Hands-on curriculum renews passion for learning in teachers and students
WorkKeys®-aligned Career Expeditions exciting piece of Yankton (SD) School District’s employability plan
Imagine being a seventh or eighth grader and seeing your future open up before your eyes. That’s the reality for middle schoolers in Yankton, South Dakota, who are poised to be among the most employable high school graduates – once they get there – thanks to a concentrated effort by their teachers and administrators to instill lifelong 21st-century skills as early as middle school.
As a teacher, you’re all about giving your students the tools and knowledge for a successful career. It’s up to them to take advantage of the opportunities they’re presented to make it happen. How satisfying is it to see a spark ignited in your student that could lead them on this path? Charles Richardson from Lancaster ISD south of Dallas knows.
Matt is the education manager from Enable Education. He’s worked in education for the last seven years after starting a career programming solutions to STEM problems. He is a nanoengineering graduate from the University of Toronto, so he brings a technical background with some industry experience to STEM education. When he’s not creating awesome educational resources, he enjoys playing video games and reading science fiction and fantasy novels.
Did you hear the news? We recently released our brand-new TETRIX® PRIME EV3 Module. The module, with the rest of the EV3 Component Set, means you can take the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 system you already have and use it with our TETRIX® PRIME building system. Yes, it’s time to do more with metal. We’re talking complete compatibility! Plus, we also offer 45+ hours of hands-on, minds-on curriculum designed just for the middle school classroom. It advances the possibilities of two singular systems. Talk about more for your time and money!
The game of life requires proper preparation. So when does that preparation begin? College and career readiness at the middle school level might seem a bit outrageous at first. Asking a 11- to 13-year-old to map out their path or to select a career or passion might seem unimaginable. But is it really too much to expect?