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About CASE Oklahoma

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University are pleased to offer the CASE Institute in Oklahoma.

CASE Animal and Plant Biotechnology Institute 2020

When: July 6-16, 2020
Where: Noble Research Institute and Southern Tech, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2020

Registration is $3,000 per person and includes all training materials, access to laboratory equipment, lodging and meals.

Inquiries should be directed to Frank Hardin, Ph.D., Noble Research Institute youth education manager, at or 580-224-6215.

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What is CASE?

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is an instructional system that provides intense teacher professional development and curriculum that is changing the culture of agriculture programs.

Through its system of professional development, curriculum, 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.

The strength of CASE is in the intense and thorough professional development provided to all those who choose to adopt the curriculum. To obtain the CASE curriculum, teachers are required to attend an 80-hour-concurrent-session CASE Institute. This professional development workshop equips teachers to use the curriculum to its fullest potential by preparing them to lead students through a series of meaningful, sequential activities, problems and projects couched in agriculture subject matter.

CASE provides a complete curriculum in each of its three courses. This includes lessons that build on each previous lesson coupled with inquiry-based lesson delivery style, leading students to a higher understanding of big-picture science, technology, engineering and math concepts. At CASE Institutes, teachers become familiar with the curriculum and with delivering lessons using inquiry-based instruction; student-directed learning; and activities, projects and problems (APP).

About Animal and Plant Biotechnology

Animal and Plant Biotechnology, a specialization course in the CASE Program of Study, provides students with experiences in industry appropriate applications of biotechnology related to plant and animal agriculture. Students will complete hands-on activities, projects, and problems designed to build content knowledge and technical skills in the field of biotechnology.

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Participants should arrive by 3 p.m. Sunday, July 5, for an orientation meeting and kick-off celebration.

The Institute will close by 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16.

Classes will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch from 12-1 p.m.

There will not be classes on Saturday or Sunday.

Graduate credits will be available through Oklahoma State University.

Please contact Rob Terry, Ph.D., department head and Rodger Howell Memorial Professor of Agricultural Education, at for more information.

All participants will stay at the Holiday Inn in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and will be required to share a room with another participant. Participants may request their own room but will be charged an additional fee. Please contact Frank Hardin for details.

The Noble Research Institute CASE Animal and Plant Biotechnology Institute will be held at Southern Tech’s campus in Ardmore, Oklahoma. All participants, regardless of how close they live, are encouraged to stay at the provided lodging. This is important to maintain professional learning communities that are created during the course of the Institute.

Dinner at Sunday’s orientation and all weekday meals will be provided. Participants will be responsible for their own meals during the weekend.

All participants flying into the area may fly into either Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City Airport (OKC). Noble Research Institute will provide transportation from either airport to Ardmore, Oklahoma, at no cost. Please choose this transportation option during registration to ensure transportation is scheduled. You will be notified of the transportation details prior to your departure.

Daily transportation to and from the lodging and Institute sites will be provided upon request. However, participants are encouraged to carpool in an effort to create professional learning communities during the course of the Institute.

Transportation will not be provided during the weekend.

Rental cars are not included in the CASE registration fee.

CASE Oklahoma Sponsors

noble research institute
oklahoma state university
Southern Tech
oklahoma career tech

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For more information use the form below or contact Frank Hardin.