For educational technology teacher Douglas Hall, higher education is integral for preparing tomorrow’s technologically savvy employees.
A campaign to help Washington kids go from fearing — and sometimes flunking — math and science to embracing careers that require technical skills is celebrating its first anniversary this week. So far, nonprofit Washington STEM has given out $3 million for programs that will reach about 16,000 children around the state, and is reporting modest, but measurable progress.
A fairly new concept in education, project based learning is designed to not only educate students in the subjects required for high school graduation, but to prepare students for workplace environments – even as teenagers. Skill sets like team building, productivity, research and oral presentations are part of the learning process. There are several public high schools around the Sound that have adopted these ideas, and are thriving.