The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University are pleased to offer the CASE Institute in 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.