Story by Wyatt Davis
Students taking Tech Ed. next year will be able to experience the new system of learning called STEM.
“STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It covers all the bases of the present technology sciences,” Derek Dial, Tech. Ed. teacher, said.
STEM is a learning system that is open to all learning styles, visual learning, and hands on, even the female perspective of Tech. Ed.
“I feel that this new system will be more beneficial for students learning styles, especially the female students who have an interest in technology,” Dial said.
Dial said, “The benefits of STEM includes how it allows us to interchange subjects and this allows us to add stations like engineering and architecture.”
This allows students to take new labs and stations along with the classics. STEM has many benefits and new ways of teaching and appealing to student’s needs, wants, and ways of learning.
The Tech. Ed. lab will be receiving a multitude of new topics and state of the art equipment along with software to improve the learning in the lab. Students next year will be able to study topics such as veterinary science, architecture, biomedical engineering, sports medicine, and more.
Dial believes the new system will help many students’ learning. “From what I know, I’m very pleased with how it will function, and I'm feeling very optimistic about it,” he said.
Many students have noticed that the Tech. Ed. lab has taken in many new machines like the 3D printer.
Although the new STEM system is unavailable until next year, the new curriculum will be the highlight of technology education here at Clay.
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