As you know, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills are in high demand in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven economy. Leading employers prize job candidates with strong communication and teamwork skills who anticipate workplace problems and can apply literacy, math and technical know-how to solve them. (Learn more in this Business Roundtable report).
Innovations in Science and Technology Master Teacher Travis James says, “The Advanced Career curriculum gives students an application or a vision of how and where math and literacy are used in real-world situations and why they need it.”
“This curriculum raises the bar,” says Sara Smith, who teaches Advanced Career’s Clean Energy Technology curriculum. Smith has been teaching for 11 years, and for the last three years, has been teaching courses 1 and 2 of the Clean Energy Technology pathway four-course sequence.
Kimberly Cortines teaches Aerospace Engineering, an Advanced Career curriculum. Cortines, who was recently honored as teacher of the year in her district, was first introduced to the idea of teaching the AC course by her secondary curriculum specialist.
Bill Vivian teaches Aerospace Engineering, an Advanced Career curriculum. Vivian is an electrical engineer by training with 26 years of experience in corporate America. He was a career and technical education teacher before transitioning to AC.