DuPont Pioneer and the National Association of Agricultural Educators announced Pioneer will award $175,000 in grants to agri-science educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agriculture curriculum.
Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in their classrooms. CASE is a multi-year approach to agriscience education with rigorous educator training requirements and hands-on, inquiry focused learning activities. Teachers will use the grants to attend training, purchase equipment and materials, and conduct end-of-course assessments through CASE Online.
“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.”