In the Star Herald of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, school principal and science content area specialist Jeremy Behnke highlights the experiential nature of Scottsbluff Public Schools' new science curriculum, PhD Science.
Behnke tells the newspaper: “We’re really changing the way we do science. Rather than the teacher standing up there and always giving the content, we’re kind of shifting that a little bit and we’re giving the hands-on experience followed by the content. Then the kids are discovering why, instead of the teacher telling them why. And that’s where the learning really takes place.”
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Chad brings more than 23 years of experience in communications to Great Minds. He has served in three state education agencies, which included time assisting New Mexico’s secretary of education with the adoption of new education reform initiatives; serving as the communications director at the Washington, D.C., Office of the State Superintendent of Education; and working as an assistant to the Florida Commissioner of Education. Chad also worked at the U.S. Department of Education from 2004 to 2009 and served as the deputy assistant secretary for media affairs and strategic communication during his final two years there. Chad is a native of Bloomington, Ill., and graduated from Florida State University.