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Blog post By Jon Schmidt-Davis

Highly Qualified Turnaround Leaders Emerge in Florida

The Florida Turnaround Leaders Program is a big hit in Florida that will ultimately result in better principals, better schools, and higher-performing students. “This program has provided the best professional development I have ever experienced in my 25 years as an educator,” said one participant.


Energy and Power

The Energy and Power (EP) curriculum enables students to understand the interplay of the generation, distribution and use of energy. The webinar will explore this new EP curriculum with examples that illustrate how students research, design and build a series of authentic, hands-on projects that will facilitate their learning about the integration of engineered systems and require them to apply literacy, math and science concepts to solve authentic, challenging problems. 


Health Informatics

The health-care industry needs workers who can design, manage and use technology to analyze data and information that can inform better health-care decisions, and in turn, improve the delivery of health-care services. Advanced Career Health Informatics (HI) introduces students to the discipline through a series of authentic projects that merge information science, computer science and health care. This webinar will explore the HI curriculum with examples of projects that require students to use information technology, data analysis software and statistics to address a range of health-related topics.


Aerospace Engineering

How can aircraft become faster, economically feasible and environmentally friendly? How can we use technology employed in space exploration and apply it to exploring unknown territory such as the ocean floor? The Advanced Career Aerospace Engineering (AE) pathway curriculum helps students answer these questions. This webinar will explore the AE curriculum with projects that require students to design, build, test and analyze the science behind the forces and physical properties of aircraft, rockets and unmanned vehicles. It will show how students utilize tools such as Excel, LabVIEW and sensing systems to collect and analyze data, and how projects require students to apply literacy, mathematics and science concepts and use technology to effectively solve authentic, challenging problems.


Innovations in Science and Technology

The Innovations in Science and Technology (IST) curriculum will develop students’ technological literacy and stimulate their interest in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The webinar will explore the IST curriculum with examples of projects that require students to solve science and technology problems, learn to apply the habits of mind and behavior unique to STEM professionals, and utilize National Instruments’ LabVIEW software and myDAQ data acquisition devices to work as engineers in making and analyzing scientific measurements.


Clean Energy Technology

The Clean Energy Technology (CET) curriculum enables students to apply fundamental science and operating principles of clean energy systems to authentic problems. This webinar will explore the curriculum with examples of CET projects that help students understand motors and generators, photovoltaic systems, water and energy conservation, wind turbines, biofuel generation, bioreactors, water power, energy harvesting, fuel cells and nuclear power. 



Informatics is the process of taking raw data and converting it into new knowledge that can be applied to any field while considering its impact on individuals, organizations and society. The webinar will explore this new Informatics curriculum with examples that illustrate how students apply software systems such as Excel, Access and other industry software to acquire, collect, store and communicate data in a meaningful way to clients; manage projects; work in teams; think critically; solve problems and propose solutions to design problems.


Integrated Production Technologies (formerly Advanced Manufacturing)

The Integrated Production Technologies (IPT) curriculum engages students in using innovative industry-driven technologies to imagine and design new and improved products using automated computer-aided design and manufacturing programs. The webinar will explore this new IPT curriculum with examples of projects that help students understand the product life cycle as they create designs for use in the manufacturing process as well as evidential resource recover.


Global Logistics

The Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management (GLSCM) curriculum enables students to practice innovative and critical thinking skills as they develop solutions to authentic logistics problems. The webinar will explore this new GLSCM curriculum with examples of projects that help students understand the roles of logistics and supply chain management in moving goods and services in a global economy.