What are your ideas to turn a mediocre school manufacturing department into a center-of-excellence?
Posted by Bert Maes on July 6, 2010
Some essential elements out of Bill’s list – applicable to lift CNC manufacturing school departments to the next level:
- Create a very strong culture among teachers, focused on human resources and human capital, because school institutions that lack cohesive culture are bound to fail.
- Put technology, MATH and science learning at the front and center of the curriculum to drive tech innovation.
- Marry the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) needs of a 21st century society with the best available tools [and environment] for performing those functions.
- Focus on education using as many as possible one-to-one devices like laptops. Getting their one-to-one device is so important to the kids. The most surprising thing is how attached they are to it.
- Once you give kids a real-life context, they get energized by it.
- Take a slice of the day and devote learning to online learning, taking pressure off of staff, but also allowing for teachers to engage with students in a more rigorous and intimate way.
Read full article: One-to-One Leadership and Learning at DSST
What are your ideas to turn a mediocre school (CNC) manufacturing department into a center-of-excellence?