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Communications and Agricultural Education

Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
1612 Claflin Road
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

785-532-5633 fax

CASE Institute Information


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Principles of Agriscience - Animal 
Hosted by Kansas State University
Virtual Delivery

June 6th, 15-18 & 21-24

Register HERE!

Course Description:

Principles of Agricultural Science – Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal is a foundation-level course engaging students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. During the course, students develop a comprehensive Producer’s Management Guide for an animal of their choice. Student experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs of animals while developing balanced, economical rations. Throughout the course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets.

Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of animal science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that animal science specialists, such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, and industry personnel, face in their respective careers. Students will investigate, experiment, and learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

Teachers are provided detailed professional development to facilitate instruction. Every lesson is aligned with national standards for agriculture, science, mathematics, and English language arts.

Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal areas of study include:

  • History and Use of Animals
  • Animal Handling and Safety
  • Cells and Tissues
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Genetics
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Products, Selection, and Marketing

CASE Institute description

CASE Institute is a professional development workshop to provide teachers with training for the instruction related to a specific CASE course. CASE Institute sessions give teachers an important background related to the pedagogy used in CASE curricula as well as practice teaching various lessons to prepare them for classroom instruction.

Roles and Responsibilities

Host – Brandie Disberger, bdis@ksu.edu, 785/532-5804, Instructor at Kansas State University in Agricultural Education

She will be coordinating invoices (with help from Kelly Ingalsbe in our department), shipment of supplies and equipment, providing graduate credit options and hosting the Kick-off meeting.

Lead Teachers – Michelle Goossen and Darla Romberger will be serve as your Lead Teachers. They will be providing the content and supporting you through each activity, problem, and project along with coordinating the google classroom and google meets we will utilize and ensuring you have completed all requirements for certification.

Payments - Payments will be made to Department of Communications and Ag Ed. Mail payments to Kelly Ingalsbe, Department of Communications and Agricultural Education, 1612 Claflin Rd., 301 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. Payment questions can be directed to Kelly at ingalsbe@ksu.edu or by phone at 785/532-5804.

CASE Institute Schedule

Sunday, June 6, 2021
6:00 -7:30 pm: Orientation Meeting and Virtual CASE Kick off event - contact Brandie Disberger for connection information at bdis@ksu.edu

June 15-18, 21-24, 2021

9-11 am: - Synchronous meeting

11 am - 1 pm - Lunch & asynchronous work time

1-3 pm - Synchronous meeting

3-4 pm Asynchronous work time & lead teacher office hours


Registration Form: Complete the registration process located on the CASE website.

Fees: $2,600 per person
Registration includes all training materials listed here.

Graduate Credit

The K-State Ag Ed Faculty is excited to share that we have secured a lower, more competitive tuition rate for high quality professional development you receive from K-State through the CASE program (the reduced tuition rate is limited to those specific programs as per the agreement). Here are the details:

Contractual Market-Based Tuition for Agriculture Teachers

- 3 credit hours for participation in CASE institutes can be obtained for a total cost (tuition and fees) of $250/credit hours or $750 for three graduate credit hours (50% the standard rate).

- up to 6 credit hours of reduced tuition can be earned and used toward a graduate degree at K-State. These hours may be taken through K-State and transferred to other Universities based on their policies.

- Because CASE is a standard curriculum across all institutions, credit can be obtained for an institute, regardless of the host or location. Participants will be required to provide the certificate issued by CASE as proof of certification.

- The reduced tuition for CASE (AGED 615, 3 credit hours) can begin on July 1st, 2021. You can complete this course in June and receive the credit in July.

- Current K-State graduate students can enroll now. If you are not currently in the graduate program, you can enroll as a non-degree seeking student (if you later choose to apply to graduate school, they can then be applied toward your degree).

If you feel you can utilize this program, reach out to Dr. Disberger (bdis@ksu.edu) for enrollment details. If you are a current graduate student in our department, reach out to your advisor either Dr. Hock (ghock@ksu.edu) or Dr. Ulmer (julmer@ksu.edu)


You should expect to receive shipments from the following vendors prior to June 6th:

  • Kansas State University
  • Lab-Aids
  • Realityworks
  • Vernier
  • Wards

*If you do not receive one or more of these shipments, we will gather that information on June 6th during our kickoff meeting and I will get them to you prior to June 15th.

CASE Foundations

Whether CASE certified or not, all CASE participants must complete CASE Foundations. CASE Foundations is an asynchronous five-module series. Each module is designed to take approximately 20-30 minutes. You may stop and start between modules but not in the middle of a module. At the end of each module, you will receive a code to access the next module. Write down the code to ensure you can access the next module.

Be sure to download and save your CASE Foundations certificate. You will be asked to submit your CASE Foundations certificate on the CASE Institute Google Classroom.

NOTE: If you have previously completed CASE Foundations, you do not have to complete it again. However, you will need to submit your certificate of completion.

Google Classroom

The Virtual CASE Institute will use a Google Classroom platform for you to communicate with other participants and complete all required certification tasks. Your daily work during the CASE Institute will consist of synchronous and asynchronous work. Plan to use a designated workspace for attending the CASE Institute. The workspace should include:

  • Computer with internet access
  • Audio/Visual technologies – internal computer camera and microphone at a minimum.
    • Recommend external web camera connected to a computer
  • Small lab table to organize daily materials and complete activities

This unique opportunity will include virtual delivery methods for CASE coursework. Additional Google Classroom details, such as the Classroom join code, will be available as we move closer to the orientation meeting.

Materials Participants Source

*Each Participant Must Personally Aquire

QTY Item

1 Chicken wing

1 Compound microscope

1 Dissecting microscope

1 Distilled water

Assorted Fresh fecal samples

1 Lab apron

1 Paper towel

1 Safety glasses

1 Scissors

1 Sharps container

2 Sheets Plain paper