Marion High School Agriscience Teacher selected to lead National Professional Development Institute

Mark Meyer, agriscience educator at Marion High School, was recently selected to facilitate a Professional Development Agriculture Power and Technology Institute for Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) this summer. Meyer is one of 80 educators who will serve as a Lead Teacher because of advanced competency in the curriculum and ability to demonstrate excellent facilitation skills. Meyer attended eliteELEVATION in Nashville, TN, March 24-26, 2022, with teachers from more than 20 states in preparation for this national role. Lead Teachers will facilitate CASE’s inquiry-based curriculum that shifts teacher-led instruction to student-directed learning.

During the recognition banquet, Meyer was recognized for eight years of service to CASE as a Lead Teacher.

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). In 2009, schools began implementing CASE courses. More than 3,000 teachers from 45 states, plus the Virgin Islands and Honduras, hold over 5,800 certifications to deliver rigorous CASE courses to tens of thousands of students.

“CASE continues to be at the forefront of professional development in agricultural education because of the expertise and talent of our Lead and Master Teachers, including Affiliate Professors at the college and university level. The ability to meet in person provided an excellent launch for our 2022 professional development season.” comments Sara Cobb, CASE Education Services Director.

Later this year, Meyer will prepare up to 20 teachers from across the US to teach the Agriculture Power and Technology CASE course hosted by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.

CASE is an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education and managed by the National Association of the Agricultural Educators (NAAE).

For more information about CASE, visit www.case4learning.org.

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