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"Science Bob" and Josie Bensko Work with Hammond Teachers

It wasn’t exactly rocket science, but our science teachers certainly had a blast during a  professional development day with “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Josie Bensko.  Teachers from all three divisions worked with these nationally-known science instructors who guided them in creating classrooms that capture and engage students in the learning process. The duo presented excellent inquiry-based ideas and strategies, as well as experiments that can be used in the classroom.
 
“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is a science teacher, author, maker and presenter.  He is a regular guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Dr. Oz Show, and Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. Additional television appearances also include The Today Show, Hack My Life, Good Morning America, Home & Family, among others.
 
Josie Bensko is a sixth grade science teacher in Illinois whose teaching ethos is one of hands-on, minds-on learning.  Her classroom philosophy is fueled by engagement, and positivity … coupled with a bit of chaos. 
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