Because it is not your grandfather’s world anymore.
To thrive in their world, they need new skills to cope with changing technology.
The challenge is not only learning new technology — anything they learn now will be different in a few short years — it is learning how to change. A challenge for students as well as the community.
Some schools have adopted a program called STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. It’s more than a few subjects, it’s a change in what we remember as a “classroom”and “teaching”. Fortunately, our own Pine Plains, NY, has an outstanding example that can be shown in action to the community. That’s why I made this film!
Enjoy! And if you are in the PPCSD, be proud!
To watch in full screen, click the arrow box at the lower right corner of the video.
Feel free to use the section below for questions, discussion, and kudos.
4 thoughts on “It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Shop Class!”
Just wondering if the title could be, “It’s Not Your GrandPARENT’s Shop Class!”, since we are supporting girls as well as boys. I am a 58 year old female and did take shop class in middle school.
An interesting point, Elizabeth. However, I chose the title as a play on “Not your grandfather’s Oldsmobile”. And if you have seen the video, that it makes the point very well. Not only are there females in the classes but the technology is quite different from the old “shop” courses that many people have experienced.
Awesome work, Stan! With the help of your video, we can see and hear how much we have to be proud of in our district and with our kids. You and they are truly bringing us into the 21st century.
Thanks, Jim. But we must remember: It takes a community….