NM

Todd Hofheins

Oakfield-Alabama-Elba FFA

NY

Zachariah Cooper

Abilene High School

KS

 

 

For the sixth consecutive year Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. We are very appreciative of Corteva’s continues support!

 

Future grants and scholarships will be available February 2019. For more information, visit the CASE Website: www.case4learning.org/index.php/professional-development/scholarships-grants