Tech Savvy Teacher

Class While I loved going to the Adler Planetarium in grade school, I think one New York teacher has a better idea for school field trips. Teacher George Haines, from St. Philip and James school in Long Island, takes his students to visit New York start-ups.

Haines started the technology course program a few years ago as a way to teach his students about entrepreneurship. The program is created for PreK-8th graders with various lesson plans for different age groups.

Younger students can learn basic computer skills and can play games which some of the start-ups created. The older students spend the day at the companies where they can learn from and talk to the founders.

The technology class aren’t elective and Haines says they’re proving to be very popular with both students and parents. Haines says technology is changing so fast, he wants his kids to be aware of the fluid movement and how they can be a part of it.

June 15, 2011 · Posted by in misc  

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  1. Pete Prodoehl on June 15th, 2011 1:27 pm

    I’ve read the blogs of a few start-up founders… some of them would definitely not be kid-friendly, or would scare them away from entrepreneurship.