The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Oklahoma State University are pleased to offer the first ever CASE Institute in Oklahoma.
When: June 19-29, 2016
Where: Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, Ardmore Oklahoma
Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is an instructional system that provides intense teacher professional development and curriculum that is changing the culture of agriculture programs.
Through its system of professional development, curriculum, assessment and certification, CASE equips teachers to elevate student experiences in the agriculture classroom, and prepares students for success in college and careers emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math.
The strength of CASE is in the intense and thorough professional development provided to all those who choose to adopt the curriculum. To obtain the CASE curriculum, teachers are required to attend an 80-hour-concurrent-session CASE Institute. This professional development workshop equips teachers to use the curriculum to its fullest potential by preparing them to lead students through a series of meaningful, sequential activities, problems and projects couched in agriculture subject matter.
CASE provides a complete curriculum in each of its three courses. This includes lessons that build on each previous lesson coupled with inquiry-based lesson delivery style, leading students to a higher understanding of big-picture science, technology, engineering and math concepts. At CASE Institutes, teachers become familiar with the curriculum and with delivering lessons using inquiry-based instruction; student-directed learning; and activities, projects and problems (APP).
Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant is a foundation-level course that will teach students about the form and function of plant systems. Students are immersed in inquiry-based exercises filled with activities, projects, and problems to teach them plant concepts through laboratory and practical experiences.
Participants should arrive by 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, for an orientation meeting and kickoff celebration.
The institute will close by 1 p.m., on Wednesday, June 29.
Classes will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one-hour lunches from noon to 1 p.m.
There will not be classes on Saturday or Sunday.
Graduate credits will be available through Oklahoma State University.
Please contact Marshall Baker, Ph.D., assistant professor in agricultural education at OSU, for more information.
All participants will stay at the Holiday Inn in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and will be required to share a room with another participant. Participants may request their own room but will be charged an additional fee. Please contact Frank Hardin for details.
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation CASE ASP Institute will be held at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center Campus in Ardmore, Oklahoma. All participants, regardless of home proximity are encouraged to stay at the provided lodging. This is important to maintain professional learning communities created during the course of the institute through group homework, projects and other collaborative learning processes. If you elect to commute please know there will be no discounts available.
All weekday meals will be provided. Participants will be responsible for their own meals over the weekend.
All participants flying into the area may fly into either the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City Airport (OKC). The Noble Foundation will provide transportation from either airport to Ardmore, Oklahoma, at no cost. Please choose this transportation option during registration to ensure transportation is scheduled. You will be notified of the transportation details prior to your departure.
Daily transportation to and from the lodging and Institute sites will be provided Monday through Friday of the first week and Monday through Wednesday of the second week.
Transportation will not be provided during the weekend.
Rental cars are not included in the CASE registration fee.
The Noble Foundation's Noble Academy, Oklahoma State University and Express Employment Professionals are pleased to announce that 12 scholarships will be awarded to Oklahoma educators to defray the cost of the Oklahoma CASE Agricultural Science – Plant Institute.
The application deadline is March 31, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by April 15, 2016. Questions about this scholarship opportunity can be directed to Miranda Chaplin, CASE operations/outreach director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.