Marion High ag instructor attends CASE

Mark Meyer, agri-science educator at Marion High School, recently attended an eight-day professional development institute at Kansas State University to teach the Curriculum for Agricul?tural Science Educa?tion course called Ag Power and Technology in Meyer?s program.

CASE is an instructional system that is changing the culture of agriculture programs in the U.S. 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 or STEM.

While at the CASE Insti?tute, Meyer spent 80 hours working through nearly every lesson in the year-long curriculum and learning how to deliver lessons in an inquiry-based way that will shift focus in the classroom from teacher-led to student-directed learning.

?The Ag Power and Technology course will provide tons of hands-on activities for students to learn about Agricultural Equipment and Design,? Meyer said. ?They will have so much fun completing activities and projects that they won?t even realize that they are learning some pretty advanced science, math and English competencies.

?It was a fantastic course, and I am really looking forward to teaching it,? he added.

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