CASE Institute

Natural Resources CASE

CASE is an ambitious project started by the National Council for Agricultural Education in 2007. 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.

The deadline to register is April 15th 2021.

All 2021 CASE Institutes will be held virtually.

Central Lakes College will host Natural Resources CASE Institute from June 14, 2021 to June 26 2021. The orientation will be held on June 6th 2021.

Orientation Meeting – Sunday, June 6 from 6 – 7:30 pm

Mark your calendars! The orientation meeting kicks off your virtual CASE Institute experience. During the meeting, you will receive curriculum access and a detailed schedule of events.  Participants will review materials and equipment and be onboarded to the event Google Classroom.

Daily Schedule – June 14-18, 21-23

9-11 am – Synchronous meeting
11 am-1 pm – Lunch & asynchronous work time
1-3 pm – Synchronous meeting
3-4 pm – Asynchronous work time & lead teacher office hours

Payments can be made to:

Central Lakes College

1830 Airport Rd

Staples, MN 56479

For more information contact Tiffany Klaphake at 218-894-5141 or at [email protected]