Lebanon High School agriscience teacher Elizabeth Turner recently took part in a nine-day professional development institute at the University of Kentucky in Lexington to teach the Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in her program.
During her time at the institute, Turner worked through nearly every lesson in the year-long curriculum and learned how to deliver lessons in an inquiry-based way intended to shift focus in the classroom from teacher-led to student-directed learning.
CASE is an instructional system that is changing the culture of agriculture programs in the United States through intense teacher professional development; inquiry-based, student-focused lessons; 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 (STEM).
To learn more, visit www.case4learning.org.