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CASE Professional Development Events

CASE PD Events are hosted regionally through Ag Ed partners throughout the country. Lead Teachers (LTs) are the heartbeat of the CASE curriculum delivery model. LTs are part-time contractors and serve as an extension of the National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) and CASE.  They facilitate instruction of CASE pedagogy and technical skills in coordination with CASE and Host Site Coordinators. There are two different types of PD events: CASE Institutes and BriefCASES. They also communicate with CASE, participants, and our Hosts to organize the PD event. Applications and the Lead Teacher Manual are linked under Lead Teacher Resources.

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CASE Institutes

CASE Institutes are specialized professional development for full-year CASE courses. Institutes are five to nine days.  CIs are hosted from June to August. 

Application Timeline:   November 1st - January 10th

CASE Courses delivered via CASE Institutes
•Ag Equipment Maintenance and Technology (AEMT)
•Animal and Plant Biotechnology(APB)
•Introduction to Ag Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)
•Ag Power and Technology (APT)
•Animal Science (ASA)
•Plant Science (ASP)
•Environmental Science Issues(ESI)
•Food Science and Safety (FSS)
•Natural Resources and Ecology(NRE)



Specialized professional development for shortened CASE courses or modules. BriefCASEs range from five hours to three days.  BriefCASEs are hosted year-round.

Application Timeline:    November 1st - January 10th (ongoing as needed)

CASE Courses delivered via BriefCASEs
•Ag Business Foundations (ABF)
•AgXplore Middle School (AgX)
•Animal Health and Vet. Science (AVHS)
•Small Gas Engines (SGE)
Interested in hosting CASE in your state? Here are a few helpful resources.
Lead Teacher Manual
Apply now: 
Lead Teacher Application 
(Currently accepting applications for BriefCASE events)


Lead Teachers can access more specific information for scheduled events in their MyCASE dashboards after selections in February.
CASE Institutes
 John Bergin
 Jen Russell

CASE is an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council).

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