Rotary Club of Grand Island, New York

 
Touring and Seeing the New Way of Teaching STEM
G I Rotary was treated to a fine tour of the new Science and Technology Wing of G I High School this week. It was hosted by Brian Graham, G I School Superintendent, and Rotary Club member. A room full of Computer Aided Design stations is just the start – or really the culmination of the teaching process! Build ‘toys’ – model bridge, cardboard chairs, ping pong basket ball game; but build them, not for fun: for a challenge and only after creating CAD layouts and optimizing material use. A new way of school instruction, yes; it’s a way to prepare students for technology in the new world. Technology today needs more than just math and chemistry. We were impressed, with both the facility and the teaching methods. (Oh, and the breakfast pizza was great also.)