Grandview ag teacher nominated to national agri-science program

GRANDVIEW - Ryan Maiden, a Grandview High School agricultural science teacher, has been nominated to be a national CASE lead teacher by the organization, which is responsible for developing agri-science curriculum nationwide, according to Grandview School District Superintendent Kevin Chase.

Chase said if accepted, Maiden will be teaching other agri-science teachers at a training seminar in Denver, Colo. during the summer.

Maiden won’t know if he has been accepted for the position until late February or early March.

Chase explained that CASE is a program developed to offer a curriculum in agriculture science education, focused on agriculture, food and natural resources knowledge.

Maiden’s nomination was announced during Monday night’s Grandview School Board meeting.

Maiden will also be traveling to Lubbock, Texas in June to attend the organization’s summer institute, Chase said.

Maiden said the CASE curriculum is one of the few programs which allows agri-science to be offered as both a science credit and a vocational education credit, depending on the student’s need.

“It is a well-rounded curriculum,” said Maiden, who has used the program in his Grandview High School classes for the past three years.


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