MWEC, Chemeketa, OSU, and CASE–Making a Difference in Ag Education
Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is an inquiry–based,
scientific approach to teaching in school–based secondary agriculture
programs that is aligned with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
(STEM) (The Council, 2011).
What does this mean?
- As a student, you will be learning all about science and math in a
hands–on, fun, interactive classroom. You can also learn more about the
schools in the MWEC region that have
implemented CASE and dual credit opportunities with Chemeketa.
- As a teacher, you may wonder what it's like teaching CASE. Check out the
(scroll down a bit), for some information about what other teachers are
saying about CASE. If you are a MWEC school interested in implementing
CASE, you can contact the
MWEC executive director to learn what steps you need to take.
- As a school administrator, you may wonder how this will help students in
your school learn valuable math, science, and literacy standards. The
entire curriculum is cross-walked to the national standards and allows
students a way to learn key academic concepts in an applied setting.
You can also consider offering CASE classes for applied science
During the 2010–11 school year MWEC worked with the
University College of Agricultural Sciences to conduct
research on CASE to
determine the impact on teachers and students. While there are always
challenges to implementing a new curriculum, it was found to be a positive
move for all teachers involved.