Teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) are now eligible for grants, thanks to DuPont Pioneer and the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). The promised $175,000 will assist teachers with funding for training, equipment, materials and end-of-course online assessments
CASE is a multi-year approach to teaching students about agriculture through hands-on, inquiry focused learning activities. The program allows teachers to elevate the learning experience and better prepares students for success in careers focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. CASE is managed by the National Association of Agriculture Educators.
“CASE trains agriculture teachers to deliver high-level science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles to their students,” said Dan Jansen, CASE project director. “Teachers often have minimal resources to equip themselves and their classrooms to provide this rigorous, STEM-focused instruction. These grants from DuPont Pioneer are exactly what they need to fully implement the unique model of interactive, inquiry-based learning that we know is so effective.”
“Students learn teamwork, communication skills and hands-on science through the CASE curriculum, all of which provides the foundation for a career in science,” said Robin Habeger, academic outreach manager, DuPont Pioneer. “Supporting agricultural science teachers through continuing education and classroom equipment is one way we are striving to assure food security for the projected 2050 population of 9 billion people.”
The donation is part of the DuPont Pioneer Global Giving Program, a system created to improve food security though science, education and innovation.