News  |  June 22, 2023

AgCentric Hosts BriefCASE for Ag & CTE Educators From Across the Country

BriefCASE Institute on Small Gas Engine training took place in Holdingford, MN, June 14-16.

Holdingford, Minn (June 22, 2023) – AgCentric hosted a BriefCASE Institute for SGE training June 14-16, 2023. 13 Agricultural and CTE educators from New York, Nevada, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, and Minnesota participated in the Institute. SGE is a specialization-level module in the Mechanical Systems in Agriculture series. The module provides technical application to mechanical systems, using small gas engines as the instruction tool. These sessions are available to all agricultural and CTE educators and provides free updates to agriculture curriculum in the classroom.

Participants arrived on Wednesday morning for the beginning of the Institute led by instructors John Roberts and Jaime Gray. The group rotated between classroom time and shop time where they learned about Small Gas Engine parts, how small gas engines run, and troubleshooting time. A highlight of the course was seeing and hearing the individual engines start for the first time.

CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) is an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education, and their mission is to impact student career readiness by empowering teachers with improved instructional practices and relevant curricula sustained by professional development. Their vision is to connect education and industry through purposeful curricula and transformative professional development.

BriefCASE Institutes are short intense professional development sessions. AgCentric will be hosting a CASE Institute (a weeklong Institute as compared to the BriefCASE which is three days) this July 24-28th in Staples, MN on the Central Lakes College campus. The Ag Equipment Mechanics Technology (AEMT) CASE Institute is also available to all agricultural and CTE educators to provide free updates to agriculture curriculum in the classroom.

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